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Hailstorms: A Summer Weather Paradox

The idea of ice falling from summer skies may sound alien, but this weather phenomenon, known as hail, is actually quite normal.

Urban Heat Islands: Why Summer Is Hotter In the City

The hustle and bustle of city life not only makes for a "happening" environment, it also makes for a hotter one (literally).

What Is an Excessive Heat Event?

When it comes to summertime temperatures, how much heat is "too much"?

Summer Weather Safety

Heat may be a top weather-related killer, but it's not the only event to wreak havoc on your summertime health and comfort.

3 Things You Didn't Know about Tornado Alley

Think you're a tornado expert? Discover 3 things you never knew about the United States' infamous Tornado Alley region.

Wind Scales

The 3 types of wind scales are defined in the About.com Weather Glossary.

Numerical Weather Prediction and Modeling: A History

Have you ever listened to a weather forecast and heard the meteorologist mention something about "models?" If so, you were probably left wondering just what a weather model is.

Beware of These 4 Weather Alerts This Summer

Has one of these alerts been issued for your area? It means that your body is in serious danger of heat stress!

Weather vs. Climate: What's the Difference?

Apparently time isn't just money...it's also what separates weather from climate.

Why Bank Thermometers Can't Be Trusted

When it comes to temperature displays at the entrances of banks and other businesses, take the 'X-Files' approach: Trust No One.

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