Weather Articles

The Deadliest Weather of 2018 May Surprise You

By Chris Dolce
April 23, 2019

Here's what types of weather were the most deadly in 2018.

Heavy Rain and Severe Thunderstorms Take Aim at Southern Plains as Sluggish Storm Moves East

By Linda Lam
April 23, 2019

An area of low pressure will slowly track across the South this week and may bring the risk of flooding and severe thunderstorms.

Caribou, Maine's Record Long Snowpack, In Place Since November, Melts

By Jonathan Erdman
April 22, 2019

Caribou, Maine's record-long snowpack finally melted.

April Texas Tornado Scars Seen From Space on Satellite

By Chris Dolce
April 22, 2019

The scars from tornadoes in eastern Texas can be seen in satellite imagery because they hit a densely forested area.

Where Every Hurricane Has Hit the U.S. Since 1985 (MAPS)

By Jonathan Belles
April 21, 2019

An examination of monthly hurricane strikes since 1985 reveals a few interesting trends.

Monsters of the Atlantic: The Basin's Category 5 Hurricanes

By Tom Moore
April 21, 2019

Here's an in-depth look at the Atlantic's Category 5 hurricanes and the destruction they have caused.

8 Blizzards Slammed Parts of North Dakota and Minnesota During the 2018-19 Snowfall Season

By Linda Lam
April 20, 2019

An extreme winter this past season brought 8 blizzards to the Grand Forks, North Dakota, region.

Have We Finally Left Winter Weather Behind?

By Jonathan Erdman
April 20, 2019

If you're over snow, we have some good news.

Severe Weather Siege Targets the East Friday With Damaging Winds, Tornadoes, Flooding Rain

By Jonathan Belles
April 19, 2019

The final day of this severe siege could be the most active. Here's what we expect.

Hurricane Michael Was a Category 5 at Landfall, Only the Fourth in U.S. Records, National Hurricane Center Says

By Jonathan Erdman
April 19, 2019

It flirted with Cat. 5 status as it moved ashore. NHC scientists have now concluded it made it.

Four Things to Know About the Severe Weather Threat This Week

By Linda Lam
April 18, 2019

The threat of severe thunderstorms will spread from the central U.S. to the East into late-week and will include the risk of tornadoes, hail and flooding. There is also the risk of severe weather overnight, and behind this system, cooler conditions will return.

The No Tornado Streak Has Ended in Oklahoma and Kansas

By Linda Lam
April 18, 2019

Kansas and Oklahoma waited until April 17 to see their first report of a tornado

Summer 2019 Temperatures Could be Hotter Than Average Along Both Coasts and Cooler in the Central U.S.

By Chris Dolce
April 18, 2019

Parts of the East and West may experience a hotter-than-average summer as cooler conditions set up in between across the nation's midsection.

After Recent Severe Weather Outbreaks, Expect a Quieter Pattern Next Week

By Jonathan Erdman
April 17, 2019

We have good news. A change in the jet stream will calm things down next week.

Hail: The Most Underrated Costly Weather Disaster

By Jon Erdman
April 17, 2019

Tornadoes and hurricanes get more attention, but hail costs billions of dollars every year.

Why Large Hail Is an Underrated Danger and Poses a Major Threat to People and Property

By Chris Dolce
April 17, 2019

Tornadoes are certainly one of the most destructive forms of severe weather, however large hail packs a major punch.

Why Large Hail Is an Underrated Danger and Poses a Major Threat to People and Property

By Chris Dolce
April 17, 2019

Tornadoes are certainly one of the most destructive forms of severe weather, however large hail packs a major punch.

NOAA Research Finds East Coast is Hit by 25 Meteotsunamis Each Year

By Brian Donegan
April 16, 2019

Meteotsunamis are a type of tsunami, but instead of being generated by an underwater earthquake, the source is meteorological, which gives them their unique name.

It's the Most Favorable Time of Year For the Most Violent Tornadoes in the U.S.

By Jonathan Erdman
April 16, 2019

The nation's worst tornadoes have a distinct seasonal peak.

Storms Leave Damage in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Delaware After Tornadoes Roar Across the South

By Pam Wright
April 15, 2019

Violent storms with dangerous tornadoes hit the South this weekend. Here's the latest.

Recent Infographics

Storm Surge

Storm Surge terms described and defined in the Storm Surge infographic by Weather Underground.

El Niño

To understand the science behind El Niño, and the associated precipitation, checkout this infographic by Weather Underground.

Why the Sky is Blue

Finally, childhood questions answered. Find out why the sky is blue in our latest graphic.