Weather Articles

Tropical Depression Cindy State by State: Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia Prepare for Flooding Rain as Alabama Recovers from Tornado

By Sean Breslin
June 23, 2017

Here's what we know about this deadly storm.

Severe Thunderstorms, Including Large Hail and Strong Winds, Possible in From Parts of South Into Northeast

By Jonathan Belles
June 23, 2017

The threat for severe storms will shift to parts of the East on Friday.

First Full Week of Summer Won't Feel Summerlike From Midwest to East; Hot Temperatures Spread Into Northwest

By Brian Donegan
June 23, 2017

A dip in the jet stream over the East will bring cooler weather to the region while the West continues to bake in heat.

Tropical Depression Cindy Is Spreading Heavy Rainfall From Lower Mississippi Valley into Ohio Valley

June 23, 2017

Tropical Depression Cindy is spreading heavy rain inland.

Heat Wave Across Southwest Turns Deadly (PHOTOS)

June 22, 2017

Here's the latest on how the region has dealt with the deadly heat.

Three Things to Know About Tropical Depression Cindy

By Linda Lam
June 22, 2017

Here's what we know about Tropical Depression Cindy.

Houston Flooding From Climate Change Is Not a Matter of If, It's a Matter of When

By Ada Carr
June 22, 2017

Urban development and a history of catastrophic flooding paint a worrisome picture for the city's future.

Meteorology Group Schools Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Climate Change

By Pam Wright
June 22, 2017

American Meteorological Society head sends scolding letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

Extreme Heat Searing the Southwest This Week; Las Vegas Ties All-Time Record High

By Chris Dolce
June 21, 2017

Temperatures well over 110 degrees are expected for much of this week in some areas.

A History of all the Cindys in the Atlantic Basin Since 1959

By Jonathan Belles
June 21, 2017

Cindy is one of the most-used storm names in the Atlantic since names were added to tropical cyclones.

Advisories Were Issued For Potential Tropical Cyclones This Week; Here's What That Means

June 21, 2017

Potential tropical cyclones are new for 2017. Here's what they are.

June Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Memorable For Flooding

By Linda Lam
June 21, 2017

One of the biggest threats from tropical systems in June is heavy rain and flooding.

Strange Atlantic Tropics in 2017: Early Start and an Unusual Location for Formation

By Chris Dolce
June 21, 2017

The Atlantic has seen several unusual events so far in 2017.

Lightning Kills at Least 22 During Bangladesh Monsoons

By Eric Chaney
June 21, 2017

At least 22 people have been killed by lightning strikes in Bangladesh in the last 48 hours, as the region’s annual monsoons deluge the country. 

Summer Solstice 2017: Facts to Know About the Longest Day of the Year

By By Chrissy Warrilow
June 20, 2017

The summer solstice arrives June 21. What exactly does this mean?

Tropical Storm Bret (RECAP)

June 20, 2017

June's first tropical storm formed Monday in the Atlantic.

Greenland Tsunami Floods Village; 4 Missing

By Sean Breslin
June 20, 2017

Four people are feared dead after the tsunami struck the town of Nuugaatsiaq.

Gulf Coast Prepares as Potential Tropical Cyclone Three Draws Nearer; State of Emergency Declared in Alabama

By Sean Breslin
June 20, 2017

Governors warned residents to take the storm seriously, even if its biggest threat is heavy rain.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three Moving Northwestward Through Gulf of Mexico; Heavy Rain, Flooding Expected Along Gulf Coast

June 20, 2017

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three is being monitored in the Gulf of Mexico, and it will be a soaker.

Bret Brings Damaging Winds, Flooding Rains to Trinidad and Tobago

By Eric Chaney
June 20, 2017

There were reports of fallen trees, power lines, roofs torn off and flooded roads after the storm blew through.

Featured Blogs

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
März 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
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

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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