Have you been to an outdoor concert or event this summer? Did you think to check the weather first? Many times, people have waited so long for their favorite band to play that they don't think of anything else. When it does start thundering or raining, either people try and wait it out in the elements or go hide under a tent. Neither of these are good choices. Check out these 8 times that extreme winds from thunderstorms affected outdoor events.Topics: WeatherOps | Live Events | Wind | Thunderstorm |
By now, we have all seen the photo of the man mowing the lawn with a tornado behind him. Just take a quick look at the news every week and you will come across many other stories of people who did not seem situationally aware of the severe weather that was happening around them.Topics: WeatherOps | Lightning | Tornado | Wind | Thunderstorm |
We have all experienced a gust front, or outflow boundary, before. It is a process associated with thunderstorms and can cause winds strong enough to cause damage. While tied to thunderstorms, the gust front gets to you before the storm does.Topics: WeatherOps | RadarScope | Wind | Thunderstorm |
Everyone has heard the saying: "April showers bring May flowers." What if those showers are torrential downpours with hail and high winds? Yeah, flowers don't really like that and such is the life of plants when Oklahoma severe weather strikes.Topics: RadarScope | Wind | Thunderstorm | Flood |
The end of the week could be stormy for portions of tornado alley beginning Thursday and continuing into Friday. Here's what you need to know to be prepared for the upcoming severe weather threats.Topics: WeatherOps | Lightning | Wind | Hail | Thunderstorm |
As the number of installed wind generation facilities across the U.S. increases, so does the total available generation capacity. With total installed wind generation capacity now well past 75,000 Megawatts (MW) and racing towards 100,000 MW, wind generation is having a growing impact on the total consumption of other fuel sources used to produce electricity.Topics: Renewable Energy | Oil & Gas | Wind | Frontier |
Tis the season for Nor'easters. This is the time of the year that we start seeing the formation of Nor’easters along the Eastern Seaboard. These powerful storm systems can paralyze metropolitan areas with winds sometimes up to hurricane force. What are Nor’easters and what makes them so powerful?