Weather Articles

Pattern Change Will Bring Heat Relief to the Plains, Midwest and East

By Brian Donegan
July 21, 2019

We know you're sweating now, but we think you'll enjoy this forecast ahead.

Monsoon Watch: Southwest Thunderstorm Season About to Kick Into Gear

By Jonathan Belles
July 21, 2019

Storms will soon return to the Desert Southwest as the monsoon's wet phase makes a comeback.

Dangerous Heat Wave Continues This Weekend in the East, Midwest

By Jonathan Erdman
July 20, 2019

It won't rewrite the record book, but this heat wave will be dangerous for some areas.

Thousands Remain Without Power After Derecho Tears Through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan

By Sean Breslin
July 20, 2019

Here's what we know so far about this severe weather outbreak.

Heat Wave Kills 2, Forces Cancellation of NYC Triathlon; Subway Lines Halted

By Ron Brackett and Pam Wright
July 20, 2019

Here's how this deadly heat wave is impacting millions of Americans.

A Derecho, a Widespread Destructive Thunderstorm Wind Event, Swept Across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan

By Jonathan Erdman
July 20, 2019

Downed trees, power outages and other structural damage was widespread.

Why Nighttime Temperatures Are Also Dangerous During Heat Waves

By Jonathan Belles
July 19, 2019

Here's why nights are sometimes as dangerous as days during a heat wave.

America's Weirdest Drought: Some Typically Wet Places Are Dry, While Nearly Everywhere Else Is Wet

By Jonathan Erdman
July 19, 2019

Drought is one word you haven't heard much in 2019 in the United States. Here's why.

Two Killed, Two Injured in South Carolina Thunderstorm

By Jan Wesner Childs
July 19, 2019

A powerful thunderstorm turned deadly Thursday in South Carolina.

We Just Experienced the Hottest June on Record and It's Part of a Larger, Troubling Trend

By Jonathan Erdman
July 18, 2019

June smashed a global heat record dating to the late 19th century.

Hot End to Summer in Parts of East, Cool End in Parts of Northern Plains, But Changes Could Occur in Early Fall

By Chris Dolce
July 18, 2019

Here's how temperatures might trend across the Lower 48 as we head from the end of summer into early fall.

Barry's Remnant to Trigger More Localized Flooding From Lower Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley

By weather.com meteorologists
July 16, 2019

Barry's remnant is moving farther inland but its threat of flooding rainfall continues.

Barry Impacts: Flooding Swamps Arkansas Police Station and Animal Shelter; Washes Out Highways

By Ron Brackett
July 16, 2019

Here are the latest impacts from Barry as it continues to move northward.

Most Miserable Weather Record Ever? Miami Just Tied Its Warmest Night of All-Time

By Brian Donegan
July 16, 2019

Even the locals, who are used to a tropical climate, have the right to complain about this South Florida heat record.

What is the Heat Index and Why is it Used?

By Brian Donegan
July 16, 2019

Find out what the commonly used summertime term "heat index" really means.

Barry Leaves Its Mark in the Gulf of Mexico by Cooling Down Water Temperatures

By Chris Dolce
July 16, 2019

Barry has left a temporary mark in the Gulf of Mexico by causing sea-surface temperatures to cool.

The Long, Strange Trip to Becoming Hurricane Barry

By Linda Lam
July 15, 2019

The journey of the system that became Hurricane Barry has been a unique one.

Barry Impacts: Sewer Systems Overflow in Alabama; More Flooding in Mississippi and Louisiana

By Ron Brackett
July 15, 2019

Here are the latest impacts from Barry as it made landfall along the Louisiana coast and moved northward.

Barry's Up to 20" of Rain in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana Didn't Happen. Here's Why.

By Chris Dolce
July 15, 2019

Barry's heaviest rainfall likely avoided southeast Louisiana because of the twin nemeses of tropical cyclones.

Barry Impacts: Flooding and Toppled Trees in Mississippi; Evacuation Orders Lifted in Louisiana

By Ron Brackett, Pam Wright and Jan Wesner Childs
July 15, 2019

Here are the latest impacts from Barry as it made landfall along the Louisiana coast and moved northward.

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