Hurricane Florence

Metstat Hurricane

We at MetStat, now DTN, are watching with bated breath as Hurricane Florence tracks westward toward the Carolinas. At this time, the most widespread impacts will be flooding from torrential rain, though areas near the coastline will experience intense and destructive winds as well. National Hurricane Center Risk of Flash Flooding for Hurricane Florence National

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

40th Anniversary of the Big Thompson Flood

Big Thompson Canyon

An afternoon thunderstorm situated in just the right place can spark a chain of events that can completely change a community and how it learns to respond to a flooding disaster. Such was the case the evening of July 31st above the Big Thompson Canyon in Colorado, 60 miles northwest of Denver.

Stunning Microburst in Phoenix

Microburst Arizona

Phoenix, along with much of the rest of the country, has been battling with excessive heat for most of the summer. In the southwest this dry heat, combined with their summer monsoonal rainfalls, can create a virulent effect in the atmosphere that accompanies the rain, known as a microburst.