Weather Articles

July Cooldown Part Two: Polar Plunge Returns

July 30, 2014

On the heels of one July polar invasion, yet another cooldown is in place this week.

Yosemite Wildfire Grows, Threatening Homes as Temperatures Soar

July 30, 2014

Two fast-moving wildfires are threatening hundreds of homes, and lives, in California.

California's UCLA Campus Floods After Water Main Ruptures in Los Angeles; Area Already in Exceptional Drought

By By Sean Breslin
July 30, 2014

Here's the latest on a water main break in Los Angeles that flooded parts of the UCLA campus.

India Landslide Kills At Least Five; 150 Feared Trapped

July 30, 2014

The massive landslide on Wednesday hit a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains.

UCLA Campus Floods After Water Main Ruptures in Los Angeles

July 30, 2014

A water main break in Los Angeles floods parts of the UCLA campus.

Tropical Storm Halong Hammers Guam; Flooding and Wind Damage Reported

By By Jon Erdman
July 30, 2014

Guam is taking a direct hit from Tropical Storm Halong.

Tropical Update: Guam Typhoon Threat, Next Atlantic Depression Likely

July 30, 2014

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

California Wildfires: Sand Fire Destroys More Homes; Yosemite Fire Grows

July 29, 2014

Two fast-moving wildfires are threatening hundreds of homes, and lives, in California.

Rare Lightning Strikes on California's Venice Beach Kill 1, Injure 13

July 29, 2014

A freak thunderstorm that rolled through Los Angles killed one man and injured 13 people when lighting strikes beachgoers at Venice Beach. Another man is struck on a golf course.

6 Killed, 4 Missing After Being Swept Away in Swollen Mexico River Near the U.S. Border

July 29, 2014

A group of people 4-wheelers were swept into the Cabullona River on Sunday.

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

July 29, 2014

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

Climate Change Tourism Comes to the Arctic: $20,000 Luxury Cruise to Sail the Once-Unnavigable Northwest Passage

July 29, 2014

Ever wanted to see a polar bear not in a zoo, but in its natural habitat? If you've got $20,000 to plunk down for this one-of-a-kind cruise to the Arctic, this is your chance.

Catastrophic Flash Flooding in Southern Nevada Prompts Road Closures, Damages Homes

July 29, 2014

Flash flooding in Nevada has swamped roads with mud and debris.

Tropical Storm Threat: Leeward Islands Could Feel Impacts This Weekend

July 29, 2014

We're watching a disturbance that may threaten the Lesser Antilles as a depression or storm this weekend.

NASA Rover Opportunity Breaks Record for Off-World Driving

July 29, 2014

NASAs Mars rover Opportunity set the record for distance driven on another planet or moon.

Severe Weather Outbreak: Tornadoes, Strong Storms Destroy Homes in South, Midwest, Northeast, and Canada

July 29, 2014

Here's the latest on the outbreak of powerful severe thunderstorms that swept through the eastern U.S. and parts of Canada on Sunday.

Denver, Colorado: At Least Two Reported Tornadoes Monday

July 28, 2014

At least two tornadoes spun up in Denver on Monday afternoon.

EF2 Tornado Hits Boston Suburb of Revere, Massachusetts, Damaging At Least 65 Buildings

July 28, 2014

A tornado has hit a Boston suburb. Here are photos that show the damage from the round of severe weather.

Paleontologists To Explore Wyoming's Natural Trap Cave For First Time in Decades

July 28, 2014

The first ever full-scale exploration of a death trap for Ice Age animals is set to begin Monday and it's going to be awesome.

Perseid Meteor Shower Approaching, But Supermoon May Steal Some of Its Thunder

July 28, 2014

Here's what you need to know about the upcoming Perseid meteor shower a favorite among stargazers.

Featured Blogs

Rare Coastal California Lightning Storm Kills One and Injures 12

By Christopher C. Burt
July 29, 2014

A freak thunderstorm quickly developed off the Pacific coastline near Los Angeles Sunday afternoon and moved onshore at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles County. Frequent lightning strikes killed one man and injured a dozen others. This may be the only time that a summertime beach lightning fatality has occurred in California history.

93L in Middle Atlantic Close to Tropical Depression Status

By Dr. Jeff Masters
July 29, 2014

An area of disturbed weather about 1600 miles east of the Lesser Antilles Islands, (93L), has the potential to develop into a tropical depression by Wednesday, but is struggling with high wind shear today. Visible satellite loops on Tuesday morning showed improved organization to 93L with more spin and some low-level spiral bands beginning to form, but infrared satellite images showed that the system's heavy thunderstorm activity had diminished somewhat since Monday.

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.