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.
Wondering how air pressure plays a role in the weather? Our weather enthusiasts share everything they know about how air pressure affects humidity, causes changes in the local weather patterns, and how to plan activities ahead of time by monitoring air pressure by following some simple tips. Our experts are also breaking down global warming and other truths and myths about the weather.
Find out how and why El Nino forms, what it means for our climate, the type of weather it brings, and how it affects us in ways you might not even realize.
Want to know what the wind chill is outside? Or how close you are to lightning? These online weather calculators are FREE! There are even some FUN ones in here — like the Crickets Chirping Calculator. Did you know that you can tell the temperature by entering the number of cricket chirps you hear, and the season? Simply plug in the numbers you know and these weather calculators do the rest to help you discover the information you need.
Find out how air pressure affects air humidity.
Heat waves are prolonged periods of excessive hot weather. A heat wave can bring record-breaking temperatures and heat-related injuries to scores of people.
A weather model is one of the most important tools in making a weather forecast. Now you can make your own weather forecasts using weather models from the National Weather Service!
Bored? Not a great day to be outdoors? You can stay entertained indoors with these challenging and fun weather quiz tests.
Air pressure is all around — and it affects our weather. Find out what high pressure and low pressure are and how they affect our weather in 2 very different ways.
You might know about Ben Franklin the inventor, but how about Ben Franklin — weather pioneer? Yes, Ben Franklin contributed many things to meteorology. His studies of weather patterns and other meteorological phenomena helped further our understanding of weather, with many of his theories and observations withstanding the test of time.
Barometers are a highly important tool in forecasting weather. Barometers measure air pressure, and the effects of air pressure can create all kinds of weather — from violent storms to pleasant cool days.