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…
Dealing with Distractions: Inside the Mind of the Mom CEO
The average person thinks more than 70,000 thoughts each day, according to the University of Southern California’s Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, and for a Mom CEO (Chief Emergency Officer) who spends…
Motorcycle Safety: Riding in Bad Weather
The thrill of the open air and open road on a motorcycle also means you’re more exposed to changing weather. While you may do everything possible to drive your motorcycle safely,…
Clouds
If you’ve ever seen a sunrise or sunset that took your breath away, chances are good that there were wispy clouds on the horizon reflecting the pinks and oranges of…
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…
weather icons
For many people, snow is one of the best things about winter. What could be more fun than sledding and skiing in it, building snowmen out of it, or cozying up…
From Atlas to Zephyr: Be On the Lookout for Named Winter Storms
Anybody who followed the news or used social media last fall heard about it: The Weather Channel’s decision to name winter storms. Designed to facilitate the sharing and spreading of…
Denver Photographer Behind ‘Colossal Cloud’ Pics
Denver’s not a piddling place. But stack it alongside a colossal cloud that materialized last weekend, and it looks like an itsy-bitsy base camp below an Everest of roiling smoke.…
How Hurricanes And Tropical Storms Are Named
Ana. Bill. Claudette. No, it’s not the list of most popular baby names, but, rather, the names chosen for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. The practice of naming storms began centuries…
Chicago Rainfall Makes First Half of 2013 Wettest on Record
All the recent downpours have set a record for the first six months of the year for the Chicago area, according to the National Weather Service. From Jan. 1 to…