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Storms are a meteorological event that can be studied to advance the science of meteorology. The study of storms can potentially save lives as scientists gain a better understanding of their nature. Learn more about storms here.

How far in advance should I check the weather forecast?

Whether you're planning an outdoor wedding or a Saturday morning tag sale, it's nice to know ahead of time what the sky is going to do. But does checking the 10-day forecast do any more good than praying for sunshine?

Death by Hurricane: It's the Water That You Really Have to Watch Out For

Hurricanes will kill you in many, many different ways. HowStuffWorks Now looks at all the way hurricanes can take human lives. See more »

How a Single Lightning Strike Instantly Killed Hundreds of Reindeer

How did lightning kill more than 300 reindeer in Norway at once? Learn more about lightning strikes killing animals in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

How El Nino Works

El Nino is anything but child's play when it comes to affecting the globe's weather. Learn all about El Nino at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Times It Has Rained Something Other Than Water

Frogs! Fish! Birds! They've all been said to appear from clouds. Learn about 10 times the sky rained something other than water at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Does thunder in the winter mean snow is coming?

If you hear thunder during the winter, should you get your snow shovel ready? Find out if thunder in winter means snow is coming. See more »

Does lightning really never strike the same spot twice?

You've always heard that lightning never strikes the same spot twice. But is this a safe assumption to bet on? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is it dangerous to bathe during a thunderstorm?

Taking a bath during a thunderstorm might be a shocking experience. Find out just how dangerous it is to bathe during a thunderstorm. See more »

Do rubber tires insulate your car from lightning?

Driving during a thunderstorm is scary, but that's why you must prepare. Learn if rubber tires really insulate car from lightning at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are you safe from lightning if you haven't heard thunder for 30 minutes?

Timing lightning is a trick undertaking. Learn if you're really safe from lightning if you haven't heard thunder in 30 minutes at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are you safe from lightning if the storm hasn't hit yet?

The storm clouds may seem far away, but lightning may strike soon. Learn if you're safe from lightning if a storm hasn't hit yet at HowStuffWorks. See more »