Weather Articles

Record-Breaking November Arctic Cold, Round Two

By By Jon Erdman
November 19, 2014

Additional blasts of bitterly cold air will sweep a large part of the country this week.

Buffalo, New York Area, Great Lakes, Lake-Effect Snow Impacts: At Least 5 Dead, State of Emergency Declared

November 19, 2014

A major lake-effect snow event dumped up to 60 inches of snow on the Buffalo, New York, area, killing at least five.

NASA Photo Illuminates Florida's Risk For Sea Level Rise, Deadly Tropical Cyclones

By By Eric Zerkel
November 19, 2014

NASA's Earth Observatory just released an awe-inspiring photo that shows just why so many Floridians are at risk to tropical cyclones and global sea level rise.

Buffalo Lake-Effect Snowband Looked Like a Haboob (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

By By Jon Erdman
November 19, 2014

Some incredible timelapse video and photos from downtown Buffalo remind us of another weather phenomenon.

Winter Weather Watch 2014-2015: Major Lake-Effect Snowstorm Underway

By By Tom Niziol
November 19, 2014

Our team of meteorologists, led by winter weather expert Tom Niziol, brings you the latest discussion on winter weather threats across the country.

Severe Weather Likely in the South This Weekend; Texas, Louisiana Among States At Risk for Storms

By By Linda Lam
November 19, 2014

The greatest risk for severe thunderstorms will be in eastern Texas, Louisiana, southern and central Arkansas, southeastern Oklahoma.

Heavy Lake-Effect Snow Forecast Update: 65 Inches of Snow Already in Buffalo, New York Suburbs; Another Round Looms

By By Linda Lam
November 19, 2014

After Monday and Tuesday's epic snow, another round of heavy snow is ahead.

Lake-Effect Snow Hammers South Buffalo, New York, Great Lakes PHOTOS

November 19, 2014

Feet of snow are piling up in the Great Lakes region. Here are the latest photos coming out of the area.

Lake-Effect Snow Pummels Great Lakes States; Four Storm-Related Deaths, Around 140 Vehicles Stranded

By The Associated Press
November 18, 2014

An Arctic blast set off a major lake-effect snowstorm across the Great Lakes, dumping several more inches of snow in parts of western and central New York, northwest Pennsylvania, northern Ohio, northern and western Michigan and far northern Wisconsin.

The Weather Channel Presents "America's Deep Freeze: A Special Report"

November 18, 2014

The Weather Channel presents "America's Deep Freeze: A Special Report" on Tuesday from 6 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET.

Tiny Hamsters Eating Thanksgiving Dinner (VIDEO)

November 18, 2014

If theres anything thatll get you in the mood for a cozy family dinner, its little furry creatures breaking bread together.

The Surprising Beauty of a Polluted Waterway (PHOTOS)

November 18, 2014

Photographer Steven Hirsch found unlikely beauty in the sludge of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal.

Norovirus Sickens 170 Aboard Princess Cruises Ship

By By Annie Hauser
November 18, 2014

A Princess Cruises ship has reported approximately 170 gastrointestinal illnesses because of norovirus.

14 Hacks for a Healthier Winter

By By Annie Hauser
November 18, 2014

Frigid temps have met their match, thanks to this set of winter strategies.

Squirrel Steals Go-Pro Camera

By By Tim Liotta
November 18, 2014

It's that time of year when cooler weather brings acorns to the ground and, apparently, other items within the grasp of squirrels everywhere. Watch this squirrel decide upon and carry out what he believes is the best plan for a go-pro video camera.

6 Mistakes You Shouldn't Make While Heating Your House This Winter

By By Sean Breslin
November 18, 2014

If you don't read this, you could make six critical mistakes with your thermostat this winter.

Your Winter Skin Survival Guide

By By Jeffrey Kopman
November 18, 2014

Winter weather can cause problems for your skin. Here's how to protect yourself.

The Science Behind Naming Winter Storms at The Weather Channel

By By Tom Niziol
November 18, 2014

This is why, and how, The Weather Channel names winter storms.

7 Ways the U.S. Can Adapt to Climate Change

November 18, 2014

Climate change is being felt locally, through floods, heatwaves and other meteorological maladies, but theres little sense in leaving the mammoth task of climate adaptation to local communities to figure out for themselves.

Olive Harvest Battered By Bad Weather, Bugs; Expect Prices to Rise

By The Associated Press
November 18, 2014

Your favorite bottle of Mediterranean olive oil could start costing more because of unseasonable weather in and tiny insects.

Featured Blogs

October 2014: Earth's Third Consecutive Warmest Month on Record

By Dr. Jeff Masters
November 21, 2014

October 2014 was the warmest October on record, and the year-to-date-period January - October was Earth's warmest such period since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA. They also rated the past 12 months--November 2013 through October 2014--as the warmest consecutive 12-month period among all months since records began in 1880; 2014 will be the warmest calendar year on record if global temperatures in November and December merely match their average values recorded since 2000.

Greatest 24-hour Snowfall on Record for the U.S.?

By Christopher C. Burt
November 14, 2014

This past week some exceptional snowfall amounts were reported in northern Wisconsin (50.1” at Gile) and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (42.5” at Ishpeming 7 NNW) largely the result of some intense lake-effect snow squalls coming off Lake Superior. The accumulations occurred over approximately a 96-hour period from November 11-14. Amazing as these totals were they couldn’t compare to the official U.S. record of 75.8” at Silver Lake, Colorado in 24 hours on April 14-15, 1921, or another contender for such: the 78” at Mile 47 Camp in Alaska on February 7, 1963.UPDATE: An amazing 65" of snow, almost all, if not all, of this occurred between 10 p.m. Nov. 17 and 10 p.m. Nov. 18 at a site(s) just south and east of Buffalo. These snow depth reports are not 'official' but are obviously accurate given the video and photographic evidence.

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

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.