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  • Do's and Don'ts if Your Car Is Caught in a Flood

     
    Storms moving through central Colorado in recent days have dropped record rainfall in a short time, causing floods that resulted in the deaths of three people in addition to mass evacuations, property destruction, school closures and impassable highways and ro
  • Ask Tom: What is a pneumonia front?

    Ask Tom: What is a pneumonia front? Dear Tom, What is the definition of a pneumonia front? CJ Bratta, Chicago Dear CJ, The term "pneumonia front," originated by the National Weather Service in Milwaukee during the 1960s, refers to a strong cold...

    Ask Tom: Is the Weller Tornado System still used?

    Dear Tom, Does the National Weather Service still use the Weller Tornado System? Rob DiPietro Dear Rob, You are referring to the "Weller Method," a discredited method of tornado detection (and never employed by the National Weather Service). In the...

    Ask Tom: What are some words of weather wisdom?

    Dear Tom, People sometimes say, "If you don't like the weather here, wait 10 minutes and it will change." Can you provide some other interesting weather quotations? — Rich Holland Dear Rich, Indeed I can. Roger Edwards, a meteorologist with...

    Ask Tom: How do wind speed forecasts work?

    Dear Tom, Does a wind forecast of 15 to 25 mph mean steady winds of 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph? What is the interpretation? — Jimmy White, Chicago Dear Jimmy, It is the nature of wind speeds to vary — to increase abruptly to brief gusts...