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Flooding in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Leads to Water Rescues; Cumberland County Dam 'Caving In'

By Sean Breslin
September 29, 2016

Rescue crews were dispatched to save residents who became trapped in the floodwaters.

Tropical Storm Matthew Near Hurricane Strength in the Caribbean Sea; Jamaica, Hispañola, Cuba, Bahamas Threats Next Week

September 29, 2016

Matthew poses a hurricane danger in the Caribbean, but its potential U.S. impact remains very unclear.

Roslyn Now a Remnant Low Off Baja California

September 29, 2016

Roslyn's lifespan has come to an end.

Ulika Weakening in the Eastern Pacific

September 29, 2016

Is Ulika a Hawaiian threat?

1 Killed in St. Vincent as Tropical Storm Matthew Takes Aim At Lesser Antilles

By Pam Wright
September 29, 2016

Tropical Storm Matthew has already turned deadly. Here's the latest.

Late-Week Break From Brutal Southern Heat Has Arrived

By Tom Moore
September 29, 2016

Finally, the South is enjoying a taste of fall.

Tropical Storm Chaba a Typhoon Threat to Okinawa, Japan Next Week

By Jon Erdman
September 29, 2016

Right behind Megi, Chaba will take a more northern path, putting parts of Japan in the threat zone next week.

Homes Burn, Residents Flee as California Wildfires Intensify

By Pam Wright
September 28, 2016

Here's the latest on multiple wildfires that have been responsible for evacuations and destroyed homes.

China Landslides, Triggered By Typhoon Megi's Rainfall, Leave 32 Missing

By Pam Wright and Sean Breslin
September 28, 2016

Officials are searching frantically for survivors in the wake of multiple landslides.

'Cut-Off' Low Is Producing Persistent Clouds, Rain Across the East

By Brian Donegan
September 28, 2016

Residents of the East will be grabbing their umbrellas and rain coats for the second half of this week and into the weekend.

Invest 97L Pushes Into the Windward Islands; Likely to Become Tropical Storm Matthew

By Tom Moore and Jonathan Erdman
September 28, 2016

Low pressure east of the Windward Islands is on the brink of becoming a tropical storm.

Tahoe in Fall

By Holly Zynda
September 28, 2016

Lake Tahoe, the deep blue jewel shared by California and Nevada, is known for its winter and summer sports, but draws visitors year-round, and autumn is one of the most beautiful (and least crowded) seasons to visit. With a variety of sights and events, Tahoe is the perfect fall destination.

Megi Weakening Over China After Blasting Taiwan with Wind Gusts Over 120 MPH, 30+ Inches of Rain

By Tom Moore and Jonathan Erdman
September 27, 2016

On the heels of typhoons Meranti and Malakas, Megi hammered Taiwan and southeast China.

Flood-Swollen Cedar River Crests at Almost 22 Feet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

By Sean Breslin
September 27, 2016

A week of flooding in Iowa has reached Cedar Rapids, where the swollen Cedar River has crested.

Why There's Been a Dearth of Western Caribbean Sea Hurricanes Since 2013

By Jon Erdman
September 27, 2016

A notorious hurricane zone has been eerily quiet the past few seasons.

Tropical Depression Nineteen-E Expected to Become Seymour in the Eastern Pacific

September 26, 2016

Another tropical cyclone has formed in the Pacific Ocean. Is it a land threat?

Flooding in San Antonio Leads to Water Rescues, Road Closures

By Sean Breslin
September 26, 2016

Here's what we know about this flood event occurring in San Antonio.

Flash Flood Threat Targets Southern Plains Through Monday

By Brian Donegan
September 25, 2016

The waterlogged Upper Midwest will get a break from heavy rain, but not necessarily severe weather.

Extremely High Fire Danger for Southern California as Santa Ana Winds Develop

By Tom Moore
September 25, 2016

The fire danger will be extremely high across portions of Southern California as Santa Ana winds develop.

Fall Chill Arrives in the Northeast; Frost/Freeze Expected Again Monday Morning

By Tom Moore
September 25, 2016

After an extremely warm start to fall, it is now feeling like the correct season.

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Hurricane Hunters Find Hurricane-Force Winds in Matthew; Wind Shear Attacking Storm

By Dr. Jeff Masters
September 29, 2016

Tropical Storm Watches are posted for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao as Tropical Storm Matthew advances westwards at 16 mph across the eastern Caribbean. An Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft was in Matthew on Thursday morning, and at 9 am EDT found hurricane-force winds of 75 mph in a small region to the northeast of the storm’s center. However, Satellite loops on Thursday morning showed that Matthew was struggling with high wind shear.

Hottest Temperature Ever Measured in September for Europe

By Christopher C. Burt
September 7, 2016

LATE UPDATE: An intense heat wave has occurred in recent days in the Iberian Peninsula with a site in Spain, Sanlucar La Mayor, measuring 46.4°C (115.5°F) on Monday, September 5th. This (if verified) would be the hottest temperature ever observed anywhere in Europe during the month of September. THE SANLUCAR LA MAYOR TEMPERATURE IS APPEARING DUBIOUS. HOWEVER, THE 45.7°C (114.3°F) REPORTED FROM MONTORO, SPAIN MAY BE RELIABLE AND THUS A NEW SEPTEMBER HEAT RECORD FOR EUROPE REGARDLESS. Portugal broke its September monthly heat record with 45.0°C (113.0°F) at Lousa Airport on September 6th. A few days earlier amazing heat also prevailed in the Middle East with Mitribah, Kuwait reaching 51.2°C (124.2°F) on September 3rd. This would be the 2nd hottest temperature ever reliably measured on Earth during the month of September. France and the U.K. also noted record heat values. Here are some more details.

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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