By Brett Rathbun – AccuWeather
Travel problems will occur across the south-central United States this weekend as a major storm brings everything from blizzard conditions to the threat for tornadoes.
This storm will slowly track northeastward across the South Central states into Monday with the likelihood of closed roads and flight cancellations.
This storm will create a travel headache for anyone trying to get home following the Christmas holiday. Those that do not need to travel this weekend are urged to stay home.
Continue reading at AccuWeather: Winter storm to blast central US with blizzard conditions, severe weather and life-threatening flooding
JUMP TO: Blizzard to unfold across New Mexico, southern High Plains | Ice to coat central Texas to northern Missouri | Major flooding to threaten eastern Oklahoma to Missouri | Severe thunderstorms to roll across Texas, lower Mississippi Valley
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By Angela Counter – Off The Grid News
As the weather turns colder, thoughts are no doubt turning to adding insulation, sealing leaks, and pulling the wool rugs out of storage. Properly winterizing your home helps keep energy costs down and spirits high once Jack Frost moves in.
The doors and windows to your home can be challenging to properly insulate, however, and will remain vulnerable to heat loss. Consider preventing some of this vulnerability with the addition of a mud room to provide a buffer between your home and the inhospitable conditions.
Although you can install well-insulated fiberglass exterior doors to keep weather out, nothing compares to the insulation offered by an interior wall. A mud room is a vestibule built along the side of the main dwelling which separates the door from the outside. Whether fully insulated or not, it functions as an airlock and prevents the full force of wind, rain and snow from having access to the exterior door. Consequently, less cold air and moisture finds their way inside. A mud room will even provide your home with protection from heat, making it more energy-efficient in summertime, too.
Continue reading at Off The Grid News: The Little-Known, Simple Way To Keep Frigid Temps Outside Your Home
By Jillian MacMath – AccuWeather
Since the first indication that a powerful El Niño was set to develop, there has been significant speculation about what impacts it would have within the United States.
El Niño is defined by above-normal sea surface temperatures in the eastern and central equatorial Pacific Ocean.
Occurring every two to five years, El Niño’s most significant effects on North America occur during the wintertime.
However, the resulting weather varies depending on where the warm water temperatures are centered.
“Confidence continues to grow that this El Niño will be one of the stronger El Niños over the past 50 years,” according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Anderson.
Expected to mimic a similar pattern as the winter of 1997-1998, this year’s El Niño could mean big impacts to California and the eastern half of the United States.
Continue reading at AccuWeather: US El Nino Forecast: California, East to Bear Brunt of Impacts This Winter
Published on Sep 18, 2015
By Alex Sosnowski – AccuWeather
While lulls in tropical activity in the Atlantic will continue, a rapid end to the hurricane season in September does not always occur during an El Niño.
It is true that an El Niño can sometimes make the environment more hostile for tropical systems to form and survive faster than average. However, this is not always the case.
According to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski, “There are some years where the cause and effect nature of El Niño practically bring an early shut down to the Atlantic hurricane season and other years where we see tropical storms or hurricanes well into October.”
The average peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is around September 10, according to NOAA.
Continue reading at AccuWeather: Atlantic May Yield More Systems as Peak of Hurricane Season Nears Despite El Nino
Published on Jul 31, 2015
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By Brian Lada – AccuWeather
A major severe weather event is set to unfold across the northern U.S. Plains and Canadian Prairies on Monday and Monday night with possible large, damaging tornadoes.
The threat will come as a potent storm system swings eastward out of the Rockies, providing ample energy for severe thunderstorms to tap into an area from southern Manitoba to Kansas.
“There will be a lot of energy clashing with a surge of heat and humidity coming northward from the Plains,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.
All of this energy will contribute to the intensity of the thunderstorms on Monday into Tuesday, bringing the threat of tornadoes.
In addition to tornadoes, thunderstorms are also expected to produce damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and torrential downpours as they develop on Monday and roll eastward through Monday night.
More continued coverage at AccuWeather: Violent Storms to Bring Tornadoes to US Plains, Canadian Prairies Monday