THE YEAR IN WEATHER 2015

The Year in Weather 2015

By BRENDAN HEBERTON. Dec 29, 2015

Nationally there were many amazing weather stories over the last year: the persistent drought in the west, the tremendous drought reversal in Texas, flooding rains in Oklahoma, another below-average severe weather and quiet-ish Atlantic hurricane season, the South Carolina floods, record-setting snowfall in Boston, and of course many more.

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Kat-Five | 10 Year Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

Kat-Five

By BRENDAN HEBERTON. Aug 19, 2015

Hurricane Katrina made multiple U.S. landfalls during the last days of August, 2005. First slamming Florida on August 25th, 2005 as a category 1 hurricane, the cyclone would move into the Gulf of Mexico and strengthen before making a second landfall as a category 3 hurricane in Louisiana on the morning of August, 29th, 2005. In the hours and days following the landfall in New Orleans it was clear the storm had inflicted extraordinary damage on the region, leaving behind a scar that would take years to heal.

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High Water | Colorado's historic floods of 2013

High Water

By BRENDAN HEBERTON. Nov 6, 2013

September 2013 brought catastrophic flooding to Colorado, taking lives and changing landscapes in what will almost certainly become one of the state’s costliest disasters in history. Many communities along the Front Range experienced 100 year and even 1000 year flooding, which means that in any given year there is only a 1% or 0.1% chance for such an event to occur respectively.

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Tornado Days

Tornado Days

By BRENDAN HEBERTON. July 18, 2013

The strongest of the 158 tornadoes during this three day outbreak was this EF-5 wedge tornado that tore through suburbs northwest of OKC. The damage path was 65 miles, there were 9 fatalities, with winds estimated at over 210 mph.

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