Skip to main content

Weather

Environment

Strong Storms

February 9, 2021

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active on record. Between May and November, 30 major storms brewed in the Atlantic Ocean. Thirteen of them became hurricanes. Eta and Iota were powerful hurricanes. Eta hit Central America in November.…

Audio
Spanish

Science

Hurricane Basics

February 9, 2021

A hurricane is a mass of clouds and thunderstorms. It spins around a still center. The center is called the “eye.” A hurricane is like a giant engine. It uses warm air as fuel. There’s plenty of that in the…

Environment

Stormy Weather

March 5, 2019

The sky is dark and the air is thick. Lightning flashes and thunder claps. Winds blow. Heavy rain falls. It’s a thunderstorm! The National Severe Storms Laboratory says there are 16 million thunderstorms in the world each year. At any…

Audio
Video
Spanish

Environment

Serious Storms

March 5, 2019

Tornadoes and hurricanes are cyclones. That’s a storm of spinning winds. Tornadoes and hurricanes are powerful, and they can be dangerous! A tornado is a spinning funnel of wind. It makes a roaring noise. Tornadoes form over land. Most…

Science

Bursts of Fire

November 15, 2017

Glowing hot lava sputters from the peak. Chunks of rock shoot into the sky. The ground rumbles. The air is thick with ash and smoke. A volcano is erupting. A volcano is an opening in the Earth. Magma, or hot…

Audio
Video
Spanish

United States

Surviving the Storm

September 15, 2017

Houston, Texas, is the fourth-largest city in the United States. This summer, it was hit by a hurricane. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25. It began as a Category 4 storm. Wind speeds reached 130 miles per hour.…

Audio
Video
Spanish

The View

No More Snow Days

December 2, 2016

At some schools, not even storms get in the way of learning. In many parts of the country, schools close when there is heavy snow. “I usually play in the snow,” Caitlyn Snavely told TFK. But Caitlyn, 12, now has…

Audio
Video
Spanish