Weather

With at least two more months remaining in the Western United States’ wildfire season, this year’s forest fires have already broken records. Four of the five largest wildfires in...
The recent wildfires in the West have burned more than 5 million acres in Oregon, California, and Washington state, displacing thousands of residents and claiming the lives of 27 people. A massive...
Hurricane Laura was one of the strongest storms to hit Louisiana since 1856, causing a storm surge of 9 feet and producing at least four tornadoes. Yet, the hurricane was not as destructive as many...
The Atlantic hurricane season usually lasts from early June until the end of November, and the second part of August is usually its peak. This year’s season is particularly active, and it’s...
On Sunday, Aug. 16, in the midst of a heat wave that had spread across most of the western United States, the temperature reached 130 F in California’s Death Valley, the hottest reliably...
Many Americans have likely noticed that it’s much hotter than normal for this time of year. As of Monday, July 20, excessive heat warnings and advisories had been issued for much of the East...
Many Americans have likely noticed that it’s much hotter than normal for this time of year. Throughout the Northeast and much of the West, temperatures have been recorded at more than 10...
This year, with the coronavirus measures keeping so many of us indoors, the notion of rebirth and rejuvenation associated with spring especially resonates. Yet certain parts of the country dread the...
Severe storms and tornadoes struck the South Sunday night into Monday morning. In addition to property damage from wind and hail, the storms left more than 50,000 people without power. It was the...
This Easter Sunday, an onslaught of tornadoes tore across Southern states, resulting in at least 19 deaths. The extreme weather is a devastating reminder of nature’s power and the damage it can...
Most Americans are encouraged or ordered to stay indoors — except for essential activities as well as some exercise — in an effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic. For those who are...
At least for residents of the Northern Hemisphere, the approach of summer will provide some relief from the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis currently unfolding. It will bring the end of the flu...
January 2020 was the world’s warmest January on record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, which maintains a 141 year climate history. This January...
Thousands of meteors enter Earth’s atmosphere every day and burn up in spectacular fireballs. The vast majority of these objects, however, are either too small to be visible, or they fall over...
January 2020 was the world’s warmest January on record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, which maintains a 141 year climate history. This January...