Archives: Midwest US Weather

Midwest US weather can be full of extremes: The Weather Station Experts breaks it all down in these blog posts.

30 Years Later: Remembering The Great Flood of 1993

Ed Oswald

This summer marks three decades since the United States experienced one of its most significant and devastating natural disasters – the Great Flood of 1993. Affecting nine states across the Midwest and resulted in the loss of 50 lives, causing an estimated $15 billion in damages (approximately $30 million in ... Continue reading

The 10 Warmest States in the US

TWSE Explains

Some people hate the cold. We understand that (although we’re big fans of snow). So where should you move if you don’t want to deal with winter anymore? That’s why we created this list of the top 10 warmest states in the US. It shouldn’t be surprising that every state ... Continue reading

Remembering the El Reno Tornado of May 31, 2013

Ed Oswald

On May 31, 2013, a tornado struck El Reno, Oklahoma. This tornado was historic because it was the widest tornado and had some of the fastest ground wind speeds ever recorded by mobile radar - 296 mph. The El Reno tornado didn't cause significant damage, as it passed through mainly rural areas around El Reno and west of Oklahoma City. However, the loss of life, including three experienced storm chasers' deaths, shocked the meteorological community.

Is Tornado Alley Shifting East?

Ed Oswald

As winter changes to spring, meteorologists switch focus from winter storms to severe weather. Ramping up first in the Deep South in March, tornado season reaches its peak in 'Tornado Alley' in May and June.

The 10 States With the Best Weather Year Round

TWSE Explains

Some people like the change of seasons. But others of us would much rather have dependable nice weather day in and day out. For some, that means a cool breeze and moderate temperatures, while others may seek year-round sunshine. If you’re one of those people who can’t get enough of ... Continue reading

10 Windiest US Cities

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Chicago is called "America's Windy City." It earned this nickname because of its windy winters. However, is Chicago the windiest city in America? To find out, we compiled data on the 10 windiest cities in the US. The results might surprise you.

The Top 10 Warmest US Cities

TWSE Explains

As winter approaches, many people prepare for the cold weather and freezing temperatures. However, some towns don't have to worry about dragging out the winter clothing from storage as the year ends. These locations have some of the best weather in the US if you're into the heat.

The Top 10 Coldest US Cities

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Not a big fan of the heat? Can't wait for the first snowfall? If you like cold weather here in the US, all you have to do in most cases is move north. All but one of the coldest cities in the US are found in the Upper Midwest, where frequent Arctic blasts make winters more brutal than the rest of the country, with some of the coldest temperatures outside of Alaska!

The Sunniest US Cities

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Sunshine is good for you. It's a natural source of Vitamin D. It elevates your mood and has been shown to lower blood pressure. A sunny day makes outdoor activities that much more pleasant. If you love the sunshine, there's no better place in America to be than the Desert Southwest.