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Hurricane Myths Can Mislead You

A myth can be defined as a story passed down from generation to generation that is not true or is not always true. The hurricane myths below…

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Hurricane Preparation

Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean runs from June 1st through November 30th. It is the time of year when a mass of clouds near the equat…

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Hurricane Frederic in 1979

On the evening of September 12, 1979, Hurricane Frederic crossed the west end of Dauphin Island as a Category 4 hurricane. It then traveled …

Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Latter

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was massive, historic, expensive, and deadly. Here are statistics, summaries, and a collection of stories looking …

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Severe Weather FAQ and Preparation

Severe means damaging wind over 58mph, hail larger than an inch, or a tornado. By definition “severe” does not account for lightning or how …

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Hurricane Hunters Fly into Nate

At News 5 we keep you updated in hurricane season with all the tracks and coordinates of tropical storms. Every once in a while I get to fly…

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Weather App

The WKRG Weather app utilizes the most advanced radar maps, weather and digital technology available. With its easy to use interactive radar…

Snow and Ice do Not Burn

It was snow, and sleet, and ice across the Southeast at the end of January, 2014, but some people said, “I saw on the Internet, the snow was…

The Polar Vortex Explained

The Arctic outbreak of early January 2014 added a new weather phrase to the vocabulary of many folks, “polar vortex”. The polar vortex is a …

US Energy Impact from Tropical Storms

Here’s a new interactive online tool that gives you a better idea of how energy production is affected by tropical storms and hurricanes, fr…