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Dressing yourself for extreme weather can get a little tricky. Whether the forecast calls for a polar vortex or a heat wave, being proactive about dressing appropriately can help keep you…
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…
Shoveling Sidewalks in Chicago: It’s the Law
What’s worse than the seemingly unrelenting snow that has hammered the Chicago area this winter? Perhaps it’s trying to walk where you need to go and being stymied by snow-covered…
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…
How to prepare for peak tornado season in Chicago
Tornado season begins anew every spring in Illinois, as do the reminders to homeowners to prepare against them. In 2012, Illinois saw eight tornado-related fatalities and 111 tornado-related injuries, due…
Allstate agent Andrea Zorzi collects Sandy supplies
Freehold, New Jersey. Bruce Springsteen’s hometown. And, more recently, the site of great upheaval in the wake of Sandy. The Allstate Blog sat down with Allstate agency owner Andrea Zorzi,…
Chasing the Eye of the Storm with Technology
There’s something about a strong wind that can be kind of intriguing, and tornadoes add to the visual mystique. Movies like “The Wizard of Oz” and “Twister” played on our…