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Severe Storms; Fire Danger; and Strong Pacific Storms

More strong storms on tap for the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Heavy rains could produce flooding and mudslides. Saturday, a cold front moving into the central U.S. will bring potential for severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes; and localized flooding potential. Dry winds in southwestern California will keep fire weather threats high. Read More >

 
Educational

  

Safety
 

 

Dangers of Flooding

 It doesn't have to be flash flooding to be deadly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:37
 

  

Weather & Climate
 

 

What is a Blizzard?

 Some of the worst weather the cold season can throw at us, but what exactly makes a blizzard?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:09

 

The El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

 How do ocean temperatures near the equator  affect weather all over the world?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:53

 

El Nino and North Dakota

 What does El Nino mean for North Dakota?

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:20

 

La Nina and North Dakota

 What does La Nina mean for North Dakota?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:40

 

 

Temperature
 

 

Measuring Temperature

 What are thermometers actually measuring?

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:07

 

Absolute Zero

 Just how cold can it get?

 

 

 

 

 

 

4:03

 

Twice As Warm

 Can one day be twice as warm or cold as the  next?

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:33
 

  

  More to come!