Weather Articles

Tornado Watch Issued; Severe Thunderstorms Threaten Northeast and Ohio Valley Tuesday

By Brian Donegan
August 22, 2017

A potent late-August cold front will increase the risk for severe weather through Tuesday.

Flash Flooding in Kansas City Metro Closes Roads, Prompts Water Rescues; Some Stranded on Roofs

By Jon Erdman
August 22, 2017

Three rounds of torrential rain triggered yet more flooding in Kansas City.

Harvey to Redevelop over the Gulf of Mexico, Then Threaten Texas as Tropical Storm or Hurricane with Dangerous Flooding Rains

By Jon Erdman
August 22, 2017

The Gulf Coast landfall will only be part of the danger.

Harvey Likely to Come Back to Life in Bay of Campeche Later This Week; Potential Threat to Mexico, South Texas

By Jon Erdman
August 21, 2017

This time, Harvey's second life could have U.S. impacts.

How the Solar Eclipse Changed the Weather

By Chris Dolce
August 21, 2017

Here's how the eclipse looked from a weather standpoint.

Total Solar Eclipse Weather Tracker: Current Satellite Images, Temperature Maps, Graphs and Webcams

August 21, 2017

See what satellite imagery looks like and how the eclipse is impacting temperatures.

Solar Eclipse Weather Forecast: Will Clouds Block Your View?

By Jon Erdman
August 21, 2017

Here's where you will have a clear view of today's eclipse.

Kenneth Rapidly Intensifies From a Tropical Storm to Category 4 Hurricane, as Captured By Satellite Imagery

By Jon Erdman
August 21, 2017

Yet another example of a tropical cyclone's explosive growth.

Eclipse Epicenter Evacuated in Oregon as West Wildfires Rage

By Associated Press
August 20, 2017

A fire in Oregon sparked the evacuation of hundreds of homes near the path of totality of Monday's eclipse. Firefighters are scrambling to squelch the blaze as tens of thousands are expected

2 Dead in Plane Crash Near Oregon Eclipse Viewing Site

By Associated Press
August 20, 2017

Two people were killed in an Oregon plane crash near the path of the totality of Monday's eclipse.

Four Things to Watch in This Week's Weather

By Jonathan Belles
August 20, 2017

Here's what you need to know about the weather as August comes to a close.

Tropical Storm During a Total Solar Eclipse Would Be a First in Satellite Era

By Jonathan Erdman
August 19, 2017

A strange overlap of events is possible Monday.

How Will Animals React to the Solar Eclipse? Americans, Scientists, Zoos Await Answers

By Pam Wright
August 19, 2017

You can help scientists study animal behavior during Monday's eclipse.

First Eclipse Photo Ever Taken Has Quite the Story Behind It

By Pam Wright
August 19, 2017

A Prussian daguerreotypist captured the very first image of a solar eclipse.

Drones to Fly Into Eclipse Totality Path to Study Weather

By Pam Wright
August 19, 2017

Meteorologists plan to fly drones into the path of Monday's eclipse to study the weather.

Sierra Leone Mudslides Death Toll Rises to Nearly 500, More Than 600 Remain Missing

August 18, 2017

Nearly 500 people are dead and more than 600 are missing after heavy rains and flash flooding led to landslides in the west African nation of Sierra Leone.

Tropical Storm Harvey Leaves Damage in Barbados; Commuters Stranded

By Sean Breslin
August 18, 2017

Here's what we know about the impacts caused by this storm so far.

Three Recent Twisters That Didn't Get a Tornado Warning Until After Touchdown, if at All

By Brian Donegan
August 18, 2017

Three tornadoes struck three different states before tornado warnings were issued.

Fall 2017 Temperature Outlook: Warmer Than Average in Southwest; Parts of East Could Be Slightly Cooler Than Average

By Linda Lam
August 18, 2017

The trend of above-average temperatures in the West and cooler conditions in the East may persist into fall.

The Weather Company Forecasts More Active Hurricane Season Than First Predicted

August 18, 2017

The final hurricane season forecast of 2017 calls for above-average activity in the Atlantic.

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

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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