Weather Articles

Western Wildfires Update: Record $243 Million Spent Battling Forest Fires Last Week

By Associated Press
September 4, 2015

Here's the latest on several large wildfires burning across the West.

Tropical Storm Kevin Will Stream Moisture into the Desert Southwest

September 4, 2015

This little system in the eastern Pacific could bring a lot of moisture north.

Invest 91-L: Disturbance Off African Coast Could Be the Next Atlantic Named Storm

By Quincy Vagell
September 4, 2015

Another area is being monitored for potential development in the Atlantic.

Labor Day Weekend Will Be a Last Hurrah of Summer or a Preview of Fall, Depending Where You Live

By Linda Lam
September 4, 2015

Will your holiday be hot, cool, wet or dry?

Hurricane Ignacio North of Hawaii; Remnant May Be Alaska Bound

September 4, 2015

Yes, parts of Alaska may see the remnant low from Ignacio.

Typhoon Kilo May Become a Rare Three-Week Long Tropical Cyclone

September 4, 2015

It may last another 7-10 days, pushing into impressive long-lived territory.

Tropical Storm Fred Weakening, But May Have a Second Life in Eastern Atlantic

September 4, 2015

This storm may have an interesting second chapter ahead.

Hurricane Jimena Slowly Weakening in the Central Pacific, Adding to Hawaii High Surf

September 4, 2015

Jimena is the latest Hawaii high surf generator.

Not Just Erika: 7 Other Tropical Cyclones Shredded By Hispaniola

By Sean Breslin
September 4, 2015

Erika isn't the only example. Here are several others.

Atlantic Category 5 Hurricane Drought Reaches Eight Years

By Jon Erdman
September 3, 2015

Is this streak unusual? What's causing it?

Ocean, Atmospheric Conditions Over Tropical Pacific Show Signs of Strong El Niño, WMO Says

By Jon Erdman
September 3, 2015

Ocean and atmospheric conditions over the tropical Pacific Ocean in August 2015 had characteristics of a strong El Niño, according to a report released this week by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

First Snow of the Season Dusts Parts of Washington Cascades

By Jon Erdman
September 3, 2015

If you can't wait to hit the slopes, this first snow will only whet your appetite.

El Niño Could Cause Drastic Ice Changes on the Great Lakes This Winter

By Quincy Vagell
September 3, 2015

What impacts could a strong El Niño have on the Great Lakes ice extent this winter?

Lightning Strike Reflects on International Space Station Solar Panel

September 3, 2015

Astronaut Kjell Lindgren photographed this spectacular lightning strike on Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday.

Tropical Depression Fourteen-E, Could Still Become Kevin, to Moisture Into the Desert Southwest

September 2, 2015

It won't threaten land, but it will have one indirect impact.

2015 Could Set a New Record for Category 4 and 5 Hurricanes and Typhoons

By Chris Dolce
September 2, 2015

The number of hurricanes or typhoons that have reached Category 4 or 5 strength in the Northern Hemisphere this year is closing in on a record set just over a decade ago.

Heat Wave Kicks Off September in Midwest, Northeast as Northwest Finally Cools Off

By Chris Dolce
September 2, 2015

A pattern change brings summer warmth to Midwest, Northeast.

India Floods Kill at Least 21; About 800,000 Forced Out

By Associated Press
September 2, 2015

Hundreds of thousands have been forced to evacuate as monsoonal flooding took more than 20 lives.

16 Best Weather Images of August 2015

By Chris Dolce
September 1, 2015

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

Phoenix Flooding: Power Out For 55,000 Customers, Drivers Stranded

By Sean Breslin
September 1, 2015

Here's the latest on monsoon storm flooding that happened in the Phoenix area.

Featured Blogs

Arctic Sea Ice May Reach Second-Lowest Extent on Record This Month

By Dr. Jeff Masters
September 3, 2015

A burst of late-season loss over the last several weeks has put the Arctic Ocean’s ice cover within reach of the lowest extent observed in any year except 2012. In the tropics, a new system moving off Africa could become a depression over the next five days, and Tropical Storm Fred is barely hanging on to life, while Hurricanes Jimena and Ignacio and Typhoon Kilo continue to prowl the Pacific.

UPDATE: Crazy Summer in Hawaii: Record Rainfall, Record Heat, and Snow!

By Christopher C. Burt
August 26, 2015

Although much media attention weather-wise (at least recently) for Hawaii has been about tropical storms an even more interesting story has been the record wet August in Honolulu and Lihue and the hottest summer and hottest single month (August) on record for many Hawaiian cities. Despite a record warm July, accumulating snow managed to dust the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island. Here are some details about the above events.

Not a tropical cyclone?

By Stu Ostro
August 15, 2015

PWS Service Interruption Update

By Shaun Tanner
June 16, 2015

The development team here at Weather Underground has been hard at work producing a new homepage! Please take a look at the sneak peek and tell us what you think!

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.