Weather Articles

Did you think last year’s weather was weird? Now it’s official. You were right! Last December it... read more
It came from Outer Space!  Yes, that’s the title of an old Sci-Fi movie, but it’s also the solar... read more
Welcome to New Mexico, the land of sunshine, delicious chili and snow. Snow! SNOW! According to... read more
Despite a cool La Niña shaping global weather, here in North America the weather has been... read more
Look out, Santa! According to some reports, Good St. Nick not only has to worry about delivering a... read more
Hurricane force winds slammed the coast! On December 2, fierce winds toppled trees, ripped up... read more
The official 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season is over, which brings us into a most confusing period—... read more
It’s time for some pretty weather. With the drought in Texas, last week’s Halloween Nor’easter,... read more
BOO! It’s snowing! You’ve seen the headlines. The Northeast was hit by a Nor’easter snowstorm... read more
I am fascinated by the weather – it is my hobby, my job and my passion. I love to save money,... read more
It’s autumn! It’s time for leaves to turn and, if you are in New Mexico, balloons to float.... read more
Here’s the news – La Niña, that cool pool of water in the Tropical Pacific, is back. It’s... read more
Hurricane Irene was huge! But are the big storms more harmful? You might be surprised to find... read more
When we are lucky enough that a hurricane doesn’t hit us, we seldom ask where it went. We are... read more
Why do autumn leaves change color? What type of trees—and weather—produce the most vivid fall... read more
So you want to cook up a hurricane in the Atlantic—reach into your cupboard and take out: 1... read more
It didn’t seem deadly in the early days. Back in the 1970s—the era of shaggy hair and bad shirts—... read more
 At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and... read more
La Niña might return. The huge Pacific weather event that shaped last winter and this year’s... read more
OK—the only thing higher than July’s temperatures is the price of gasoline. So why am I on a road... read more
The heat wave that is baking America is being called a “heat dome”. A better name would be “Hadley... read more
Confused by weather forecasts? Here are some of the more common and basic meteorological terms,... read more
Are you ready for the Tropical Trio—heat waves, monsoon storms and hurricanes? Ready or not, it’s... read more
My young friend from Arizona was not happy. He had served in Iraq and learned to hate haboobs. The... read more
La Niña, that trouble-making cold spot in the Pacific, is gone and now we are being told to brace... read more
This week the air is filled with smoke. I am over 200 miles from the huge Wallow wildfire in... read more
Volcanoes such as Grímsvötn are nature’s wildcard. First there is the fiery eruption , followed by... read more
While the Mississippi floods grab the headlines, Texas and the South are baking in a drought.... read more
Most springs bring April showers and May flowers. This year, springtime has brought floods,... read more
There were an estimated 305 tornadoes that swirled through the South in late April—a new record.... read more
Few things in creation are as terrifying as a tornado. A list of weather statistics can never... read more
On April 11, the Japanese government raised the Fukushima nuclear accident level from five to... read more
On March 30, the Jerry Brown, the new governor of California, announced that the state’s three-... read more
According to weather folklore, a stormy March that comes roaring in will meekly leave with... read more
In Spanish, La Niña means “Little Girl”. Don’t let the cute name fool you. La Niña is one cold... read more
This week I’ve been asked a number of questions about earthquakes and weather. Is there “... read more
Mother Nature has had a lot of people stewing. This year, the stormy 2011 winter weather has been... read more
Have you heard the latest urban legends? A “Biblical blizzard” buried the hearty citizens of North... read more
If a scientist tells you sunny days are ahead – duck and cover! He may be talking about space... read more
La Niña is still strong and still here. Expect more cold stormy blizzards. Ugh! When will winter... read more