Weather Articles

Winter Weather Watch for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

By By Tom Niziol
April 1, 2015

Our team of meteorologists brings you the latest discussion on winter weather threats across the country.

Why April Is a Dangerous Month for Tornadoes

By Jon Erdman
April 1, 2015

April is synonymous with tornadoes in the U.S., particularly in recent years.

Super Typhoon Maysak Targets the Philippines; At Least 5 Killed in Micronesia

By Jon Erdman
April 1, 2015

Super Typhoon Maysak poses a danger to the Philippines in the days ahead.

Peru Declares State of Emergency After Deadly Flooding, Landslides

By Reuters via Aol
April 1, 2015

Landslides and avalanches in Peru have killed 28 people and destroyed 1,245 houses so far this year, officials say.

PHOTOS: Incredible Sinkholes Around the World

By Eric Zerkel
April 1, 2015

Of all of Earth's phenomena maybe no other occurrence is more terrifying than the sinkhole.

Antarctica May Have Experienced Its Hottest Day Ever

April 1, 2015

A t-shirt is all you would need in this Antarctica location during late-March 2015.

Super Typhoon Maysak 'Commands Respect Even From Space' (PHOTOS)

By Jon Erdman
April 1, 2015

Meteorologists' jaws were dropping at the incredible views of Maysak from space.

Washington State Landslide Continues To Grow, Threatening Homes

By Sean Breslin
April 1, 2015

Officials say it's unusual to see a landslide threat that's lasted this long.

Super Typhoon Maysak Kills At Least 5, Heads Toward Philippines

By Zain Haidar
March 31, 2015

Super Typhoon Maysak, now the equivalent of a major hurricane, is barreling through the western Pacific.

Water, Grasslands, Forests, Crops: Map Series Shows How American Land Is Used (PHOTOS)

By Sean Breslin
March 31, 2015

Here's how our land is used, according to several minimalist maps.

Kashmir Mudslide Death Toll Rises to 15

By Sean Breslin
March 30, 2015

Here's the latest on a horrifying flood and mudslide situation in India's Kashmir region.

9 Weird Things That Have Shown Up On Radar in the U.S. (PHOTOS)

By Chris Dolce
March 30, 2015

Radar can detect other things besides snow and rain. Here are some of the strangest things we've noticed.

Student Discovers How Long It Really Takes to Fall through the Earth

By Zain Haidar
March 30, 2015

A graduate student at McGill University in Canada discovered that a fall straight through the center of the Earth would take around 38 minutes - 240 seconds less than what was previously thought.

Largest Earthquake of 2015 Strikes Near Papua New Guinea

By The Associated Press
March 29, 2015

The largest earthquake of 2015 struck near Papua New Guinea on Monday, prompting officials to warn of hazardous tsunami waves.

Melted Snow Reveals Surprising Finds from New England Into Canada

By Carolyn Williams
March 29, 2015

Melting snow is leading to the discovery of several items lost during this past record-breaking winter.

Air Canada Plane Skids off Runway after Hard Landing, Dozens Injured

By The Associated Press
March 29, 2015

Dozens of people were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries early Sunday morning after an Air Canada plane made a hard landing at Halifax Airport.

America's Dreariest Cities

By Jon Erdman
March 28, 2015

An Alaskan climatologist's "dreariness index" ranks the most gloomy weather cities.

Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Tornado Timeline Reveals How Actively Preparing for Storms Can Save Lives

By Jon Erdman
March 27, 2015

When dangerous weather moved through Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Wednesday, one woman's active planning may have saved lives.

Before and After Photos Show Parts of Vanuatu Stripped Bare by Cyclone Pam

By Zain Haidar
March 27, 2015

Cyclone Pam stripped some of Vanuatu's island nearly bald.

Thunderstorms Soak Chile Desert in Years of Rain and Kill at Least 9

By The Associated Press
March 27, 2015

This is the worst they've seen in 80 years. Heavy rains flood Chile Desert. Several dead.

Featured Blogs

Invest 92L Retired From List of Tropical Disturbances

By Dr. Jeff Masters
April 1, 2015

The first ten days of April could produce more severe weather than the modest amount racked up so far across the U.S. in 2015, as a major circulation change takes place over North America.

Possible New Continental Heat Record for Antarctica

By Christopher C. Burt
March 26, 2015

On March 24th Base Esperanza (under Argentinean administration) located near the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula reported a temperature of 17.5°C (63.5°F). Although this is the warmest temperature ever measured since weather stations became established on the southern continent, it is complicated by what the very definition of ‘Antarctica’ is. Here’s a brief review.

Devastating Drought Conditions and Annoying People

By Shaun Tanner
February 4, 2015

The drought in California has been pretty devastating and at least some of the people of California seem to be happy about it.

Meteorological images of the year - 2014

By Stu Ostro
December 30, 2014

My 9th annual edition.

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

By
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.