Weather Articles

Hurricanes Matthew and Otto Retired as Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Names

By Jon Erdman
March 27, 2017

Martin and Owen will be the new names appearing on the list for 2022.

Tropical Cyclone Debbie Aims for Australia's Queensland Coast; at Least 25,000 Flee

By Ada Carr
March 27, 2017

Residents and officials in Queensland prepared for the storm, which is just hours from landfall.

Tropical Cyclone Debbie Strengthens as it Approaches Landfall in Queensland, Australia; Warnings Issued For the Coast

By Jonathan Belles, Linda Lam
March 27, 2017

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is pushing into the Queensland coast.

Avalanche Strikes Ski Resort in Japan; 7 High School Students, Teacher Presumed Dead

By Pam Wright
March 27, 2017

Multiple deaths were reported after an avalanche struck a Japanese ski report.

Texas, Oklahoma Hit by Hail as Large as Softballs; Widespread Damage Reported

By Pam Wright
March 27, 2017

High winds and large hail were reported Sunday as a system of storms rolled through the Southern Plains.

Invest 90-L Could Develop Into a Subtropical Storm This Week; Would Be Second Time In March Since Records Began

By Linda Lam
March 27, 2017

We're not kidding. This potential is on the table in the week ahead.

Severe Thunderstorms, Including Large Hail, Damaging Winds, Tornadoes, Possible Through Thursday in the South

By Jonathan Belles
March 27, 2017

An active jet stream will provide multiple rounds of severe storms to close March and start April.

March 24-25: Severe Thunderstorms Spawn 6 Tornadoes in 3 States

By Jonathan Belles
March 25, 2017

The first week of spring features the first severe weather threat.

Numerous Severe Weather Threats Likely to End March Like a Lion

By Jonathan Belles
March 25, 2017

A progressive weather pattern will likely provide multiple rounds of severe storms.

Wintry Precipitation Round 2 Arrives in the Midwest, Northern New England Late Weekend

By Brian Donegan
March 24, 2017

Winter's not over yet in the Great Lakes or interior Northeast.

California's Wet Pattern Returns; Mountain Snow to Add to Impressive Western Snowpack

By Jon Erdman
March 24, 2017

Wet weather is back after a recent and welcomed respite in the Golden State.

Monsoon Season in Thailand: A Tourist’s Blessing and Curse

By Holly Zynda
March 24, 2017

Thailand stands as a top destination for vacationers from the Western world. But the picturesque beaches and mild weather in the sunny season drives prices up and packs the country with tourists. If you want a more inexpensive, less crowded trip, try traveling in the rainy season!

The Future of Tornado Warnings: More Precise, More Lead Time, Fewer False Alarms

By Jon Erdman
March 24, 2017

A new concept of tornado, and other high-impact warnings, is being developed.

El Niño's Odds to Return By Late Summer or Fall Increasing

By Jonathan Belles and Brian Donegan
March 23, 2017

Odds are increasing that El Niño may develop by late summer or fall.

Here's Why There's More Than One Type of Tornado

By Chris Dolce
March 23, 2017

Here's the answer for all the different types of tornadoes you may hear about.

When The Rain Affects Your Travel Plans

By Holly Zynda
March 23, 2017

Whether in Southeast Asia, on African plains, in the American Southwest or the Australian outback, seasons of intense rain are part of nature’s rhythm. You’ll need to be prepared for potential storms and know how to respond to wetter weather.

New Cloud Types Added For the First Time in 30 Years

By Chris Dolce
March 22, 2017

One cloud species has been named volutus. It's more commonly known as a roll cloud.

5 Best and Worst U.S. Cities in Winter 2016-17

By Jon Erdman
March 22, 2017

One location shows up in both the worst and best winter lists – for good reason.

One Killed in Georgia as Severe Thunderstorms Rattle the South

By Andrew MacFarlane and Sean Breslin
March 22, 2017

Here's the latest on the round of severe weather to sweep through the Southeast.

'Marchuary' Continues in Northeast as New Cold Blast Moves Into Region

By Brian Donegan
March 22, 2017

The chilly March across the Northeast is expected to continue with a new blast of cold air this week.

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Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Debbie Pounding Queensland, Australia

By Dr. Jeff Masters
marzec 27, 2017

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is battering Northeast Australia’s Queensland coast with torrential rains and high winds as the storm heads west-southwest at about 5 mph towards an expected landfall near 3 pm EDT (19 UTC) Monday. Winds at Hamilton Island in the south eyewall of Debbie were 82 mph (10-minute average), gusting to 107 mph at 2:00 am local time Tuesday.

Iconic American Destination Virtually Isolated for Rest of Year

By Christopher C. Burt
marzec 24, 2017

Half of the village of Big Sur, on the coast of central California, has lost its only access to the north following the demolition of the flood-damaged Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge along State Route 1 (also Rt. 1 or SR 1) on March 19. Although Rt. 1 to the south of Big Sur has reopened to traffic (after mud and rock slides were cleared) it is a long 70-mile journey along the windy but spectacular highway to Cambria, the next town of any significance where supplies can be had. CalTrans (California Department of Transportation) estimates it will take 6-9 months to rebuild a new bridge over the canyon.

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

By Stu Ostro
październik 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
wrzesień 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
maj 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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wrzesień 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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