Weather Articles

Lava Flow from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Picks up Speed, Heads toward Town on Big Island

By The Associated Press
October 25, 2014

Lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano advanced quickly overnight and is approaching a small town on Hawaii's Big Island.

Tropical Cyclone in the Arabian Sea May Threaten Oman, Yemen (FORECAST)

By By Jon Erdman
October 25, 2014

A part of the Middle East may be threatened by a tropical cyclone next week.

Heavy Rain, Strong Winds To Sweep Into the Pacific Northwest This Weekend (FORECAST)

By By Chrissy Warrilow
October 25, 2014

Rain and strong winds will hit the Northwest this weekend.

Tropical Update: Watching the Western Caribbean, Eastern Pacific, and Arabian Sea

October 25, 2014

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

Kelvin-Helmholtz Billow Clouds Spotted in Thornton, Colorado (PHOTOS)

By Chris Dolce
October 24, 2014

What causes these rare Kelvin-Helmholtz wave clouds to develop?

Jellyfish Clouds: Underwater Majesty in the Sky

By Chrissy Warrilow
October 24, 2014

Jellyfish clouds the wispy apparitions in the sky are an actual form of clouds that occur in rather dry portions of the atmosphere.

Malaysian Man Crawls through Jungle for Days after Car Crash

By The Associated Press
October 24, 2014

Authorities say this Malaysian man crawled for days through the jungle to find help after a serious car crash.

Florida: Record Nine Years Have Passed Without A Hurricane Landfall, But That Streak Will End ... Eventually

By By Chrissy Warrilow
October 24, 2014

It has been nine years since a hurricane has made landfall in Florida.

Greece Flooding, Caused By Slow-Moving Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo, Covers Athens Streets

By By Sean Breslin
October 24, 2014

Streets and homes have been flooded by extremely heavy rainfall in Greece. Here's the latest.

7 Misused Weather Terms and What They Actually Mean

By By Sean Breslin
October 24, 2014

Here are seven weather terms you've probably used incorrectly without even knowing it.

Woman Accused of Defacing National Parks: Paintings 'Criminal,' National Park Service Says

By By Sean Breslin
October 24, 2014

Casey Nocket has been accused of leaving graffiti in national parks. Here's her defense for why she does it.

How Much Does Your State Care About Energy?

October 24, 2014

When it comes to energy efficiency, do you live in the worst state? Click thorugh to find out.

How Much Does Your State Care About Energy?

October 24, 2014

When it comes to energy efficiency, do you live in the worst state? Click thorugh to find out.

Woman Accused of Defacing National Parks: Paintings 'Criminal,' National Park Service Says

By By Sean Breslin
October 24, 2014

Casey Nocket has been accused of leaving graffiti in national parks. Here's her defense for why she does it.

German Airplane Makes A Scary Landing in Powerful Crosswinds

By Zain Haidar
October 24, 2014

An onlooker captured terrifying footage of an airplane landing with powerful crosswinds in Portugal.

Major Hurricane Gonzalo Targets Bermuda After Killing 1 in St. Maarten, Injuring 12 Others in Antigua

October 24, 2014

Gonzalo strengthened to a Category 3 Hurricane after ripping through the Caribbean.

45,000-Year-Old Human DNA Sequenced, Oldest Ever Dated

October 24, 2014

When Nikolai Peristov was looking for materials back in 2008, he stumbled onto something much bigger: A 45,000-year-old human bone. Now the DNA from that femur has been sequenced, yielding the oldest human genome sequence so far.

What Will Winter Hold for Drought-Plagued California?

By Andrea Thompson
October 24, 2014

A weak El Nino could disappoint Californians who need to bolster their shrinking water reserves this winter.

United Nations Climate Deal: European Union Sends Message to Rest of World

By John Upton
October 24, 2014

The European Union just agreed to an ambitious new climate deal that could change the landscape of how other countries combat climate change.

Amazing Images from 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

October 24, 2014

A black-and-white photo of lionesses and their cubs wins top prize.

Featured Blogs

Invest 94L in Western Caribbean Little Threat to Develop

By Dr. Jeff Masters
October 24, 2014

The remains of Tropical Depression Nine, which dissipated over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday night, were moving offshore of Belize into the Western Caribbean on Friday morning. This disturbance is being labeled Invest 94L by NHC. Belize radar and satellite loops show that 94L has only a few poorly-organized clusters of heavy thunderstorms over the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and the adjacent waters.

September 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary

By Christopher C. Burt
October 22, 2014

September was globally the warmest such on record according to NASA and NOAA. Deadly flooding affected the Kashmir region of India and Pakistan as well as in southern France, China, and Serbia. Record heat occurred in Jakarta, Indonesia and south-central Canada. It was the driest September on record for the U.K.

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.