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More Heavy Rain and Severe Thunderstorms Are Ahead for Southeast, But How Much More Rain Is Needed to End the Drought?

By Linda Lam
December 3, 2016

The rain is helpful in bringing some drought relief, as well as in assisting the fight against the wildfires. But is it enough?

First Arctic Blast of the Season on the Way as Pattern Change Brings Colder Temperatures from Coast to Coast

By Linda Lam
December 2, 2016

The chill of winter will be felt across the U.S. beginning the first full week of December.

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Fire Kills 12 as Authorities Begin to Identify Victims

By Pam Wright and Sean Breslin
December 2, 2016

Here's the latest on the aftermath of the deadly fires in Tennessee.

Hawaii's Big Island Peaks May See Up to 30 Inches of Snow

By Jon Erdman
December 2, 2016

Our 50th state sees snow more often than you may think, thanks to elevation.

Tornado Outbreak Kills 7 in the South; at Least 3 Dozen Tornadoes Confirmed

By Pam Wright
December 2, 2016

Here's the latest on the severe weather system that ripped through the South.

NCAA/NFL Football Forecasts: Weather May Play Key Role in Several Games This Weekend

By Jonathan Belles
December 2, 2016

Rain, snow, wind and cold may come into play in several key matchups.

Fall 2016 Was Record Warmest For Dozens of Cities from Northeast to West

By Jon Erdman
December 2, 2016

If you thought fall felt more like summer at times in 2016, you were right.

Bus Crash in Heavy Fog Kills 18 in China

By Eric Chaney
December 2, 2016

The driver has been taken into police custody pending an investigation.

Winter Storm Blanche Moves into New England, Leaving Hundreds Without Power in Maine

By Sean Breslin
December 1, 2016

Here's the latest from the areas hit by the second named winter storm of the 2016-17 season.

November 29-30, 2016 Severe Weather Recap: Tornadoes Tear Through the Southeast

December 1, 2016

Parts of the Southeast saw more tornadoes in two days than in the last few months combined.

Winter Storm Blanche Bringing More Snow to Northern Maine

By Linda Lam
December 1, 2016

Blanche has brought snow from the mountain West to the northern Plains and northern New England.

5 Dead as Storms Rip Through the South; More Than a Dozen Tornadoes Confirmed

November 30, 2016

Here's the latest on the severe weather system affecting the South.

Death Toll Rises to 7 From Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Fires; 400 Structures Damaged or Destroyed

By Pam Wright and Sean Breslin
November 30, 2016

Here's the latest on the aftermath of the deadly fires in Tennessee.

Nighttime Tornadoes More Than Twice as Likely to Be Deadly

By Jon Erdman
November 30, 2016

A recent study found the death rate from nocturnal tornadoes is actually rising.

Sprawling Storm Dumps 2 Feet of Snow, Spawns Tornadoes, Fans a Destructive Wildfire and Brings Drought Relief

November 30, 2016

The sprawling storm has brought everything from heavy snow to tornadoes.

December Outlook Released: Colder Than Average in the Northwest, Northern Plains; Warmer Than Typical in the Southwest, Southeast

By Jon Erdman
November 30, 2016

Enjoyed November's warmth? Don't assume the trend continues.

Drought Relief Arriving in the Northeast This Week Thanks to Two Rounds of Soaking Rain

By Brian Donegan
November 30, 2016

The Northeast is still suffering from drought, but some beneficial rain has arrived.

Thirsty Southern Drought Areas Finally Seeing a Widespread Soaking This Week

By Chris Dolce
November 30, 2016

Rainy days will be cause for celebration in parts of the South this week.

Suspected Tornado in Alabama Kills At Least 3, Injures Several, Leaves Thousands Without Power

By Ada Carr
November 30, 2016

Here's the latest on the severe weather system affecting the South.

Saint Vincent Flooding Causes 'Devastating Damage'

By Eric Chaney
November 30, 2016

Major flooding has forced evacuations, damaged homes, and washed away part of a cemetery on a small Caribbean island.

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More Tornadoes in the Biggest U.S. Outbreaks--for an Unexpected Reason

By Dr. Jeff Masters
December 2, 2016

The largest U.S. tornado outbreaks have been spitting out an ever-increasing number of twisters, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. The new paper, led by Michael Tippett (Columbia University), reinforces prior work showing that U.S. twisters are increasingly concentrated in big outbreaks, with the quiet periods becoming even quieter. Tippett and colleagues also threw in a noteworthy curve ball: the tornadoes in big outbreaks are becoming more numerous for an unexpected reason.

World’s Hottest Nights/Highest Minimum Temperatures Yet Measured

By Christopher C. Burt
November 21, 2016

A detailed analysis of how over the past several decades, nighttime minimum temperatures have become warmer relative to daytime maximum temperatures.

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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