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How to Watch Live Footage of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is hitting the East Coast, whipping through Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. You can track it at several government and news sites, and you can watch it from several webcams. Above (WARNING: very loud wind) is the view from Frying Pan Tower, 34 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, NC,…

Why Storm Surges Are Such a Big Deal Why Storm Surges Are Such a Big Deal

A hurricane’s category only tells you about its wind speed, but much of its devastation comes from flooding. With Hurricane Florence, some areas could see as many as 30 inches of rain plus ten feet of storm surge.

See the Potential Impact of Hurricane Florence With This Interactive Map See the Potential Impact of Hurricane Florence With This Interactive Map

The National Hurricane Center expects Hurricane Florence to cause “life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding” when it makes landfall later this week, and now there’s a tool that gives us an idea of just how catastrophic that impact will be.

Track Hurricane Florence with These Tools  Track Hurricane Florence with These Tools 

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall along the Atlantic coast as early as this coming Thursday. While coastal Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina are expected to be the hardest hit, anyone who lives along the Eastern seaboard should be keeping a close eye on the storm’s progress.

Get DarkSky's Hyperlocal Weather Forecasting on Alexa With This Skill Get DarkSky's Hyperlocal Weather Forecasting on Alexa With This Skill

If you look back at my Alexa history, the most common question I ask is what the weather is. In San Francisco, the temperature outside can typically range from 50 to 75 each day, and before I make the trek down three flights of stairs with my pup for our morning stroll, I typically want to know what end of the…

Why You Should Take Your Vacation in the Fall  Why You Should Take Your Vacation in the Fall 

If you’ve just realized it’s August and you still haven’t been anywhere, don’t despair. Fall isn’t just about wearing cute jackets—it’s about travel deals.

Why It's Harder to Think in the Summer Heat  Why It's Harder to Think in the Summer Heat 

Look, it’s just hard to get work done in the summer. It’s bright and sunny on the other side of that window, you’ve always got a friend or two posting beach pics on Instagram, and unless the A/C is blowing right on you, all you can think about is where your next ice-cold beverage is coming from.

The Most Customizable Weather App Is Now Available for Android The Most Customizable Weather App Is Now Available for Android

Carrot Weather, the famously mouthy weather app for iOS and Mac, is now in beta on Android. The app reports the weather with sarcastic patter, doing a mediocre impression of the abusive AI from Portal. Thankfully, you can switch to “professional” mode and enjoy a sophisticated, customizable weather app without…

How to Stay Safe During a Tornado How to Stay Safe During a Tornado

Every year, around 1,200 tornadoes hit the United States, destroying everything in their path. They can form almost anywhere, in any season, and bring with them 300 mph winds and funnels that can be more than a mile wide. This is what you need to know to survive one of Mother Nature’s most brutal offspring.

If You See Green Storm Clouds, Prepare for the Worst If You See Green Storm Clouds, Prepare for the Worst

You see those green, billowing storm clouds over there? Those are bad. Not because you’ll get whisked away to some annoying musical world—no, because those clouds mean that storm is particularly nasty and dangerous. It might even mean a tornado is approaching.

Canadians, Get Your Winter Forecast From the Long John Index Canadians, Get Your Winter Forecast From the Long John Index

Joining the long tradition of jazzing up the weather forecast (a tradition honored by apps, microsites, and Haitian meteorologists), the Long John Index gives the daily Canadian forecast in the style of those “neighborhood stereotype” maps.

How the Bombogenesis Storm Is Going to Affect Air Travel How the Bombogenesis Storm Is Going to Affect Air Travel

A massive, super cold storm is set to slam into the East later this week thanks to a process known as “bombogenesis,” and it’s going to have a massive impact on air travel. If you’re flying later this week, you might want to think of a backup plan, or at least pack a nice long book.

The Best Desktop Weather Apps  The Best Desktop Weather Apps 

Though weather forecasting is a notoriously inexact science, thanks to voice assistants, pop-up notifications, and buzzing smartwatches, it’s easier than ever to keep tabs on the day’s weather (and dress accordingly). Of course, checking the truncated weather forecast on your phone might be convenient, but it could…

There’s No Such Thing as a Category 6 Hurricane There’s No Such Thing as a Category 6 Hurricane

Hurricane categories range from 1 (76 mile-an-hour winds) to 5 (157 mph and up). There is no Category 6, not even for record breaking storms like Irma.

This Visual Shows the Increasing Strength Between Each Hurricane Category This Visual Shows the Increasing Strength Between Each Hurricane Category

Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast on Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane.

How to Talk about Hurricanes With Climate Change Deniers How to Talk about Hurricanes With Climate Change Deniers

The earth is getting warmer. That’s a fact. And as the earth gets warmer, we expect to see larger and stronger hurricanes. Also a fact. But there are folks denying these facts, even to the point of blaming the liberal media for the fact that hurricanes are in the news.

Hurricane Categories and What They Mean Hurricane Categories and What They Mean

If you live near a coast, you’ve probably been biting your nails as Irma was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane, and the category numbers climbed. Irma is now a category 5 hurricane, but what do the categories mean, exactly?

How to Stay Safe During a Hurricane How to Stay Safe During a Hurricane

Hurricane Harvey is careening through the Gulf of Mexico and planning to make landfall in Texas. It might even be the first category 3 hurricane to hit that part of the U.S. in nearly 12 years. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe during the storm.

Update Your AccuWeather App to Stop Sharing Your Location Data Update Your AccuWeather App to Stop Sharing Your Location Data

AccuWeather was recently found to be collecting location data belonging to users of its iOS app, whether they had opted into sharing it or not. The weather app has since removed the offending piece of software, but you’ll need to update the app if you’d like to stop it from collecting any more data.

This Is How Each Region of the US Will Respond to Climate Change  This Is How Each Region of the US Will Respond to Climate Change 

Climate change is real, and it’s impacting us far beyond just making the planet warmer. Researchers and economists at the Climate Impact Lab have created a map showing how climate change will affect different counties from now to 2099, with areas near oceans and the South being affected the most, reports NPR.

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