Weather Articles

July Cooldown Part Two: Polar Plunge Returns

July 31, 2014

On the heels of one July polar invasion, yet another cooldown wrapped up the month.

Star Wars Episode VII Stirs Up Controversy In Ireland (VIDEO)

July 31, 2014

Star Wars Episode VII started shooting in Ireland, but not without controversy.

Tropical Update: Hurricane Hunters Investigate Lesser Antilles Threat; Three Named Storms in the Pacific

July 31, 2014

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

These Five Weather Coincidences Will Freak You Out

By By Nick Wiltgen
July 31, 2014

Here are five of the weirdest, wildest weather coincidences in recent history.

Tropical Storm Threat: Lesser Antilles, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Could Feel Impacts This Weekend

July 31, 2014

We're watching a disturbance that may threaten the Lesser Antilles as a depression or storm this weekend.

Breathtaking Portraits of Animals by Wildlife Photographer Marina Cano

July 31, 2014

Spanish photographer Marina Cano's wildlife images are a stunning depiction of the way animals interact with nature and one another.

Alaskan King Crab, Many Other Seafoods at Risk From Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

July 31, 2014

The future of Alaska's fisheries, and by extension its seafood industry, is at risk from the carbon dioxide emissions humans pump into the atmosphere every day from our cars, factories and power plant smokestacks, according to a new study.

2014 Hurricane Season Outlook Update: Another Quiet Season Ahead?

July 31, 2014

Colorado State University's outlook for the rest of the Atlantic hurricane season forecasts below-average activity.

India Landslide Buries the Village of Malin, at Least 41 Dead, 100 Feared Dead

By By Eric Zerkel
July 31, 2014

Rescue workers are fighting torrential rains to search the wreckage of a massive landslide for survivors.

World Trade Center Mystery Ship Is at Least 240 Years Old, Researchers Say

By By Sean Breslin
July 31, 2014

Here's how archaeologists determined the age of an old ship discovered beneath World Trade Center wreckage.

Scientists Explain Mystery of Moon's Lemon Shape

July 31, 2014

The moon may look like a beautiful circle in the night sky, but scientists have long known that its actually shaped more like a lemon.

Sea Level Rise Driving 'Nuisance Flooding' Higher in Coastal Cities Across U.S.

By By Terrell Johnson
July 31, 2014

Many of the nation's coastal cities have seen big increases in recent years in what's known as "nuisance flooding," or flooding caused not by storms but by sea level rise, according to a newly-released NOAA report.

The 5 Deadliest Weather Events

By By Annie Hauser
July 31, 2014

To countdown the deadliest weather patterns based on the most recent CDC data, read on.

PHOTOS: Feet of Snow Bury the Alps, Dolomites of Italy, Austria and Switzerland; Ice Jams Slovenia

By By Jon Erdman
July 31, 2014

The incredible photos and video of feet of snow burying the Alps since late January.

California Wildfires: Crews Beginning to Get a Grip on Two Large Blazes, Including One in Yosemite National Park

July 31, 2014

Crews are starting to get a grip on a pair of wildfires burning in California.

India Landslide Kills At Least 21; 150 Feared Trapped

July 31, 2014

The massive landslide Wednesday hit a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains.

Tropical Storm Halong Hammers Guam; Flooding and Wind Damage Reported

By By Jon Erdman
July 30, 2014

Guam is taking a direct hit from Tropical Storm Halong.

California's UCLA Campus Floods After Water Main Ruptures; Up to 20 Million Gallons of Drinking Water Spill Into Streets

By By Sean Breslin
July 30, 2014

Here's the latest on a water main break in Los Angeles that flooded parts of the UCLA campus.

Is February the Peak of the Season for Blockbuster Northeast Snowstorms?

By By Chris Dolce
July 30, 2014

Early to middle February seems to be a bullseye on the calendar for major Northeast snowstorms.

Japan Heat Wave Kills 15, Thousands More Are Hospitalized

By By Sean Breslin
July 30, 2014

It might be cool along the U.S. East Coast, but dangerous heat is taking lives in another country.

Featured Blogs

93L Fighting Dry Air, But Could be a Tropical Depression

By Dr. Jeff Masters
July 31, 2014

An area of disturbed weather located near 11°N, 52°W at 8 am EDT Thursday, about 650 miles east of the Lesser Antilles Islands (93L), has maintained a well-organized surface circulation and has now developed enough heavy thunderstorms to potentially be classified as a tropical depression later today.

Rare Coastal California Lightning Storm Kills One and Injures 12

By Christopher C. Burt
July 29, 2014

A freak thunderstorm quickly developed off the Pacific coastline near Los Angeles Sunday afternoon and moved onshore at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles County. Frequent lightning strikes killed one man and injured a dozen others. This may be the only time that a summertime beach lightning fatality has occurred in California history.

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.