La Niña and Scorching Oceans: A Recipe for Hurricane Disaster

The Atlantic hurricane season may not officially unfurl until June 1st, but long term forecasters are already sounding the alarm with “serious and growing concerns” about an impending behemoth. Two key factors are fueling this anxiety: La Niña’s anticipated arrival and historically warm water temperatures across the Atlantic. La Niña’s Hurricane Boost: The current El … Read more

Record April Rainfall at DFW

North Texas experienced a record-breaking rainfall on Saturday! Widespread totals of 2″-4″ drenched the Metroplex, with DFW and Love Field setting new daily rain records. Surprisingly, this remarkable April downpour occurred without any severe weather. How much rain was in Dallas today? Areas southeast of the DFW metroplex are still adding to the totals tonight. … Read more

Ohio is #1 in Nation for Tornado Count so far in 2024

Ohio is the new tornado capital (so far in 2024), tornado alley slowly sliding eastward. As we move further into 2024, the United States has experienced a significant number of tornadoes. With 171 confirmed tornadoes nationwide, it’s crucial to stay informed and prepared. Here’s the latest data on tornado occurrences: The Miami Valley, in particular, has seen … Read more

Could Cloud Seeding Have Worsened Dubai’s Floods?

Dubai Floods: The Truth About Cloud Seeding and Climate Change The devastating rains that recently flooded Dubai naturally raised questions about weather modification techniques like cloud seeding. However, social media has been ablaze with unfounded accusations blaming the floods on this technology. Let’s set the record straight and understand the real forces behind the extreme … Read more

Understanding Mesoanalysis Hodographs

Think of a hodograph as a visual snapshot of how the wind changes with altitude. It plots wind speed and direction at different heights, creating a line that reveals the atmosphere’s wind shear profile. In mesoanalysis, which focuses on smaller-scale weather, hodographs are essential tools for understanding the winds in a localized area. Why Hodographs … Read more

Mount Etna’s Spectacular Smoke Ring Show

Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, isn’t just about lava and ash! It has a mesmerizing trick up its sleeve – blowing perfect vortex rings of smoke and volcanic gas into the sky. These rings aren’t just a beautiful sight; they’re a rare glimpse into the complex dynamics of volcanic activity. So, how does it … Read more

Total Solar Eclipse Tips, Forecast and Cloud Cover

When will the next solar eclipse take place? If seeing this years #TotalSolarEclipse gets you addicted do not fear because there are several more coming up in the next decade: On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over parts of Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The eclipse will … Read more

NYC Area Experiences Unusual Earthquake

Today’s earthquake near New York City was a startling event for residents of the tri-state area as hundreds of thousands of people called in to find out what caused the buildings to shake. Though infrequent, earthquakes do occur in this region, reminding us that these forces of nature aren’t limited to typical earthquake zones like … Read more

Is California’s Drought Over? La Niña Rains Bring Record-Breaking Totals

Los Angeles has recently experienced an exceptional amount of rainfall. The last two water years (October 1st to September 30th) have been the wettest back-to-back years since the late 1800s! This includes record-breaking storms bringing above-normal rainfall across several months. These intense storms are a welcome change after a prolonged period of drought. While it’s … Read more

Experience the Solar Eclipse on an Unforgettable RV Camping Trip

As we anticipate the 2024 solar eclipse, weather considerations become a crucial part of planning for the best viewing experience. The eclipse’s path of totality, stretching from Texas to Maine, promises a spectacular view, but only if the weather cooperates. Temperature fluctuations are common during an eclipse, with the sun’s warmth being momentarily blocked by … Read more

Record-Breaking Hail: The Largest and Most Destructive Hailstorms

Record-Breaking Hail: Oklahoma Storm Shatters Local Record Oklahoma recently experienced a record-breaking hailstorm. The National Weather Service measured a hailstone at a staggering 5.25 inches, making it the largest on record for the area since the 1950s. This massive hailstone nearly broke the state record. The storm caused significant damage, impacting approximately 170 cars at … Read more

Updated Colorado Snow Totals: Denver Metro, Foothills, and Mountain Regions

Got our first *5 foot* snow report (61.5″) from the March 2024 snowstorm in Colorado. Now three different 50″+ reports. Solidifies this as the biggest foothills storm since 2003. The recent Colorado snowstorm delivered extraordinary snowfall totals, with some areas exceeding four feet of accumulation. As skies clear and temperatures rise, the National Weather Service … Read more

Winter Weather Showdown: Farmers’ Almanac vs. Meteorologists

Did you bundle up for a brutal winter like the Farmer’s Almanac predicted for 2023-2024? Their forecast promised bone-chilling temperatures and above-average snowfall across most of the US. But how did it stack up against the predictions from meteorologists who rely on scientific data? The Farmer’s Almanac boasts an 80% accuracy rate for their long-range … Read more

Texas Wildfire Smoke & Fire Maps

Texas Wildfire Season: A Call for Vigilance As spring approaches, the risk of wildfires in Texas intensifies. Prolonged drought conditions, dry vegetation, and unpredictable wind patterns create a dangerous environment for fires. The recent wildfire season has already seen concerning blazes, including the still-burning Smokehouse Creek Fire in the Panhandle. It’s crucial to be aware … Read more

2024 Full Moons: A Calendar of Celestial Spectacles and Tidal Shifts

The 2024 lunar calendar promises a captivating journey through the phases of our moon, each offering celestial splendor and potential impacts on the ocean’s rhythm. Here’s a glimpse into what you can expect from each full moon: January 25 – Wolf Moon: Rising at 12:54 p.m. EST, the Wolf Moon marks the first full moon … Read more

Best Credit Card for Weather Delays at the Airport

Weather disruptions are a fact of life when it comes to travel. Flights can be delayed or cancelled for a variety of reasons, including bad weather. If you’re a traveler who frequently gets stuck due to weather, the Venture X card can be a valuable asset.   Get Comfortable During Weather Disruptions at the Airport … Read more

Is This a New Normal? Oklahoma and Texas Experience Surge in Earthquakes

While it’s true that Oklahoma experienced a significant decrease in earthquake activity after stricter wastewater disposal regulations were implemented in 2015, it’s not entirely accurate to say the quakes have “stopped” or activity isn’t significant. Here’s a more nuanced picture: Decrease in Overall Activity: Recent Uptick and Reasons: Current Activity: Recent significant events occurred last … Read more

Important Notice: Temporary Map Outage and Continued Support Needed

We understand your frustration – you’ve encountered a temporary interruption in your map access. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. This downtime is due to a recent increase in mapping service costs and the need to compensate our dedicated developers for their ongoing work on maintaining and improving this valuable resource on the map. Keeping … Read more

Weather Phobias – Personal Stories of Storm Anxiety

Now more than ever, many people find themselves wrestling with anxiety. Having anxiety issues is more than just feeling a little nervous or anxious. Anxiety and panic attacks can make a person feel like the world will crush them, or like they might implode. For many, simply calming down is not an option. Learning to … Read more

Little Rock, Arkansas 2023 Tornado

The devastating tornado that tore through Little Rock on March 31st, 2023, left a trail of heartbreaking destruction in its wake. Classified as an EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, this powerful twister carved a 35-mile path of damage. Homes were reduced to piles of splintered wood and scattered belongings, their foundations a jarring testament … Read more