Weather Articles

Nor'easter Pounds New England: Thousands Without Power, Schools Closed in Massachusetts

By By Sean Breslin
October 23, 2014

The beginnings of a nor'easter arrived along parts of the Northeast and New England Thursday morning.

Heavy Rain To Soak the Pacific Northwest into the Weekend (FORECAST)

By By Chrissy Warrilow
October 23, 2014

A heavy rain maker has set up in the Pacific Northwest, bringing much needed rain and mountain snow through the weekend.

How to Safely View Today's Partial Solar Eclipse

October 23, 2014

Another cosmic treat, a partial solar eclipse, happens this afternoon and evening, but honestly, you shouldnt look up, at least not without protective eyewear.

Here's Why South Florida Wants to Split From North Florida to Form Two Separate States

By By Eric Zerkel
October 23, 2014

Is North and South Florida as two separate states a possibility? Yes, and here's why.

Tropical Storm Ana Is Strengthening Again (FORECAST)

October 23, 2014

Ana is strengthening again as it moves away from the main Hawaiian Islands.

Stunning Satellite Images from Daily Overview and Digital Globe

October 23, 2014

Want to know what it's like to view Earth from space? Here, amazing images from this unique vantage point.

Eerie Cemeteries Left to Nature (PHOTOS)

By By Michele Berger
October 23, 2014

How does nature take over a cemetery? Families move away or those in charge die out, leaving the place abandoned. Or the elements simply have their way with gravestones made of less-than-hardy materials. Here a look at eight that have been left mostly to nature.

Winter Weather Watch 2014-2015

By By Tom Niziol
October 23, 2014

Our team of meteorologists, led by winter weather expert Tom Niziol, brings you the latest discussion on winter weather threats across the country.

Clone of Stunning Satellite Images from Daily Overview and Digital Globe

October 23, 2014

Want to know what it's like to view Earth from space? Here, amazing images from this unique vantage point.

Partial Solar Eclipse Coming to North America Thursday; Last of Its Kind for U.S. Until 2023

October 23, 2014

The new moon is set to pass over the sun Thursday, providing watchers with a beautiful partial eclipse.

Nor'easter Is Bringing Heavy Rain and Strong Winds To Northeast

By By Linda Lam
October 23, 2014

A nor'easter is bringing heavy rain, strong winds and beach erosion to New England.

Gonzalo's Remnants Thrash United Kingdom; Europe Up Next

By By Eric Zerkel
October 23, 2014

Former Hurricane Gonzalo's remnants impacted the U.K. yesterday and are now headed for other parts of Europe.

Nor'easter Floods Jersey Shore; Trees Down in Massachusetts, Power Outages Reported

By By Sean Breslin
October 23, 2014

The beginnings of a Nor'easter arrived along parts of the Northeast and New England.

Tropical Update: Watching the Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific

October 23, 2014

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

Nor'easter Floods Jersey Shore; Trees Down in Massachusetts, Power Outages Reported

By By Sean Breslin
October 22, 2014

The beginnings of a Nor'easter arrived along parts of the Northeast and New England.

You Have Never Seen Anything Like This

October 22, 2014

The Navy launched their newest member of the Freedom Variant, the U.S.S. Detroit.

Tropical Depression Nine Failed To Strengthen Thus Far

October 22, 2014

Tropical Depression Nine has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, prompting tropical storm watches.

U.S. Greenhouse Emissions on the Rise Despite Obama Administration's Plans

By By Eric Zerkel
October 22, 2014

Despite historic efforts to curb greenhouse emissions, the U.S. actually emmitted more CO2 in 2013 than in 2012.

Monster Comet Siding Spring Makes a Once-In-A-Million-Years Swing By Mars This Weekend

By Zain Haidar
October 22, 2014

The mountain-sized comet will pass within 87,000 miles of Mars, which is roughly one-third the distance between Earth and the moon, on Oct. 19.

A First In Killer Whale Research: Vancouver Aquarium and NOAA Use Drone

October 22, 2014

Killer Whales are fascinating, and now researchers have a new tool to study them in the wild.

Featured Blogs

Tropical Depression Nine Dissipates

By Dr. Jeff Masters
October 23, 2014

Small and weak Tropical Depression Nine dissipated over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Wednesday night, shortly after making landfall near 8 pm EDT Wednesday October 22, 2014 on the western shore of the peninsula. By Saturday, some of the spin associated with TD 9 may emerge over the Western Caribbean, and we should carefully watch this area on Sunday and Monday for tropical cyclone development--though none of our reliable models were predicting development in their Thursday morning runs.

September 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary

By Christopher C. Burt
October 22, 2014

September was globally the warmest such on record according to NASA and NOAA. Deadly flooding affected the Kashmir region of India and Pakistan as well as in southern France, China, and Serbia. Record heat occurred in Jakarta, Indonesia and south-central Canada. It was the driest September on record for the U.K.

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

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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.