Articles for category: Weather 101
Hurricanes are major storms with sustained winds of at least 74 mph and form over oceans. Hurricane Categories are used to estimate potential property damage -- on a scale from 1 to 5. See what each of the 5 categories means -- in terms of maximum wind speeds and the specific types of damage you can expect to see.
The fact that Florida is hot is a reason it’s such a popular vacation spot. But WHY is Florida so hot? And is the Sunshine State getting even HOTTER? As a native Floridian who loves studying all things weather, I can explain what's going on with the weather and climate in Florida. Here's why Florida is SO hot... from a meteorologist's viewpoint!
Did you know it can snow when it's above freezing outside? See why this happens, the highest temperature for snow, and the temperature at which snow melts. Lots of cool winter weather science here!
A derecho storm is similar to a tornado in that it can be just as damaging, powerful, and deadly. See how a derecho wind storm is different from a tornado -- plus photos from derecho storms.
When Do The 4 Weather Seasons Begin And End? (See What Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall Are REALLY Like All Across The USA!)
Have you noticed how different the 4 weather seasons are across the United States? The seasons are definitely NOT the same everywhere! It depends on where you live. See when spring starts, when summer starts, when fall starts, when winter starts this year.
Have you heard about a major storm being declared the next Category 6 hurricane? That's fake news! There are only 5 official hurricane categories. See why Category 6 hurricanes don't exist.
The Official Snow Squall Definition, Ways A Snow Squall Will Affect You, And How To Prepare For A Snow Squall In Your Area
A snow squall is a sudden, heavy snowstorm that doesn't last very long. It's similar to a blizzard with massive snowfall, strong wind gusts, and whiteout conditions -- but it only occurs for a relatively brief time and appears in relatively small areas at a time. With a snow squall, the snow accumulation may or may not be significant. The wind and blowing snow that move through so quickly are the trademark signs of a snow squall.