Hurricane Hazard: Get Ready

Hurricane Hazard: Get Ready

Hurricane Hazard: Get Ready is special program for hurricane season to get you and your family prepared.

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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 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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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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Summer Heat Danger in Vehicles

This story aired in July of 2011…. The July sun is high in the sky and days are long. No wonder it’s a hot month. My summer weather interns …

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Weather Photography is Art and Science

If you’ve seen the weather photos we put on TV then you know half the trick of a good picture is simply watching the sky and being at the ri…

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Lightning is Striking, 3-part Series

The Gulf Coast is home to frequent thunderstorms and that means a lot of lightning strikes. Separate fact from myth and learn lightning safe…

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Waterspouts Compared to Tornadoes

Waterspouts are generally a weaker cousin to tornadoes. By definition, a waterspout is a tornado over water but there’s a little more to it …

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Woods Fires, Wildfires and Weather

Wildfire is any large fire that gets out of control over a large area. You might think of it as something that only happens in the wildernes…

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Rainbows, Haloes, and Sun Dogs Above

Beauty in the sky is splashes of colors and arcs of light as rainbows, halos, and sundogs. How do they happen? When light passes from air in…

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Hole Punch Clouds Look a Little Strange

Hole Punch Clouds are simply high clouds that look like somebody punched a hole in them. The name is not scientific and sometimes you hear i…

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Weather FAQ and Homework Help

Weather Forecasting 1. Where does your weather information come from? Our weather data is compiled by the National Weather Service in Washin…

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Astronomy is Space Weather

Meteorologists study the atmosphere on Earth. You might think from the title meteorology that a meteorologist would study meteors. They do… …