Blogs Midwest

You Say ‘Derecho,’ We Say ‘Must-See’ Video

  • Published: Jul 6th, 2012

Amazing video helps explain the "derecho" event that knocked out power to millions and killed about two dozen on June 29.

Media Heats Up with Coverage of Extreme Weather

  • Published: Jul 2nd, 2012

Media outlets nationwide are talking about the heat wave & severe thunderstorms. Here's some coverage we're reading.

Heat Wave Sets More All-Time Temperature Records

  • Published: Jul 1st, 2012

All-time record temperatures were set in Southeast, while millions were still without power after Friday's severe weather.

Heat Wave Bakes the West and High Plains, Moves East

  • Published: Jun 26th, 2012

Record heat in the West and High Plains is aggravating tinderbox conditions, and is moving to the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.

Did Global Warming Set Stage for Duluth Flooding?

  • Published: Jun 22nd, 2012

Research shows that heavy rains like what occurred this week in Duluth, Minnesota are becoming more likely to occur.

Spring Backward? For Many, April Was Cooler than March

  • Published: May 1st, 2012

April was cooler than March in parts of the Northeast, an unprecedented occurrence in some cities.

Image of the Day: A Maple Syrup Story With a Bitter Taste

  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2012

The sap flow from the maple trees is governed by alternate freezing and thawing patterns in the late winter.

Image of the Day: Superior View of Ice & Snow

  • Published: Mar 20th, 2012

The lack of ice on Lake Superior this winter puts the average decline in ice coverage over the past 40 winters at 79 percent.