Weather Articles

Winter Storm Kori Becomes Icy Mess for Northwest Travel; Hundreds Stranded

By Sean Breslin
January 19, 2017

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

Severe Weather Outbreak Possible in the Deep South, Gulf Coast This Weekend

By Linda Lam
January 19, 2017

It may be January, but severe weather is a threat for the Gulf Coast.

Large Avalanche Buries Hotel in Central Italy; Many Feared Dead

By Sean Breslin
January 19, 2017

Officials said as many as 30 people were missing in the rubble.

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

By Linda Lam
January 19, 2017

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

Inauguration Day 2017 Will Be Wet and Mild

January 19, 2017

An incoming low-pressure system may bring rainy weather to Washington D.C. this Friday.

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

By Linda Lam
January 19, 2017

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

The Science Behind Moonbows, or Rainbows Seen at Night

By Jonathan Belles
January 19, 2017

We discuss the science behind lunar rainbows, otherwise known as moonbows.

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

By Chris Dolce
January 19, 2017

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

Widespread January Thaw Grips the Central, Eastern States Into Early Next Week

By Brian Donegan
January 18, 2017

Mild temperatures will grip the eastern half of the nation into early next week.

Significant Severe Weather Threat May Develop in the South This Weekend as Rounds of Rain Impact the Region

By Linda Lam
January 18, 2017

Rounds of rain and thunderstorms will impact the South through this weekend.

Parts of Alaska See Coldest Temperatures in Several Years as Lows Plummet into the 40s and 50s Below Zero

By Brian Donegan
January 18, 2017

The coldest air of this winter season is engulfing Alaska this week.

Houston Swamped by Flooding; Cars Stranded, Dozens of Water Rescues Reported

By Sean Breslin
January 18, 2017

Extremely heavy rainfall led to serious travel problems Wednesday morning.

Where January Tornadoes Are Most Likely in the United States

By Chris Dolce
January 18, 2017

You can't let your guard down in January when it comes to tornadoes.

Sick of Winter? Most of U.S. Has Passed Coldest Time of Year

By Brian Donegan
January 18, 2017

If you're tired of winter, we have some good news for you.

It's Official: For the Third Year in a Row, Earth Has Warmest Year on Record in 2016

By Jon Erdman
January 18, 2017

Separate government analyses each found 2016 was the record warmest year on Earth since the late 19th century.

7-Story California Sinkhole Cleared as Flood Threat Looms

By Eric Chaney
January 18, 2017

A massive sinkhole caused by recent flooding in Nevada County is threatening to flood a small town.

Portland, Oregon, May Be America's Most Winter-Fatigued City in 2016-17

By Jon Erdman
January 18, 2017

The last six weeks make a compelling argument for the nation's worst winter city in 2016-17.

Winter Storm Jupiter Winding Down in New England

January 18, 2017

Winter Storm Jupiter is making its final stop in the Northeast through Wednesday morning.

Predicting the Effects of Climate Change on Habitat

By Holly Zynda
January 18, 2017

Climate change will drastically — in some cases devastatingly — impact the habitat and range of animals the world over. Which creatures are most at risk as we move toward a warmer future?

Arctic Sea Ice Continues Record Lows Pace in Midwinter

By Chris Dolce
January 17, 2017

The Arctic continues to be short on ice compared to average.

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Confirmed: 2016 the Warmest Year in History of Global Recordkeeping

By Dr. Jeff Masters
Януари 18, 2017

For the third year in a row, Earth has experienced the warmest surface temperatures in global temperature data extending back to 1880. NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) calculated that the average global temperature across both land and ocean surfaces for 2015 was 1.69°F (0.94°C) above the 20th-century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F).

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

By Christopher C. Burt
Декември 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
Октомври 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
Септември 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
Май 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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Септември 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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