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Remembering the November 1913 "White Hurricane"

Nicknamed the “White Hurricane,” this major winter storm stuck the Great Lakes on November 7-10, 1913, resulting in a dozen major shipwrecks, with an estimated 250 lives lost. This historic storm system brought blizzard conditions with hurricane force winds to the Great Lakes.




Sandy One Year Later

It’s been one year since Sandy struck the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts with powerful winds, rain, and storm surges that caused unprecedented damages in some of the nation’s most populous areas.




Rockford, Ill., pushes preparedness via the StormReady® Supporter program

Rockford, third-largest city in Illinois, has worked over the past year to become one of the most weather-ready cities in the state. The National Weather Service Chicago forecast office has been working closely with the Rockford Fire Department, which oversees emergency management for the city, and other on a variety of initiatives that contribute to the NWS goal of building a Weather-Ready Nation.



Educational game teaches severe weather preparedness

The “Young Meteorologist Program: Severe Weather Preparedness Adventure” is a single-player educational game created through a partnership with PLAN!TNOW, NOAA, the National Weather Service, and the American Meteorological Society to teach kids how to stay smarter than the weather during hurricanes, lightning storms, flash floods, tornadoes, and winter storms.




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