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.
We’ve all heard lightning myths that just aren’t true. I’m going to debunk 7 of them right now…. Here are 7 lightning FACTS you need to know to stay safe — both inside your home and outside or in your car.
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.
Wondering… is it going to rain today? And if so… what time is it going to rain today? There’s a website that literally tells you YES or NO – based on where you are. Here are the best rain forecast sites and smart phone apps.
See how to interpret dew point & relative humidity numbers that you see on weather reports. Here’s how they relate to the heat index (the “feels like” temp).
Spring weather brings all kinds of amazing sights, including blooming flowers and baby animals. Find out what else spring has in store for nature lovers!
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.
Road ice is dangerous not just during the winter but all year long! Here’s how to drive on ice in 5 scenarios: snow, sleet, black ice, hail, and manmade ice.
The most dangerous weather events are lightning, tornadoes, winter storms, extreme heat & floods. These 31 deadly weather facts prove it! Protect yourself.
Know what causes white lines in the sky behind airplanes? They’re contrails, not chemtrails! So, what is cloud seeding and how does it affect the weather?
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.
Did you know that red will always be the outermost color and the darker blue-to-violet color will always be the innermost one? See why, plus fun facts about different types of rainbows.
Here are 5 tips to help you install and use a home weather station.
check out these 5 great reasons why you should love rain!
Is heat lightning real? Is there such a thing as heat lightning? See what heat lightning is, what causes it, and why you can’t hear thunder from heat lightning storms.
What’s a chance of rain really mean? Find out more about what a chance of rain means in a local forecast.
Use these 5 tips to help avoid letting a summer storm ruin your vacation.
Hail storms can unleash large, heavy balls of ice that can damage cars and buildings and injure animals and people.
A squall line can produce heavy rain, hail, lightning, strong wind, and tornadoes.
Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) are an extremely important factor in what drives the weather affecting you throughout the year.
Just as the popular saying goes, April showers really do bring May flowers! Here’s why…
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.
Cold fronts always bring cooler weather, but they don’t always bring storms and clouds. Find out which type of cold fronts bring the rain and snow and what types of cold fronts leave you high and dry.
Driving in bad weather is a cause of many auto accidents, but here are some tips that’ll help prevent bad weather car crashes and keep you safe on the road.
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!
Fog and smog may sound like similar words, but they mean 2 very different things. Fog is caused by various condensation, temperature, and wind combinations. Smog pollution is the soupy, dangerous result of what happens when pollutants get trapped in the air.
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.
Above-average winter rain and snow will be falling throughout much of the country thanks to an El Nino weather pattern affecting the United States this year. Bundle up and put those rain boots on!
Fair weather cumulus clouds are the type of cloud which forms when the weather is stable and good. These puffy white clouds usually mean its safe to go out and enjoy the outdoors without the risk of bad weather coming our way… at least for now!
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.
Thunderstorm avoidance is one of the most important skills any pilot can learn. Here are the ways that pilots avoid thunderstorms when flying the plane.
See the role that the 3 water states — solid, liquid, and gas — play in weather and meteorology. Plus, see what storm clouds are like and what the sizes and colors of the clouds in the sky can tell us.
Can the weather cause aches and pains and change how we feel? Some believe so.
A Rain Party is Mother Nature’s water park — and it is quite a bit cheaper than going to an actual water park. As long as lightning is absent, cold weather is far away, and your yard can accomodate little feet jumping, dancing, and playing in the rain, a Rain Party just might be the thing to cool off your kids on a hot, summer afternoon!
Are you looking for a good and affordable rain gauge. Here’s a look at some of the gauges available here on the web.
Perspective is a funny thing! The ‘beauty’ of snow if very much a matter of perspective, and here’s a funny story highlighting that fact…
Ever wonder what all of those numbers and symbols on weather maps mean? Here’s what you need to know and how to read a weather map…
Strong wind can make a cold day feel even colder by robbing heat from the human body. Here’s the formula used by the National Weather Service and a link to the wind chill calculator.
Why does it rain when the relative humidity is less than 100%? Here’s a quick explanation!
Have you ever wondered what causes that ring around the moon at night? Here’s why you see a Halo around the moon.
Ever wonder why we get freezing rain instead of snow? Here’s a look at the simple explanation behind winter’s most dangerous form of precipitation: ice!
The one-of-a-kind water escape tool that everyone’s talking about is the Life Hammer. You can use it to escape from a car accident or use it to rescue someone else who’s trapped in their vehicle. I’m getting a Life Hammer for friends & relatives this Christmas.