Severe Weather Articles

Here are tropical storm and hurricane names for 2016 for both the Atlantic Basin and Eastern North-... read more
On this page, find the annual Hurricane Forecast 2015 for the Atlantic Basin—plus, hurricane... read more
 At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and... read more
Have you enjoyed shivering your way through the latest bout of volcano weather? After a record-... read more
The United States is blessed with a wonderful northern neighbor … except when Canada is in a... read more
Here is the list of hurricane storm names that have been retired, to date. Unfortunately, none of... read more
Hurricane Alex is the first hurricane in January in 75 years. How did a hurricane occur in January... read more
What are the top five coldest cities to live in the Unites States? Here’s our list (updated in 2015... read more
Are you in a flood-susceptible area? Know your flood safety guidelines, courtesy of FEMA and the... read more
Flash floods are the single deadliest storm-related weather hazard, killing more than 140 people... read more
At the same time that South Carolina was awash with flooding because of a passing hurricane,... read more
This is the only time on record that a parade of giant Category 4 hurricanes is strolling through... read more
When Texas decides to end a drought, there are no half-measures. The Texas and Southern Great Plain... read more
Ana was a rule-breaker. The Atlantic Hurricane Season is supposed to start in June.  Tropical Storm... read more
It’s nice to get a lift—but for two students in Oregon, it got pretty scary! They were in the... read more
Are you tired of the cold? Do your arms ache just thinking of shoveling snow? Have I got a vacation... read more
It rained on the grateful West Coast! Then people noticed something very weird.  The rain was ... read more
Late in January, two winter storms are tag-teaming to flatten the East Coast. Ugh! Ironically, this... read more
It’s time to make a list of wishes for gift-buying relatives and elves. What do you give a hopeless... read more
The only thing more spectacular than a cold spell bringing freezing temperatures to all 50 states... read more
One of the largest eruptions in centuries in Iceland has been ongoing for months, flooding the... read more
Right before Halloween, Washington and British Columbia were hit by a “Zombie Hurricane”. Hurricane... read more
For the news, “If it bleeds, it leads.” That’s why you seldom hear the good news. Here’s some good... read more
If you are in Texas and the Southwest, you saw weather go from drought to flooding. Phoenix almost... read more
Look out! You’re surrounded! No matter where you look—east or west—the cool little MJOs are causing... read more
Californians know the current drought is leaving them high and dry, but recent scientific findings... read more
Look out for little troublemakers. Small weather patterns in the Tropical Pacific can trigger... read more
July brings days of independence with Independence Day (U.S.) and Canada Day. Since July is the... read more
When you think of summer, you may think of warm days, flowers, and summer vacations—unless you... read more
If it’s May, it’s time to work in your garden and (apparently) plan for the upcoming hurricane... read more
Watch overhead! A river may be coming at you. If you are in California, you will welcome the giant... read more
Having the weather woes? If you are in the East, you are probably complaining about the cold and ... read more
It’s called the PDO, the long-term weather pattern sucking the Golden State dry. Think of it as the... read more
An ancient story tells of Damocles and a sword. Damocles was a nobleman who exclaimed how fortunate... read more
It's been a cold one! Take Saturday, January 4. The the Earth’s orbit around the Sun put the globe... read more
As I write this, another storm is sweeping through the nation. Heavy snow and ice left tens of... read more
Crashes are messy. When it is crashing weather systems during the Thanksgiving Holiday it becomes... read more
Have you heard the saying, “It’s an ill wind that blows no good”? It must be about hurricanes.... read more
October arrived with a bang! For the first time in modern records the US experienced a simultaneous... read more
Once again, more than 50% of the contiguous US, where most people live, is in drought. Sigh! This... read more