Weather Articles

Hurricane Odile Slams Baja California; Extensive Damage, Power Outages, Looting Reported

By By Sean Breslin
September 15, 2014

Here's the latest on impacts from Hurricane Odile, which is battering the Baja California coast.

Tropical Update: Odile Hammers Baja; Typhoon Nears China

September 15, 2014

The latest expert analysis on the hurricane season from our hurricane experts.

California Wildfires: Hundreds of Residents Flee Three Infernos as Over 100 Structures Burn

September 15, 2014

Three wildfires in California have hundreds of people fleeing. Here's the latest on those two blazes.

Typhoon Kalmaegi Striking Southern China; Vietnam Next (FORECAST)

September 15, 2014

Typhoon Kalmaegi will sweep through parts of southern China and northern Vietnam.

Hurricane Odile Slams Baja California (PHOTOS)

September 15, 2014

Hurricane Odile slammed into the Mexican peninsula Sunday night, leaving a trail of destruction

Typhoon Kalmaegi Kills 10 in the Philippines; Hong Kong Braces for Brush with Storm

September 15, 2014

Hong Kong braces for Typhoon Kalmaegi, just days after the storm left a trail of destruction across the Philippines.

Hurricane Odile Forecast: Historic Cyclone Spinning Down Over Baja California; Major Flood Threat Continues

September 15, 2014

Hurricane Odile has become the strongest landfalling hurricane ever recorded in Baja California.

Hurricane Edouard Still Strengthening in Atlantic Ocean

September 15, 2014

Where is Hurricane Edouard headed?

Warmer Summers Reportedly Caused Antarctica Ice Shelf to Splinter, Collapse

By Zain Haidar
September 15, 2014

Scientists say warm air caused the Larsen-B ice shelf to shatter in 2002. Unprecendented warm summers led to the collapse of over 1,000 square miles.

5-Year-Old Carleigh McGee Saves Great-Grandmother from Drowning

September 15, 2014

Carleigh saved her great-grandmother from drowning in the deep end of a swimming pool in Rockport.

August 2014 Hottest in Recorded Weather History, NASA Says

By By Terrell Johnson
September 15, 2014

Data released by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies Monday showed that August 2014 was the warmest August since the instrument record began in 1880.

Hurricane Odile Poses Flood Threat for Desert Southwest (FORECAST)

By By Jon Erdman
September 15, 2014

The flood threat Odile's moisture surge poses in the Desert Southwest.

Frightening Moments at Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in New Mexico (Video)

September 15, 2014

A couple renewing vows at an outdoor ceremony in Santa Fe, New Mexico, experienced a scary moment.

Fake and Overused Weather Photos: Avoid Sharing These Images Next Time You See Them On Social Media

September 15, 2014

If you see these photos distributed during the next severe weather event, don't share them they're either fake or from a previous event.

8 Things You Didn't Know That Emit Planet-Warming Greenhouse Gases

By By Terrell Johnson
September 15, 2014

Yes, cow farts contribute to global warming. Here's some more surprising things that do too.

In Oceans Made Hotter, More Acidic By Global Warming, What Life Will Survive?

By John Upton
September 15, 2014

Losers abound in the hustling currents of warming and acidifying oceans. Trying to figure out which types of sea life will thrive amid climate change can be like playing a high-stakes shell game.

European Space Agency Chooses Comet Landing Site for Rosetta

September 15, 2014

The European Space Agency has chosen a landing site for its Rosetta mission, which, if successful, will be the first mission to land on a comet.

Hurricane Odile Updates: Unprecedented Tropical Cyclone Slams Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos

By By Nick Wiltgen
September 15, 2014

As Hurricane Odile slams Baja California, we bring you the latest updates.

Hurricane Odile Update: Storm Makes Landfall in Cabo San Lucas as the Strongest Hurricane on Record for Baja California

By Associated Press
September 15, 2014

The latest on impacts from Hurricane Odile, which battered the Baja California coast.

California, Washington Wildfires Destroy Structures and Force Evacuations

By By Eric Zerkel
September 14, 2014

The latest on four wildfires threatening homes across two states.

Featured Blogs

Category 3 Odile the Strongest Hurricane on Record to Hit Baja

By Dr. Jeff Masters
September 15, 2014

Destructive Hurricane Odile powered ashore at Cabo San Lucas on Mexico's Baja Peninsula near 12:45 am EDT Monday as a Category 3 storm with 125 mph winds. Odile was the strongest hurricane on record to hit the Baja Peninsula, tied with Hurricane Olivia of 1967.

August 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary

By Christopher C. Burt
September 12, 2014

August featured a record heat wave in the Baltics and Belarus, record cold in Northern Ireland, extreme rainfall events along the U.S. East Coast and in Michigan. Deadly flooding in Nepal and India killed at least 200 and Typhoon Halong hit Japan. A rare tropical storm struck the Big Island of Hawaii. Perth, Australia had its warmest August on record while Darwin measured its coldest August temperature on record.

Live Blog: Tracking Hurricane Arthur as it Approaches North Carolina Coast

By Shaun Tanner
July 3, 2014

This is a live blog set up to provide the latest coverage on Hurricane Arthur as it threatens the North Carolina Coast. Check back often to see what the latest is with Arthur. The most recent updates are at the top.

Tropical Terminology

By Stu Ostro
June 30, 2014

Here is some basic, fundamental terminology related to tropical cyclones. Rather than a comprehensive and/or technical glossary, this represents the essence of the meaning & importance of some key, frequently used terms.

2013-14 - An Interesting Winter From A to Z

By Tom Niziol
May 15, 2014

It was a very interesting winter across a good part of the nation from the Rockies through the Plains to the Northeast. Let's break down the most significant winter storms on a month by month basis.

What the 5th IPCC Assessment Doesn't Include

September 27, 2013

Melting permafrost has the potential to release an additional 1.5 trillion tons of carbon into the atmosphere, and could increase our global average temperature by 1.5°F in addition to our day-to-day human emissions. However, this effect is not included in the IPCC report issued Friday morning, which means the estimates of how Earth's climate will change are likely on the conservative side.