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Weather: includes weather phenomena that are at the extremes of the historical distribution, especially severe or unseasonal weather. The most commonly used definition of extreme weather is based on an event’s climatological distribution. Extreme weather occurs only 5% or less of the time. According to climate scientists and meteorological researchers, extreme weather events are rare

Nor’easter to Unleash Rain, Wind From Virginia to Maine

Nor’easter to Unleash Rain, Wind From Virginia to Maine

By Brian Lada, Meteorologist October 21, 2014 A storm will spin up along the New England coast at midweek and will take on characteristics of a nor’easter with drenching wind-swept rain and coastal flooding in some locations. Several days of rainy, windy and unsettled weather conditions are in store this week for the northeastern United […]

Gonzalo Becomes Hurricane as Fay Fades

Gonzalo Becomes Hurricane as Fay Fades

By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist October 14, 2014 Gonzalo strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane early Tuesday morning across the Virgin Islands and is expected to become a major hurricane by the middle of the week. Heavy rain and locally damaging winds blasted the northern Leeward Islands on Monday before reaching Puerto Rico and […]

Gusty Wind, Heavy Rain to Blast Ohio Valley to Southeast Tuesday

Gusty Wind, Heavy Rain to Blast Ohio Valley to Southeast Tuesday

By Jordan Root, Meteorologist October 12, 2014 Following a severe thunderstorm outbreak Sunday night into Monday across the central United States, severe storms will blast through the Ohio Valley to the Southeast toward midweek. A powerful system is set to form across the Plains late this weekend and travel toward the Great Lakes as the […]

Frost to Highlight Sunday Morning in Northeast as Temperatures Dip

Frost to Highlight Sunday Morning in Northeast as Temperatures Dip

By Jordan Root, Meteorologist October 11, 2014 High pressure overhead will bring about clear skies and rather chilly temperatures early on Sunday morning across the Northeast. Temperatures are expected to drop into the low- to mid-30s for many, making for a frosty start to the morning. Folks with potted plants that are outdoors will want […]

Severe Storms, Heavy Rain to Sweep From Texas to East

Severe Storms, Heavy Rain to Sweep From Texas to East

By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist October 9, 2014 A storm system expected to form over the Central United States will bring the risk of severe thunderstorms and disruptive rain, beginning late Sunday. Leftover moisture from Simon will join forces with a disturbance pushing across the Rockies this weekend. As the two systems get together […]

Simon’s Moisture to Increase Flooding Risk in Central US

Simon’s Moisture to Increase Flooding Risk in Central US

By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist October 7, 2014 Tropical moisture from Simon may enhance rain and the flooding risk in part of the Central states this week, with some rain spilling into the mid-Atlantic. Leftover tropical moisture from Simon will impact parts of the Southwest this week. However, moisture will be strung along farther […]

Simon to Cause Flash Flood Risk in Southwest, Central US

Simon to Cause Flash Flood Risk in Southwest, Central US

By Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist October 7, 2014 Simon will continue to weaken prior to reaching Baja California, but moisture from the diminishing system will impact a portion of the Southwest and central United States later this week. Simon has weakened into a tropical storm after reaching its peak intensity of 130 mph Saturday night. […]

Four Weather Threats to Anticipate This Fall

Four Weather Threats to Anticipate This Fall

By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer September 20, 2014 1. Peak of Hurricane Season “All the ingredients necessary for tropical development come together in late August, September and October,” AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said. Creating the perfect recipe for tropical development, warm water temperatures, favorable upper-level winds and less dry air make late […]

Odile Poised to Bring Catastrophic Flooding to Southwest US

Odile Poised to Bring Catastrophic Flooding to Southwest US

By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist September 17, 2014 Tropical Rainstorm Odile will unload tremendous rainfall over a large part of the Southwest United States that will run off the mountains and into the desert valleys and plains through the end of the week. While the rain will continue to ease the long-term drought in […]

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