For the first time ever, I decided to stay in a hurricane shelter. Here’s why I did and what I’ve learned about staying at an emergency shelter during a storm. Plus expert tips to help you decide whether you should stay put at home or evacuate in a hurricane.
If you live in a hurricane-prone area, there are certain facts you should know. First, there are 5 official hurricane categories (not 6), some survival items you definitely need to have on-hand, and other tips for evacuating and surviving a hurricane.
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.
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.
Here are 7 weird weather events we’re hearing about lately — deadly heat, record rain, monster hurricanes, firenados, record snowfall, chemtrails, and weird clouds.
Fun Halloween costume ideas for a weatherman (or a weatherman wannabee). Think along these lines: hurricane, sun, flood, mother nature, global warming, earth day, hail, clouds, snow globe, el nino, weatherman, tsunami, rain, snow, mother earth, blizzard, lightning, wind, stormy weather, rainbow, tornado, weather forecast, snowman, snowflake, wind turbine and solar panel costume ideas!
Do you pay attention to the hurricane forecast each year? There are 5 important new storm forecast changes for hurricane season. See what the changes are, why they were made, and how they affect you.
Here’s a summary of some of the best survival gear and survival kits for those who enjoy the great outdoors. You’ll find the Top 10 Survival Kits for home, work, and travel… as well as the 8 Best Survival Tools that could save your life.
I’m a weather bug living in Hurricane Alley, and I recently bought a Midland WR-120 weather radio. Here’s why I think it’s one of the best weather radios.
A storm surge is the bulge of water that rises under a hurricane or tropical storm when it makes landfall. Flooding causes the most damage. How to stay safe.
What’s the Waffle House Index? Why do we rush to buy milk & eggs before a storm? How do restaurants fare during bad weather? How is Wawa helping first responders?
The most dangerous weather events are lightning, tornadoes, winter storms, extreme heat & floods. These 31 deadly weather facts prove it! Protect yourself.
Ever wonder where the phrase ‘dog days of summer’ comes from? Or when the first day of summer is? Here are 4 fun summer weather facts that may surprise you!
Wind damage can be caused by many types of weather storms, including hurricanes and tornadoes. Here are the types of scales that meteorologists and other weather scientists use to measure winds from storms, plus how they measure the damage that is sustained.
The Weather Channel has begun naming winter storms, which has caused a stir in the weather community. Why has the Weather Channel decided to name winter storms, and why does one weather watcher think they should ice the idea? Find out a flurry of details here.
Hypercanes are the most severe hurricanes that could ever form. Just how high could the winds of such a mega hurricane be? The answer might blow your socks off!
I used to believe some of these myths, too. However, I grew up in Florida — one of the most hurricane-prone states in the country. So, I quickly learned that many of the things I heard about hurricanes were in fact myths that could be quickly dispelled by facts that have been proven by scientific research and studies.
Hurricane shutters and hurricane windows provide two key ways to save your home from damage to hurricane-force winds.
Making a hurricane safe home is perhaps the best way to keep you and your family safe when the weather gets rough.
Hurricane Rita struck the United States during September 23 and 24 2005. Here are some interesting facts, photos, and videos about Hurricane Rita’s aftermath.
Finding a good online hurricane tracker is simple with these tips. You’ll know where the next hurricane is forming, and where it’s headed by using one of these storm trackers or hurricane trackers.
Hurricane wind can do damage even when the center of the storm is offshore or a great distance from you. Check out how strong winds must be to qualify as hurricane strength and the planes they’re now using to conduct hurricane research.
An invest storm is the type of tropical weather that certain hurricane data research centers want to learn more about.
Use these 5 tips to help avoid letting a summer storm ruin your vacation.
The 2010 Hurricane Season predictions. Check out how many storms may form this year. Oh, and get ready — forecasters are predicting an active hurricane season…
The complete 2010 hurricane name list.