Weather Articles

Nor'easter Begins Hammering Mid-Atlantic, Northeast; Trees Downed, Flights Canceled

By Sean Breslin
January 23, 2017

Here's what we know so far about this coastal menace.

At Least 29 Tornadoes Confirmed in January 21-23, 2017 Outbreak, Including Hattiesburg, Mississippi, EF3 Tornado

January 23, 2017

A mid-winter tornado outbreak tore through the South in late January 2017.

California Flooding Prompts Rescues; Winter Storm Leo Hampers Search for Missing People

By Eric Chaney
January 23, 2017

At least three people are dead and evacuations are in place as Winter Storm Leo brings more rain and snow to flood-weary California.

Nor'easter to Bring Damaging Winds, Rain, Coastal Flooding, Snow, Even Ice; High Wind Warning For New York City

By Linda Lam
January 23, 2017

A late-January storm in the Northeast usually brings thoughts of snow for most, but not this year.

Winter Storm Leo Spreading Towards Rockies, Plains and Midwest After Lashing California

January 23, 2017

More heavy rain and snow will hit California before becoming a Midwest snowmaker.

Toddler Missing After Dozens of Tornadoes, Severe Storms Leave 20 Dead in South

By Eric Chaney
January 23, 2017

At least 20 people have died in a severe weather outbreak that’s swept across the South. Here’s the latest.

4 Dead Mourned in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as Tornado Recovery Begins

January 23, 2017

Insured damages here will likely top $200 million, but the human loss is immense.

NOAA Releases Spectacular First Images From New GOES-16 Satellite

By Chris Dolce
January 23, 2017

NOAA calls it "high-definition from the heavens".

Tech Giants and Governments are Helping Us Prepare for Climate Change

By Sami Grover
January 23, 2017

For people who follow global climate change and the efforts to stop it, one of the most encouraging developments of recent years has been the rise of industry — and especially the tech industry — as a powerful force for supporting renewables and advocating for sound climate policy.

Death Toll Jumps to 15 as Severe Outbreak Pounds South; Damage Reported in Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Texas

By Sean Breslin
January 22, 2017

At least 8 people have died in a severe weather outbreak that’s swept across the South. Here’s the latest.

Watch Issued: 'High Risk' of Strong, Long-Track Tornadoes Sunday as Outbreak of Severe Storms Continues in the Southeast

By Linda Lam
January 22, 2017

It may be January, but a severe weather outbreak is ongoing in the Deep South and Gulf Coast.

6 Dead as Severe Outbreak Pounds South; Damage Reported in Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Texas

By Robert Martin and Eric Chaney
January 22, 2017

At least 6 people have died in a severe weather outbreak that’s swept across the South. Here’s the latest.

Winter Storm Kori's Snowfall Prompts Avalanche Warnings in California

By Sean Breslin
January 21, 2017

Kori has caused big travel problems in the Pacific Northwest and the California mountains. Here's the latest.

Dangerous Flooding Strikes California, Arizona; Several Rescues Reported

By Sean Breslin
January 21, 2017

Here's what we know about this frightening situation.

Late-Weekend Storm Will Pound California and Could Become a Plains, Midwest Snowmaker

By Chris Dolce
January 21, 2017

More heavy rain and snow will hit California before becoming a potential Plains and Midwest snowmaker.

Climate Change Could Bring More Lake-Effect Snow – For a Few Decades

By Brian Donegan
January 21, 2017

The Earth's climate may be warming, but lake-effect snow could actually be on the increase – for a while, at least.

9 Survivors Pulled From Italian Hotel Buried in Avalanche

By Sean Breslin
January 21, 2017

Saturday rescues raised to at least nine the number of people found alive in the rubble of Wednesday's avalanche.

Winter Storm Kori Will Bring Mostly Rain, Wind to the Northeast

By Linda Lam
January 20, 2017

A late-January storm in the Northeast usually brings thoughts of snow, but not this year.

Winter Storm Kori to Produce Feet of Sierra Snow and Flooding Rain in California

By Linda Lam
January 20, 2017

Yet another round of mountain snow and heavy rain is impacting the West.

EF2 Tornado Confirmed in Southern Mississippi as Severe Weather Outbreak Threatens Deep South

By Associated Press
January 20, 2017

The National Weather Service said an EF2 tornado was in progress Thursday morning, leaving damage in the town of Magee, Mississippi.

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At Least 18 Killed in Midwinter Tornado Outbreak

By Dr. Jeff Masters
êواêر 23, 2017

After the least-deadly year for U.S. tornadoes in three decades, 2017 is off to a troublesome start. At least 18 people died over the weekend in two consecutive nights of tornadoes across the Deep South, compared to the total of 17 fatalities recorded for the entire year of 2016.

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

By Christopher C. Burt
دسمبر 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
أمتèبر 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
سبتهبر 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
هاêè 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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سبتهبر 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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