Weather Articles

Warm Spell Welcomes May in Midwest and Northeast, But a Severe Threat May Return

By Brian Donegan
April 25, 2018

Get ready for a warmup in the East and possible severe storms in the nation's midsection.

April's Cold Start, Subsequent Warmup Leads to Mud and Flood Season in Upper Midwest, Northern Plains

By Chris Dolce
April 25, 2018

April's wintry start is now materializing in another way across the nation's northern tier.

Puerto Rico's Radar On the Way to Recovery After Hurricane Maria's Wrath

By Jonathan Belles
April 25, 2018

Following Hurricane Maria's devastation, a new radar is taking shape on reshaped land.

Alaska Windstorm Causes Damage in Anchorage, Knocks Out Power to Thousands

By Sean Breslin
April 25, 2018

Residents cleaned up debris and waited for power to be restored after a windstorm hit the Anchorage area.

5 Things We'll Remember About the Weather in April 2018

By Linda Lam
April 25, 2018

April 2018 has brought some unusual weather to the United States. Here are five examples.

Record Amount of Microplastic Found in Arctic Sea Ice

By Pam Wright
April 25, 2018

Researchers find up to 12,000 pieces of microplastic particles per liter of sea ice in core samples.

No Tornadoes Have Been Reported in Oklahoma in 2018; Here's Why

By Linda Lam
April 25, 2018

The Plains have been quieter than usual regarding tornado activity so far this year.

Rainouts Tuesday in Baltimore, Pittsburgh Push Record for Weather-Related Major League Baseball Postponements Through April to 28

By Brian Donegan
April 25, 2018

Baseball's miserable weather start to 2018 continued Tuesday.

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Signs Proposed 'Transparency' Rule That Limits What Science Can Be Used in Decisions

By The Associated Press
April 25, 2018

The proposed rule would limit the kind of science the EPA can use in determining the impact of pesticide and pollution exposure on human health.

Hot Magma Plume Found More Than 1,800 Miles Underneath Yellowstone Supervolcano

By Ada Carr
April 24, 2018

Some scientists argue the plume is providing the heat for the tourist attraction and its hot springs.

The Most Unforgettable Images from Winter 2017-18

By Jon Erdman
April 24, 2018

This is what we won't forget about the past winter season.

Hurricane Season Starts June 1, But Recent Years Have Shown This Isn't Always True

By Chris Dolce
April 24, 2018

Sometimes hurricane season starts a bit early.

Tropical Cyclone Fakir Drenches La Réunion Island, Home of the World's Greatest Rainfalls on Record

By Jon Erdman
April 24, 2018

This tiny island is home to the planet's most staggering rainfall records.

Severe Storms Spawn Tornadoes in South; 5 Hurt in Alabama

By Sean Breslin
April 24, 2018

The storms damaged homes, tossed vehicles and injured several people. Here's the latest.

Four Things We Find Interesting About the Weather This Week

By Jon Erdman
April 24, 2018

Here is a look at this week's weather.

Some Severe Storms, Flash Flooding Possible in the Southeast Through Tuesday After Sunday's Gulf Coast Tornadoes

By Brian Donegan
April 23, 2018

It's a muted severe threat by April standards but could still be dangerous.

Bizarre Arctic Sea Ice Circles Spotted During NASA Mission

By Sean Breslin
April 23, 2018

One scientist said he'd never seen anything like it.

It Only Takes One: Why You Should Be Prepared Every Year For Hurricanes and Tornadoes

By Chris Dolce
April 23, 2018

Here's why you should prepare equally for any weather event.

Hundreds of Top Scientists Have a Message for Trump: Please Take Science Seriously

By Bob Henson
April 23, 2018

Here's what they had to say to Donald Trump more than a year into his presidency.

Severe Weather to Remain Quiet During a Notoriously Terrible Week

By Brian Donegan
April 22, 2018

2018 has been a slow year for tornadoes, and this trend is expected to continue in the near-term.

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