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Cheryl Nelson

Cheryl Nelson is a meteorologist, TV host and natural disaster preparedness expert. She teaches the public on how to prepare for extreme weather and emergencies.

Stories by Cheryl Nelson

Ask the Meteorologist: How Does Hail Form?

Apr 22, 2019

You’re probably familiar with hail, which falls in all 50 states. But, have you ever wondered what causes hail to form? Hail only occurs in thunderstorms. Hailstones form when wind currents from a thunderstorm carry raindrops up into cooler air, where they freeze. When the wind current, also called an updraft, can no longer support the weight […]

Ask the Meteorologist: What Do El Niño and La Niña Mean?

Mar 18, 2019

If you have ever watched weather reports on the news, you’ve likely heard the terms El Niño and La Niña. But, do you really know what they mean? Both conditions can play a big role in global weather patterns, so it’s important to understand what both El Niño and La Niña mean and their potential effects. What Are […]

Hot Weather Hacks: Tips for Staying Cool

Jul 31, 2018

Barbecues, pools and sporting events are just a few of the many reasons people look forward to summer. But, there can be a downside to the warm, sunny weather when the temperatures soar to uncomfortable levels. Watch as meteorologist Cheryl Nelson shares some cooling hacks to help beat the heat this summer.

‘Heat Lightning’: Debunking a Common Myth

Jun 25, 2018

Have you ever seen lightning in the distance but didn’t hear thunder? Most of us probably have. You may have heard that the humid air on a warm summer night could generate what’s commonly called “heat lightning.” But, “heat lightning” does not exist and here’s why. What Is ‘Heat Lightning’? According to The Weather Channel, […]