Weather Articles

Iceland's Bardabunga Volcano Update: Tourists Evacuated

August 20, 2014

Tourists have been evacuated from arouond the volcano, as scientists worry it's about to erupt.

Heat Wave Ahead For Midwest, Southeast; Tampa Ties All-Time Record High

By By Linda Lam
August 20, 2014

There has been a lack of heat waves in the Midwest and East this summer, but a pattern change is on the way.

Hiroshima, Japan, Landslides and Flooding Kill at Least 39; 7 Missing

August 20, 2014

The death toll is rising after several landslides in Hiroshima, Japan, reportedly buried several people alive.

Lightning Strike Hurts 6 at Las Cruces Middle School Football Practice in New Mexico

August 20, 2014

Six people were injured at a middle school football practice in New Mexico when lightning struck, police say.

Jaw-Dropping Waterspout in Genoa, Italy, Captured In Video and Photos

By By Jess Baker
August 20, 2014

Video captures an incredible waterspout in Italy Tuesday.

Weather May Be a Reason Why These States Hog the Most Electricity

By By Sean Breslin
August 20, 2014

Check out these maps to see if your state is hogging more electricity than others.

Japan Island Created By Volcano Could Collapse, Cause Tsunami

By By Sean Breslin
August 20, 2014

Here's what scientists think would happen if a new volcanic island off the Japan coast were to collapse and they think that's a possibility.

12 Futuristic Buildings from Around the World

August 20, 2014

Science fiction has come to life in these 12 futuristic buildings and structures from around the world.

Tropical Threat For Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Ahead?

August 20, 2014

What we know, and don't yet know, regarding the Atlantic disturbance and its future.

Tropical Update: Looming Threat in the Atlantic?

August 20, 2014

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

Who Owns the Ocean Floor?

By By Michele Berger
August 20, 2014

The ocean floor teems with metal: copper and nickel, cobalt and silver, even gold. Many consider it the next frontier in mining. But how can we both explore deep-sea resources and care for the ecosystems that house them?

Lake Tahoe's Future in Danger From Wildfires, Drought, Climate Change, Say Officials

August 20, 2014

The warning was issued at an annual meeting devoted to finding ways to protect the iconic lake on the California-Nevada border, one of the nation's largest and deepest freshwater lakes.

Rare Snow Leopard Cubs Born at Bronx Zoo (PHOTOS)

August 20, 2014

Two adorable snow leopard cubs are now on exhibit at the New York zoo.

Adorable Animal Friendships: Unlikely Pairings Will Melt Your Heart

August 20, 2014

Prepare for cuteness overload with these 55 unlikely animal friendships.

July 2014 Is Earth's Fourth Hottest July on Record: NOAA

August 20, 2014

In more than 130 years of recorded weather history, July 2014 was one of the globe's hottest Julys.

Tropical Storm Lowell: Eastern Pacific Cyclone May Enhance Monsoon Rains in Southwest

August 20, 2014

Tropical Storm Lowell may eventually enhance monsoon rainfall in the Southwest.

Phoenix Flood: Interstate 17 Reopens; Vehicles Stranded, Residents Rescued from Homes

By Jon Erdman and Linda Lam
August 20, 2014

Heavy rain swamped busy highways and normally dry washes in the Greater Phoenix area Tuesday.

Killer Whale Tosses Sea Lion 20 Feet Into The Air (VIDEO)

August 20, 2014

Anglers Adventures & Outfitters in Ketchikan, Alaska, captured some amazing footage last week of a sea lion getting tossed into the air by a killer whale.

Iceland's Bardabunga Volcano Might Erupt, and That Could Cripple Air Travel

By By Sean Breslin
August 20, 2014

Seismologists are worried this volcano is about to blow, which could create major travel problems.

For U.K., Europe, It's One of the Chilliest Augusts in Decades; Snow Possible in Scottish Highlands

By By Jon Erdman
August 20, 2014

It may be August, but parts of Europe will be shivering the next few days.

Featured Blogs

96L Slowly Organizing on its Way to the Lesser Antilles

By Dr. Jeff Masters
August 20, 2014

A tropical wave (96L) located near 11°N 53°W, several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles Islands, is headed west-northwestwards at about 10 - 15 mph. Satellite loops on Wednesday morning showed the wave had a broad, elongated surface circulation and a modest amount of heavy thunderstorm activity that was steadily increasing in areal coverage and intensity. The storm was poorly organized, though, with a clumpy appearance and just a few low-level spiral bands.

July 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary

By Christopher C. Burt
August 19, 2014

July was the 4th warmest such since 1880 according to NOAA and the 11th warmest according to NASA data (the difference in assessments is due to several factors which I’ll discuss in a future blog). It was unusually cool in the central portion of the U.S. while record warmth was observed in parts of the U.S. Northwest, Scandinavia and the Baltic nations. Several powerful typhoons made landfall in East Asia and Hurricane Arthur took a swipe at North Carolina.

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.