Weather Articles

Typhoon Matmo (Henry) Barrels Through Taiwan, Heads Toward China; Typhoon Warnings Continue, Schools Closed

July 22, 2014

Typhoon Matmo has passed through Taiwan and is moving toward eastern China.

Washington, Oregon Wildfires: 1 Dead, 150 Homes Destroyed as Hope of Rain Emerges

By By Sean Breslin
July 23, 2014

Some 20 major wildfires are burning in Oregon and Washington, including the Carlton Complex Fire, the largest in Washington history.

Germany Is No. 1 in the World for Energy Efficiency; U.S. Ranks Near Bottom

By Bobby Magill
July 22, 2014

A new report says the U.S. scored 13th in global energy efficiency ranking, or near the bottom of the world's 16 largest economies.

Washington, Oregon Wildfires Update: 1 Dead, 150 Homes Destroyed

By By Eric Zerkel
July 22, 2014

Some 20 major wildfires Oregon and Washington, including the Carlton Complex Fire, the largest in Washington history.

Tropical Update: Matmo Heads Inland; Tropical Depression Two in Atlantic

July 23, 2014

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

Extreme Weather: June 2014 Brings Record Rain and Over 250 Tornadoes

July 21, 2014

June seemed to bring one stormy day after another. We take a look back at the month's most extreme weather.

Florida Sinkhole Swallows Street in Spring Hill, Home Threatened

July 21, 2014

See what happened when the ground opened up and a street was gobbled up in Florida.

The Town of Coober Pedy, Australia, Has Moved Underground to Escape Extreme Heat

By Liz Burlingame
July 21, 2014

Faced with seasonal dust storms and temperatures that regularly reach above 110 degrees, citizens of a remote Australian town have made a drastic move underground.

June 2014 Is Earth's Hottest June on Record: NOAA

By By Jon Erdman
July 21, 2014

In more than 130 years of recorded weather history, June 2014 is the globe's hottest June.

Typhoon Rammasun Impacts: 18 Dead in China; Death Toll Rises in Philippines

July 20, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun carved through the Philippines and China killing more than 100 people.

Washington, Oregon Wildfires: Everything You Need to Know

By By Eric Zerkel
July 20, 2014

Some 19 major wildfires Oregon and Washington, including the Carlton Complex Fire, the largest in Washington history.

July Chill Brought Record Cold Temperatures

By By Linda Lam
July 20, 2014

The polar invasion brought record low temperatures to much of the central and eastern U.S.

China Floods Cause Giant Yellow Rubber Duck to Disappear

By By Eric Zerkel
July 20, 2014

A giant rubber duck disappeared in China after being washed away by floodwaters.

Washington Wildfires Latest: Carlton Complex Fire Ravages Homes in Pateros, Continues to Chew Through State

July 20, 2014

One wildfire is wreaking havoc on small communities in Washington, while another blaze has forced hundreds from their homes.

Lightning Sparks Fast-Growing Wildfires in Washington State

July 20, 2014

Lightning strikes were to blame for some of the cluster of new wildfires that began this weekend and grew dramatically Tuesday in central Washington state, threatening homes there while firefighters in nearby Oregon made progress in their battle against a big, destructive fire.

Washington Wildfire Update: Homes Burned, Hundreds of Families Evacuated

July 20, 2014

A wildfire burning in central Washington state burned homes and forced evacuations.

Washington Wildfires Update: Carlton Complex Fire Explodes in Size, 100 Homes Burned

July 20, 2014

Two wildfires are burning out of control in Washington state, forcing the evacuation of an entire town.

Super Typhoon Rammasun Recap: Flooding, High Winds in Philippines, Hainan, China, Vietnam

July 19, 2014

Rammasun brought high winds and heavy rain along its path from the Philippines to Hainan and into southern China and Vietnam.

Typhoon Rammasun Claims More Lives in China; Death Toll Climbs to 77 in the Philippines

July 19, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun hit south China with deadly force.

Tropical Storm Matmo May Pose A Typhoon Threat To Taiwan, China, Okinawa

July 19, 2014

Tropical Storm Matmo is expected to intensify before reaching Taiwan next week.

Featured Blogs

MATMO Approaches Taiwan Coast as Atlantic TD#2 continues Westward

By Dr. Jeff Masters
July 22, 2014

Warmest Days of the Year for the U.S.

By Christopher C. Burt
July 9, 2014

NOAA recently produced an interesting map showing when the hottest day of the year is likely to occur in the contiguous U.S. Complimenting this map is one produced by Brian Brettschneider of Borealis Scientific, LLC, which illustrates the date of summer’s midpoint (peak of summer average temperatures) which was reproduced in my blog posted last August. Brian has also produced maps of such for the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. There is also some other great material from Brian herein.

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.