Weather Articles

Flooding Rain and Scattered Severe Storms Expected From Plains to Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic

By weather.com meteorologists
June 18, 2019

Stormy conditions will impact a large part of the central and eastern states this week.

Pattern Change to Bring Colder Temperatures to West, Snow to Rockies and Heat to South

By Chris Dolce
June 18, 2019

A change in the jet-stream pattern over the United States will occur later this week, bringing cooler conditions to the West as the South sees hotter temperatures.

California Should Brace for Another Above-Average Wildfire Season, Government Outlook Says

By Ron Brackett
June 18, 2019

California's wildfire season is off to a slow start, but a new government report on fire potential says the state can still expect “above normal” potential for large wildfires this summer.

A Rare Clockwise-Rotating Tornado Touched Down in South Dakota Last Weekend

By Brian Donegan
June 18, 2019

It's rare for a tornado to spin clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, but it was documented in South Dakota on Saturday evening.

New All-Time Record High For Asia Confirmed

By Jonathan Erdman
June 18, 2019

As weather records go, this one is almost as big as it gets.

2019 On Track to Be Earth's Third Warmest Year on Record, NOAA Says

By Jonathan Erdman
June 18, 2019

Another notably warm month has the planet on track for one of its warmest years on record.

Honolulu, Hawaii, Has Set More Than a Dozen Record Highs in the Past Month

By Chris Dolce
June 18, 2019

Hawaii has been toppling record highs since mid-May even though temperatures aren't exceedingly far above average.

Multiple Rounds of Thunderstorms Could Cause Flooding From Southern Plains to Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic This Week

By Jonathan Erdman
June 16, 2019

Heavy rain is expected near a stalled front this week, potentially causing flash flooding from the Plains to the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic.

The U.S. Isn't Nearly As Dry As It Was a Year Ago

By Linda Lam
June 14, 2019

As summer begins, much of the West is not in drought, a change from last year when some areas were in extreme and exceptional drought. However, drought has increased in parts of the Southeast and Northwest.

Heat Wave Sears India, Kills at Least 36

By Sean Breslin
June 13, 2019

Temperatures soared as high as 123 degrees, creating a deadly situation.

Tropical Cyclone Vayu Spreading Rain, Gusty Winds Into India's Gujarat State

By Brian Donegan
June 13, 2019

Vayu may be tracking away from India, but it could make a right-hand turn and move back toward northwestern India and southeastern Pakistan this weekend.

Northwest India, Southeast Pakistan Prepare for Tropical Cyclone Vayu; Thousands Evacuated

By Sean Breslin
June 13, 2019

Here's how northwestern India is getting ready for the powerful cyclone.

South China Flooding Death Toll Rises to 49; at Least 14 Missing

By Sean Breslin
June 12, 2019

Hundreds of homes were destroyed by storms and flooding in southern China.

Cumulonimbus 'Mushroom' Cloud Hovers in the Sky Near Amarillo, Texas

By Brian Donegan
June 12, 2019

Skygazers were in awe when this "mushroom" cloud appeared in the sky over the Texas Panhandle Tuesday evening.

Pattern Change This Week to Keep East Relatively Cool as a Heat Wave Moves Into Parts of the West

By Chris Dolce
June 12, 2019

The jet-stream configuration this week will create a large contrast in temperatures from coast to coast.

Several Injured as Hailstorm Hammers Southern Germany

By Jan Wesner Childs
June 11, 2019

Hail pummeled southern Germany on Monday.

'Stratocane' Off Southern California Coast Grabs Weather Geeks' Attention

By Brian Donegan
June 11, 2019

These vortices are common, but weather enthusiasts geeked out over this satellite imagery, for good reason.

It's the Peak Time For Destructive Thunderstorm Winds in the United States

By Chris Dolce
June 11, 2019

Abundant warmth and moisture make summer a dangerous time for severe thunderstorm winds.

Rare Noctilucent Clouds, Earth's Highest Clouds, Spotted in the Northern U.S. Over the Weekend

By Brian Donegan
June 10, 2019

Noctilucent clouds have been visible in many locations across the northern United States the past few days. Here's what they are.

Rockslide Closes Portion of Interstate 40 Near North Carolina-Tennessee Border

By Jan Wesner Childs
June 10, 2019

A rockslide scrambled traffic in North Carolina – here's the latest.

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