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Near-Record Lull in Severe Weather Could Come to an End Next Week

Even though Friday was the official start to spring, severe weather season across the U.S. typically ramps up much earlier. This year, however, has been quiet. Extremely quiet. In fact, we're on track to see the quietest start to the year we've ever recorded. That's probably going to change pretty soon.… » 3/22/15 6:11pm 3/22/15 6:11pm

Explaining Microbursts, One of Nature's Most Dangerous Wind Storms

A major wind event known as a "microburst" leveled thousands of trees in Easthampton, Massachusetts this morning. Microbursts can create more damage than a weak tornado, and they're responsible for many lethal airplane crashes. What is a microburst and how do they form? » 10/09/14 3:03am 10/09/14 3:03am