Big Storm TV Episodes: ‘9-1-1’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘ER’ and More

The ice storm that opened 9-1-1: Lone StarThe third season of truly gave us a chill – and made us think of the many other times Mother Nature has rained down (…or drizzled) drama on our favorite TV shows.

Decades of television history have shown us that a well (or is it badly) timed blizzard, rainstorm, hurricane or tornado can truly (and sometimes literally) drown characters in intense situations, forcing them to brave extreme elements nearby (…and sometimes comfortable), to wait out said storm.

Such atmospheric adversities can create heroes (as with Dr Doug Ross and Luke “I can’t stop the weather machine!” Spencer), put LEOs to the test (as on Hawaii five-0 and X files), make potential couples rethink their priorities, and even get sitcom characters to overcome a very different brand of goofy antics.

There have been myriad weather-related television episodes over the years, and we are do not here to tell them all. No, we’re just presenting this curated sampling of 25 memorable moments when rain, sleet, snow, tornadoes, windstorms, and a supernatural creature turned a TV show’s prediction into a “100% chance of dramatic escalation.

Review our list, then join the time-ravaged TV episodes you remember best!