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                                     Mental Floss


I began contributing articles about the weather for Mental Floss in December 2015. I try to update this list as frequently as possible; you can follow my latest posts there at my author page.
  1. April 3, 2017: 4 Reliable Ways to Get Severe Weather Warnings—and 1 Unreliable One
  2. March 28, 2017: Cyclone Debbie Made Landfall in Australia
  3. March 27, 2017: Storms Head Across the U.S. This Week
  4. March 13, 2017: A Massive Snowstorm Is Heading to the Northeast
  5. March 5, 2017: What Is an "Atmospheric River"?
  6. March 3, 2017: 8 Climatic Facts About Our Abnormally Warm Winter
  7. February 28, 2017: Severe Thunderstorms Head to Midwest, South, and Northeast
  8. February 17, 2017: Heavy Rain Heads for California—and the Oroville Dam
  9. February 8, 2017: Look Out! Heavy Snow and Strong Winds Are Heading to the Northeast
  10. February 8, 2017: 7 Wintery Facts About Ice, Freezing Rain, and Sleet
  11. February 4, 2017: Is California's Drought Finally Ending?
  12. February 1, 2017: 4 Reasons Why the Weather Forecast Is Better Than Ever
  13. January 13, 2017: What Is Thundersnow?
  14. January 6, 2017: Get Your Shovel: A Big Storm Will Stun the Southeast Tonight
  15. December 27, 2016: 5 Record-Breaking Facts of 2016
  16. December 25, 2016: 4 Ways to Become a Weather Forecaster From Your Backyard
  17. December 16, 2016: 6 Notable Facts About the 2016 Hurricane Season
  18. December 7, 2016: The South's First Winter Storm Explained
  19. November 30, 2016: Drought Continues to Plague the Southeast
  20. November 28, 2016: 6 Tips for Being Smart About Snow Forecasts
  21. November 23, 2016: Some Parts of the U.S. Will Have a Dreary Thanksgiving
  22. November 19, 2016: 7 Advanced Facts About the GOES-R Weather Satellite Launching Today
  23. November 13, 2016: What's Happening With Europe's Weather
  24. October 30, 2016: 4 Times the Weather Was Frightening on Halloween
  25. October 24, 2016: Drought Disrupts Fall Foliage
  26. October 21, 2016: Snow May Fall on the Northeast and New England by Sunday
  27. October 14, 2016: Another Big Storm Is Heading for the Pacific Northwest
  28. October 7, 2016: Matthew Hits Florida, Continues Up the East Coast
  29. October 6, 2016: Hurricane Matthew Will Slam Florida Tonight
  30. October 6, 2016: Why Was September So Hot?
  31. October 5, 2016: Matthew Moves Through the Bahamas and Heads for Florida on Thursday
  32. October 4, 2016: 5 Record-Breaking Extreme Weather Events in the U.S.
  33. October 4, 2016: Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti, May Head North
  34. September 30, 2016: Is It Possible to Have Lightning But No Thunder?
  35. September 27, 2016: 7 Cyclonic Facts About the Hurricane Highway
  36. September 19, 2016: 7 Facts About the Unusual Ways We Name Tropical Cyclones
  37. September 17, 2016: Meranti Was a Super Typhoon for the Record Books
  38. September 12, 2016: 7 Things to Know About Storm Surges
  39. September 3, 2016: What Is the 'Cone of Uncertainty'?
  40. September 1, 2016: Tropical Storm Hermine Will Make Landfall in Florida Tonight
  41. August 31, 2016: Hurricanes Close In on Hawaii
  42. August 30, 2016: What's The Difference Between Scattered And Isolated Thunderstorms?
  43. August 24, 2016: Will 'Invest 99L' Turn Into a Tropical Cyclone?
  44. August 22, 2016: July 2016 Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded
  45. August 17, 2016: Why Is the Flooding in Louisiana So Bad?
  46. August 14, 2016: What Is a True Monsoon?
  47. August 2, 2016: Weather Channel Meteorologist Dave Schwartz Dies at 63
  48. August 1, 2016: What Is the 'Spaghetti Model'?
  49. July 28, 2016: Is the Heat Index Real?
  50. July 26, 2016: 4 Ways to Get Through a Power Outage on a Budget
  51. July 25, 2016: Why Are Hurricanes and Typhoons More Common in the Pacific?
  52. July 19, 2016: An Intense Heat Wave Will Blanket Much of the U.S. This Week
  53. July 13, 2016: Incredible Deluge Floods Minnesota and Wisconsin
  54. July 6, 2016: What's Going On in This Pilot's Spectacular Storm Photo?
  55. July 2, 2016: 6 Ways Humans Influence the Weather
  56. July 1, 2016: SurgeFX Augments Reality in the Weather Channel's Studio
  57. June 29, 2016: There's No Such Thing as 'the Temperature in the Shade'
  58. June 25, 2016: How Wind Can Change the Danger Level of a Thunderstorm
  59. June 17, 2016: Record-Breaking Heat Will Sear the Southwest Through Tuesday
  60. June 4, 2016: The National Weather Service 2016 Hurricane Season Forecast Is Here
  61. May 29, 2016: 3 Quick Tips for Spotting Fake Weather Pictures
  62. May 24, 2016: 5 Facts About the Trickiness of Weather Forecasting
  63. May 23, 2016: Record-Breaking Heat Sears Southern Asia
  64. May 17, 2016: The Names of Three 2015 Hurricanes Are Being Retired
  65. May 15, 2016: 15 Billowing Facts About Clouds
  66. May 15, 2016: La Niña Is Likely on the Way
  67. May 6, 2016: How the Fort McMurray Blaze Grew Into a Monster Firestorm
  68. April 26, 2016: 8 Tornado Safety Tips
  69. April 24, 2016: Why Does It Seem Like Tornadoes Target Mobile Homes?
  70. April 22, 2016: 9 Hard-Hitting Facts About Hail
  71. April 16, 2016: Few People Die From Lightning Strikes These Days. Why?
  72. April 7, 2016: 10 Damaging Facts About the Fujita Scale
  73. March 28, 2016: Hot Days and Cool Night Can Trigger Rockfalls
  74. March 28, 2016: Pacific Ocean Warming Can Predict East Coast Heat Waves 50 Days in Advance
  75. March 23, 2016: How Does Weather Radar Work?
  76. March 9, 2016: 5 Severe Weather Terms to Know as Spring Storms Near
  77. March 3, 2016: What Is the Snow-to-Liquid Ratio?
  78. February 25, 2016: Why Did We Just Have a Spring-Like Tornado Outbreak?
  79. February 14, 2016: How the Wind Chill Makes Cold Days Even Worse
  80. February 13, 2016: A Brutal Cold Snap Is Freezing Much of the U.S. This Week
  81. February 6, 2016: What Is El Niño, and Why Does It Have Such a Big Impact?
  82. February 2, 2016: Why Is It Controversial to Name Winter Storms?
  83. January 25, 2016: How the Historic East Coast Blizzard Came to Life
  84. January 22, 2016: Snowpocalypse 2016 Has Begun
  85. January 20, 2016: A Huge Snowstorm Will Soon Slam the East Coast
  86. January 19, 2016: Why Are Nor'easters So Hard to Forecast?
  87. January 15, 2016: We Just Had the First January Hurricane in the Atlantic Since 1954
  88. January 15, 2016: 15 Facts About 'The Year Without a Summer'
  89. January 11, 2016: 7 Common Causes of Death During Winter Storms (and How to Prevent Them)
  90. January 5, 2016: The North Pole Warm-Up Explained
  91. December 26, 2015: 5 Beautiful Weather Events to Look for on Your Winter Break
  92. December 23, 2015: The Festivus Forecast Calls for Severe Weather
  93. December 20, 2015: Where's All the Snow That's Supposed to Be in Buffalo?
  94. December 9, 2015: Seattle Just Had Its Darkest Day in Nine Years
  95. December 8, 2015: How to Pick the Best Weather App, Website, or Software for You