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Temperatures Well Above Normal in the Southwest & California; Snow Possible in the Northern Plains

Much above average temperatures will continue from California, through the Southwest and into the Great Basin, with poor air quality due to ongoing wildfires. Elsewhere, a slow-moving storm over the Northern High Plains will reach the Upper Great Lakes by Wednesday. This system will produce areas of snow, rain, and freezing rain. Rainy weather will also continue over parts of Florida. 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!