Weather Articles

Flash floods are the single deadliest storm-related weather hazard, killing more than 140 people every year in the United States. A mere six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet, while two feet of water will carry away most cars. Can we predict floods...

Until the telegraph was invented in 1844, news of approaching hurricanes arrived just ahead of their landfall, when sailors seeking safe harbor announced them. Even with the telegraph, however, pinpointing the location of a hurricane was difficult and tracking its course was...

Droughts can have long-standing effects on populations and economies. Here are questions and answers about the recent history of droughts and how to handle a drought.

Weather forecasts are literally at our fingertips each day, and it is understood that weather is a series of moving systems and changes.

Alaska's "Good Friday" Earthquake

At 10:36 p.m., March 27, 1964 one hour and ten minutes after the full of the moon which was crossing the Equator from the northern hemisphere to the southern (a time of heavy earthquake probability), Anchorage and other cities of Alaska...