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Weather 101

What Attracts Lightning? 4 Situations To Stay Away From

Posted in: Weather 101
By Steve LaNore, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist
July 20, 2021

So, what attracts lighting strikes? Be alert to surroundings that place you in danger and learn easy ways to reduce your risk.

Dry Heat vs. Humid Heat — How Do They Affect Me?

Posted in: Weather 101
By Steve LaNore, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist
July 5, 2021

There are two types of weather-related heat—dry heat and humid heat. Find out which regions get dry and humid heat, what type of heat is most dangerous, and some of the risk factors and warning signs that someone may be experiencing heat stress or heatstroke.

What Is A Derecho? 4 Tips To Stay Safe During Severe Windstorms

Posted in: Weather 101
By AcuRite Team
June 23, 2021

In June 2012, a massive windstorm hit the eastern United States, causing widespread damage from Iowa to Washington D.C. It was the first time most people had ever heard of a derecho, but these wild storms happen every three to four years. What is a derecho, and what do you need to know to stay safe from one?

What’s the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

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By Steve LaNore, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist
June 21, 2021

What is the difference between weather and climate? It’s important to know that weather and climate are not the same and that there are various climate types worldwide.

How Do Thunderstorms Develop?

By AcuRite Team
June 1, 2021

Thunderstorm season is approaching quickly! Learn the stages of a thunderstorm's life cycle so you can be prepared by identifying warning signs of dangerous thunderstorm development.