Weather Articles

Heavy Rain Floods Houston Homes, Power Outage Causes Massive Sewage Spill

By Zain Haidar
April 19, 2015

Flooding has caused widespread problems from the South to the Ohio Valley. Here's the latest.

Spring Storm Dumps Feet of Snow on Parts of the Rockies (RECAP)

April 18, 2015

A late-season storm has dumped feet of snow on the Rockies.

Snowy, Rain, Foggy System Hits Rockies; Weather Blamed for Bus Crash near Denver

April 17, 2015

It may be mid-April, but the scenery in parts of the Rockies looks like the heart of winter thanks to a spring snowstorm.

Tornado Seasons Like the Ones You’re Used to Could be Changing, New Studies Find

By Jon Erdman
April 17, 2015

Recent research is lending insight into the changing distribution of the nation's tornadoes.

Why April Is a Dangerous Month for Tornadoes

By Jon Erdman
April 17, 2015

April is synonymous with tornadoes in the U.S., particularly in recent years.

Earth Hits New Milestone: 2015 Marks Warmest January to March On Record

By Jon Erdman
April 17, 2015

Three different analyses confirm a record warm start to 2015 for the globe.

Parts of California Are Missing More Than 2 Years of Rain

By Chris Dolce
April 16, 2015

This fascinating map shows how many years of rain portions of California are missing due to the multi-year drought.

Gorgeous Beach Day in Southern California Turns Into an Epic Photo Op

By Jess Baker
April 16, 2015

People at Solana Beach in Southern California were having a relaxing day at the beach -- until the unexpected happened.

Brush Fire In Riverside County, California, Leaves 2 Injured

By Jess Baker
April 16, 2015

A small fire quickly got out of control in Southern California Thursday.

Peru's Ubinas Volcano Triggers Massive Mudslide (VIDEO)

April 16, 2015

Dramatic images emerge from Peru after heavy snowfall, ash from the Ubinas volcano and warming temperatures trigger a massive mudslide.

Where Large Wildfires Are Most Common in the U.S.

April 16, 2015

This map from the USGS shows where large wildfires were the most active during from 1994 to 2013.

Unusually Warm April Sends Everyone In the U.K. Running for Craft Beer and Lawn Furniture

By Jess Baker
April 16, 2015

Everyone in the U.K. is embracing warmer weather, and financial experts say the proof is in the store receipts.

Mind-Blowing Snow Route Through Japan’s Northern Alps Opens for Tourist Season

By Jess Baker
April 16, 2015

One of the places to see the world’s most epic displays of Mother Nature is now open.

Watch Giant Wave Knock Spectator Off Cliff

April 16, 2015

She was lucky to escape with only an injured ankle.

I-80 In Wyoming Opens After Poor Weather Caused Day-Long Shutdown

By Jess Baker
April 16, 2015

Three major pileups involving about 60 vehicles forced police to close Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming.

Shelf Clouds: Not Tornadoes, But Still Scary and Ominous (PHOTOS)

By Jon Erdman
April 15, 2015

The amazing photos and science behind one of the most menacing cloud formations: the shelf cloud.

Weather Hampers Public Debut of Adorable Baby Giraffe (PHOTOS)

By Michele Berger
April 15, 2015

Rain around Dallas, Texas, has prevented the zoo from showing off its newest addition: a baby reticulated giraffe.

El Niño Is Hanging On: What that Means for Hurricanes

By Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
April 15, 2015

Over the next few months, the globe might see an uptick in tropical cyclone activity thanks to an El Niño that is showing signs of asserting itself more forcefully.

New Orleans Storm Produces Large Hail and Brief Tornado Warning

April 15, 2015

Hail and a tornado-warned cell rattled the nerves of people in the New Orleans area Wednesday night.

Small Tornado Damages Cars on College Campus in Eugene, Oregon

By Carolyn Williams
April 14, 2015

Two people were in a Jeep Cherokee that was briefly lifted into the air when a tornado touched down in a parking lot of Lane University in Eugene, Oregon, on Tuesday.

Featured Blogs

March 2015: Another Warmest Month on Record for the Planet

By Dr. Jeff Masters
April 17, 2015

March 2015 was the warmest March since global record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA. March 2015's warmth makes the year to date period (January - March) the warmest such period on record, and the past twelve months the warmest twelve-month period in recorded history. Seven of the past eleven months (May, June, August, September, October, and December 2014, along with March 2015) have tied or set new record high monthly temperatures.

The Great California Storm of April 19-23, 1880

By Christopher C. Burt
April 11, 2015

Could a single big late–season storm have a significant impact on the California drought? A 'Hail Mary' storm event? Normally by this time of the year (April 10th) California would have already received at least 90% of its rainy-season precipitation total and any additional rain or snowfall would have little impact so far as the current drought is concerned. However, back in late April 1880, one of the most intense storms ever to pound the state occurred. Here are the details.

Please check out the new homepage and tell us what you think!

By Shaun Tanner
April 2, 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!

Meteorological images of the year - 2014

By Stu Ostro
December 30, 2014

My 9th annual edition.

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.