Weather Articles

St. John's, Newfoundland, Receives Record-Breaking 60 Consecutive Hours of Freezing Rain, Turning It into a Winter Wonderland

By Sean Breslin
April 24, 2017

Newfoundland's streak of consecutive hours with freezing rain was broken – by 23 hours.

Flood Threat Continues in the Carolinas, Virginia as East Coast System Moves North

By Linda Lam
April 24, 2017

A wet start to the week is expected for areas near the East Coast.

Multiple Rounds of Severe Thunderstorms, Including Possible Tornadoes, Expected in April's Final Week

By Chris Dolce
April 24, 2017

An active jet stream will increase the risk of severe weather this week.

Water Rescues Reported, Thousands Without Power as Rain Causes Flooding from South Carolina to Virginia; Charleston Hit Hard

By Eric Chaney
April 24, 2017

Persistent rain on the East Coast has caused flooding from South Carolina to Virginia.

Yes, April Is Actually the Snowiest Month in These Places

By Jon Erdman
April 24, 2017

Believe it or not, heavy snow can be an April thing for some.

Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding Possible in the Southeast into Sunday Evening

By Brian Donegan
April 23, 2017

Stormy weather is likely in the Southeast to end the weekend.

South to See Cooler Air Following Near-Record Warm Start to April

By Jonathan Belles
April 22, 2017

Following a warm start to April, a late-season cool shot is about to target the southern Plains and South.

Thousands Lose Power in Oklahoma as Storms Rattle the Plains

By Sean Breslin
April 21, 2017

Thousands lost power and water rescues were reported in parts of Oklahoma as the storms rolled through.

Tropical Storm Arlene Was Only the Most Recent Oddity in the Atlantic Basin

By Jon Erdman
April 21, 2017

We've seen a number of strange things in the tropical Atlantic Ocean the past five years.

Tropical Storm Arlene Provides Opportunity to Debut New Products at the National Hurricane Center

By Jonathan Belles
April 21, 2017

The early arrival of Tropical Storm Arlene allowed the National Hurricane Center to debut some of its new products for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season.

Parts of Europe Gripped by Cold Snap, Heavy Snow

By Sean Breslin
April 21, 2017

Here are some images for those who miss the scenes of winter already.

60 Homes Flooded, 150 Evacuated in City in Quebec

By Pam Wright
April 21, 2017

Several rivers in the Canadian province of Quebec are overflowing.

Tropical Storm Arlene Is Moving Quickly in the Open Atlantic; No Threat to Land

April 21, 2017

For the third year in a row, the Atlantic is off to an early start.

Florida's Drought Has Worsened So Much That Airboats in the Everglades Are Getting Stuck

By Jon Erdman
April 20, 2017

This dry season has been particularly so in parts of central and South Florida.

Tropical Depression One No Threat to Land; First April System in Atlantic Since 2003

April 20, 2017

For the third year in a row, the Atlantic is off to an early start.

Antarctica Is Covered With Flowing Water, And That Worries Scientists

By Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
April 20, 2017

Scientists have found more surface drainage systems on Antarctica's ice shelf than ever before, a disturbing discovery.

California's Sierra Nevada Snowpack Is Larger Than Previous 4 Years Combined, NASA Says

By Brian Donegan
April 20, 2017

According to NASA, the 2017 California snowpack is near the largest on record.

4 in 10 Americans Live in Places Where It Is Unhealthy for Them to Breathe, New Study Says

By Pam Wright
April 20, 2017

Here are the latest findings on America's air quality.

Earth's Last Colder-Than-Average Month Was December 1984; Here's What Was Happening Then

By Chris Dolce
April 20, 2017

Many things have changed since we saw our last below-average-temperature month on Earth.

Colombia Mudslides Kill 14 Two Weeks After 300 Die in Floods

By Associated Press
April 19, 2017

The mudslide comes just two weeks after a round of flooding killed at least 300 in the South American country.

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Meteorology of Saturday's Colombian Flood Disaster That Killed 254

By Dr. Jeff Masters
April 3, 2017

At least 254 people were killed in the in the city of Mocoa (population 40,000) in southwest Colombia near the border of Ecuador early Saturday, when torrential rains triggered a debris flow on a nearby mountain that surged into the town as a huge wall of water carrying tons of mud and debris. The disaster is the fourth deadliest weather-related disaster in Colombia’s recorded history.

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

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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