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First EF3 Tornado of 2014 Confirmed After Long, Slow Start to U.S. Tornado Season

A destructive tornado in North Carolina Friday ended an unusual delay in stronger tornado activity in 2014, cementing a new record for a lack of …

Did You See It? If Not, Here's The 'Blood Moon'

There were "whistles, cheers and howls" early Tuesday on the grounds of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles as the moon turned red during a total lunar eclipse.<p>As the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> adds, "Telescopes dotting the lawn pointed upward and southward, as the moon hovered above the observatory" and …

Ask Anything: Wind Chill? Heat Index? Can't We Combine Them?

Looking into whether doing so would work<p>More than 100 weather indices have been proposed over the past century in an effort to translate environmental conditions—how cold it is, how windy, how sunny, how wet—into felt experience and physiological risk. Many of these, like the wind chill and the …