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Super Typhoon Soudelor, Earth's Strongest Cyclone of 2015, Moving Toward Taiwan, China, Japan's Ryuku Islands

August 4, 2015

Super Typhoon Soudelor will pose a threat to several countries later this week.

Floods, Landslides in Myanmar, Bangladesh and India Leave At Least 167 Dead, Thousands Homeless

By Nick Wiltgen
August 4, 2015

Dozens have died in floods unleashed by a tropical cyclone and monsoon depression in Asia.

Tampa Flooding: Anclote River Continues To Rise; Gov. Rick Scott Tours Affected Areas

By Carolyn Williams
August 4, 2015

Heavy flooding slammed the Tampa Metro area again Monday morning, after a weekend deluge.

July 2015 Weather Records: What a Difference a Year Makes

By Linda Lam
August 4, 2015

July 2015 brought some significantly different weather conditions than last July for many cities.

Tropical Storm Watches Have Been Issued For Parts Of Hawaii As Guillermo Weakens in Central Pacific

August 3, 2015

Is Guillermo a threat to the Aloha State?

Feels-Like Temp Reaches 164 Degrees in Iran; Days Off Ordered as Mideast Broils in Extreme Heat Wave

By Nick Wiltgen
August 3, 2015

Temperatures in the Middle East will approach all-time records in a region where searing heat is already a part of normal life.

Cooler Conditions Help Fire Crews Make Progress Against Wildfires in California and Oregon

By The Associated Press
August 3, 2015

More than a dozen large wildfires are burning in the Golden State, one of which killed a firefighter.

Midwest Severe Storms: At Least 1 Dead, 16 Injured; Lollapalooza Music Festival Briefly Evacuated

By Carolyn Williams
August 3, 2015

At least one person is dead, and many more are injured. Here's the latest.

Hurricanes Transport Pollutants to Coastal Beaches, Study Says

By Eric Chaney
August 3, 2015

A new study indicates that hurricanes may carry pollutants to our beaches.

Ferocious Start to Fire Season: Officials Are Warning About the Potential for More Catastrophe In the Coming Months

By Eric Chaney
August 3, 2015

Officials say that this year's fire season is going to get worse before it gets better.

U.S. Rainfall Numbers Show Jekyll-and-Hyde Pattern Across the Country

By Eric Chaney
August 3, 2015

NASA satellite imagery reveals interesting patterns in rainfall data.

West Coast Heat Wave Clinches a Record Hot July in Seattle; Heat Relief Ahead for Northwest and Northeast

By Chris Dolce
August 2, 2015

Heat relief is ahead for the Northwest and Northeast after a record end to July.

Fast-Moving Wildfire Destroys Six Homes, Prompts Evacuations in Mason County, Washington

By Carolyn Williams
August 1, 2015

A fast-moving wildfire has destroyed homes and prompted evacuations in the Mason County, Washington, area.

Hurricane Guillermo Is Strengthening in Eastern Pacific

July 31, 2015

Is Guillermo a threat to land?

California Is Missing a Year's Worth of Rain, Study Finds

By Andrea Thompson, ClimateCentral.org
July 31, 2015

This is how bad things have gotten in California.

Tropical Depression Eight-E Struggling in the Eastern Pacific

July 30, 2015

The depression is no threat to land.

It's Been 3,566 Days Since a Hurricane Hit Florida, and Most Residents Are Unconcerned About the Threat

By Terrell Johnson
July 30, 2015

According to a new poll, most people in Florida say they don't feel vulnerable to storm damage and 1 in 3 say they won't evacuate if a Category 1 storm is looming.

The Best Weather Imagery of July 2015

By Chris Dolce
July 30, 2015

The best weather imagery of July 2015 features plenty of swirls in the atmosphere.

Typhoon Halola Reaches End of 17-Day Journey Through Pacific (RECAP)

By Nick Wiltgen
July 29, 2015

Halola was among the longest-lived tropical cyclones in recent years in the Pacific Ocean.

Exceptionally Strong Cyclone Brings Wild Mix of Summer, Winter Weather to Northern U.S.

By Nick Wiltgen
July 29, 2015

A powerful low-pressure system is bringing an unusual combination of weather conditions.

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Another Category 5 Cyclone: Super Typhoon Soudelor

By Dr. Jeff Masters
August 4, 2015

Super Typhoon Soudelor vaulted to Category 5 status on Monday, making it Earth’s sixth Category 5 storm of the year and the strongest one to date in 2015. At 8:00 pm EDT Monday, Soudelor’s sustained winds were estimated at 180 mph.

Pacific Northwest on Track for Warmest Summer on Record

By Christopher C. Burt
August 1, 2015

Another heat wave has engulfed much of the U.S. Pacific Northwest the past few days with Seattle, Washington now having observed twelve 90°+ temperatures so far this summer, an all-time record (9 such days in 1958 was the previous) and also July has been their warmest month ever observed. For some of the cities in the Northwest this has been the warmest June-July period ever measured and, barring a very cool August, will end up being the warmest climatological summer on record (June-August). Here are some details.

PWS Service Interruption Update

By Shaun Tanner
June 16, 2015

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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

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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.