Weather Articles

Tropical Update: Tropical Depression Nine; Ana Brushes Hawaii

October 22, 2014

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

Tropical Storm Ana Moving Toward Far Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (FORECAST)

October 22, 2014

Ana continues to move away from the main Hawaiian Islands.

Nor'easter Floods Jersey Shore; Trees Down in Massachusetts

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.

Gonzalo's Remnants Thrash United Kingdom; Europe Up Next

By By Eric Zerkel
October 22, 2014

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

Nor'easter Expected To Bring Heavy Rain, Strong Winds, Beach Erosion To Northeast, Mid-Atlantic

By By Linda Lam
October 22, 2014

A nor'easter may develop by the middle of the week, bringing heavy rain, strong winds, high surf and beach erosion.

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.

What's the Greatest Danger in the World? Americans, Rest of World Disagree

By By Terrell Johnson
October 22, 2014

This spring, the Pew Research Center talked with people in 44 countries around the world to find out what they judge to be the world's biggest danger. Their answer depended a lot on where they lived, Pew found.

Sao Paulo Drought Worsens, More Water Shortages Expected

By By Eric Zerkel
October 22, 2014

A government official warned that if Sao Paulo's drought gets worse, the region could run the risk of "a collapse like we've never seen before."

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

October 22, 2014

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

Laguna Beach Is Smelly, and Experts Believe It's the Seaweed

By Associated Press
October 22, 2014

Laguna Beach has been stinky for days, and experts have finally found out why.

Tropical Storm Trudy's Rains Cause Mudslides, Leave At Least Six Dead in Southern Mexico

By By Allie Goolrick
October 22, 2014

At least six people were killed after Tropical Storm Trudy dumped heavy rain on southern Mexico.

The Weather Channel 2014-2015 Winter Forecast

October 22, 2014

What kind of a winter should you expect? Our experts weigh in.

Elephants Can Sense Thunderstorms 150 Miles Away

By By Deante Parker
October 22, 2014

Want to know when it's going to rain? Ask an elephant. Apparently, they know.

Winter Weather Watch 2014-2015

By By Tom Niziol
October 22, 2014

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

Nor'easter Floods Jersey Shore; Water Rescues, Waterspout Reported

By By Sean Breslin
October 22, 2014

Here's what happened Tuesday along the Jersey Shore as the beginnings of a Nor'easter arrived.

Gonzalo's Remnants Hit the United Kingdom: 2 Killed, Travel Disrupted

By By Eric Zerkel
October 22, 2014

Former Hurricane Gonzalo's remnants are impacting the United Kingdom, disrupting travel across the nation.

Featured Blogs

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.

Tropical Depression Nine Forms in Gulf of Mexico

By Dr. Jeff Masters
October 22, 2014

Tropical Depression Nine has formed in the Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche, and will bring dangerous heavy rains of 5 - 10 inches to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula the next two days. An Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft was investigating TD 9 on Wednesday morning, and found a well-defined surface circulation, top surface winds near 35 mph, and a central pressure of 1003 mb at 8:25 am EDT.

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.