The most dangerous winds of a hurricane occur inside the eyewall.
The summer solstice, which falls on June 21, is the longest day of the year.
Introduced in 1946, cloud seeding has been used as a way to enhance rain and moisture to places where water is scarce.
The Saharan Air Layer, or known more commonly as Saharan Dust, is a layer of tiny aerosols like sand, dirt, and dust that occasionally push from east to west across the tropical Atlantic Ocean during hurricane season.
In rare occurrences, the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning called a Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS).
Derechos are referred to as land hurricanes due to the hurricanelike conditions that occur over land with this weather phenomenon.
In the progression of a hurricane, the storm surge can cause dangerous flooding.
June, the first month of meteorological Spring, is also the first month of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale measures the amount of wind damage caused by hurricanes.
Similarly to the natural process of pregnancy in humans, an animal, or other living creatures, storm systems have a distinct set of factors and processes to go through before a tropical storm or hurricane can be born.
If you live close to the coast, then you are used to sea breezes all year round. The temperature difference between the land and ocean creates the breeze along the coast.
With hurricane season quickly approaching, having an emergency hurricane plan in place could save your life.
Atlantic hurricane season is about to begin, and it is never too early to begin to prepare.
Squall lines occur when intense thunderstorms organize into a solid line. Along the leading edge of the storms, winds can be quite destructive, sometimes topping 60, 70 and even 80 mph.
A weather radar follows some of the same principles at a flashlight. While a flashlight uses rays of light to detect objects in the dark, radars detect objects in the atmosphere using pulses of energy.
How does the way light is reflected affect temperatures?
It is important to seek shelter during a thunderstorm to ensure safety from being struck by lightning.
Waterspouts usually have a reputation of being harmless which is quite the contrary.
Supercell thunderstorms look like alien spaceships about to beam up onlookers.
It is crucial to know the safety precautions to take if severe weather is expected to hit your area.
Chicago, IL (1920)
Killer tornado - worst in city's history. 28 died, $3 million damage.
New Jersey (1921)
Sudden temperature drop; fell 55 degrees in 18 hours and 20 degrees in 20 minutes across parts of the state. Tornado reported at Somerville.
11.5" of snow in Washington, DC, and 22.0" of snow in Baltimore, MD.