Weather Articles

Refreshing Change Ahead For Storm-Weary Midwest as Severe Weather Threat Shifts Southeast

By Chris Dolce
July 27, 2017

Less-humid air will not only move into the Midwest, but also parts of the South and East by this weekend.

Eastern Pacific's Hilary, Irwin Begin Weird Fujiwhara Effect Generating High Surf in Southern California

By Jon Erdman
July 27, 2017

This is the second time in a week this will happen in the Pacific Ocean.

Western Montana Lightning-Sparked Wildfire Prompts Evacuations

By Pam Wright
July 27, 2017

Firefighters are working to contain a wildfire in Mineral County, Montana, that is threatening homes.

1 Missing in Philippines as Tropical Storm Nesat Triggers Heavy Rain, Flooding

By Pam Wright
July 27, 2017

Manila has shut down after flooding triggered by heavy rains made roads impassable.

Unusual Storm Will Bring Flash Flood Threat, Cool Conditions to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Including Washington D.C., Philadelphia

By Linda Lam
July 27, 2017

Unusual weather for late July will impact parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

6 Odd Weather Events Happening Now

By Chris Dolce
July 27, 2017

July is ending with interesting weather conditions.

Istanbul Storms Trigger Flooding, Cause Fire, Injure at Least 3

By Associated Press
July 27, 2017

At least three people were hurt in the storms. Here's the latest.

This U.S. City Has Seen Some of the Worst Weather This Year and Continues to Shatter Records

By Brian Donegan
July 27, 2017

Binghamton, New York, continues to shatter weather records in 2017, and they aren't ones you'd want to break.

Lake Tahoe Is Warming at 14 Times the Normal Rate, Report Finds

By Associated Press
July 27, 2017

It's not good news for the biggest alpine lake in the United States.

Nesat to Become a Typhoon in Western Pacific, Bring Flooding Rain and Mudslides to Taiwan and China

By Brian Donegan
July 27, 2017

Nesat is expected to bring heavy rain, flooding and mudslides to parts of Taiwan and China.

A Microburst Happened Over an NWS Office, and Radar Imagery Was Spectacular

By Jon Erdman
July 27, 2017

These are typical in summer, but one National Weather Service office had a particularly close view.

Flash Flooding Prompts Water Rescues, Interstate Closures in Kansas City Metro

By Jon Erdman
July 27, 2017

Over 7 inches of rain fell overnight in this flash flood-prone metro area.

What's the Difference Between Global Warming and Climate Change?

By Pam Wright
July 27, 2017

Here's the difference between climate change and global warming.

Lightning Strike Peels Tree Like a Banana in Pelham, Alabama

By Sean Breslin
July 26, 2017

You've probably never seen anything like this.

Major Flooding Reported in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, South of Birmingham

By Sean Breslin
July 26, 2017

Several water rescues were reported as flash flooding quickly swamped roads.

The Weirdest Hurricane and Tropical Storm Tracks

By Jon Erdman, Sean Breslin, Chris Dolce
July 26, 2017

Often times, they don't exactly move in straight lines. Here's why.

48 More Deaths Reported in India Monsoon Flooding

By Associated Press
July 26, 2017

Hundreds of people were rescued from the flooding in western India.

The Hurricane Names With the Most Frequent U.S. Landfalls

By Brian Donegan
July 25, 2017

These two storm names have impacted the United States more than any others.

Water is the Deadliest Factor in U.S. Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

By Jon Erdman
July 25, 2017

An NHC study details what impacts, types of tropical cyclones, and locations are the deadliest.

Here's Where Every Hurricane That Made Landfall in the U.S. Since 1966 Began Its Journey

By Chris Dolce
July 25, 2017

Here's where hurricanes that have made landfall in the U.S. since 1966 got their start.

Featured Blogs

Meteorology of Saturday's Colombian Flood Disaster That Killed 254

By Dr. Jeff Masters
April 3, 2017

At least 254 people were killed in the in the city of Mocoa (population 40,000) in southwest Colombia near the border of Ecuador early Saturday, when torrential rains triggered a debris flow on a nearby mountain that surged into the town as a huge wall of water carrying tons of mud and debris. The disaster is the fourth deadliest weather-related disaster in Colombia’s recorded history.

Iconic American Destination Virtually Isolated for Rest of Year

By Christopher C. Burt
March 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
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

By
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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