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Beta Moving Toward the Texas Coast; Fire Weather Concerns in the West

Beta is expected to slowly approach the Texas coast with an increasing risk of heavy rainfall and flooding along the northwest Gulf Coast by Sunday. Life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds are possible along portions of the Texas Coast by Monday. Elsewhere, gusty conditions will again result in fire weather concerns from the Southwest to the High Plains. 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!