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Derecho

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...

How to Eliminate Downed Power Lines

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

What's shocking about the parallels between our recent blizzard series and the Great White Hurricane is what New York City did 125 years ago that perhaps the rest of the country, or at least those in weather damage susceptible areas, ought to do as well.

Extreme Weather May Have Caused A Tsunami In New Jersey

Posted 06.26.2013 | Green

From Accuweather's Samantha-Rae Tuthill: Researchers are examining a possible meteotsunami that may have hit the coast of New Jersey June 13. The T...

Big Derecho Storm Bringing More Heavy Rain to NYC

Posted 06.13.2013 | New York

New Yorkers are gearing up for a powerful storm that has a small chance of turning into a derecho Thursday evening. Although forecasters say a dere...

What Is A Derecho?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.14.2013 | Green

As Mid-Atlantic states prepare for potentially severe thunderstorms Thursday, meteorologists have warned that there is a chance an unusual weather eve...

Derecho Fails To Form As Storm Moves East

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest brought soaking rains and heavy winds to the Mid-Atlantic Thursday, causi...

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...

This Is What Global Warming Looks Like (2012 Edition)

Dan Lashof | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green
Dan Lashof

Make no mistake, carbon pollution is the main reason our planet is getting hotter. It's time to listen to what the earth is telling us loud and clear.

PHOTOS: Crazy 'Ghostbuster' Clouds During Last Night's Storm

Posted 07.27.2012 | New York

Although the storm that rolled through New York City Thursday night didn't quite turn into the derecho we feared, the clouds still looked plenty omino...

Fierce Storm Claims Life In Brooklyn

Posted 07.27.2012 | New York

Thursday evening's powerful storm brought high winds and a heavy rains to the city, killing a 61-year old man walking home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. ...

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...

Damaging Weather Threatens Pennsylvania

Posted 07.27.2012 | Green

Storms loomed over Pennsylvania on Thursday, as residents across the Northeast braced for damaging weather. The National Weather Service issued tor...

Lessons From a Land Hurricane

Kim Witman | Posted 09.16.2012 | Home
Kim Witman

In October 1787, the premiere of Don Giovanni was postponed twice due to unprepared performers and tough rehearsal scheduling (according to Mozart.) In July 2012, Wolf Trap Opera's opening of Don Giovanni was postponed twice due to a land hurricane.

VIDEO: Did You See This Terrible Accident?

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.17.2012 | DC

This video shows passersby walking right past the victim of a fatal accident in Northern Virginia. Police are hoping that the video will encourage wit...

Utilities Will Bill Customers For Lost Revenue From Storm

Posted 07.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Power customers in Maryland will likely be fuming when they learn that electric utilities Pepco and BGE will be recouping lost reven...

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 d...