Don Lipman
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Lightning safety: are the old rules still valid?

Lightning safety:  are the old rules still valid?

Experts have continued to emphasize that lightning avoidance is the single most valuable behavior in the face of danger.

D-Day at 70: The most important weather forecast in history

D-Day at 70: The most important weather forecast in history

In his new book, The Forecast for D-day: And the Weatherman behind Ike’s Greatest Gamble, John Ross does a masterful job of telling a story long overdue.

Effective tornado-proof houses and rooms: can they be built?

Effective tornado-proof houses and rooms: can they be built?

A recent tornado fatality in a so-called “safe room” is raising questions about their reliability.

You won’t believe how late in snowed in D.C. in colonial times

You won’t believe how late in snowed in D.C. in colonial times

Weather records from colonial days indicate heavy snow fell in Washington as late as April, with flakes even observed into May.