Weather Articles

Fourth of July Weekend Forecast: Sizzling Northwest, Stormy East

By Linda Lam
July 2, 2015

Will wet weather or record heat impact your holiday plans?

Western Heat Wave Enters Second Chapter; More Record Highs Through Holiday Weekend (FORECAST)

By Jon Erdman
July 2, 2015

The West is in for what looks to be a heat wave of unprecedented proportions.

All-Time Heat Records Broken in France; London Breaks U.K. July Heat Record; Europe Heat Wave Continues

By Jon Erdman
July 2, 2015

A widespread, long-lasting heat wave will persist across much of Europe.

Typhoon Chan-hom: Guam Fourth of July Threat; Typhoon Watch Issued (FORECAST)

By Jon Erdman
July 2, 2015

The Western Pacific has sprung to life with Chan-hom. Where is it headed?

Scorched Earth Is Big Climate Concern in Alaska Wildfires

By Brian Kahn, Climate Central
July 2, 2015

For all the drama of trees lighting up like matchsticks, it’s what lurks below the forest that could be a major wildcard for future warming.

June 2015 Smashes Heat, Rainfall Records Across the U.S.

By Jon Erdman
July 1, 2015

As June ended, several locations set new monthly and all-time records.

Hurricane Season: What to Expect in July

By Linda Lam and Jon Erdman
July 1, 2015

We provide perspective on both typical, and recent July happenings in the Atlantic basin.

Northwest Heat Wave By the Numbers: Dozens of Monthly and All-Time Record Highs

By Nick Wiltgen
July 1, 2015

The ongoing Northwest heat wave has already earned its place in the history books.

Notable Characteristic of Tropical Storm Bill: It Lasted an Unusually Long Time Over Land

By Linda Lam
July 1, 2015

Tropical Storm Bill lasted an unusually long time over land.

At Least One Reported Tornado Hits Western Missouri; Thousands Lose Power

By Jess Baker
July 1, 2015

The reported tornado sent residents scrambling as it hit a strip mall in a Kansas City suburb.

50 Beautiful Images of the Earth From Space (PHOTOS)

By Chris Dolce
June 30, 2015

These 50 images of the Earth from space will take your breath away.

In 24 Hours, Lightning Sparks Three Dozen New Fires In Northern California

By Sean Breslin
June 30, 2015

It's so hot and dry, firefighters are even afraid to do prescribed burns.

Sleepy Hollow Fire: Residents Return To Charred Homes in Wenatchee, Washington

By Eric Zerkel
June 30, 2015

A fast-growing fire consumed homes and businesses in central Washington.

Alaska Wildfires in June 2015 Have Surpassed June 2004, Which Was a Record Wildfire Year

By Chris Dolce
June 30, 2015

There have been more fires and acres burned in June 2015 compared to June in the record year of 2004.

The Best Weather Imagery of June 2015

By Chris Dolce
June 29, 2015

The best weather imagery of June 2015 ranges from a thunderstorm complex to Saharan dust.

Lightning Deaths Traditionally Peak In July: What You Need To Know To Stay Safe

By Sean Breslin
June 29, 2015

Here are a few tips that could keep you from becoming a statistic.

Pakistan Heat Wave Kills More Than 1,200; More Dangerous Heat Expected

By Associated Press
June 28, 2015

At least 1,000 people have died in Pakistan in a brutal heat wave.

Flooding In The Midwest: 2 Killed, Tens Of Thousands Without Power

By Associated Press
June 28, 2015

Hundreds of thousands remained without power Sunday morning.

Season's First Big Dust Storm Pummels Phoenix Metropolitan Area

By The Associated Press
June 28, 2015

The season's first big dust storm pummeled the Phoenix metropolitan Saturday, leaving thousands without power.

Dramatic Pattern Change Brings Fall-Like Storm To the Northeast; South Catches a Break

By Linda Lam
June 27, 2015

This unusual pattern will bring a fall-like storm to the Northeast this weekend as well as relief from the heat to the Southeast.

Featured Blogs

Kids, Cars, and Heatstroke: A Lethal Summer Mix

By Dr. Jeff Masters
July 2, 2015

Even at relatively cool ambient temperatures, the temperature rise in vehicles is significant on clear, sunny days and puts infants at risk for hyperthermia. Vehicles heat up rapidly, with the majority of the temperature rise occurring within the first 15 to 30 minutes. Leaving the windows opened slightly does not significantly slow the heating process or decrease the maximum temperature attained.

Another Dry California Precipitation Season Draws to a Close

By Christopher C. Burt
June 30, 2015

The 2014-2015 precipitation season ended today (June 30th) and the drought continues unabated. Although the precipitation totals for the July 1-June 30 (2014-2015) period do not appear to be all that bad (generally 60-85% of average) this does not tell the whole story. A very wet December saved what otherwise would have been a catastrophically dry year. In fact, the past six months (since January 1st) have been one of the driest such periods on record for many locations, including San Francisco. Here are some details about the past rainy season and the current drought.

PWS Service Interruption Update

By Shaun Tanner
June 16, 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

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.