Weather Articles

Tropical Update: Genevieve in the Eastern Pacific; Cape Verde Season Beginning in Atlantic

July 26, 2014

The latest expert analysis on the hurricane season from our hurricane experts.

Washington, Oregon Wildfires: Residents Say They Received No Alerts Carlton Complex Fire Was Approaching

July 26, 2014

Residents who survived the largest wildfire in Washington history are wondering why they were never alerted by authorities.

VIDEO: Dust Storm Envelops Phoenix, Arizona Area

July 26, 2014

Dramatic helicopter footage shows a dust storm swallowing a city Friday.

NASA Satellite Study: U.S. West Using Up Underground Water During Drought

July 26, 2014

A new study provides shocking proof that the West's drought is more dire than ever thought before.

Matmo Carves Through China, Kills At Least 1 After Pummeling Taiwan

July 26, 2014

Matmo continued to dump heavy rain on inland China, just hours after producing heavy flooding in Taiwan.

Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction Is Now Underway, Wiping Out Species At An Alarming Rate: Report

July 26, 2014

Deforestation, climate change and the dramatic impact human societies have had in reshaping the Earth for the past few thousand years are taking an extraordinary toll on its animal species, which are dying off about 1,000 times faster today than they did before humans arrived.

Air Algerie Flight 5017 Crash Investigation Continues: Both Black Boxes Found in Mali

July 26, 2014

The investigation into the crash of Air Algerie Flight 5017 is ongoing.

Air Algerie Flight 5017 Crash Wreckage Found in Mali: 'There Are...No Survivors'

July 26, 2014

The passenger plane that disappeared from radar over northern Africa early Thursday with over 100 people on board was found.

Amazing Supernova Images That Remind Us How Beautiful The Universe Really Is

July 25, 2014

To celebrate the birthday of the Chandra X-ray Observatory earlier this week, NASA has released a new set of stunning supernova images for everyone to ogle.

Virginia Tornado: New Jersey Couple Killed, Son Critically Injured

July 25, 2014

An EF1 tornado hit a crowded Virginia campground Thursday morning, killing a husband and wife.

Second Massive Hole Discovered in Siberia; Here's What May Be Causing Them

July 25, 2014

Massive holes in the ground keep turning up in Siberia. What's creating these huge gaps in the Earth?

Photos From Space: ISS Astronauts Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst Capture Earth Like You've Never Seen

July 25, 2014

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station want you to see what our planet looks like from their vantage point.

Washington Wildfires Destroy Homes and Lives (PHOTOS)

July 25, 2014

Check out these images that show the true scope of devastation from the wildfires burning in Washington.

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks Monday, But You Could Spot Meteors This Weekend (VIDEO)

July 25, 2014

The Delta Aquarids meteor shower peaks Monday, but a new moon means you could view it in some parts of the world this weekend.

Thursday: Washington, Oregon Wildfires: Temperatures, Fire Danger to Rise Again

July 25, 2014

Some 20 major wildfires are burning in Oregon and Washington, including the Carlton Complex Fire, the largest in Washington history.

Missing Plane Found: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Discovered in Mali

July 25, 2014

The passenger plane that disappeared from radar over northern Africa early Thursday with over 100 people on board was found.

Utah's Bingham Canyon Mine: One of The World's Biggest Man-Made Holes

July 24, 2014

At nearly three miles across and 3/4 of a mile deep, Utah's Bingham Canyon Mine is deep enough to fit two of Chicago's Willis Towers stacked on top of one another.

Weird Radar Detections Above the U.S. (PHOTOS)

By Chris Dolce
July 24, 2014

Usually we are tracking snow and rain on radar, but it can detect other things as well.

Taiwan Plane Crash That Killed 48 'Was Due to Weather,' TransAsia Airways Says

July 24, 2014

A TransAsia Airways plane crashed in Taiwan Wednesday in the midst of stormy weather, killing 48 and injuring 10.

The Scariest States Named By Estately

July 24, 2014

See which states have been ranked the scariest in the nation, according to a recent study.

Featured Blogs

The Record Quiet Hurricane Season of 1914: Could it Happen Again in 2014?

By Dr. Jeff Masters
July 25, 2014

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the slowest Atlantic hurricane season on record--1914, which had no hurricanes and only one tropical storm. Is it possible that the 2014 hurricane season could match 1914 for the lowest activity ever recorded, with Hurricane Arthur ending up as our only named storm? I think that is highly unlikely, even though the atmospheric and oceanic conditions in the Atlantic are looking hostile for development for the coming two weeks.

Warmest Days of the Year for the U.S.

By Christopher C. Burt
July 9, 2014

NOAA recently produced an interesting map showing when the hottest day of the year is likely to occur in the contiguous U.S. Complimenting this map is one produced by Brian Brettschneider of Borealis Scientific, LLC, which illustrates the date of summer’s midpoint (peak of summer average temperatures) which was reproduced in my blog posted last August. Brian has also produced maps of such for the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. There is also some other great material from Brian herein.

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.