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Derecho Storm

A Derecho Storm Hit Chicago, And The Lightning Was Crazy

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green

With "polar vortex" memories fading fast, Midwesterners expanded their severe weather vocabulary yet again Monday to include the rare storm system kno...

Windy City In Crosshairs Of 'High Risk' Storm

Posted 06.12.2013 | Chicago

Chicago and the surrounding areas spent much of Wednesday bracing for a major storm the National Weather Service called "high risk," the most perilous...

Oh No, Here Comes Derecho 2.0?

Posted 06.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. residents may want to stock up on water and batteries. The area is expected to be hit by the tail end of a series of storms that ma...

Hurricane Sandy and the Cost of Climate Silence

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Researchers have found evidence of a link between global climate change effects and increasing frequency of extreme weather. Continued silence from our elected officials is adding up to a tidal wave of economic and environmental loss in the wake of events such as Sandy.

Newt's Apocalyptic Story Of D.C. Power Outages

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Some young conservatives heard an apocalyptic warning Tuesday morning from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich when the conservative Repu...

Powerful Derecho Storm Could Hit NYC

Posted 07.26.2012 | New York

As New York City braces for severe thunderstorms Thursday, weather experts are warning that a meteorological phenomenon known as a derecho could hit t...

'Derecho' Storm Transforms Beer For Special Brew Release

Posted 07.09.2012 | DC

We call this making lemonade out of lemons -- or good beer with "a nice mouthfeel" out of rapidly-spoiling-from-no-refrigeration beer. Like more th...

Dan Froomkin

Power Plays Preceded Storm's Power Outages | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday night's freak storm, people in the nation's capital aren't talking about power as a metaphor. They're talking abou...

PHOTOS: 'Derecho' Storm Causes Big Damage In Nation's Capital

Posted 06.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A fast-moving, aggressive thunderstorm system known as a derecho barreled through the nation's capital Friday evening causing wind damag...