Weather Articles

Flash Flooding, Severe Storms Expected From the Midwest, Plains Into the East Through the Weekend

By Linda Lam
June 21, 2018

A stormy weekend is in store for many in the eastern U.S.

State of Emergency Declared for 6 Texas Counties Following More than a Foot of Rain

June 21, 2018

Heavy rainfall persists in southern Texas through Thursday, and there have already been serious impacts from flooding.

New Zealand's 'Winters' Could Tell Us Whether the Southwest's Next Winter Will Be Wet or Dry, New Study Says

By Sean Breslin
June 21, 2018

The study's authors say it could be a stronger signal than El Niño.

Inactive Hurricane Seasons Could Bring More Hurricane Rapid Intensification Near the U.S., NOAA Study says

By Jonathan Belles
June 21, 2018

Inactive hurricane seasons may have more surprises than active hurricane seasons.

Flooding Kills 1 Near Pittsburgh; Dozens of Water Rescues Reported

By Sean Breslin
June 21, 2018

Here's what we know so far about this tragic situation.

Flash Flooding and a Few Severe Storms Possible From the Midwest to the East Thursday

By Brian Donegan
June 21, 2018

Flash flooding a few severe storms are concerns in many areas through late week.

Summer Solstice Won't Feel Like Summer in Some Parts of the U.S.

By Linda Lam
June 21, 2018

In some parts of the country, it won't feel much like summer.

Heavy Rain in South Texas Could Bring More Flooding Before Dry Conditions Return Friday

By Chris Dolce
June 21, 2018

Heavy rainfall persists in southern Texas through Thursday.

North Carolina Drone Spots 'Glory' Optical Phenomenon

By Brian Donegan
June 20, 2018

This isn't a rainbow. Find out the science behind this optical phenomenon.

Summer Solstice 2018: Facts to Know About the Longest Day of the Year

By Brian Donegan
June 20, 2018

The summer solstice arrives Thursday. What exactly does this mean?

Why Pop-Up Summer Thunderstorms Are Among the Hardest Weather to Predict

By Brian Donegan
June 19, 2018

We know these forecasts can be frustrating. Here's why.

Six Tools Used to Monitor Hurricanes You've Probably Never Heard Of

By Jonathan Belles
June 19, 2018

Six important tools used by tropical meteorologists you may not have heard of.

What Took a Slice of the Sky Away in These Photos?

By Brian Donegan
June 19, 2018

Here's what caused this triangular-shaped shadow in the sky over North Carolina.

Floodwaters Turn Lake Superior's Shoreline Waters Into a Murky Mess

By Chris Dolce
June 19, 2018

Flooding changed the color of Lake Superior's shoreline waters.

Puerto Rico's Radar Restored 9 Months After Hurricane Maria's Wrath

June 18, 2018

Following Hurricane Maria's devastation, a new radar has taken shape on reshaped land.

Tropical Depression Carlotta Crawling Along Coast of Mexico With Threat of Flooding; Expected to Dissipate By Early Tuesday

By Linda Lam
June 18, 2018

Carlotta continues what has been a busy start to the hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific.

In Far Eastern Canada, There's Still Six Feet of Snow on the Ground, Local Lodge Says

By Sean Breslin
June 18, 2018

Here's the spot North American snow-lovers can go right now to get another taste of winter.

What is the Heat Index and Why is it Used?

By Brian Donegan
June 18, 2018

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

May 2018 Was Earth's Fourth-Warmest May on Record, NOAA Says

By Jeff Masters and Bob Henson
June 18, 2018

May 2018 was the planet's fourth-warmest May since record-keeping began in 1880.

Over 300,000 Coastal U.S. Homes Could Flood Every Two Weeks Just 30 Years from Now, Report Says

By Sean Breslin
June 18, 2018

High-tide flooding could have major impacts on the U.S. coastline and the millions who live there, a new report has found.

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