You’ve seen it a million times. You are watching your favorite program on television and that scrolling bar appears at the bottom. It says something along the lines of “The National Weather Service in (your local forecast office city) has issued a (some kind of weather hazard, ex: Severe Thunderstorm) Warning until 10:00 PM. For some, this scrolling bar appears as a foreign language.
Have you ever experienced a windy day where it felt much colder than the thermometer suggested? More than likely you experienced the wind chill effect. Meteorologists on television are always highlighting the wind chill during cold and windy outbreaks.
Long Island to New York City, all the way up through Boston and Providence, Maine experienced transportation shutdowns, electricity outages, and even a few mandatory curfews. Again the northeastern U.S. experienced a “historical” storm, this time a potent nor’easter and not a hurricane. This coastal storm started out as a small disturbance in Texas and trekked up the coastline gradually gaining strength.
Nestled in the hills of west-central Pennsylvania is a small town with a population of about 6,000. On your average day, Punxsutawney appears to be a normal town. People go about their business at a normal pace. Everything is good….and then February rolls around and things get wild.
Get the buffalo chicken dip ready. The Playoffs are over and the Super Bowl is just around the corner. There are many things that excite me when it comes football. I look forward to the hard hits, big plays, and even rooting for teams I normally don’t root for (we’ll get them next year St. Louis).
Great video showing every weather warning the National Weather Service issued for 2012.
The weather outside affects the activities we do every day. Most people rely on local weather reports to obtain their weather information to get through the week. Wouldn’t it be helpful to get weather information that was quicker, more local, and more beneficial to you?
2012 is coming to an end and it’s time to take a look back on the main weather events from the year. 2012 has been the year of extremes with an active hurricane season, tornado outbreaks, abnormally warm temperatures and drought making headlines across the nation.
Ever wanted to throw boiling water from a balcony in freezing weather just to see what would happen? Now you don’t have to - this guy in Russian did it for you.
It’s that time of the year. Thanksgiving is over with. Black Friday has passed. Cyber Monday is gone and if you are like me you are still scrambling for gift ideas for family members and loved ones. Finding gifts for people can be tough but sometimes people over think what people may like. That is why I’m here to present some gift ideas to make your life easier. Weather affects people everyday so why not get them something weather related?
With November 30th quickly approaching, it is just about time to say goodbye to the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Before we let the season slip into the past however, let’s take a trip down memory lane and recap the busy season.
It’s been about a week since Hurricane Sandy came barreling into New Jersey with strong winds, heavy rain, and a storm surge unlike any other seen by people in this region. Since that day, people have been picking up the pieces trying to return to a sense of normalcy.
A possible Con Ed explosion caused by Hurricane Sandy was caught on film.
Google Crisis Response has put together a great interactive map showing Hurricane Sandy’s projected path.
Weather forecasters are often criticized for getting it wrong - but not normally like this.
Video and pictures from the high altitude tornado that formed on Mt Evans on July 28th, 2012.
Speaking of living your life in the weather, we want to see exactly how the weather is a part of your day. Yes, it’s true, seeing a picture of a phenomenal sunset or a sick lightning storm is really cool but what we want to know is how that sunset or lightning affected your life.
In the first of a series to help familiarize readers with some of America’s weather forecasters, Weatherist spoke with Keith Marler, winner of Weatherist’s “America’s Favorite Weather Forecaster” contest, and meteorologist and morning host at KMSP in Minneapolis.
The people, as they say, have spoken. And the title of America’s Most Favorite Weather Forecaster goes to … (drum roll) … Keith Marler, morning meteorologist at KMSP (Fox) in Minneapolis.
The nominations are in! We had an overwhelming response with 60+ nominations for your favorite weather forecaster. The polls will close on Friday, March 2nd at midnight and you can vote once per day.
This animation covers over 14 years of United States weather. It is composed of 120,900 individual frames spaced 1 hour apart.
Nominate your favorite forecaster below and we will compile the top submissions into a brand new poll. Nominations will be open until midnight on Friday, February 10th and the new polls will open Monday, February 13th. So show your favorite forecaster some love and nominate them now!
I’d like to talk about the hardships of forecasting severe weather in New England. Sometimes it seems like everything goes wrong in a day. Many big severe weather events have panned out exactly like that.
Denver weatherman congratulates the anchor on his "Big Hooters"?
A San Francisco company touts crowd-funding as a way to raise $4.5 million to build an all-weather field and track at Joseph George Middle School in San Jose
One of the great features of Weatherist.com is the ability for users to submit their own forecasts. This feature allows you, the user, to compete with the pros and potentially end up at the top of our leaderboard.
Steve Jacobs is bit on the butt by a pelican on live TV.
Studies show that most viewers watch local news just for the weather—this might be a new technique for delivering the forecast!
A local weatherman in Florida absolutely freaks out when a cockroach runs across his leg while taping his segment.
Scott Steele from TMJ4 Milwaukee wears a green tie on the green screen.
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