Weather Articles

Cape Verde Volcano Destroys Villages

By Eric Zerkel
December 18, 2014

One of the biggest eruptions in decades at Pico do Fogo volcano in the Cape Verde islands destroyed two villages.

Earth in Northern California Still Moving Months After Earthquake

By Eric Zerkel
December 18, 2014

The earth is still moving in northern California

Japan Snowstorm Dumps Feet of Snow, Kills 11; Hundreds of Flights Canceled

By Sean Breslin
December 17, 2014

Japan took the brunt of a large, deadly winter storm that dumped feet of snow on some areas.

California Storms Bring More Flooding; Mudslide Closes Portion of Interstate 91 in Orange County

By Associated Press
December 17, 2014

After two soaking rain events, California is receiving even more wet weather, and possibly more problems.

Volcano Erupting for Three Weeks

By AFP
December 16, 2014

The Cape Verde volcano has been erupting since November 22, destroying two villages.

American Airlines Flight Hits Turbulence Flying Through Powerful Winter Storm Near Japan; As Many As 14 Reported Injured

By Nick Wiltgen
December 16, 2014

An airplane flying from South Korea to the U.S. hit severe turbulence, forcing an emergency landing after passengers were injured.

2004 Indonesian Tsunami, a Decade Later (Photos)

By Eric Zerkel
December 15, 2014

Here's what Indonesia looks like 10 years after one of the deadliest tsunamis in history.

California Teen Killed in West Coast Storm

By Eric Zerkel
December 15, 2014

A South Lake Tahoe, California, teen was killed during California's storm Thursday.

#MeteorologicalFilms May Be the Best Twitter Trend Yet

By Carolyn Williams
December 14, 2014

Twitter is witnessing the greatest trend takeover of the century: #meteorologicalfilms, and we are showcasing some of the best.

California Homes Buried By Destructive Debris Flow (PHOTOS)

By Michele Berger
December 14, 2014

Camarillo Springs, a community in Ventura County, California, was devastated by the West Coast storm that swept through late last week.

Lobster Prices On The Rise

By The Associated Press
December 14, 2014

With a lower haul this lobster fishing season, prices will rise for consumers.

Mudslide In Central Indonesia Kills 56, Dozens Missing

By The Associated Press
December 14, 2014

A deadly mudslide in Indonesia left at least 56 people dead and dozens others missing.

Storm Moves into Southwest, Rockies as California Cleans Up

December 13, 2014

A powerful storm packing heavy rain and strong winds slammed the West Coast before moving inland into the Southwest and Rockies.

Mudslide In Central Indonesia Kills 20, Leaves 88 Missing

By The Associated Press
December 13, 2014

A deadly mudslide in Indonesia left at least 20 people dead and 88 others missing late Friday.

Homeless Couple Rescued From Raging Los Angeles River During Monster California Storm

By Zain Haidar
December 12, 2014

The Los Angeles Fire Department's swiftwater rescue team executed a dramatic rescue to save a homeless couple Friday morning.

Fisherman Rescued After 12 Days Lost At Sea, Finds New Connection With Son

By The Associated Press
December 12, 2014

After 12 days lost at sea, Hawaii fisherman Ron Ingraham was rescued and reconnected with his son.

Weather.com's Top 100 Photos of 2014

December 12, 2014

The collection features 100 images from 2014 that capture some of the year’s most powerful weather, news, travel and science images.

White Christmas 2014: Where You're Most Likely To See Snow

By Zain Haidar
December 12, 2014

Based on three decades of U.S. Climate Normals, the NOAA put together data to visualize the likelihood of receiving at least one inch of snow on December 25.

Erosion Destroys Home on Washaway Beach

December 12, 2014

A ticking time bomb finally went off in Washington. In a matter of seconds a house was destroyed.

219 Year Old Time Capsule Removed in Boston

December 12, 2014

It hasn't been opened in over 200 years. It could hold unknown secrets to our history.

Featured Blogs

November 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary

By Christopher C. Burt
December 18, 2014

November was globally the 7th warmest such on record according to NOAA and 8th according to NASA (see Jeff Master’s blog for more about this). It was a cold month in the U.S. with some phenomenal lake-effect snowstorms. A powerful storm, dubbed a ‘Medicane’ formed in the Mediterranean Sea. Deadly floods occurred in Morocco, Italy, and Switzerland. It was the warmest November on record for Australia, Italy, Austria and much of Southeast Asia.Below are some of the month’s highlights.

New World Record for Super Typhoon Haiyan: a 180-Ton Boulder Transported

By Dr. Jeff Masters
December 18, 2014

New research presented by Max Engel and co-authors from the University of Cologne in Germany at this week’s American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, California found that Super Typhoon Haiyan’s surge set an all-time record for the heaviest boulder known to be moved by a tropical cyclone: an incredible 180 metric tons.

Live Blog: Tracking Hurricane Arthur as it Approaches North Carolina Coast

By Shaun Tanner
July 3, 2014

This is a live blog set up to provide the latest coverage on Hurricane Arthur as it threatens the North Carolina Coast. Check back often to see what the latest is with Arthur. The most recent updates are at the top.

Tropical Terminology

By Stu Ostro
June 30, 2014

Here is some basic, fundamental terminology related to tropical cyclones. Rather than a comprehensive and/or technical glossary, this represents the essence of the meaning & importance of some key, frequently used terms.

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.