Extreme weather continues with dangerous cold, wind chills

We made it through the storm, but the impact weather is far from over. A cold wind between the low pressure of the storm and high pressure to our west is bringing a very cold blast of arctic air down from the north.

Wisconsin has a massive, decade-old tornado scar that is still visible from space

Tornados can be absolutely devastating forces of nature, especially when they materialize over a populated area with little warning, but the destruction they bring often fades with time. That doesn’t seem to be the case in northern Wisconsin, where a 40-mile-long scar still remains from a strong tornado which tore through thousands of acres of forest over a decade ago.

Why are huge numbers of Americans – including millennials – preparing for doomsday?

It’s always good advice to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. And Americans apparently are embracing the sentiment behind that old saying – big time. Two-thirds of Americans (65.5 percent to be exact) have stockpiled materials to survive a natural or political disaster.

The nasty surprises hackers have in store for us in 2018

Benedikt Luft Hackers are constantly finding new targets and refining the tools they use to break through cyberdefenses. The following are some significant threats to look out for this year. The cyberattack on the Equifax credit reporting agency in 2017, which led to the theft of Social Security numbers, birth dates, and other data on almost half the U.S.

Year in Review: Top 10 Local Stories of 2017

Editor’s Note: We took a look at the stories that made the news in 2017 and narrowed down our picks for the Top 10 to include stories that captured the most attention on our website through the year.

Water spout looks like ‘snow tornado’ over Grand Traverse Bay

PESHAWBESTOWN, MI – Visibility was near zero today as parts of Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties got socked with snow. But some people near Suttons Bay got to see a winter waterspout form over Grand Traverse Bay. James Lawson took these shots behind the casino near Peshawbestown.

Looking Back On 2017: Terrorist Attacks And The Las Vegas Massacre

I cover the travel biz: airlines, hotels, rental cars and destinations Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. This is the time of year when journalists look back at the year that was. And while terrorism seemed to ebb somewhat from previous years, a number of violent attacks took the lives of innocent travelers.

Down but not out: Why ISIS will still be a threat in 2018

LONDON – The Islamic State’s so-called caliphate ends 2017 in tatters. But after a year in which U.S.-backed forces drove ISIS militants from strongholds in Iraq and Syria, the group is far from defeated.

North Korea WARNING: War could break out in ‘9 MONTHS’ – TOO LATE to disarm Kim peacefully

If Donald Trump is as good as his word he will use force in nine months, a year from now Gordon Chang Professor and former speechwriter Patrick Greenfield said the US must exhaust all diplomatic options before sparking a war on the hermit nation.

Kansas prominent in list of Top 10 tornadoes

A recently released list of the 10 largest tornadoes on record has more Kansas tornadoes on it than any other state. Most Kansans know about one of the three, but the other two may be a surprise. The list was created by Brandon Molyneaux, a student at Millersville University who has been studying weather for five years.