June 6, 2010: Severe Outbreak

Severe thunder storms slammed the state on June 6th, 2010. I drove northeast into Litchfield and Hartford Counties to track the storms. A pa…

So This IS What The Radar Looked Like

I found some great imagery of the Springfield Mass. tornado that touched down back in June 2011. Radar analysis can be critical in identifyi…

Blown Away: A Hurricane Quiz

They’re big, they’re powerful, and when they hit land they can cause death and destruction. Test what you know about tropical storms and hur…

Save Your Soul: Extreme Weather Safety

Do you know what to do when severe weather strikes? Are you prepared for the worst? Find out by testing your knowledge in this questionnaire…

Twisted Tornado Test

Tornadoes are destructive and deadly, and can occur in every state of the US. They produce some of the strongest winds on Earth, and are und…

Other Hurricanes and Near-Misses

We didn’t forget about all of the tropical storms (not technically hurricanes) and near misses that pounded Connecticut over the years…

Blown Away…Literally

We often forget to even think about the posibility of a tornado in Connecticut, but not only has it happened before, but it happens pretty o…

Striking Lightning Facts

What comes first, lightning or thunder?The lightning itself actually causes thunder, so they occur at the same time. Since the speed of soun…

Summer Extremes — Tornadoes

Tornadoes are a fierce and destructive force. Connecticut’s experience with twisters is a volatile one. But if you think they are just an an…

Summer Extremes — Hurricanes

Late summer is prime-time for Hurricanes. It’s a weather beast that may not be all-to-common to us, but it certainly is no stranger either. …

Tornado Preparation Tips

While not common, tornadoes can and do strike in Connecticut. Here’s how you can be prepared, courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management A…