Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) are an extremely important factor in what drives the weather affecting you throughout the year.
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.
Flood cleanup is necessary for many of us at various times throughout the year. Be it a hurricane, severe storm, or a spring snow melt caused flooding, the problem is always just as bad. After all, floods mean serious business. Check out 10 tips to help make flood cleanup a safer and easier task.
As seen in the often-inaccurate 7-day forecasts and off-the-mark hurricane predictions, weather forecasting is still an imperfect science. Meteorologists, however, will keep on trying to do a better job as our understanding of the weather and improvements in technology make weather forecasting more accurate.
Bored? Not a great day to be outdoors? You can stay entertained indoors with these challenging and fun weather quiz tests.
Here’s some good news — 2009 was a relatively good year in terms of the climate disaster occurrence numbers. There were fewer climate disasters and fewer deaths because of them in 2009 than in 2008.
A tropical depression is an area of tropical weather that’s stormy, centralized, can pack winds up to 38 miles per hour, and can often become a stronger system like a tropical storm, hurricane, or typhoon.
Cumulonimbus clouds are a common type of rain-making cloud. Many can climb tens of thousands of feet into the sky and can be seen from dozens of miles away. Any cloud which produces precipitation (like rain, sleet, and snow) are referred to as nimbus clouds, with cumulonimbus clouds and nimbostratus clouds being among the most common of the clouds which produce precipitation.
When we talk about wind, we are talking about more than just moving air. In fact, the wind direction, the wind speed, and where the wind occurs are all important things to understand when talking about wind.
FEMA for Kids is a safe online resource for games, weather and disaster information. It’s also one of the few kids weather sites that also has fun weather activities for kids online.
It’s December and the 2009 hurricane season is now officially over. It came and went with relatively little in the way of serious weather, at least for most United States citizens. It’s never too early to start preparing for the next hurricane season — which begins June 1st.
Fabric storm panels are an effective alternative to plywood and metal when preparing your home for an attack by a hurricane. Be sure you start preparing for NEXT hurricane season now!
One of the most important things you can have in your home is a survival kit that will help keep you and your loved ones safe when severe weather strikes. Here’s what to include in your home survival kit.
Looking back at the true impact of Hurricane Hugo… the damage and destruction 20 years later.
Learn how hurricanes and typhoons form and what you should do if one threatens your area.
Survival tactics and products that can make the difference between whether you and your family survive a hurricane or not.
The types of damage that a Hurricane can cause …and how you can prevent it from happening to your home, your vehicle, or your life!
Do you know if you’d be safer opening the windows in your home during a tornado or hurricane or not? Find out here.
Hurricanes can be devastating and can leave behind all sorts of destruction …on people, as well as property. If a hurricane has passed through your area what should you do first? Here are some things you need to be aware of after a hurricane has done its damage in your town.
Big storms like hurricanes are really tough to explain to kids. Here are some great websites which help kids learn about hurricanes, including hurricane safety and hurricane preparedness.
You’ve seen storm chasers and weather spotters featured on the local and national news. Plenty of times, right? Ever wonder how you can become an official weather spotter for the National Weather Service? Well, I did it. I became an NOAA weather spotter. Here’s how…
Here are the best instructions I could find for making temporary roof repairs in the event that a storm — like a hurricane or tornado — has crossed paths with your house. See how to fix your damaged roof using a tarp and some boards.
Do you know how long you can survive without food? Without shelter? Without water? Without air? You should teach everyone in your family The Rule of Threes in case you ever find yourself stranded and seeking rescue.
Here it is 3 weeks later, and people all across this great country are still showing amazing acts of humanity to make things a little easier for those whose lives were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Here are some ways that kids have been helping kids.
To all of our readers and their friends & families who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina: While a site called The Fun Times Guide may not seem like an obvious place to extend a hand to the survivors dealing with Katrina’s brutal aftermath… it’s the best we’ve got. Here’s how we’re helping Katrina victims.
Following are the responses received to our Katrina Blog — a request for photographs that depict ‘good news’… people helping people and having a POSITIVE impact on the lives of Hurricane Katrina’s victims.