What Does El Niño Mean for You? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Though weather forecasting can never be completely certain, the El Niño weather phenomenon—currently predicted for the winter of 2015-2016—tends to shape weather patterns in particular ways. What, then, are meteorologists predicting…
Be Prepared: How to Charge Your Phone or Laptop When the Power is Out
Whether it’s an electrical issue or inclement weather, a power outage can leave you feeling helpless. September is National Preparedness Month, and Ready.gov is encouraging people to always be ready…
Ahead of the Storm: Printable Hurricane Prep Guide
Getting your home and your family ready for hurricane season isn’t as easy as just boarding up the windows and taking off. Use our printable hurricane prep guide to help…
Houston Hurricanes
Houston’s proximity to the Gulf Coast means that sometimes, tropical weather — including hurricanes — may threaten. Although, luckily, the area has been spared a direct hit by a major hurricane in the past several…
prepare for a hurricane
June 1 marked the official return of the Atlantic hurricane season, when most (Atlantic) hurricanes typically form and emergency officials step up pleas for us to make storm preparations. But…
lightning season
“When lightning roars, go indoors.” That’s the catchy slogan the National Weather Service (NWS) uses to warn us about the dangers of those fascinating flashes of light. And since June…
Everything You Want to Know About: Wildfire Preparedness
Tens of thousands of U.S. wildfires burn each year, consuming millions of acres in their paths – and they don’t care if your house is in the way. In 2009…
spot hail damage
Depending on where you live, hail can be either a sporadic, mildly irritating event or a potentially devastating, destructive threat. According to the National Weather Service, hailstones fall to earth…
Winter Safety: What to Do During a Snowstorm
You may love snow and the promise of winter activities that it brings. But winter storms can also have a dark side. Blizzards, for instance, can cause safety hazards and even damage…
How to Become an Official Storm Spotter
Have you ever wondered how the National Weather Service knows when a tornado touches down? Or how it determines a densely populated area is about to be flooded? Sure, the NWS…