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  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina was the most deadly US hurricane in modern history. It took hundreds of lives and produced record storm surge along the central Gulf Coast.
    Hurricane Katrina was the most deadly US hurricane in modern history. It took hundreds of lives and produced record storm surge along the central Gulf Coast.
  • Navy Hurricane Hunter in Hurricane Camille

    Navy Hurricane Hunter in Hurricane Camille

    Hurricane Hunters have a history before Keesler AFB. It's not just the C130 that has flown into tropical storms and hurricanes.
    Hurricane Hunters have a history before Keesler AFB. It's not just the C130 that has flown into tropical storms and hurricanes.
  • Mobile's Hurricane History Has Been Active

    Mobile's Hurricane History Has Been Active

    Many hurricanes have affected the Mobile area since 1900. Some are remembered for their heavy rain while others are remembered for surge, extreme wind, or for tornadoes.
    Many hurricanes have affected the Mobile area since 1900. Some are remembered for their heavy rain while others are remembered for surge, extreme wind, or for tornadoes.
  • Hurricanes and Tropical Storms in our Recent Past

    Hurricanes and Tropical Storms in our Recent Past

    You might be surprised at how many hurricanes and tropical storms have come this way in the last 20 years.
    You might be surprised at how many hurricanes and tropical storms have come this way in the last 20 years.
  • Hurricane Preparation

    Hurricane Preparation

    We live in hurricane territory along the Gulf Coast. Make no mistake, this is where tropical storms visit and we've all got to be prepared. Here are tips, links and phone numbers to get you started.
    We live in hurricane territory along the Gulf Coast. Make no mistake, this is where tropical storms visit and we've all got to be prepared. Here are tips, links and phone numbers to get you started.
  • Hurricane Knowledge

    Hurricane Knowledge

    If you've been through a few hurricanes then you know that no two are the same. Some bring extremes of wind, water, surge or tornadoes. Be prepared with knowledge.
    If you've been through a few hurricanes then you know that no two are the same. Some bring extremes of wind, water, surge or tornadoes. Be prepared with knowledge.
  • Hurricane Myths Can Mislead You

    Hurricane Myths Can Mislead You

    We've all heard a lot of old sayings about hurricanes. Many are nothing more than myths. Myths can get you hurt, facts can save your property and lives.
    We've all heard a lot of old sayings about hurricanes. Many are nothing more than myths. Myths can get you hurt, facts can save your property and lives.
  • Hurricane Hunters Fly into Nate

    Hurricane Hunters Fly into Nate

    The US Air Force Reserve sends hurricane hunters into any hurricane or tropical storm that threatens the US or our neighbors to take measurements.
    The US Air Force Reserve sends hurricane hunters into any hurricane or tropical storm that threatens the US or our neighbors to take measurements.
  • Emergency Management Offices

    Emergency Management Offices

    Contact information for the Emergency Management offices in the News 5 area.
    Contact information for the Emergency Management offices in the News 5 area.
  • Hurricane Forecast Cone, and Wind Scale

    Hurricane Forecast Cone, and Wind Scale

    Did you know the hurricane forecast cone is only for the center of the storm, and not for the strength?
    Did you know the hurricane forecast cone is only for the center of the storm, and not for the strength?
  • Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season

    Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season

    Get your home ready now for the threat of tropical weather. Here are many tips to get you started.
    Get your home ready now for the threat of tropical weather. Here are many tips to get you started.
  • Hurricane Trivia, Definitions, and Names

    Hurricane Trivia, Definitions, and Names

    Hurricanes can be extreme storms. Here are some facts and trivia for perspective.
    Hurricanes can be extreme storms. Here are some facts and trivia for perspective.
  • Hurricane Evacuation and Shelter Planning

    Hurricane Evacuation and Shelter Planning

    Evacuating for a hurricane requires some planning and thought. These tips will help you get started.
    Evacuating for a hurricane requires some planning and thought. These tips will help you get started.
  • After the Hurricane; Getting back to Normal

    After the Hurricane; Getting back to Normal

    After a hurricane passes you might have a large recovery and cleanup ahead of you. Plan now to make it easier later.
    After a hurricane passes you might have a large recovery and cleanup ahead of you. Plan now to make it easier later.
  • Hurricane Shelters in the News 5 Area

    Hurricane Shelters in the News 5 Area

    Hurricane shelters in the News 5 area. Not all are open for every storm.
    Hurricane shelters in the News 5 area. Not all are open for every storm.
  • Severe Weather FAQ and Preparation

    Severe Weather FAQ and Preparation

    © Jene Young© Jene Young
    Severe means damaging wind over 58mph, hail larger than an inch, or a tornado. "Severe" does not account for lightning or how loud or rainy a thunderstorm is.
    Severe means damaging wind over 58mph, hail larger than an inch, or a tornado. By definition "severe" does not account for lightning or how loud or rainy a thunderstorm is.
  • Lightning, Floods, Tornadoes and Severe Storms

    Lightning, Floods, Tornadoes and Severe Storms

    © Brian Kasch© Brian Kasch
    Thunderstorms are a normal part of our weather but when they grow strong they can produce intense lightning, floods, damaging wind, and tornadoes. Here's how to stay safe from these threats.
    Thunderstorms are a normal part of our weather but when they grow strong they can produce intense lightning, floods, damaging wind, and tornadoes. Here's how to stay safe from these threats.
  • Waterspouts Compared to Tornadoes

    Waterspouts Compared to Tornadoes

    mystangmystang
    Waterspouts are generally a weaker cousin to tornadoes. By definition, a waterspout is a tornado over water but there's a little more to it than that.
    Waterspouts are generally a weaker cousin to tornadoes. By definition, a waterspout is a tornado over water but there's a little more to it than that.
  • Summer Weather Hazards: Heat, Ozone, and UV Radiation

    Summer Weather Hazards: Heat, Ozone, and UV Radiation

    Lea PaulLea Paul
    We look forward to summer for the opportunities to get outdoors. Aside from thunderstorms, we have to prepare for excessive heat with humidity, ground-level ozone, and UV radiation.
    We look forward to summer for the opportunities to get outdoors. Aside from thunderstorms, we have to prepare for excessive heat with humidity, ground-level ozone, and UV radiation.
  • Weather App from WKRG is Free and Powerful

    Weather App from WKRG is Free and Powerful

    The WKRG smart phone weather app is free and powerful with radar, tropical weather, and alerts for where you are.
    The WKRG smart phone weather app is free and powerful with radar, tropical weather, and alerts for where you are.
  • Weather FAQ and Homework Help

    Weather FAQ and Homework Help

    Everybody has a question about the weather. It doesn't matter whether it is about how the weather works or about how we do weather at News 5. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
    Everybody has a question about the weather. It doesn't matter whether it is about how the weather works or about how we do weather at News 5. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Summer Heat Danger in Vehicles

    Summer Heat Danger in Vehicles

    Temperatures in parked cars and trucks with windows closed rise rapidly in the summer sun. It's not unusual to find readings over 125 degrees after only 30 minutes.
    Temperatures in parked cars and trucks with windows closed rise rapidly in the summer sun. It's not unusual to find readings over 125 degrees after only 30 minutes.
  • Astronomy is Space Weather

    Astronomy is Space Weather

    Meteorologists study the atmosphere on Earth. Astronomers study space and space weather. Read more about comets, meteoroids, and the aurora.
    Meteorologists study the atmosphere on Earth. More correctly the science of weather is called atmospheric science. Astronomers study space and space weather. Read more about comets, meteoroids, and the aurora.
  • Rainbows, Haloes, and Sun Dogs Above

    Rainbows, Haloes, and Sun Dogs Above

    Rainbows, haloes and sun dogs are common. All it takes is being at the right place at the right time to marvel at nature's majesty.
    Rainbows, haloes and sun dogs are common. All it takes is being at the right place at the right time to marvel at nature's majesty.
  • Weather Balloon Launch to Capture Data

    Weather Balloon Launch to Capture Data

    Weather balloons, known as radiosondes, are launched twice a day all over the Earth. The instruments give us data for what's going on above our heads. Here's the process.
    Weather balloons, known as radiosondes, are launched twice a day all over the Earth. The instruments give us data for what's going on above our heads. Here's the process.
  • Weather Photography is Art and Science

    Weather Photography is Art and Science

    Tim WilliamsTim Williams
    There's always something to photograph in the sky or related to weather. Here are some tips and tricks to getting a good picture and submitting it to us at News 5.
    There's always something to photograph in the sky or related to weather. Here are some tips and tricks to getting a good picture and submitting it to us at News 5.
  • Woods Fires, Wildfires and Weather

    Woods Fires, Wildfires and Weather

    Alan SeallsAlan Sealls
    Wildfires are not just something that happen in dry western states. They can flare up anywhere locally or on Earth when weather conditions interact with fuel sources.
    Wildfires are not just something that happen in dry western states. They can flare up anywhere locally or on Earth when weather conditions interact with fuel sources. Wildfires and woods fires  become a big danger to property.
  • Hole Punch Clouds Look a Little Strange

    Hole Punch Clouds Look a Little Strange

    Jamey CovingtonJamey Covington
    If you've ever seen a flat layer of clouds with a perfect circle in the middle then you may have witnessed what's called a hole punch cloud. They also are not as rare as you might think.
    If you've ever seen a flat layer of clouds with a perfect circle in the middle then you may have witnessed what's called a hole punch cloud. They also are not as rare as you might think.
  • Global Warming and Climate Change Science

    Global Warming and Climate Change Science

    While climate change is normal, in the last half century, temperatures have risen at a much greater rate than what we would expect from natural cycles.
    While climate change is normal, in the last half century, temperatures have risen at a much greater rate than what we would expect from natural cycles.
  • Mobile Weather Record Highs, Lows and Extremes

    Mobile Weather Record Highs, Lows and Extremes

    We usually just remember the last week or two of weather. Go back and you'll find extremes in the Mobile area that may surprise you. Here are weather extremes along with first and last freezes.
    We usually just remember the last week or two of weather. Go back and you'll find extremes in the Mobile area that may surprise you. Here are weather extremes along with first and last freezes.
  • Winter Weather is Cool, With Some Hazards

    Winter Weather is Cool, With Some Hazards

    Alan SeallsAlan Sealls
    While winter is cold, it can be a pretty weather season. There are many hazards from the cold such as frost bite, ice, heavy snow, hypothermia, and there are risks to your property from cold and ice.
    While winter is cold, it can be a pretty weather season. There are many hazards from the cold such as frost bite, ice, heavy snow, hypothermia, and there are risks to your property from cold and ice.
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