Weather Articles

The Destructive Reputation of October Snowstorms

By Chris Dolce
October 13, 2015

The last 10 years have featured a number of destructive October snowstorms.

It's October and Fall's Heat Continues in Parts of the West

By Linda Lam
October 13, 2015

Record warm temperatures are expected this week in parts of the West.

Coldest Air Mass of Season Likely This Weekend; Snow in the Interior Northeast?

By Quincy Vagell
October 13, 2015

A shift in the jet stream is forecast to bring cooler air to portions of the Midwest and Northeast later this week.

Tropical Storm Nora in the Central Pacific Ocean

October 13, 2015

Will Tropical Storm Nora pose a threat to Hawaii?

Wildfires in the Plains: Residents Evacuated in Wyoming and the Dakotas

By Associated Press
October 13, 2015

Here's the latest from the Plains.

Winter Storm Names 2015-2016: What They Are and What They Mean

October 13, 2015

The Weather Channel has released its list of winter storm names for the 2015-2016 season.

Tropical Storm Koppu Forms in Western Pacific; Philippines Potentially at Risk

By Nick Wiltgen
October 13, 2015

The 24th named storm of the 2015 typhoon season could pose a wind and flood risk for the Philippines.

Powerful Winds Whip Northwest, Rockies, Plains; Traffic Accidents, Damaging Wildfires Ensue

By Chris Dolce and Eric Chaney
October 12, 2015

Strong winds whipped up blowing dust, toppled semi-trucks and knocked down trees as they battered a swath of the northern U.S.

Historic October Heat Shatters Records in Dakotas, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado

October 12, 2015

It's never been this hot this late in the year in parts of the Plains.

This Weather Map Is Smiling at You

October 12, 2015

Satellite images can show some interesting patterns if you use your imagination.

Toxic Foam Annual Occurrence In India's 3rd Largest City

By Eric Chaney
October 12, 2015

Every summer, toxic foam covers the surface of several lakes in India's third largest city.

South Carolina Flooding Shifts to the Lowcountry

By Jon Erdman
October 11, 2015

The flood-stricken Palmetto State will take days to drain.

Flooding Concerns Linger Across South Carolina Following Additional Weekend Rain

By Nick Wiltgen
October 10, 2015

Rain is back for the flood-weary Carolinas, but in far smaller doses.

A Pair of Earthquakes Strike North-Central Oklahoma Saturday; Felt in Wichita, Oklahoma City, Tulsa

October 10, 2015

Parts of Oklahoma and Kansas were rattled by Saturday morning and evening quakes.

Mount Washington, New Hampshire, Sees First Measurable Snow of the Season

By Jon Erdman
October 10, 2015

A famous mountain weather observatory saw its first accumulating snow this weekend.

Hurricane Oho Recap

By Chris Dolce
October 9, 2015

This hurricane took an odd track in the central Pacific and ended up impacting the weather across parts of Alaska and western Canada.

Floodwaters Rise Along South Carolina Coast, Forcing Some to Evacuate

By Sean Breslin
October 9, 2015

Here's the latest on the catastrophic flooding in South Carolina.

Lower 48 States See Second Warmest September On Record

By Jon Erdman
October 9, 2015

A new report says September's warmth smashed records.

South Carolina's Catastrophic Floods Caused By One of the Most Prolific Rainfall Events in Modern U.S. History

By Nick Wiltgen
October 8, 2015

Rainfall shattered numerous records.

Strong El Niño Expected to Last Through Winter and Into Spring, NOAA Says

By Jon Erdman
October 8, 2015

The latest monthly update from NOAA, and what it may mean for you.

Featured Blogs

Costliest (and Deadliest?) Disaster of 2015: Indonesia's $14 Billion Fires

By Dr. Jeff Masters
October 13, 2015

Earth's most expensive weather-related disaster of 2015--and the most expensive disaster in Indonesia's history--is underway in that nation, where massive clouds of smoke from agricultural fires have choked the lungs of tens of millions of people for months. Indonesia's Center for International Forestry Research estimated the smoke will cost $14 billion in agriculture production, forest degradation, health, transportation and tourism.

California Hopes for a Wet Winter

By Christopher C. Burt
October 12, 2015

The hype is on for a big El Nino-fueled rainy season this coming winter and spring in California. The latest data indicates that the developing (already in progress) El Nino event should become just as strong (perhaps even stronger) than the record setters of 1982-1983 and 1997-1998. Here’s a look at how those seasons panned out for the state precipitation-wise and where precipitation totals for this year and season now stand.

An extraordinary meteorological event; was one of its results a 1000-year flood?

By Stu Ostro
October 5, 2015

The confluence of meteorological ingredients the first weekend in October 2015 resulted in an extraordinary weather event with severe impacts. Was one of them a 1000-year flood?

Why the Arrest of a Science-Loving 14-year-old Matters

By Shaun Tanner
September 16, 2015

By now, many of you have heard or read about the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old high school student from Irving, Texas. Ahmed was arrested because school officials called the police after he showed one of his teachers his homemade clock. Mistaken for a bomb, Ahmed was taken into custody, interrogated, shamed, suspended (still on suspension today, Wednesday), and reprimanded. All of this after it has been found that the "device" he brought to school was indeed, a homemade clock.

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.