Image

Big Weather


Outside's long reads email newsletter features our strongest writing, most ambitious reporting, and award-winning storytelling about the outdoors. Sign up today.

Outside magazine, March 1995

Big Weather
The Ice Storm
The picturesque has become terror, whole forests collapsing at once. Lessness rules.
By Barry Hannah

The Gale
Forty-knot winds. Fifty-foot seas. And a ship that suddenly seems like a shanty.
By Robert Stone

Floods
Streets submerged, people in boats, pigs on roofs–that’s some rain dance.
By William S. Burroughs

Tornadoes
The anvil is on the horizon, waiting to make its mark. When it does, you’ll know it.
By Jane Smiley

promo logo
sms