We're Going to Fly Four Planes Straight into the Pineapple Express

When it rains in California, it really damn pours. The weather phenomenon is known as an atmospheric river, a narrow but concentrated band of moisture that can transport as much water vapor as 15 Mississippi Rivers. Atmospheric rivers can make or break a drought, but there's still so much we don't know about how or… » 2/04/15 7:20pm 2/04/15 7:20pm

What Is an Atmospheric River?

A gigantic storm is set to hit the West Coast later today, bringing with it over a foot of rain. It's what meteorologists call an Atmospheric River—but what is that, exactly? » 11/28/12 8:49am 11/28/12 8:49am