Weather Articles

Labor Day Tornadoes Strike Michigan and Kansas

By By Nick Wiltgen
September 1, 2014

Severe weather made for a rough holiday in parts of the Midwest.

Tropical Update: Tropical Depression Five in Gulf of Mexico; Watching Eastern Pacific

September 1, 2014

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

Labor Day Weekend Snow Blankets Northern Alaska, Wyoming

By By Jon Erdman
September 1, 2014

Sick of summer? We found snow on Labor Day weekend here in the U.S.

Roanoke, Virginia, Two-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Accidentally Left in Hot Car, Police Say

By By Sean Breslin
September 1, 2014

Another child passes away after being left in a hot car, the 24th time it's happened this year.

New Study Reveals Adults Have Bugs on Their Faces

By By Deante Parker
September 1, 2014

A new study suggests 100 percent of adult humans (those over 18 years of age) have Demodex mites living on their faces.

Severe Weather in the Northeast: Tornado Confirmed in Massachusetts, 1 Killed By Lightning in Pennsylvania

By By Sean Breslin
September 1, 2014

Here's the latest on severe weather that rocked the Northeast on Sunday, killing at least one person.

Summer Of Extremes: Records Broken Across The Country

By By Linda Lam
September 1, 2014

A look at some of the notable records that were set this summer.

Tornado Confirmed in Massachusetts; Severe Storms Disrupt Labor Day Weekend in New York City, Philadelphia

September 1, 2014

Strong storms that moved over the Northeast on Sunday produced lightning that injured three.

Midwest Storms: Dam Fails, Trucks Blown Over as Severe Weather Hits Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas

By By Linda Lam
September 1, 2014

Severe weather brought wind damage and hail to the Midwest, an ugly start to Labor Day Weekend.

Severe Thunderstorms Bring Wind Damage and Large Hail to Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas

By By Linda Lam
September 1, 2014

Severe weather brought wind damage and hail to the Midwest, an ugly start to Labor Day Weekend.

No One Expected to See It So Close to the Shore at Duxbury Beach, Massachusetts

September 1, 2014

Hundreds of beachgoers in Massachusetts are pulled out of the water Monday when a great white shark is seen just about 100 yards offshore.

August 2014 Brings Lowest U.S. Tornado Count Since the 1960s

By By Jon Erdman
September 1, 2014

Tornadoes were sparse in the nation, even by August standards.

Labor Day Weekend Forecast: Will Storms Impact Holiday Travel, Plans?

By By Linda Lam
September 1, 2014

Here's what to expect on the last unofficial weekend of summer.

9-Year-Old Girl, Isabel Grace Franks, Killed in Sand Collapse at Lincoln City, Oregon, Beach

August 31, 2014

9-year-old Isabel Grace Franks died on Friday after a hole she dug in the sand collapsed on top of her.

Weather Slows Growth of Wildfires in the Klamath National Forest in Northern California

By Associated Press
August 31, 2014

The latest on wildfires burning near the Oregon border in Northern California.

The Last Passenger Pigeon Went Extinct 100 Years Ago

By By Michele Berger
August 31, 2014

Tomorrow marks exactly 100 years since the last passenger pigeon died in captivity. Have we learned anything from the extinction of this species?

Iceland Volcano Bardarbunga Update: Small Eruption Reported

August 31, 2014

Iceland's Meteorological Office says a small lava eruption took place early Sunday morning.

Iceland Volcano Bardarbunga Hit By Strongest Earthquake Since Eruption Fears Began

By Associated Press
August 30, 2014

Iceland's Meteorological Office says a small lava eruption underneath didn't happen after all, but strong earthquakes shook the site early Sunday.

Icelandic Bardarbunga Volcano Update: Fractures and Sinkholes Spotted During Surveillance Flight Wednesday Night

By By Jess Baker
August 30, 2014

Scientists flying above Iceland's Bardbarbunga volcano report seeing new large cracks in the ground as well as volcanic features forming.

Icelandic Bardarbunga Volcano Update: Fractures, Sinkholes Spotted During Research Flight

By By Jess Baker
August 30, 2014

Scientists flying above Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano report seeing new large cracks in the ground as well as volcanic features forming.

Featured Blogs

Invest 99L Organizing Over Gulf of Mexico

By Dr. Jeff Masters
September 1, 2014

The center of a broad area of low pressure associated with tropical wave 99L is now over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche, and the disturbance is growing more organized as it heads west-northwest at about 10 mph. Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) were very warm, near 30°C (86°F), the atmosphere was moist, and wind shear was moderate, 15 - 20 knots. These conditions are favorable for development.

Death Valley ‘Sliding Rocks’ Mystery Resolved

By Christopher C. Burt
August 29, 2014

An article published in the science journal PLOS ONE on August 27th by scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography has finally put to rest the mystery of the ‘sliding’ rocks of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley.

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

By
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.