Weird Coastal El Nino Clobbers Peru: 80 Killed, $1.4 Billion in Damage

By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters, 18:00 GMT dnia 24-marzec-2017

The world’s costliest flood disaster of 2017 is still unfolding across parts of coastal Peru, where extreme rainfall atop normally dry terrain has led to episodes of major flooding over the last few weeks. More than 110,000 people have been displaced by flooding since December, according to Reuters, and more than 80 deaths have been reported.

The death toll makes the floods of 2017 Peru’s deadliest floods since 2009 - 2010, when 158 people died in flo...

El Niño Flood

Updated: 22:43 GMT dnia 24-marzec-2017

A Prolonged Series of Severe Threats—But How Severe?

By: Bob Henson, 16:36 GMT dnia 23-marzec-2017

As storm systems sweep across the country over the next week in classic late-March fashion, we can expect near-daily doses of severe weather over parts of the south-central and southeast United States. A parade of moderately strong upper-level lows will be pulling in a steady stream of warm and moderately moist air from the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the resulting severe weather will plow through the regions most favored for stormy conditions in early spring, from Texa...

Severe Weather

Updated: 16:41 GMT dnia 23-marzec-2017

It’s Time to Give Air Quality the Attention It Deserves

By: Bob Henson, 15:20 GMT dnia 22-marzec-2017

Each day of every year, a quiet disaster unfolds in households and hospitals across the world. More than 10,000 lives are lost worldwide every 24 hours as a direct or indirect consequence of poor air quality. Bad air takes its toll quietly, with no need for the oversized drama of a hurricane or tornado. Sometimes air quality becomes so dangerous that it can’t be ignored. Much of the time, though, dangerous air goes about its dirty work with little attention from p...

Air and Water Pollution Wunderground News

Updated: 15:34 GMT dnia 22-marzec-2017

The Extreme Temperature Index: Identifying Which Records are Most Significant

By: Guy Walton, 16:16 GMT dnia 21-marzec-2017

Our guest author today on Category 6 is Guy Walton, an independent meteorologist in Atlanta who spent more than 30 years as a forecaster at The Weather Channel. For more than a decade, Guy has kept detailed records on U.S. daily, monthly, and all-time record high and low temperatures across the United States. His efforts helped lead to NOAA’s establishment of its U.S. Records site. In 2009, Guy coauthored a high-profile paper in Geophysical Research Letters with l...

Heat Extreme Weather

Updated: 16:34 GMT dnia 21-marzec-2017

Tornado Risk Amping Up This Week and Beyond

By: Bob Henson, 16:31 GMT dnia 20-marzec-2017

Spring began in the Northern Hemisphere at 6:28 am EDT Monday, and the U.S. atmosphere seems to have gotten the memo. A multi-day stretch of severe weather should kick off by late Thursday or Friday. There are hints that the pattern will remain stormy off and on through next week, with upper-level energy expected to remain fairly progressive and the Gulf of Mexico supplying ample moisture.

Widespread damage from Southeast freeze
At least 90 percent o...

Severe Weather Tornado Fire Winter Weather

Updated: 21:34 GMT dnia 20-marzec-2017

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

« View Older Entries

Ad Blocker Enabled

Category 6™


Cat 6 lead authors: WU cofounder Dr. Jeff Masters (right), who flew w/NOAA Hurricane Hunters 1986-1990, & WU meteorologist Bob Henson, @bhensonweather

Local Weather

Light Rain
39 ° F
lekki deszcz

JeffMasters's Recent Photos

Mountain wave clouds over Labrador
Mountain wave clouds over Labrador
Mountain wave clouds over Labrador
Labrador ice