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.
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.
A snow squall is a sudden, heavy snowstorm that doesn’t last very long. It’s similar to a blizzard with massive snowfall, strong wind gusts, and whiteout conditions — but it only occurs for a relatively brief time and appears in relatively small areas at a time. With a snow squall, the snow accumulation may or may not be significant. The wind and blowing snow that move through so quickly are the trademark signs of a snow squall.
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.
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.
The most dangerous weather events are lightning, tornadoes, winter storms, extreme heat & floods. These 31 deadly weather facts prove it! Protect yourself.
Is a sandstorm the same as a dust storm? How & where do sandstorms occur? What does all the sand that gets blown away during a sand storm go? Answers here!
Live in the Great Plains or Pacific Northwest? You know about Chinook winds! Chinooks occur on the lee side of a mountain & cause dramatically warmer weather.
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.
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.
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.
Here are 5 tips to help you install and use a home weather station.
An anemometer is used for measuring wind speed.
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 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.
A squall line can produce heavy rain, hail, lightning, strong wind, and tornadoes.
Derechos may be different from tornadoes, but they can be just as damaging, deadly, and powerful.
Wind is one of the most important aspects of weather that those involved in the Gulf oil spill cleanup may be most concerned with. If the ocean currents play out like computer models suggest, the oil spill effects could reach the eastern United States — the Atlantic coastline — very soon.
Snowicane, snowpocalypse, and snowmageddon are all words to describe the big snow blizzard that struck the United States. Perhaps those words are nothing more than hype, but one thing’s for sure: more snow storms are a sign of global warming
Dust storms are caused by wind sweeping up dry soil. These dust storms can move massive amounts of debris for hundreds of miles and cause tremendous devastation.