It was a strange weather report: cloudy with thunder, lightning and a chance of rocks and ash. On Sunday, August 18, Japan’s Mount Sakurajima exploded, with its largest eruption in decades and flooding global news reports with dramatic pictures of the 3-mile high eruption.read more
Welcome to the Almanac's blog on weather. Evelyn Browning-Garriss and James Garriss are historical climatologists who help us understand how weather affects our lives--from extreme weather events to the price of our grocery bills. They share the "lighter" side of weather, too, from rainbows to raining critters. If you love to watch the sky, bookmark this page!