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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?


10 Worst Nor’easters of All Time

10 Worst Nor’easters of All Time

What makes a nor'easter different from your run-of-the-mill winter storm? And which nor'easters have done the most damage? See more »

How Dust Storms Work

How Dust Storms Work

What is a dust storm? Read about dust storms and what causes them at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is hurricane intensity increasing?

Is hurricane intensity increasing?

Hurricane intensity does seem to be increasing. Find out why hurricane intensity could be rising in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate Rainbow Quiz

The Ultimate Rainbow Quiz

This rainbow quiz will test your knowledge of how and why rainbows occur. Check out this rainbow quiz. See more »

10 Biggest Snowstorms of All Time

10 Biggest Snowstorms of All Time

10 biggest snowstorms of all time are explained in this article. Learn about the 10 biggest snowstorms of all time. See more »

How far in advance should I check the weather forecast?

How far in advance should I check the weather forecast?

If you check the weather regularly, you may have wondered how much good it does you. Learn when the best time to check weather in advance is. See more »

Could the Northwest Passage open for business?

Could the Northwest Passage open for business?

The Northwest Passage was once a fabled route that explorers sought -- but it does exist. Read how the Northwest Passage connects the Atlantic to the Pacific. See more »

How Meteorology Works

How Meteorology Works

Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere and the myriad phenomena that keep it in moving. Learn how far meteorology has come over the years. See more »

Why would someone fly an airplane into a hurricane?

Why would someone fly an airplane into a hurricane?

Flying airplanes into hurricanes sounds like a movie stunt, but it's a legitimate way of getting weather data. Read about flying into hurricanes. See more »

Was there really a great flood?

Was there really a great flood?

Was there really a great flood? Learn about the flood myths held by many cultures and find out if there's any scientific evidence of a great flood. See more »