Weather Articles

Tropical Storm Madeline Approaching Hawaii; Tropical Storm Warning in Effect

By Jonathan Belles
August 31, 2016

Madeline will brush the Big Island beginning late Wednesday.

Invest 92L Near Coast of Africa Could Eventually Develop Into a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm

By Chris Dolce
August 31, 2016

Another tropical wave has emerged off the African coastline to start this week, and it will be an area to watch closely for the foreseeable future.

Hawaii Governor Declares State of Emergency, Schools Close Ahead of Tropical Storm Madeline

By Eric Chaney
August 31, 2016

Here's what we know about the first of two tropical threats to Hawaii.

Tropical Storm Hermine Triggers Flooding in Florida; Residents Evacuated

By Eric Chaney
August 31, 2016

Florida's Gulf Coast is starting to see the first effects of Tropical Storm Hermine.

Tropical Storm Hermine Strengthening in Gulf of Mexico; Warnings Posted Ahead of Landfall in Florida

August 31, 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine will impact Florida and the coastal Southeast states.

Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Drought the Longest in 130 Years

By Jonathan Belles
August 31, 2016

The Gulf of Mexico's hurricane drought is the longest in 130 years.

Back-to-Back Hawaii Hurricanes Would be Unprecedented

By Jon Erdman
August 31, 2016

Madeline and Lester may both flirt with Hawaii. How strange is that?

3 Things To Know About Tropical Storm Hermine

By Chris Dolce
August 31, 2016

Here's is a rundown of what you should know about the system headed to Florida.

Hermine Could Be a Concern in Northeast Over Labor Day Weekend

By Jon Erdman
August 31, 2016

What is currently over the Gulf of Mexico could have a strange future ahead for Labor Day weekend.

Gaston May Impact the Azores By Friday: Tropical Storm Watch Issued

August 31, 2016

Gaston's will spin in the open Atlantic Ocean as a hurricane, and then could impact the Azores this weekend.

Tropical Depression Eight Moving Away from North Carolina: Could Stir Up Surf off East Coast

August 31, 2016

A pesky tropical cyclone is finally pulling away from the Outer Banks.

Mandatory Evacuations, State of Emergency in Florida as Tropical Depression Nine Flooding Begins

By Eric Chaney
August 31, 2016

Florida's Gulf Coast is starting to see the first effects of T.D. Nine.

Severe Turbulence Forces Houston-to-London United Flight to Divert to Ireland With 12 Injured

By Pam Wright
August 31, 2016

Severe turbulence hit a transatlantic flight Wednesday, injuring 12 and forcing a diversion to Ireland.

Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning Issued: Tropical Depression Nine Takes Aim on Florida's Gulf Coast

August 31, 2016

T.D. Nine's long-anticipated intensification is ahead.

Typhoon Lionrock Slams Into Japan, Leaving 11 Dead, Including 8 Elderly Patients Trapped in a Nursing Home

By Pam Wright
August 31, 2016

A nursing home staff member dies with one of the victims in her arms.

3 Things To Know About Tropical Depression Nine

By Chris Dolce
August 31, 2016

Here's is a rundown of what you should know about the system headed to Florida.

4 Tropical Storms That Overachieved

By Jonathan Belles
August 31, 2016

Hurricanes get the bad rap, but these tropical storms did more damage than many hurricanes.

10 Reasons the U.S. Major Hurricane Drought Is Misleading

By Jon Erdman
August 31, 2016

It doesn't take a "major" hurricane for major impact.

Tropical Depression Eight Moving Away from North Carolina: Could Stir Up Surf off East Coast

August 30, 2016

A pesky tropical cyclone will brush the Outer Banks through early Wednesday.

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Watches Issued: Tropical Depression Nine Takes Aim on Florida's Gulf Coast

August 30, 2016

The saga of T.D. Nine (former Invest 99-L) continues in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Gulf of Mexico's Hermine Finally Gets its Name; Hurricane Madeline Lashing Hawaii

By Dr. Jeff Masters
August 31, 2016

ropical Depression Nine in the Gulf of Mexico finally got its act together enough to deserve a name, the NOAA Hurricane Hunters discovered on Wednesday afternoon. They found top sustained winds of 45 mph in Tropical Storm Hermine, ending a week-long drama that left us all wondering if someone had cast a “hold” spell on the storm.

Hottest Reliably Measured Air Temperatures on Earth: PART TWO

By Christopher C. Burt
August 19, 2016

In my previous blog I discussed the various contenders for what might be the hottest reliably measured air temperatures on Earth. That blog focused on those that were most likely not reliable for various reasons. In this blog I will briefly list those that I believe to be the most reliably measured. This takes into account such factors as climatology (general and specific to the sites at time of observation), properly exposed instrumentation, and good correspondence with other temperature observations in the vicinity of the record-breaking site(s).

An extraordinary meteorological event; was one of its results a 1000-year flood?

By Stu Ostro
October 5, 2015

The confluence of meteorological ingredients the first weekend in October 2015 resulted in an extraordinary weather event with severe impacts. Was one of them a 1000-year flood?

Why the Arrest of a Science-Loving 14-year-old Matters

By Shaun Tanner
September 16, 2015

By now, many of you have heard or read about the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old high school student from Irving, Texas. Ahmed was arrested because school officials called the police after he showed one of his teachers his homemade clock. Mistaken for a bomb, Ahmed was taken into custody, interrogated, shamed, suspended (still on suspension today, Wednesday), and reprimanded. All of this after it has been found that the "device" he brought to school was indeed, a homemade clock.

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

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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.

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