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Recent articles by Effrage:

Will tornado outbreaks become more common in the future?

Aug. 15 marks 235 years since the first known tornado outbreak in the United States. What does that mean? → Read More

When can you see the last super moon of 2022?

After Thursday, it will be almost an entire year until we see another super moon. → Read More

Have a ragweed allergy? Here are some tips on how to treat yourself

A 20-year study shows most places are seeing ragweed season extend anywhere from 6-15 days. → Read More

Floods break out across the country; what are the effects?

Floods can be destructive and damaging, but they also have helpful and necessary effects on the natural environment. → Read More

What are the different types of tornadoes?

Tornadoes come in many different forms. What makes them distinct from each other? → Read More

Why has this year's hurricane season been slow to start?

It's two months into the tropical storm season, but the skies over the Atlantic have been quiet. Why is that? → Read More

What are the different types of fire storms?

Not every viral video of a fire tornado is an actual fire tornado; there's three other phenomena it could be. → Read More

NOAA's new supercomputers will improve accuracy of weather forecasts

This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration added two new supercomputers to its fleet to better capture and predict weather events. → Read More

'If it's breezy, swing easy' | How weather could impact golfers at the John Deere Classic

Temperatures, humidity, wind and precipitation can affect your golf game - both positively and negatively. → Read More

Heat waves: How do they affect crops?

As we enter into the hottest part of the year, we will see heat waves across the country. How does affect our crops? → Read More

What the hail? | Here's a look at how hail forms and the damage it can cause

During thunderstorms, hail can cause significant damage to property, vehicles and aircraft. → Read More

Power outages, home damage, devastation: Why NOAA says we're in for an above-average hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted an above-average hurricane season in 2022. What does that mean? → Read More

Here's some tips for pool safety as summer approaches

As the weather becomes warmer, many will start to spend more time by the pool. Here are some tips to follow. → Read More

Memorial Day: What weather to expect on the unofficial start of summer

So, what exactly can expect weather-wise this summer heading into Memorial Day weekend? → Read More

How spring weather could impact on your allergies

As we are nearing peak grass pollen levels, you may have been experiencing intense allergy symptoms. → Read More

When will we see the next total lunar eclipse?

If you missed this weekend's lunar eclipse, don't worry; there's another one on the way. → Read More

Climate change is spiking frequency, intensity of severe weather

Severe weather in the Midwest can bring dangerous systems that develop quickly. A changing climate means better potential for those storms to be even more powerful. → Read More

What are the different types of thunderstorms?

As spring and the rainy season wait just around the corner, learn about just how different thunderstorms can be. → Read More

How did daylight saving time begin?

Here's how the idea, jokingly made by Benjamin Franklin, is now used in over 70 countries worldwide. → Read More

The Enhanced Fujita Scale: How tornadoes are measured

Here's how the National Weather Service uses the Enhanced Fujita Scale to determine tornado strength. → Read More