Forget Heat Index. Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Is Where It’s At.

One of the most common terms we hear during the summer when discussing the weather is Heat Index. While the Heat Index can give you an idea of how dangerous the heat can be, there is another lesser known variable that may give a complete description, known as the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature. The Heat

Outflow Boundaries and Gust Fronts

We have all experienced a gust front, or outflow boundary, before. It is a process associated with thunderstorms and can cause winds strong enough to cause damage. While tied to thunderstorms, the gust front gets to you before the storm does. Gust fronts and outflow boundaries are the same thing. Similar to a cold front,

How Do Sea Breezes Work?

As summer approaches, you may notice when you go to the beach you experience a nice, cool breeze blowing inland during the afternoon. This is known as a sea breeze, but do you know what causes them to form? If you look up the definition of a sea breeze, you are told it is a

Dry Line Magic

Have you heard of the dry line before? If you live in the Texas Panhandle or Oklahoma, this is nothing new to you. Every spring, the dry line is talked about on severe weather days. So, what is it exactly and how does it relate to thunderstorm development? The textbook definition of the dry line

Which Cities Have the Best Weather?

The weather is moderating across most of the country at this time of year, and many areas are enjoying at least occasional pleasant weather days. So, we decided to take a look at which cities in the country have the most and fewest number of nice weather days per year. Everyone has their own idea

What is the Eastern Pacific Oscillation?

There are a number of atmospheric oscillations that are important drivers of week-to-week weather patterns across North America. The Arctic Oscillation (AO) and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) often get the most attention, but one of the most important pattern oscillations for North America is the Eastern Pacific Oscillation or EPO. As the name implies,

The Tomb of the Unknowns is Guarded in Many Types of Weather

The Tomb of the Unknowns is guarded in many types of weather. Also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, this national monument is dedicated to unidentified service members who fought for our country. Since 1937, U.S. Army solders have guarded the tomb 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Those guarding the tomb, known as Sentinels,

Hurricane Matthew: By The Numbers

Nasa rendering of Hurricane Matthew

It has been over 10 years since the east coast of the United States has seen a major (category 3 or higher) hurricane hit its shores. Not since Hurricane Wilma in 2005 has a hurricane with such intensity moved ashore in the United States

Dos and Don’ts During Flood Catastrophes

Dos and don’ts during flood catastrophes are secondary to simply remaining calm. Without a clear head, the many dangers introduced by rising waters can cause panic, which can make things worse. Careful observances of the threats before it’s too late may turn future victims into survivors. Dos Dos and don’ts during flood catastrophes are secondary