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What Does Lingering El Niño Mean for US Tornado Activity in 2016?

What Does Lingering El Niño Mean for US Tornado Activity in 2016?
Do you live in California or Florida? You may see more twisters than usual this year. If you live in Tornado Alley, though, you might get a reprieve.
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Forget El Niño, 2016 is All About La Niña

Forget El Niño, 2016 is All About La Niña
2015’s El Niño was the strongest in decades. Some experts think a similarly strong La Niña could impact the US this year. Here’s what that might mean for our weather and your insurance coverage.
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Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Winter Storm Goliath

Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Winter Storm Goliath
This deadly weather system battered nearly half of the US with tornadoes, rain, ice, and snow as the year wrapped up.
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Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: South Carolina Floods

Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: South Carolina Floods
Up to two feet of rain caused historic flooding in South Carolina and other nearby states in October 2015. Experts estimate it caused over $2 billion in economic losses.
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Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Winter Storm Pandora

Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Winter Storm Pandora
This widespread storm brought snow, ice, frigid temps, and blustery winds to nearly half of the country in late February. It also caused a lot of damage, destruction, and even some deaths.
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Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Washington’s August Windstorms

Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Washington’s August Windstorms
Unseasonably strong winds caused two deaths, a number of injuries, and a lot of other chaos and damage throughout the Pacific Northwest this summer.
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Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Washington Wildfires

Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Washington Wildfires
Wildfires burned over 900,000 acres in Washington this year. Here’s how it impacted that state's residents plus some advice for people elsewhere.
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Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Utah Flash Floods

Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Utah Flash Floods
Flash floods swept through the southwestern part of the US in September due to a weakening hurricane. When the water finally subsided, at least 20 people were dead.
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Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Winter Storm Thor

Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Winter Storm Thor
The second historic winter storm in Kentucky in as many months dropped up to 25 inches of snow in some places. Here’s how else it impacted people who live there and in nearby states, as well as how you can protect yourself from similar weather this year.
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Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Great Plains Tornadoes

Worst Natural Disasters of 2015: Great Plains Tornadoes
As many as 75 tornadoes blew through Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas between May 5 and May 10. Thankfully, it didn’t cause as much death, damage, or destruction as similar storms have in the past.
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