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Inclement Weather For California; Fire Weather Threat In The High Plains

A strong storm and frontal system will move through Central and Southern California over the next two days, perhaps lingering through midweek. Expect heavy snowfall across the Sierra into the Southern California mountains and heavy rainfall which may cause flooding and debris flows in Southern California. There is an elevated to critical fire weather risk across the Southern 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!