traffic sign saying el nino ahead
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…
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…
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,…
Reed Timmer’s Tips To Minimize Storm Damage At Home [part 2]
Most of the time, storms come and go leaving a damp, even soggy, landscape in their wake. But some storms seem to linger, and others leave their mark. Luckily, there…
Beware Post-Storm Fraud: 4 Tips for Hiring a Reputable Atlanta Contractor
June has been a wet and stormy month for Atlanta. The National Weather Service has recorded 9.43 inches of rain through June 25, which is more than 6 inches above…
shut off water
Natural disasters come in many shapes and sizes, and they can strike without warning. But emergency planning can help minimize the risks when such events do happen. And knowing how…