Weather Articles

Damage, Injuries Reported After EF1 Tornado Hits San Antonio, Texas

By Sean Breslin
February 20, 2017

Here's the latest on severe weather that hit the Lone Star State early Monday morning.

Another Round of Dangerous Flooding, Landslides and Damaging Winds Underway in California

By Jon Erdman
February 20, 2017

A new atmospheric river event is pounding northern California to start this week.

East of the Rockies, Signs of Spring Already Beginning to Pop Up

By Sean Breslin
February 20, 2017

Recent warm weather is resulting in the emergence of vegetation earlier than average in parts of the East.

El Niño Could Return During the 2017 Hurricane Season

By Jonathan Belles
February 20, 2017

El Niño may develop this hurricane season. Here are the typical effects of El Niño on the tropics.

Dozens of Record Highs Will Be Broken as Spring Fever Continues This Week

By Linda Lam
February 20, 2017

Record-breaking warmth continues much of this week east of the Rockies.

Snowstorm Could Give Midwest, Plains a Reality Check Late This Week

By Chris Dolce
February 20, 2017

Parts of the Plains and Midwest could go from record warmth to a snowstorm this week.

Heavy Rain and Isolated Severe Storms Continue Monday After Possible Tornado Strikes San Antonio Overnight

By Linda Lam
February 20, 2017

A low-pressure system will bring showers and thunderstorms from the southern Plains to the South into midweek.

Oroville Dam Update: Water Levels Lower Despite Additional Rainfall

By Pam Wright
February 19, 2017

Here's the latest on problems with a spillway at the tallest dam in the United States.

Powerful Storm Packing Torrential Rain and Damaging Winds Pounds Southern California, Killing 4

By Pam Wright
February 18, 2017

That latest on what biggest storm in years hits Southern California.

Four Things To Know About Next Week's Weather

By Linda Lam
February 18, 2017

A pattern shift will bring big changes to some areas late next week.

Spring Outlook Calls For Mild Temperatures in Much of the East

By Chris Dolce
February 17, 2017

If you're tired of winter weather, our spring outlook will cheer you up.

'Great American Total Solar Eclipse' Is Just 6 Months Away; Here's Where, When and How To Watch

By Pam Wright
February 17, 2017

Here's how to make sure you don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Two Dead as Winter Storm Pluto Tracks Out of Northeast, New England

By Sean Breslin
February 17, 2017

Here's what we know about the impacts from the latest winter storm to hit the Northeast and New England.

Winter Storms 2016-17: The Season So Far

By Jonathan Belles
February 16, 2017

The West, including Portland, has been hammered this year by a dozen winter storms so far.

8 Reasons Why Rain Is a Big Deal in Southern California

By Jon Erdman
February 16, 2017

Just another rainy day to others is a much bigger story in America's second most populous city.

Gaggle of Geese Tracks Through Arkansas, Chasing the ISS and 14 Other Weird Things That Have Shown Up on Radar

By Chris Dolce and Brian Donegan
February 16, 2017

A gaggle of geese was spotted on radar in Arkansas, chasing the ISS.

Winter Storm Pluto Is the Third Snowstorm in a Week to Hammer New England (FORECAST)

By Chris Dolce
February 16, 2017

Snow-weary New Englanders, here comes Pluto.

New Zealand Wildfire Halted Before More Homes Burn

By Associated Press
February 16, 2017

The advance of a devastating wildfire toward homes has been halted, officials say.

Does a Warm Winter Lead to an Earlier Start to Severe Weather's Prime Season?

By Jonathan Belles
February 16, 2017

Severe weather may become more common if warmer weather prevails during the cool season.

Rare Avalanche Barrage in Idaho Shuts Down Highways, Trapping Residents For Days

By Pam Wright
February 15, 2017

Check out these images of multiple avalanches in Idaho.

Ad Blocker Enabled

Featured Blogs

No Rest: Another Round of Intense Rains Heading for Central and Northern California

By Dr. Jeff Masters
Febbraio 19, 2017

While southern California tries to dry out from Friday’s watery onslaught, yet another atmospheric river will be pointed at central and northern California from late Sunday through Monday, exacerbating the woes of what’s already been a record-wet winter to date across the northern Sierra. The impending storm is likely to pack a big punch for city dwellers from San Francisco to Sacramento.

U.S. 24-hour State and City Snowfall Records

By Christopher C. Burt
Dicembre 20, 2016

Winter has descended with a vengeance for much of the nation this December. Although heavy snow has fallen in many areas no all-time snow records have yet been set so far with the exception of Binghamton, New York where a new single-storm snowfall record of 27.6” occurred on November 19-22. However, the city’s 24-hour snowfall record of 23.0” on February 2-3, 1961 was not matched. Here is a brief summary of the greatest 24-hour snowfall records set in each state and at a selection of 70 or so major sites in the U.S.

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

By Stu Ostro
Ottobre 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
Settembre 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
Maggio 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
Settembre 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.

Recent Infographics

Storm Surge

Storm Surge terms described and defined in the Storm Surge infographic by Weather Underground.

El Niño

To understand the science behind El Niño, and the associated precipitation, checkout this infographic by Weather Underground.

Why the Sky is Blue

Finally, childhood questions answered. Find out why the sky is blue in our latest graphic.