Weather Articles

Search For Missing Argentine Submarine Continues After Two False Alarms, but Oxygen Is Running Out

By Ada Carr and Pam Wright
November 21, 2017

Officials are citing a loss of communications as the main cause of the vessel's disappearance.

West to Bake in Record Thanksgiving Warmth as East Shivers Into the Weekend

By Brian Donegan
November 21, 2017

There will be a split in temperatures between the East and West this Thanksgiving week.

Thanksgiving Week Travel Outlook: Northeast, Southeast Flight Delays Possible; Northwest Rain Could Make for a Soggy Trip

November 21, 2017

Will weather mess with your Thanksgiving travel plans?

Search For Missing Argentine Submarine Hampered by Weather

By Ada Carr
November 20, 2017

Officials are citing a loss of communications as the main cause of the vessel's disappearance.

At Least 20 Dead, 2 Still Missing in the Wake of Flash Flooding in Greece

By Associated Press
November 20, 2017

Here's what we know about this deadly situation.

Five Things to Know About the Weather for Thanksgiving Week

By Linda Lam
November 20, 2017

An active weather pattern is expected in the Northwest while rounds of cold conditions will move through the East.

Line of Severe Storms Moving Through Midwest Damages Indiana Walmart

By Pam Wright
November 18, 2017

The latest on severe storms marching across the Midwest.

Thanksgiving Week Travel Outlook: Northeast, Southeast Flight Delays Possible; Northwest Rain Could Make for a Soggy Trip

By Chris Dolce
November 18, 2017

Will weather mess with your Thanksgiving travel plans?

Two U.S. States, Four Canadian Provinces Join Alliance to Phase Out Coal Worldwide by 2030

By Sean Breslin
November 17, 2017

Washington and Oregon are leading the charge to phase out coal.

In Port Aransas, Texas, Normalcy Is Hard to Find More Than Two Months After Hurricane Harvey

By Sean Breslin
November 17, 2017

For the residents of Port Aransas, Texas, it's a long road to recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

Director of Puerto Rico's Power Company Resigns Amid Blackouts, Scrutiny

By Associated Press
November 17, 2017

Ricardo Ramos resigned Friday, saying it was in the "best interest of the people of Puerto Rico."

Puerto Rico's Iconic Arecibo Observatory Saved From Demolition Despite Damage From Hurricane Maria

By Pam Wright
November 17, 2017

The radio telescope made famous in a pair of sci-fi films will continue to monitor deep space.

Pacific Islands Could Lose Up to 80 Percent of Region's Fish to Climate Change, Study Says

By Sean Breslin
November 17, 2017

The Pacific Islands rely on fishing for food and employment. So what happens if climate change takes that away?

2017 Likely to Be Earth's Second Warmest Year on Record, NASA Says

By Jonathan Erdman
November 17, 2017

The trend of record or near-record warmth globally continued in October.

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why Pluto's Weather Is Unpredictably Cold

By Pam Wright
November 17, 2017

A new study helps explain why temperatures collected by the New Horizons probe were much colder than anticipated.

Number of UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites Imperiled by Climate Change Nearly Doubles In 3 Years, Report Says

By Pam Wright
November 17, 2017

The report finds that one in four natural heritage sites face significant threats because of climate change.

'We're Now Praying,' Officials Say, After Political Squabbling Keeps India from Lessening Smog Crisis

By Pam Wright
November 17, 2017

Northern Indian farmers burning fields led to the crisis. Officials are squabbling over who should pay for alternatives methods.

Snowpack in Parts of the Northwest, Northern Rockies is Setting Mid-November Records

By Jonathan Belles
November 17, 2017

A record snowpack has covered much of the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest.

Storms Turn Water Off Palm Beach Murky Brown

By Pam Wright
November 17, 2017

Officials say the water turned brown thanks to stormwater runoff and canal discharges.

Winter Outlook Update: Cold and Wet in the North, Warm and Dry in the South

By Chris Dolce
November 17, 2017

Here's what to expect this winter, according to The Weather Company and NOAA.

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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