Weather Articles

Mount St. Helens Awakening On 10-Year Anniversary of Eruption

October 1, 2014

A decade after Mount St. Helens last eruption, scientists are spotlighting new technology to better predict volcanic eruptions.

11 Weird Things Making Your Allergies Worse

By By Annie Hauser
October 1, 2014

If sinus pressure and sneezing have got you down, read on to find out why.

October Lunar Eclipse: Here's Who Will Be Able to See It

By By Sean Breslin
October 1, 2014

There's an eclipse coming Oct. 8. Here's who will be able to see it.

Winter Storm Names 2014-2015: What They Are and What They Mean

October 1, 2014

The Weather Channel has released its list of winter storm names for the 2014-2015 season.

Southwest Flooding: Flash Flooding Near Las Vegas Damages Highways; 2 Killed in Tucson Area

By By Sean Breslin
October 1, 2014

Flooding in Arizona and Nevada stranded drivers and flooded major roadways.

Animals With the Best Hair Around (PHOTOS)

October 1, 2014

Check out some of the species with the most fantastic hairdos.

Japan's Mount Ontake Volcano: Death Toll Rises to 48; Ash Continues to Spew

By Associated Press
October 1, 2014

Officials have found dozens of bodies after a volcano in Central Japan erupted Saturday.

Wacky Wildlife: 50 Strange and Awesome Animal Facts (PHOTOS)

October 1, 2014

Fifty of the strangest, quirkiest, most interesting animal attributes and behaviors. Click through to learn about beaver teeth, a monkeys nose, a giraffes tongue and much, much more.

The Science Behind Naming Winter Storms at The Weather Channel

By By Tom Niziol
October 1, 2014

A look behind the scenes on how The Weather Channel names winter storms.

California's Plastic Bag Ban: 6 Things to Know

October 1, 2014

California becomes the first state to prohibit grocery and retail stores from providing single-use plastic bags, requiring them to charge at least 10 cents for paper bags, compostable bags and reusable plastic bags.

October Chill Targets the East, Summer Returns in the West

By By Linda Lam
October 1, 2014

A pattern change is on the way for late this week and the weekend.

Japan Volcano Update: Search Operations Resume Wednesday Despite Continuing Volcanic Activity

By Associated Press
October 1, 2014

Officials have found dozens of people presumed to be dead after a volcano in Central Japan erupted yesterday.

CDC Confirms First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the U.S.

By By Annie Hauser
October 1, 2014

A patient in a Dallas hospital has been diagnosed Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

Tropical Update: Typhoon Phanfone Threatens Japan

October 1, 2014

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

Typhoon Phanfone a Threat For Japan, Tokyo?

By Jon Erdman and Nick Wiltgen
October 1, 2014

Will Phanfone threaten Japan as a typhoon?

Summer Snow: Record-Early Snowfall Hits Rapid City, South Dakota; Boulder, Colorado; North Platte, Nebraska

By By Jon Erdman
September 30, 2014

Parts of the U.S. saw one of their earliest in-season snows in September.

This Greenish Slime Is Clogging Up Rivers Worldwide, And Global Warming May Be To Blame

By By Terrell Johnson
September 30, 2014

Why is Didymo, a tiny organism that leaves river and lake bottoms covered in a thick gooey slime, spreading so fast around the world today?

Undulatus Asperatus Clouds Provide Striking View of Above

September 30, 2014

Undulatus asperatus clouds are a breathtaking reminder that the atmosphere is an ocean, complete with waves crashing in the sky.

The Mystery of Ancient Designs in the Desert Just Got More Interesting (VIDEO)

September 30, 2014

They've perplexed researchers for centuries, and now, even more have been discovered.

Aral Sea's Eastern Basin Has Gone Dry

By Zain Haidar
September 30, 2014

After decades of irrigation and climate change, parts of the Aral Sea continue to shrink in size and disappear.

Featured Blogs

Quietest Atlantic Hurricane Season Since 1986

By Dr. Jeff Masters
October 1, 2014

The traditional busiest month of the Atlantic hurricane season, September, is now over, and we are on the home stretch. Just three weeks remain of the peak danger portion of the season. September 2014 ended up with just two named storms forming--Dolly and Edouard. With only five named storms so far in 2014, this is the quietest Atlantic hurricane season since 1986, when we also had just five named storms by the beginning of October.

Another Record Rainfall in Southern France

By Christopher C. Burt
September 30, 2014

It is hard to believe that another rainstorm of equal intensity to that which I blogged about just 11 days ago has again struck the Languedoc Region of Southern France. This time the focus of the storm was centered over the city of Montpellier, Herault District, near the Mediterranean Coast.

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.