The Dangers of Lightning

Cloud-to-Ground Lightning

At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress across the globe. With them comes lightning, an electric current that most often results from small bits of ice bumping into each other as they move around in a cloud, causing a build-up of electrical charge. Thunderstorms can produce both negative and positive bolts of

Your Memorial Day Weekend Forecast Is Here

Memorial Day weekend will be here before you know it. Whether you are traveling or staying home, it is vital to know the forecast. On Friday, take your umbrella if you live across the Central US as many will see rain and some will have severe thunderstorms. Those out West can also expect to have

Impact Forecasting: The Future of Weather Companies

Impact Forecasting- Lightning

Most people think that the key to a successful weather company is providing timely and accurate forecasts. While that’s certainly essential, it’s only part of the equation. Going forward, the success of weather companies requires they do much more than furnish clients with forecasts of precipitation, winds and temperatures. They must also help forecast the

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,

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

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

How Safe are Stadiums When Lightning Strikes

Do you think you are safe from lightning when in a stadium? If you are a college football fan, you probably noticed that the game between the University of Oklahoma and Ohio State University was delayed on Saturday, Sept 17. Media may have shown rain falling, but it was actually a lightning delay that caused the