Weather Articles

Dangerous Heat Wave to Expand from Plains, Midwest to East This Week

By Jonathan Erdman
July 17, 2019

It won't set too many records, but this heat wave will be dangerous for some areas.

Barry's Remnant to Trigger More Localized Flooding From Lower Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley

By weather.com meteorologists
July 16, 2019

Barry's remnant is moving farther inland but its threat of flooding rainfall continues.

Barry Impacts: Flooding Swamps Arkansas Police Station and Animal Shelter; Washes Out Highways

By Ron Brackett
July 16, 2019

Here are the latest impacts from Barry as it continues to move northward.

Most Miserable Weather Record Ever? Miami Just Tied Its Warmest Night of All-Time

By Brian Donegan
July 16, 2019

Even the locals, who are used to a tropical climate, have the right to complain about this South Florida heat record.

What is the Heat Index and Why is it Used?

By Brian Donegan
July 16, 2019

Find out what the commonly used summertime term "heat index" really means.

Barry Leaves Its Mark in the Gulf of Mexico by Cooling Down Water Temperatures

By Chris Dolce
July 16, 2019

Barry has left a temporary mark in the Gulf of Mexico by causing sea-surface temperatures to cool.

The Long, Strange Trip to Becoming Hurricane Barry

By Linda Lam
July 15, 2019

The journey of the system that became Hurricane Barry has been a unique one.

Barry Impacts: Sewer Systems Overflow in Alabama; More Flooding in Mississippi and Louisiana

By Ron Brackett
July 15, 2019

Here are the latest impacts from Barry as it made landfall along the Louisiana coast and moved northward.

Barry's Up to 20" of Rain in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana Didn't Happen. Here's Why.

By Chris Dolce
July 15, 2019

Barry's heaviest rainfall likely avoided southeast Louisiana because of the twin nemeses of tropical cyclones.

Barry Impacts: Flooding and Toppled Trees in Mississippi; Evacuation Orders Lifted in Louisiana

By Ron Brackett, Pam Wright and Jan Wesner Childs
July 15, 2019

Here are the latest impacts from Barry as it made landfall along the Louisiana coast and moved northward.

Tropical Storm Barry Impacts: Evacuation Orders Lifted in Louisiana; Flooding Remains a Threat in Storm's Path

By Pam Wright
July 13, 2019

Here's the latest on Barry after it made landfall along the Louisiana coast and moved inland dumping heavy rain.

Tropical Storm Barry Impacts: 12 Rescued in Terrebonne Parish; Nearly All New Orleans Flights Canceled

By Pam Wright
July 13, 2019

Here are the latest impacts from Tropical Storm Barry as it inches toward the Louisiana coast.

Eastern Atlantic Disturbance May Become a Tropical Depression But Won't Last Long

By Jonathan Erdman
July 13, 2019

Yes, we're watching another area for development. Here's why it isn't a big concern.

Parts of New Orleans Face Voluntary Evacuations as Tropical Storm Barry Threatens Louisiana

By Sean Breslin
July 13, 2019

Here's how Louisiana and Mississippi are preparing for the impacts of this tropical system.

El Niño Expected to Weaken By Late Summer, Which Could Lead to a Busier Atlantic Hurricane Season

By Linda Lam
July 12, 2019

El Niño conditions are expected to weaken over the next few months, which could result in a more active Atlantic hurricane season.

Flooding in Pennsylvania Kills Pregnant Mother, Child

By Associated Press
July 12, 2019

The heavy rains that hit western Pennsylvania flooded roads, triggered mudslides and caused a sinkhole that forced a preschool to evacuate.

Air Canada Flight Hits Severe Turbulence; Dozens Injured

By Associated Press
July 11, 2019

Unbuckled passengers were tossed into the plane's ceiling during the bumpy ride, eyewitnesses said.

Tropical Storm Barry to Hammer Gulf Coast with Major Rainfall Flooding; Hurricane and Storm-Surge Warnings Issued

By weather.com meteorologists
July 11, 2019

Here's why Barry's water is much more worrisome than its wind.

Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, Louisiana Town of 10,000 Hands Out Nearly 20,000 Sandbags and Counting

By Jan Wesner Childs
July 11, 2019

The city of Denham Springs, Louisiana, handed out a record number of sandbags as residents rushed to prepare for Tropical Storm Barry.

Gulf of Mexico Oil, Gas Producers Evacuate Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, Helping to Spike Oil Prices

By Pam Wright
July 11, 2019

More than 20 rigs have either been evacuated or moved out of the path of Tropical Storm Barry.

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