Weather Articles

Severe Thunderstorms Possible as Far North as Michigan Friday, a Rarity For Late February

By Linda Lam
February 24, 2017

A strong, spring-like system will bring big changes and strong to severe thunderstorms to parts of the Midwest and East by this weekend.

Winter Storm Quid Swings into Midwest; 4 Killed on Slick Roads in Utah

By Sean Breslin
February 24, 2017

Here's what we know about this winter storm, which is taking aim at the West and northern Plains.

How Much Is Climate Change to Blame for This Warm Weather?

By Sean Breslin
February 24, 2017

If you're feeling guilty about enjoying the unseasonably warm weather, here's what you should know.

Blizzard Warnings Continue As Winter Storm Quid Pushes Through Plains, Upper Midwest

By Chris Dolce
February 24, 2017

From record February warmth to a major snowstorm.

9 Things to Know About Winter Storm Quid

By Jon Erdman
February 24, 2017

We boil down our latest winter storm into the essential facts.

Authorities, Farmers Struggle to Shore Up Rural Northern California Levees to Stave Off Failures

By Eric Chaney
February 24, 2017

Northern California's saturated rivers and creeks continue to cause problems days after a second round of storms exited.

6 Unusual Things the February Pattern Has Brought

By Jonathan Belles
February 23, 2017

Here are 6 wacky things we've seen this winter during a fairly persistent pattern.

Two Storm Systems Will Impact California, West This Weekend

By Linda Lam
February 23, 2017

After a brief break in wet conditions, another system will bring rain and snow to California later this weekend.

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

By Linda Lam
February 23, 2017

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

Damage, Injuries Reported After Tornadoes Hit San Antonio, Texas

By Sean Breslin
February 22, 2017

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

Dangerous Flooding, Landslides and Damaging Winds Will Linger in California Through Tuesday

By Jon Erdman
February 21, 2017

This latest storm that pounded northern California to start this week is beginning to wind down.

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

By Chris Dolce
February 21, 2017

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

Syracuse, New York, Tops 100 Inches of Snow With a Month of Winter Left

By Brian Donegan
February 21, 2017

Not everyone is in a snow drought this winter.

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.

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.

Ad Blocker Enabled

Featured Blogs

All-Time Warmth for February Stretches to New England

By Dr. Jeff Masters
Februar 24, 2017

A February remarkable for its long stretches of mildness steamed onward Thursday, with more all-time records for the month continuing to tumble across wide stretches of the U.S. The apex of the record-setting warmth expanded on Thursday from the Midwest into New York and New England. Severe weather could erupt on Friday across parts of the eastern Great Lakes, and more all-time February warmth is possible through Saturday.

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

By Christopher C. Burt
Dezember 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
Oktober 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
Mai 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
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.

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.