If you are hit hard by snow in October or November are you more likely to see a snowy winter? According to historical date, there doesn't seem to be much of a correlation between when the first storm hits and how much snow the winter will see overall.
Take the city of Chicago, for example. Of ten years where it snowed in October, one of those winters, 1917, is in the top ten snowiest winters overall.
Sometimes a snow storm will strike early and the cold pattern will last through the whole winter, but as seen in New England in the winter of 2011, there can be a big October snowstorm that proceeds a mild winter. Early snow isn't a guarantee one way or the other.
Weather plays a bigger role than you may think when it comes to seasonal outdoor allergies.
Why can different types of precipitation be seen on Earth while temperatures remain constant?
Dangerous flash flooding is captured as an arroyo becomes filled with water in Carson Valley, Nevada.
The RealFeel Temperature uses an equation to determine how it actually feels outside.
Knowing what the different advisories, watches, and warnings mean will lead to more informed decision making when a winter storm threatens a particular area.
How can you determine if and when the ice is thick enough for safely going out on?
Seeking shelter in the event of a tornado could save your life, but is there really any safe place to hide?
Driving on a 90-degree angle away from the tornado is a good strategy to follow in order to distance yourself from the tornado.
Supercell thunderstorms have been responsible for major tornadoes that have demolished parts of the U.S.
After a cold, clear winter night without much wind, the ground and nearby tree branches may be covered by tiny, white ice crystals.
State College, PA (1995)
3.65" of rain.
Raleigh-Durham, NC (2000)
No precipitation since September 26th, a record long dry spell. (The month ended with only a trace of rain.)
San Salvador Island (1492)
Columbus made landfall on San Salvador Island under clear skies -- fortunately he met no hurricanes on First Voyage through March, 1493.