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.
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!
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.
The most dangerous weather events are lightning, tornadoes, winter storms, extreme heat & floods. These 31 deadly weather facts prove it! Protect yourself.
Where is Tornado Alley? What about Dixie Alley, Hoosier Alley and Carolina Alley? Here’s an updated Tornado Alley map plus Tornado Alley facts & safety tips
What color are tornadoes? What makes the tornado noise that sounds like a freight train? Does it really rain frogs during tornadoes? Plus 17 other tornado facts to answer all your tornado questions.
When is tornado season? What causes tornadoes? Are overpasses safe if you’re in your car during a tornado? Find answers to these tornado questions and more.
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.
What is the difference between a microburst and tornado? While both pack a strong punch, they are two very different types of weather phenomena. In this article, you will learn how they differ from each other, how microbursts, and many other exciting facts.
Have you seen the famous tornado video of a TV film crew taking shelter under an overpass during a tornado? These videos show why an overpass is NOT a good tornado shelter when you’re driving in your car. Overpasses are death traps during tornadoes.
Getting struck by lightning is no joke. Here’s how to avoid getting struck by lighting when you’re outside, as well as extra tips for protecting yourself when you’re indoors during a lightning storm.
A squall line can produce heavy rain, hail, lightning, strong wind, and tornadoes.
Tornado movies can be exciting to watch. Even the not-so-good ones are at the least amusing. Check out this list of 5 tornado movies and find out if any of the stuff you see in these movies can happen in real life.
Finding the right kind of tornado shelter is the only way to stay safe when a tornado threatens. Here are the safest place to be whether you’re at home, in school, out shopping, at work in a high-rise building, in a mobile home, or out driving in your car.
Bored? Not a great day to be outdoors? You can stay entertained indoors with these challenging and fun weather quiz tests.
These 5 tornado videos will remind you of the amazing power and destruction tornadoes can unleash.
Tornadoes have been striking throughout the course of recorded United States history. But the 10 tornado events known as the deadliest to strike the nation killed people and destroyed homes by the dozens — and sadly hundreds.
Weather books for kids will help children understand and learn more about the weather — and may help encourage some young weather lovers to pursue a career in meteorology!
Tornadoes are violent, destructive storms whose strength and might can be measured with the Fujita scale. The Fujita scale, often called the F-scale, was devised by famous meteorologist Dr. Tetsuya Theodore “Ted” Fujita.
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.
Stay alert! Winter tornadoes at night tend to happen mostly in the winter. Use these tornado safety tips that could save your life.
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.
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.
A tornado room — or safe room — is built inside your home, while a tornado shelter is separate from the home and can either be built underground or above ground. Both rooms and shelters can protect you from winds up to 250 mph and from flying objects moving at 100 mph. By the way, it’s the missile-like flying objects that are the most dangerous effect of tornadoes!
Here we explain the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning, including the different intensities of tornado damage — from F1 to F5 — and what you can expect. Plus how to stay safe during a tornado
Do you know if you’d be safer opening the windows in your home during a tornado or hurricane or not? Find out here.
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…
Soon, the FCC will begin broadcasting emergency alerts via text messages on cellphones nationwide. Think: hurricane warnings, Amber alerts, terrorist attacks, earthquakes, tornadoes, and more. This is a good thing. Here’s why…
Do you want to track the big thunderstorms just like the pros? You can using the links found here!
You MUST have a NOAA Weather Radio. You simply MUST. Here’s why, plus the best weather radios to choose from.
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.