What makes a thunderstorm “severe”

The thresholds for a severe thunderstorm are seemingly arbitrary, however, there is well-documented reasoning for each criterion.

By Dennis Mersereau July 9

Are winters getting windier in Washington, D.C.?

Did it seem like March was not only cold, but also very windy? That’s the truth: D.C. experienced the windiest March in over 30 years. And five of the past seven Februarys have ranked among the 15 windiest in Reagan National Airport’s recorded weather history.

By Rick Grow April 3, 2013