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Tropical Storm Claudette formed along the Louisiana coast early Saturday, but will continue to impact much of the eastern U.S. and even parts of Canada before dissipating. AccuWeather Meteorologist Justin Povick (@AccuPovick on Twitter) takes you through your Monday and the week ahead! Download the new AccuWeather app today, available now in the Ap…
 
The Depression of 1893 was one of the worst in American history with the unemployment rate exceeding ten percent for half a decade. The Depression of 1893 can be seen as a watershed event in American history. It was accompanied by violent strikes, the climax of the Populist and free silver political crusades, the creation of a new political balance…
 
On June 20, 1921 the Billings Gazette reported that a man and a baby drowned and barns, granaries, houses and a bridge were swept away before an unprecedented downpour tapered off in McCone County. The 11.5 inches of rain that fell in 24 hours at Springbrook, near Circle, established a state record. That record stands today. Hot and humid air cover…
 
In the years leading up to the Civil War, Galveston Texas was a bustling port and the main United States port west of New Orleans. When New Orleans was captured by Union forces early in the Civil War, Galveston became, along with Mobile, Alabama the main Confederate ports on the Gulf. When Mobile fell in 1864, Galveston was THE main port on the Gul…
 
Gulf Coast braces for 1st significant impact of 2021 hurricane season. AccuWeather's Bernie Rayno (@AccuRayno on Twitter) has all the details on the weekend edition of "Weather Insider"! Download the new AccuWeather app today, available now in the App Store on iOS and in the Google Play Store - https://accuweather.onelink.me/dZpv/49183895 Learn mor…
 
It's National Lightning Safety Awareness Week! Hundreds of people are struck by lightning every year. Knowing what to do could when a person is struck could save their life. This week Dean DeVore welcomes Mary Ann Cooper, MD, Medical and Lightning Safety Specialist at the National Lightning Safety Council. Dr. Cooper has also served as a Board Memb…
 
On June 18, 1992 heavy thunderstorms formed across the Mississippi River valley and headed eastward. Those storms reached Indiana late in the evening of June 18 producing heavy rains, gusty winds and hail. Flights all across the mid-west were already being diverted from some of the airports as the storms came closer. As one of the strongest storms …
 
AccuWeather meteorologists are predicting that the third tropical system of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane will take shape in the Gulf of Mexico this week with its eyes set for a portion of the United States. Forecasters expect the system to aim for the central Gulf Coast, where it will unleash torrential rainfall and flooding late this week into the …
 
Sundowners — the equivalent of Southern California’s Santa Ana winds — blow over the ridgetops and through the passes of the Santa Ynez Mountains to flow downslope onto the coastal plains around Santa Barbara. These winds also occur in the Middle East where they are known as a “simoon” and is a strong, superheated and dust-laden wind its name deriv…
 
Closely monitoring the Tropics for severe weather, and a breakdown of what to expect across the country. AccuWeather's Bernie Rayno (@AccuRayno on Twitter) has all the details on the Wednesday edition of "Weather Insider"! Download the new AccuWeather app today, available now in the App Store on iOS and in the Google Play Store - https://accuweathe…
 
National Geographic reports that “Animal rain” is a real weather phenomenon that happens when small animals get swept up in waterspouts or updrafts, and then fall to Earth with raindrops. Reported rains of bats, fish, snakes, birds, frogs, and jellies stretch back for centuries. The phenomena most associated with animal rain are waterspouts, althou…
 
Heat continues to persist across the western United States with some record-breaking high temperatures. Tropical Storm Bill recently developed, the 2nd named Tropical system of 2021, what impacts could it have, if any? Meanwhile, keeping their eye on the Gulf of Mexico for potential developments. AccuWeather Meteorologist Mark Mancuso (@AccuMancuso…
 
McKinney, ND is a collection of hard scrabble farms just a few miles south of the Canadian border on the dusty high plains of North Dakota. Hard to find on any map, it’s barely an intersection where two farm highways meet. The vast flat land bakes in the summertime with temperatures often exceeding 100 and in the winter the mercury routinely dips b…
 
The magnitude of the heat across the western United States through the coming week will be one for the record books, according to forecasters. AccuWeather Meteorologist Mark Mancuso (@AccuMancuso on Twitter) takes you through your Monday and the week ahead! Download the new AccuWeather app today, available now in the App Store on iOS and in the Goo…
 
According to the Oregon Encyclopedia the spring of 1903 was among the warmest and driest in memory for eastern Oregon. Sunday, June 14, was another hot day as the residents of Heppner, Oregon prepared for family suppers. By mid-afternoon, dark clouds were building in the hills southwest of town. At 4:30 pm, rain, and then hail, began to fall. The s…
 
Temperature extremes are not unusual in the state of California. After all the highest reliably recorded temperature in the world, 134 was recorded in Death Valley on July 10, 1913. Temperatures of 130 or higher have been recorded as recently as 2005. The lowest temperature recorded in California was at Boca, in Nevada County, when a reading of -45…
 
On June 12, 2014 a hail storm that hit Abilene produced more than $400 million in insured losses to vehicles, homes and commercial property. "This is the worst storm damage I've seen in my 41 years in the insurance business," Leroy Perkins of the Perkins Insurance Agency in Abilene, told the largest state insurance trade association in the United S…
 
The Atlantic hurricane season is barely more than a week old at this point, but conditions are coming together in a way that could enable the formation of two storms, each in very different areas of the basin. Forecasters have pegged an area over the Gulf of Mexico as well as another area near Central America over the western Caribbean Sea along wi…
 
June 11, 2008 marks the tragic loss of 4 teenagers at a Boy Scout camp near Little Sioux, Iowa; 48 more were injured. The tragedy struck at the 1,800-acre camp about an hour north of downtown Omaha. An EF3 tornado, with 145 mph winds, descended on the remote camp, striking and leveling a cabin where campers had sought shelter as warnings of the sto…
 
This week, Dean DeVore welcomes Dr. Jim Fredericks, Chief Entomologist & Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs of the National Pest Management Association back to the podcast to get an update on the emergence of the Brood X cicadas and preview National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. Then we head back into the garden with host of the …
 
AccuWeather meteorologists are closely monitoring the Atlantic basin for the potential that two named storms could develop in the coming weeks. The Atlantic hurricane season is barely more than a week old at this point, but conditions are coming together in a way that could enable the formation of two storms, each in very different areas of the bas…
 
Benjamin Franklin, inventor of bifocal glasses, the Franklin stove, one of those that wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, ambassador, Governor of Pennsylvania, on June 10 1752 in Philadelphia, flew a kite during a thunderstorm and collected an ambient electrical charge in a Leyden jar, enabling him to demonstrate the connect…
 
The tornado outbreak of 9 June 1984 is among the most important tornado events in Russia’s history because it was associated with substantial loss of life with 400 deaths, and contained one of two F4 tornadoes ever recorded for in that country. Very little information is available on a violent tornado outbreak that swept through areas north of Mosc…
 
As the Northeast continues to bake under the first heat wave of the season, AccuWeather forecasters say some relief is in sight thanks to the expected development of showers and thunderstorms. AccuWeather Meteorologist Justin Povick (@AccuPovick on Twitter) takes you through your Tuesday and the week ahead! Download the new AccuWeather app today, a…
 
The 1953 Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak was a devastating tornado outbreak sequence spanning three days, two that featured tornadoes each causing at least 90 deaths—an F5 occurring in Flint, Michigan on June 8, 1953, and an F4 in Worcester, Massachusetts the next day. The Worcester storm stayed on the ground for nearly 90 minutes, traveling 48 mi…
 
AccuWeather meteorologists are predicting the first full-fledged heat wave of the year for the region as the warmer pattern takes hold. AccuWeather Meteorologist Justin Povick (@AccuPovick on Twitter) takes you through your Monday and the week ahead! Download the new AccuWeather app today, available now in the App Store on iOS and in the Google Pla…
 
On June 7 1984, nine people died and 200 were injured when a tornado slammed into the Iowa County, Wisconsin community of Barneveld. The F5 twister destroyed 90% of the town of 580 residents. What made Barneveld’s tornado rare is it hit overnight. A majority of tornadoes occur between 3 and 9 p.m., and violent tornadoes almost never happen late at …
 
Rainfall totals in the northeastern United States from January through the end of May 1925 had only reached half the normal total in most cities. This meant, at least for the first 5 months of the year the climate was more like patched central Texas than the lush and green landscape of the eastern seaboard. Heating of the lower atmosphere takes pla…
 
The weather this weekend in the northeastern United States will be like night and day when compared to Memorial Day weekend's rainy, dreary and record-cold weather. AccuWeather meteorologists are forecasting plenty of sunshine, warmth and great outdoor conditions for this weekend. AccuWeather's Bernie Rayno (@AccuRayno on Twitter) has all the detai…
 
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