The Outside Guide to Weather

When it comes to enjoying the sports we love, weather is king. Here's some of our favorite advice and inspiration for enjoying the outdoors—rain or shine.

How to Survive 5 Extreme Weather Scenarios

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Storm Chasers
The Wild, Terrifying Beauty of Storm Chasing
Mar 7, 2017

The Wild, Terrifying Beauty of Storm Chasing

Mike Olbinski is a photographer with an obsession—chasing storms throughout the southwest. It sounds crazy, but when you see his photos you'll understand.
Man vs. Wind
Mar 29, 2017

Man vs. Wind

Ryan Knapp is a weather observer and meteorologist at the Mount Washington Weather Station in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Winters are windy, icy, and frigid. Summers aren't much better. We called him up to ask what it's like to be knocked down by wind and how he endures working in some of the world's worst weather.
Man Vs. Lightning
Mar 29, 2017

Man Vs. Lightning

For almost 40 years, Don MacGorman has launched truck-sized data balloons into storms while enduring drenching rain and potentially lethal hail. For the National Severe Storms Laboratory physicist who literally wrote the book on lightning, it's all just another day's work.
Jim Cantore: The Franchise
Jun 25, 2013

Jim Cantore: The Franchise

When Hurricane Sandy closed in on New york City, the Weather Channel dispatched (who else?) Jim Cantore, the world’s most fearless meteorologist. Nick Heil tagged along for a wet, wild adventure that quickly became something else—a survival challenge in the darkest hours of a killer storm.
Meet the Snow Master of the West
Jul 8, 2013

Meet the Snow Master of the West

The Colorado skier puts out winter storm alerts that track the essentials: Where exactly the snow will fall, how much, and when. As fellow weather nerd Michael Behar finds out, it’s wonderful when it works.
Survival
Frozen Alive Redux
Nov 7, 2017

Frozen Alive Redux

A remote car accident, a broken ski, a tumble in the snow, and a slow descent into hypothermia
What It Feels Like to Die from Heat Stroke
Jun 18, 2019

What It Feels Like to Die from Heat Stroke

Your head is pounding, your muscles are cramping, and your heart is racing. Then you get dizzy and the vomiting starts. Heatstroke kills thousands of people every year. This is what it feels like—and how to know when you’re in danger.
How I Escaped from Hurricane Irma
Sep 14, 2017

How I Escaped from Hurricane Irma

As the hurricane raged toward Turks and Caicos, our writer desperately looked for a way off the island
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