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August 2020 California Wildfires

In California, peak wildfire season typically occurs in September and October.  In 2020, August 15 marked the start of an unusual series of events in California that have morphed into dozens of out of control wildfires…

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A Hurricane on Land: A Closer Look at the 2020 Iowa Derecho

“I never saw it coming.” On the morning and afternoon of August 10, 2020, the phrase “I never saw it coming” was uttered countless times by Iowans that went through one of the worst storms in…

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Cloud Types

Looking at the clouds it may appear there are endless cloud types, however you may be surprised to know there are really only 4 core types.? From his Essay of the Modifications of Clouds (1803) Luke…

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Midland, MI: Devastation After The May 2020 Sanford Dam Breaks

Life in mid-Michigan will never be the same for many residents of Midland and Sanford after the rain-swollen Tittabawassee river breached the dams in Sanford and Edenville in May 2020. Thousands were evacuated, and officials were…

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Hot Weather Survival Tips In Extreme Summer Heat

During hot weather in the extreme summer heat, keep informed by listening to local weather & news channels, monitor iAlert.com alert dashboard, and use common sense to protect yourself from the extreme summer heat.  Tips to…

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How to Use the National Hurricane Center Cone Graphic

  The National Hurricane Center cone graphic shows the areas potentially being affected by the sustained winds of tropical storm force (in orange) and hurricane force (in red). The display is based on the wind radii…

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iAlert Services LLC Enhances Weather Alert Notification Services with the Launch of WxData.com

iAlert Services LLC (iAlert.com) made a key addition to their service portfolio by introducing WxData.com, a new service that provides members low cost and highly reliable API access to current and historical weather data for apps…

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NOAA: September 2019 tied as hottest on record for planet

The globe continued to simmer in exceptional warmth, as September 2019  tied with 2015 as the hottest September in NOAA’s 140-year temperature record. The month also capped off another warm year so far, with the globe…

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2021 Atlantic Hurricane Names | 2021 Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Reports

Hurricanes are named alphabetically from a predetermined list beginning the letter "A" through "W", excluding names that begin with "Q" or "U." A storm is first named by the National Hurricane Center when the system becomes…

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