Weather Articles

Bull Shark Washes Up in Australia Floods in Wake of Tropical Cyclone Debbie

By Sean Breslin
March 30, 2017

The tropical cyclone flooded roads, damaged structures and washed a large shark ashore.

Flooding Prompts Rescues, Evacuations in Australia as Ex-Cyclone Debbie Moves South

By Ada Carr
March 30, 2017

Australia continues to reel from the remnants of the cyclone.

Severe Thunderstorm, Tornado Threat Continues Thursday, Followed by Another Round in the South This Weekend

By Jonathan Belles
March 30, 2017

There's no end to the siege of dangerous thunderstorms into early next week.

Two Brothers Electrocuted By Downed Power Lines in Texas as Severe Storms Batter the South

By Ada Carr and Pam Wright
March 30, 2017

Here's the latest on this severe weather event.

April Outlook Update: Lingering Chill Possible in New England, Northwest as the Plains, Rockies Bake

By Chris Dolce
March 30, 2017

Our latest update has some changes for some in April.

April Fools' Day Storm May Bring Snow to Parts of the Northeast

By Linda Lam
March 30, 2017

You might not want to put away that shovel just yet.

Severe Storms Rake Southern Plains; Major Damage Reported in Rockwall, Texas; Truck Driver Dies in Oklahoma

By Sean Breslin
March 29, 2017

Here's the latest on the impacts brought by a round of severe weather Tuesday night.

Staggering Toll from Flooding in Peru: 94 Dead, 700,000 Homeless, $3.1 Billion in Damage

By Sean Breslin
March 29, 2017

Peru's rainy season has claimed dozens of lives and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Marble-Sized Hail: Our Two Cents

By Jonathan Belles
March 29, 2017

Hail size is often estimated by comparing hailstones to various objects, but marbles are no help to meteorologists.

Where Tornadoes Strike Around the World

March 29, 2017

The United States sees the most tornadoes annually, but where else in the world do they strike?

April's Tornadic, Dangerous Reputation

By Jonathan Belles, Jon Erdman
March 28, 2017

April is synonymous with tornadoes in the U.S., particularly in recent years.

Huge North Atlantic Ocean Storm Produces Stunning Satellite Imagery

By Chris Dolce
March 28, 2017

Take a look at this north Atlantic storm.

Tropical Cyclone Debbie Makes Landfall in Queensland, Australia at Category 4 Intensity; Peak Wind Gust to 163 MPH Measured

By Jonathan Belles, Linda Lam
March 28, 2017

Tropical Cyclone Debbie hammered Queensland, Australia in late March 2017.

Trump Signs Executive Order to Roll Back Clean Power Plan

By James Crugnale
March 28, 2017

President Donald Trump signed the Energy Independence Executive Order, which rolled back President Barack Obama's climate regulations on coal-fired power plants.

Avalanche Strikes Ski Resort in Japan, Killing 7 High School Students, Teacher

By Pam Wright
March 27, 2017

Multiple deaths were reported after an avalanche struck a Japanese ski report.

Hurricanes Matthew and Otto Retired as Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Names

By Jon Erdman
March 27, 2017

Martin and Owen will be the new names appearing on the list for 2022.

Texas, Oklahoma Hit by Hail as Large as Softballs; Widespread Damage Reported

By Pam Wright
March 27, 2017

High winds and large hail were reported Sunday as a system of storms rolled through the Southern Plains.

Invest 90-L Could Develop Into a Subtropical Storm This Week; Would Be Second Time In March Since Records Began

By Linda Lam
March 27, 2017

We're not kidding. This potential is on the table in the week ahead.

March 24-25: Severe Thunderstorms Spawn 6 Tornadoes in 3 States

By Jonathan Belles
March 25, 2017

The first week of spring features the first severe weather threat.

Numerous Severe Weather Threats Likely to End March Like a Lion

By Jonathan Belles
March 25, 2017

A progressive weather pattern will likely provide multiple rounds of severe storms.

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Trump’s Executive Order Threatens to Wreck Earth as a Livable Planet for Humans

By Dr. Jeff Masters
March 29, 2017

Decades of progress on cleaning up our dirty air took a significant hit on Tuesday, along with hopes for a livable future climate, when President Trump issued his Energy Independence Executive Order. Most seriously, the order attacks the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan, which requires a 32 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from existing power plants by 2030.

Iconic American Destination Virtually Isolated for Rest of Year

By Christopher C. Burt
March 24, 2017

Half of the village of Big Sur, on the coast of central California, has lost its only access to the north following the demolition of the flood-damaged Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge along State Route 1 (also Rt. 1 or SR 1) on March 19. Although Rt. 1 to the south of Big Sur has reopened to traffic (after mud and rock slides were cleared) it is a long 70-mile journey along the windy but spectacular highway to Cambria, the next town of any significance where supplies can be had. CalTrans (California Department of Transportation) estimates it will take 6-9 months to rebuild a new bridge over the canyon.

An extraordinary meteorological event; was one of its results a 1000-year flood?

By Stu Ostro
October 5, 2015

The confluence of meteorological ingredients the first weekend in October 2015 resulted in an extraordinary weather event with severe impacts. Was one of them a 1000-year flood?

Why the Arrest of a Science-Loving 14-year-old Matters

By Shaun Tanner
September 16, 2015

By now, many of you have heard or read about the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old high school student from Irving, Texas. Ahmed was arrested because school officials called the police after he showed one of his teachers his homemade clock. Mistaken for a bomb, Ahmed was taken into custody, interrogated, shamed, suspended (still on suspension today, Wednesday), and reprimanded. All of this after it has been found that the "device" he brought to school was indeed, a homemade clock.

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

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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.

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