Weather Articles

Good bye Boy.  The El Niño is on its way out. It brought more rain in some areas plus lower summer food and cooling... 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 the... read more
When we are lucky enough that a hurricane doesn’t hit us, we seldom ask where it went. We are... 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
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. Crops... 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 seven... read more
On March 30, the Jerry Brown, the new governor of California, announced that the state’s three-year... read more
According to weather folklore, a stormy March that comes roaring in will meekly leave with sunshine... 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 “earthquake... 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
Welcome to Weather Math 101. Today’s equation: 1 Strong La Niña + 1 Insane Arctic Oscillation = 1... read more
Groundhog Day is coming! Will the groundhog see his shadow? If we were in the middle of an El Niño... read more
This winter’s weather is being shaped by two enormous weather patterns—La Niña and the Arctic... read more
The Arctic Oscillation has many aliases. In California, it is the Yukon Express, the cold northern... read more
An explosive grenade is nicknamed a pineapple. A recent storm that clobbered California is... read more
Some of our wildest weather has occurred around Thanksgiving! Here are 5 of the biggest... read more
Predict the weather with our collection of weather proverbs and prognostics about rain and clouds... read more
Next time you see an ant or a spider, check out what it’s doing—it could let you know something... read more
Did you know that bird behavior can help us predict the weather?  Closely observe nature and your... read more
Observe animals and you'll see that they, too, have their own ways of predicting weather. Here are... read more
Stay safe during the winter months by using our chart to help determine what is safe ice thickness... read more