Weather Articles

Live Updates: Tornado Watch Issued In Texas, Louisiana; Severe Outbreak Underway

April 24, 2015

The latest breaking updates on Friday's severe weather outbreak.

Coyotes Take Manhattan: Animals Spotted Across New York City

By Associated Press
April 24, 2015

The Concrete Jungle has a coyote problem.

Why April Is a Dangerous Month for Tornadoes

By Jon Erdman
April 24, 2015

April is synonymous with tornadoes in the U.S., particularly in recent years.

Volcanic Ash Grounds Flights in Costa Rica's Capital City

By Annie Hauser
April 24, 2015

Officials in San Jose, Costa Rica, temporarily closed the city's airport Thursday following the eruption of the nearby Turrialba volcano earlier in the week.

We Asked, You Shared: Cute Animals Enjoying Springtime

April 24, 2015

When bad weather's away, animals will come out and play.

Your Odds of Being Hit By a Tornado

By Jon Erdman
April 24, 2015

Several studies have attempted to quantify your actual tornado risk.

Ensenada, Chile, 'Ghost Town' After Twin Volcanic Eruptions Blanket Area in Ash

By Carolyn Williams
April 23, 2015

The Calbuco volcano in Chile erupted for the first time in more than 42 years on Wednesday.

Third Eruption from Chile's Calbuco Volcano Blankets Area in More Ash; Ensenada Turns Into Ghost Town

By The Associated Press
April 23, 2015

The latest on a series of eruptions from the Calbuco volcano in Chile.

More Than 143 Million Americans at Risk for Earthquakes, Scientists Say

April 23, 2015

More people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Eruptions at Chile's Calbuco Volcano (PHOTOS)

April 23, 2015

See the most gripping photos from a huge volcanic eruption Wednesday in Chile.

Amazing Cloud Formation Spotted in Viral Photo

April 23, 2015

He didn't even realize what he captured in this perfectly timed photo until he got home.

Finally Back on Land, Carnival Spirit Passengers Recount Terrifying Ordeal in Australian Storm

By Sean Breslin
April 23, 2015

They were stuck on a cruise ship in rough seas for days. Now, they share their terrible experience.

Lightning Strikes One World Trade Center in Stunning Earth Day 2015 Display

By Carolyn Williams
April 23, 2015

Mother Nature revealed her power on Earth Day 2015 after lightning struck One World Trade Center.

Live Updates: Severe Thunderstorms Impact the Southeast Wednesday; High Winds Sweep Through Philadelphia

April 22, 2015

Severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes target the southern Plains. There has also been wind damage in the Northeast.

Australia Storm Hammers Sydney, New South Wales; 3 Dead, Hundreds Evacuated as Flooding Washes Away Homes

By Jon Erdman
April 22, 2015

A slow-moving storm brought severe flooding and damaging winds to parts of eastern Australia.

Shocking Waves Cause Cop to Stop

April 22, 2015

In seconds, these massive waves create an unexpected and dangerous hazard.

Weather Underground Celebrates Earth Day, Takes Look at Progress

By Andria Stark
April 22, 2015

In celebration of Earth Day, Weather Underground has launched a microsite dedicated to discussing the science behind protecting our planet.

Late April Snow Blankets Appalachians, Great Lakes

By Zain Haidar
April 22, 2015

The Appalachians and areas around the Great Lakes are seeing up to 8.5 inches of snow today.

Photos of the Strangest Tornado Damage in the U.S.

By Jon Erdman
April 22, 2015

The intense winds in a stronger tornado can do some strange things.

Police Officer Rescues Family Before Large Wave Topples Car in Ocean Shores, Washington

By Carolyn Williams
April 22, 2015

A police officer rescued a Washington family from a dangerous situation in Ocean Shores, Washington last Thursday.

Featured Blogs

Updated Flagship WU App for All iOS Platforms, including Apple Watch

By Dr. Jeff Masters
April 24, 2015

The flagship WU app, recently upgraded, is available for Apple Watch, which debuts today. More severe weather is threatening the southern Plains, and a unique climate odyssey is setting sail in June.

The Great California Storm of April 19-23, 1880

By Christopher C. Burt
April 11, 2015

Could a single big late–season storm have a significant impact on the California drought? A 'Hail Mary' storm event? Normally by this time of the year (April 10th) California would have already received at least 90% of its rainy-season precipitation total and any additional rain or snowfall would have little impact so far as the current drought is concerned. However, back in late April 1880, one of the most intense storms ever to pound the state occurred. Here are the details.

Please check out the new homepage and tell us what you think!

By Shaun Tanner
April 2, 2015

The development team here at Weather Underground has been hard at work producing a new homepage! Please take a look at the sneak peek and tell us what you think!

Meteorological images of the year - 2014

By Stu Ostro
December 30, 2014

My 9th annual edition.

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.