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I regularly contributed weather articles to Mental Floss from December 2015 through September 2017. 
  1.  September 8, 2017: The Latest on Hurricane Irma
  2. August 31, 2017: Hurricane Harvey Broke Multiple Weather Records
  3. August 28, 2017: What Is the Jet Stream, and How Does It Work?
  4. August 15, 2017: The Coolest Meteorological Term You'll Learn This Week
  5. July 27, 2017: 3 Ways We Can (Kind of) Control the Weather, and 5 Ways We Can't
  6. July 24, 2017: 6 Surprising State Weather Records
  7. July 21, 2017: Will the Solar Eclipse Have an Impact on the Weather?
  8. July 18, 2017: These Scientists Intentionally Fly Into Hurricanes
  9. July 14, 2017: 10 Myths About Tornadoes Debunked
  10. July 10, 2017: Your Storm Forecast Is Going to Get More Precise
  11. July 6, 2017: Why the Weather on the Great Plains Is So Extreme
  12. July 5, 2017: 5 Weird But Real Weather Events
  13. June 29, 2017: 9 Powerful Facts About Derechos
  14. June 26, 2017: How Does a Sea Breeze Form?
  15. June 23, 2017: 11 Booming Facts About Thunderstorms
  16. June 21, 2017: Tropical Storm Cindy Could Cause Major Flooding Across the Southeast This Week
  17. June 14, 2017: 13 Powerful Facts About Hurricanes
  18. June 12, 2017: What is the UV Index (and Why Should I Care About It)?
  19. June 9, 2017: What’s the Difference Between Weather and Climate?
  20. June 5, 2017: 8 Facts About the Biggest Tornadoes on Earth
  21. June 2, 2017: Why Is the Southeast So Humid?
  22. May 31, 2017: What Is the Dew Point, and How Does It Relate to Humidity?
  23. May 22, 2017: Why Is the Pacific Northwest So Rainy?
  24. May 19, 2017: Tornado Casualties Could Triple by the End of the Century
  25. May 16, 2017: We Have a Week of Wild Weather Ahead of Us
  26. May 11, 2017: Does the Thunderstorm “Bubble” Really Exist?
  27. May 8, 2017: Most of the U.S. Is Experiencing Record-Low Drought Levels
  28. May 4, 2017: 6 Things to Know Now That Hurricane Season Has Started
  29. May 2, 2017: How a Pinwheeling Weather System Brought Floods and Tornadoes to the Heartland
  30. April 3, 2017: 4 Reliable Ways to Get Severe Weather Warnings—and 1 Unreliable One
  31. March 28, 2017: Cyclone Debbie Made Landfall in Australia
  32. March 27, 2017: Storms Head Across the U.S. This Week
  33. March 13, 2017: A Massive Snowstorm Is Heading to the Northeast
  34. March 5, 2017: What Is an "Atmospheric River"?
  35. March 3, 2017: 8 Climatic Facts About Our Abnormally Warm Winter
  36. February 28, 2017: Severe Thunderstorms Head to Midwest, South, and Northeast
  37. February 17, 2017: Heavy Rain Heads for California—and the Oroville Dam
  38. February 8, 2017: Look Out! Heavy Snow and Strong Winds Are Heading to the Northeast
  39. February 8, 2017: 7 Wintery Facts About Ice, Freezing Rain, and Sleet
  40. February 4, 2017: Is California's Drought Finally Ending?
  41. February 1, 2017: 4 Reasons Why the Weather Forecast Is Better Than Ever
  42. January 13, 2017: What Is Thundersnow?
  43. January 6, 2017: Get Your Shovel: A Big Storm Will Stun the Southeast Tonight
  44. December 27, 2016: 5 Record-Breaking Facts of 2016
  45. December 25, 2016: 4 Ways to Become a Weather Forecaster From Your Backyard
  46. December 16, 2016: 6 Notable Facts About the 2016 Hurricane Season
  47. December 7, 2016: The South's First Winter Storm Explained
  48. November 30, 2016: Drought Continues to Plague the Southeast
  49. November 28, 2016: 6 Tips for Being Smart About Snow Forecasts
  50. November 23, 2016: Some Parts of the U.S. Will Have a Dreary Thanksgiving
  51. November 19, 2016: 7 Advanced Facts About the GOES-R Weather Satellite Launching Today
  52. November 13, 2016: What's Happening With Europe's Weather
  53. October 30, 2016: 4 Times the Weather Was Frightening on Halloween
  54. October 24, 2016: Drought Disrupts Fall Foliage
  55. October 21, 2016: Snow May Fall on the Northeast and New England by Sunday
  56. October 14, 2016: Another Big Storm Is Heading for the Pacific Northwest
  57. October 7, 2016: Matthew Hits Florida, Continues Up the East Coast
  58. October 6, 2016: Hurricane Matthew Will Slam Florida Tonight
  59. October 6, 2016: Why Was September So Hot?
  60. October 5, 2016: Matthew Moves Through the Bahamas and Heads for Florida on Thursday
  61. October 4, 2016: 5 Record-Breaking Extreme Weather Events in the U.S.
  62. October 4, 2016: Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti, May Head North
  63. September 30, 2016: Is It Possible to Have Lightning But No Thunder?
  64. September 27, 2016: 7 Cyclonic Facts About the Hurricane Highway
  65. September 19, 2016: 7 Facts About the Unusual Ways We Name Tropical Cyclones
  66. September 17, 2016: Meranti Was a Super Typhoon for the Record Books
  67. September 12, 2016: 7 Things to Know About Storm Surges
  68. September 3, 2016: What Is the 'Cone of Uncertainty'?
  69. September 1, 2016: Tropical Storm Hermine Will Make Landfall in Florida Tonight
  70. August 31, 2016: Hurricanes Close In on Hawaii
  71. August 30, 2016: What's The Difference Between Scattered And Isolated Thunderstorms?
  72. August 24, 2016: Will 'Invest 99L' Turn Into a Tropical Cyclone?
  73. August 22, 2016: July 2016 Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded
  74. August 17, 2016: Why Is the Flooding in Louisiana So Bad?
  75. August 14, 2016: What Is a True Monsoon?
  76. August 2, 2016: Weather Channel Meteorologist Dave Schwartz Dies at 63
  77. August 1, 2016: What Is the 'Spaghetti Model'?
  78. July 28, 2016: Is the Heat Index Real?
  79. July 26, 2016: 4 Ways to Get Through a Power Outage on a Budget
  80. July 25, 2016: Why Are Hurricanes and Typhoons More Common in the Pacific?
  81. July 19, 2016: An Intense Heat Wave Will Blanket Much of the U.S. This Week
  82. July 13, 2016: Incredible Deluge Floods Minnesota and Wisconsin
  83. July 6, 2016: What's Going On in This Pilot's Spectacular Storm Photo?
  84. July 2, 2016: 6 Ways Humans Influence the Weather
  85. July 1, 2016: SurgeFX Augments Reality in the Weather Channel's Studio
  86. June 29, 2016: There's No Such Thing as 'the Temperature in the Shade'
  87. June 25, 2016: How Wind Can Change the Danger Level of a Thunderstorm
  88. June 17, 2016: Record-Breaking Heat Will Sear the Southwest Through Tuesday
  89. June 4, 2016: The National Weather Service 2016 Hurricane Season Forecast Is Here
  90. May 29, 2016: 3 Quick Tips for Spotting Fake Weather Pictures
  91. May 24, 2016: 5 Facts About the Trickiness of Weather Forecasting
  92. May 23, 2016: Record-Breaking Heat Sears Southern Asia
  93. May 17, 2016: The Names of Three 2015 Hurricanes Are Being Retired
  94. May 15, 2016: 15 Billowing Facts About Clouds
  95. May 15, 2016: La Niña Is Likely on the Way
  96. May 6, 2016: How the Fort McMurray Blaze Grew Into a Monster Firestorm
  97. April 26, 2016: 8 Tornado Safety Tips
  98. April 24, 2016: Why Does It Seem Like Tornadoes Target Mobile Homes?
  99. April 22, 2016: 9 Hard-Hitting Facts About Hail
  100. April 16, 2016: Few People Die From Lightning Strikes These Days. Why?
  101. April 7, 2016: 10 Damaging Facts About the Fujita Scale
  102. March 28, 2016: Hot Days and Cool Night Can Trigger Rockfalls
  103. March 28, 2016: Pacific Ocean Warming Can Predict East Coast Heat Waves 50 Days in Advance
  104. March 23, 2016: How Does Weather Radar Work?
  105. March 9, 2016: 5 Severe Weather Terms to Know as Spring Storms Near
  106. March 3, 2016: What Is the Snow-to-Liquid Ratio?
  107. February 25, 2016: Why Did We Just Have a Spring-Like Tornado Outbreak?
  108. February 14, 2016: How the Wind Chill Makes Cold Days Even Worse
  109. February 13, 2016: A Brutal Cold Snap Is Freezing Much of the U.S. This Week
  110. February 6, 2016: What Is El Niño, and Why Does It Have Such a Big Impact?
  111. February 2, 2016: Why Is It Controversial to Name Winter Storms?
  112. January 25, 2016: How the Historic East Coast Blizzard Came to Life
  113. January 22, 2016: Snowpocalypse 2016 Has Begun
  114. January 20, 2016: A Huge Snowstorm Will Soon Slam the East Coast
  115. January 19, 2016: Why Are Nor'easters So Hard to Forecast?
  116. January 15, 2016: We Just Had the First January Hurricane in the Atlantic Since 1954
  117. January 15, 2016: 15 Facts About 'The Year Without a Summer'
  118. January 11, 2016: 7 Common Causes of Death During Winter Storms (and How to Prevent Them)
  119. January 5, 2016: The North Pole Warm-Up Explained
  120. December 26, 2015: 5 Beautiful Weather Events to Look for on Your Winter Break
  121. December 23, 2015: The Festivus Forecast Calls for Severe Weather
  122. December 20, 2015: Where's All the Snow That's Supposed to Be in Buffalo?
  123. December 9, 2015: Seattle Just Had Its Darkest Day in Nine Years
  124. December 8, 2015: How to Pick the Best Weather App, Website, or Software for You