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…
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…
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…
Skiing, Snowboarding Daytrips from Denver
Yellow and gold aspen leaves, caramel apples… and skis and snowboards? It’s true! This is Colorado, where the skiing and riding season kicks off well before the winter solstice. Look…
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…
Tips for Staying Safe During a Haboob
Updated January 2016 Haboob: It’s an unusual term for a rare but potentially dangerous event—an intense dust storm. Generally, haboobs occur in the deserts of North Africa or Arabia, and the…
Victims of Colorado flooding receiving help
The recent massive flooding in Colorado stretches across an area that’s nearly the size of Connecticut — 4,500 square miles and 17 counties, including the cities of Boulder, Estes Park, Longmont, Loveland,…