Track Hurricane Matthew

How to track Hurricane Matthew

October 6th at 12:13 PM

How to track Hurricane Matthew

The most serious storm to hit the East Coast in over a decade is close to making landfall with southern Florida. From there, it’s expected to move up the coast, hitting parts of Georgia, South Carolina and possibly North Carolina.

Since developing over a week ago, Matthew has changed paths a number of times. Forecasting hurricanes (and their track) is an imperfect science at best, and the models change several times a day. With the stakes so high — Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned that “this storm will kill you” earlier today — it’s important to know where the storm is headed. Here’s how to track it.

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Burning House Floats Down A Creek

Crazy video: Burning house floats down a creek in West Virginia

July 6th at 7:59 PM

Crazy video: Burning house floats down a creek in West Virginia

About two weeks ago, towns in West Virginia were caught up in deadly floods that saw some areas receive as many as 9 inches of rain in a single 24-hour period. In one particularly dramatic and harrowing scene captured by a resident in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, a burning house can be seen floating down a creek.

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Summer 2016 Weather Predictions

Prepare for another scorching summer in the US

May 24th at 6:00 PM

Prepare for another scorching summer in the US

As we approach the end of May, it’s finally beginning to heat up — even in the colder regions of the United States. It’s a welcome change after winter decided to stick around for a few extra weeks, but come mid-July, there’s a good chance we’ll all be wishing for snow. This summer is going to be a rough one.

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90 Day Weather Forecasts

Accuweather now provides 90-day weather forecasts but meteorologists call BS

April 18th at 8:10 PM

Accuweather now provides 90-day weather forecasts but meteorologists call BS

Even though some litigious folks have tried over the years, you can’t sue a weatherman for giving you the wrong information. Did you end up getting soaked because the weather report said it was going to be 75 and sunny this weekend when in reality a mini-monsoon landed on your front door? Well, you’re out of luck on multiple fronts.

The fact of the matter is that weather reports provide no real guarantee as to anything weather related. They are, in very pure sense, mere predictions. And sure, modern-day computing has perhaps improved the accuracy of weather reports, but it’s important to remember that weather reports still remain nothing more than educated guesses. As it stands today, we’re currently at a point where the weather can be reasonably, kinda sorta, predicted about 10 days out into the future.

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How to Track Winter Storm 2016

Everything you need to know to track this weekend’s winter storm

January 22nd at 11:54 AM

Everything you need to know to track this weekend’s winter storm

If you’re in the Northeastern United States, you’re likely aware that the first massive snow storm of the winter season is currently bearing down on your city. According to the latest forecasts, the storm is expected to hit some areas late tonight and last through Saturday night into Sunday, so you’re going to want to keep track of the storm all weekend long.

Thankfully, in times like these, the Internet is your friend. More →

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Snow Storm 2016

How to make sure you’re prepared for this weekend’s monster snow storm

January 20th at 3:17 PM

How to make sure you’re prepared for this weekend’s monster snow storm

The Northeast has had an unfathomably mild winter so far, but all that ends this weekend when more than a foot of snow is scheduled to sweep across the region from Washington DC up to Philadelphia, New York and beyond. It’s difficult to complain when the temperature was in the high 50s as recently as a week ago, but that won’t make the 12+ inches of snow heading toward the region any less painful to deal with once this upcoming blizzard slams us this weekend.

Are you prepared for the storm? Do you have everything you need in case you get snowed in? And what happens if you lose power? This post will serve as your survival guide, so you should probably go ahead and bookmark it right now. More →

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Best TV Weather Bloopers Of 2015

The best TV weather bloopers of 2015

December 29th at 8:50 AM

The best TV weather bloopers of 2015

There’s nothing quite so funny as a TV weather forecast gone horribly wrong. YouTube channel NewsBeFunny did an amazing job of cobbling together more than 11 minutes’ worth of hilarious TV weather miscues from local news stations across the country to make a definitive account of the best TV weather on-air bloopers of 2015. Let’s go through some of the many highlights. More →

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Hurricane Patricia Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed

The strongest and most dangerous tropical cyclone ever recorded is about to make landfall

October 23rd at 10:18 AM

The strongest and most dangerous tropical cyclone ever recorded is about to make landfall

Mexico is about to be hit by a huge tropical cyclone that might turn out to be the most dangerous such meteorological event ever recorded. Hurricane Patricia set a new record for the strongest wind ever registered for a storm of this magnitude, with wind speeds reaching 200 mph. What’s more, the cyclone might grow even stronger before it starts to slow down. More →

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World's Longest Place Names Weather Man

Hero weatherman shows us how to flawlessly pronounce ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’

September 9th at 10:45 PM

Hero weatherman shows us how to flawlessly pronounce ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’

Have you ever studied Welsh? Probably not, and with good reason: It looks like a language that’s been developed entirely by a group of four cats who take turns stamping on a laptop keyboard. Because of this, we weren’t at all surprised to learn that the longest place name in all of Europe is in Wales and it’s called “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.” More →

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Rain Bomb Video

Video: Forget blizzards, ‘rain bombs’ can be even more terrifying

January 28th at 12:30 PM

Video: Forget blizzards, ‘rain bombs’ can be even more terrifying

The U.S. may have had to deal with a frightening blizzard scare in the Northeast, but that’s not the only kind of weather phenomenon that can be rather terrifying. To prove that point, ABC Australia posted a video showing several “rain bombs” as captured with help of an iPhone by a grazier in Queensland’s southern inland. More →

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Guide to the 2015 Blizzard

Everything you’ll need to get you through 2015’s first massive blizzard

January 26th at 10:49 AM

Everything you’ll need to get you through 2015’s first massive blizzard

If you live in the northeast region of the United States, you’re probably beginning to see the first snowfall of what could be an unprecedented blizzard. But don’t panic! In this article, we’re going to help you make it through this storm alive, without losing your mind in the process.

Below, we’ve collected some of the gadgets you’ll absolutely want to have on hand before the blizzard sweeps in on Monday night, as well as a few precautions worth taking in case the power goes out. More →

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Supercell Thunderstorm Time Lapse Video

Watch this terrifying video of a giant supercell thunderstorm taking shape

May 20th at 1:46 PM

Watch this terrifying video of a giant supercell thunderstorm taking shape

This is hopefully the closest you’ll ever get to a supercell thunderstorm while standing outside. In a new video uploaded over the weekend, the Basehunters storm chasers group has posted time-lapse footage of a supercell forming over northeastern Wyoming and it’s truly a scary and awe-inspiring sight. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration informs us that supercells are storms that “contain updrafts that rotate about a vertical axis” and that “often produce damaging wind, large hail, and tornadoes.” The video crams hours worth of storm footage into just two minutes and it gives you an idea of just how big storms can grow in a fairly short amount of time. You can watch the full video below. More →

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