Weather Articles

Diver Saw THIS and Freaked Out!

September 19, 2014

Get up, close, and personal with a giant of the sea.

Tropical Storm Polo: Tropical Storm Watch In Effect for Southern Baja California (FORECAST)

September 19, 2014

Will former Tropical Storm Polo threaten the storm-weary Baja peninsula?

Global Warming Is Changing the Gulf of Maine, Imperiling Its Lobster, Fish Catch

September 19, 2014

The words "Maine" and "lobster" go hand-in-hand, but the day is coming when the Pine Tree State's rocky coastline will no longer be home to its most famous crustacean.

California Wildfires: King Fire Balloons to 76,000 Acres

September 19, 2014

The King Fire is no doubt crews' toughest challenge Friday morning.

The Sahara Desert Formed Millions Of Years Earlier Than Previously Believed, Study Suggests

By By Deante Parker
September 19, 2014

Recent studies in marine cores reveal that the Sahara was established several million years ago.

NASA to Deploy 8 Little Satellites to Improve Hurricane Intensity Forecasts

September 19, 2014

Eight microsatellites will be the first satellite system to improve understanding of a major storm's inner workings.

Expect 11 Billion People By 2100, Says Study In Big Upward Revision From Past Population Forecasts

By By Terrell Johnson
September 19, 2014

A study published this week in the scientific journal Science says the world's population is likely to grow much higher this century than previous estimates have forecast, reaching nearly 11 billion people by century's end.

Odile's Remnants Bring Flash Flood Threat to New Mexico, Texas (FORECAST)

By By Jon Erdman
September 19, 2014

Former Hurricane Odile is still bringing the threat of very heavy rain to parts New Mexico and Texas.

Copycats: Ten Ways We've Mimicked Nature and Gained

September 19, 2014

Great things can happen when we mimic nature. Here are ten examples.

No Explanation for THIS

September 19, 2014

Strange almost perfect circles of dead soil are appearing across Africa's Namibian Desert, and scientists aren't positive at what's causing them.

Austin, Texas Flooding Update: Search for Missing Sheriff Deputy Suspended, Thousands Without Power as Heavy Rain Falls

September 19, 2014

Flash flooding has closed numerous roads in the Austin, Texas area. Here's the latest.

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong Brings Flooding to Philippines, May Impact Taiwan Next

September 19, 2014

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong may impact Taiwan after bringing heavy rain to the Philippines.

Tropical Storm Edouard Brings Rip Current Risk to U.S., Canada

September 19, 2014

Former Hurricane Edouard, the first major hurricane in the Atlantic since 2012, continues to weaken.

In Oceans Made Hotter, More Acidic By Global Warming, What Life Will Survive?

By John Upton
September 19, 2014

Losers abound in the hustling currents of warming and acidifying oceans. Trying to figure out which types of sea life will thrive amid climate change can be like playing a high-stakes shell game.

Species Going Extinct 1,000 Times Faster Because of Humans, Study Finds

September 19, 2014

A major new study finds that the rate of species extinction is growing worse over time.

Indoor Air Pollution Puts Billions Of Lives At Risk Worldwide: Report

By By Terrell Johnson
September 19, 2014

Indoor Air Pollution Billions Risk

Tropical Storm Fung Wong Latest: Floods Swamp Manila, Philippines, Killing 3

September 19, 2014

Three people are dead and tens of thousands have been forced from their homes after torrential monsoon rains, made worse by a tropical storm, flooded large sections of the Philippine capital and nearby areas Friday, just days after the region received drenching rains from a typhoon.

Tropical Update: Polo and Edouard Weakening, Watching Southeast Coast

September 19, 2014

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

California Wildfires: King Fire Balloons in Size, More Than 2,000 Homes Threatened

September 18, 2014

Three wildfires across California are destroying and threatening homes. Here's the latest.

Six Extinct Species We Could Bring Back

September 18, 2014

What does it mean to bring extinct animals back to life? Should we? Can we? Many scientists are working right now to answer these questions. Here are six animals the closest to rejoining us.

Featured Blogs

Incredible Rainstorm in Southern France

By Christopher C. Burt
September 19, 2014

Torrential rainfall Tuesday through Thursday morning (September 16-18) in the Languedoc Region of southern France has resulted in flooding that has killed at least four people with two others still missing. The rainfall rates during the storm were phenomenal.

Edouard Dying; Fung-Wong Floods Manilla

By Dr. Jeff Masters
September 19, 2014

The Atlantic's strongest and longest-lived named storm of 2014, Edouard, is near the end of its life. Passage over waters cooler than 23°C (73°F) have resulted in the loss of all of Edouard's heavy thunderstorms, and satellite images show that Edouard is just a swirl of low clouds. Edouard will likely be declared dead by Saturday morning.

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.