Throw a fistful of almonds into the air, folks. El Niño did it—we’re now at our lowest level of drought since 2010. But that doesn’t mean the drought is over yet, not even close.
Rainy weather patterns in the southwestern United States are becoming less frequent. It’s a trend that could signify the region’s transition to a drier climate state—one characterized by megadroughts and dramatic changes to the environment.
Thanks to all the satellites hanging out watching our planet these days, 24/7 coverage of the weather is basically a given. So it’s not surprising that a year’s worth of weather can be condensed into one eight-minute video, but it’s still a damn beautiful sight.
The internet is filled with butt-clenching stories of horrifying plane turbulence lately. Is dangerously rough air becoming more common nowadays, or what? Well, yes and no.
Blizzards. Floods. Ice storms. Thundersnow. Hurricane-level winds. Plagues of locusts. Okay, maybe not that last one. But all the rest of these hit hard this weekend, breaking records just as predicted—and in some cases even more than predicted.
The crew onboard the International Space Station has the absolute best view of Winter Storm Jonas this weekend. Commander Scott Kelly snapped a couple of pictures as they passed overhead, showing off the sheer size of the storm.
Turns out, El Niño is the worst kind of party guest: the kind that shows up late and ready to rage, only to stumble home puking an hour later. Just last month we were asking when El Niño was going to get its ass over here, but according to NASA, the climate phenomena that’s caused so much wacky weather these past 12…
Quick! Something white, cold, and flaky is falling from the sky. Should you start eating it, perhaps by the spoonful? Maybe—but, more likely, maybe not.
Winter Storm Jonas, the incredibly powerful snowstorm surging towards the East Coast right now, is gaining in size and strength. We’re also right in the middle of the most powerful El Niño we’ve seen yet. Is El Niño the reason this storm is so savage?
I’m not one to talk to my phone. I don’t use voice messaging, or ask Google Now “is the voice of Gollum also the voice of Supreme Leader Snoke?” (It is, btw.) Hell, I barely even use the phone as a phone. But the one thing I do ask every single day is “What is the weather like?” As of today, Google Now has a better…
There’s a huge snowstorm bearing down on the Eastern half and Northern parts of the United States, and if you’re nearby, here are the best tools to see if you’re in its path and how much snow you’ll get. Even if you’re not, or you’re a couch-bound storm chaser, these weather tools will come in handy.
A huge storm is headed for the East coast—and it may end up being one of the heaviest we’ve seen in years. But it’s more than just the snowfall you have to watch out for; the storm is bringing absurdly powerful wind gusts and even flooding along with it.
What US city is framed by snow-capped mountains today after a series of big storms? Hint: It’s not Denver.
It isn’t just the US that’s getting walloped with bizarre weather. This week, temperatures around the North Pole were fifty degrees higher than usual for December—and today, they rose above the freezing point.
What will our El Niño weather look like in 2016? The answer is chaotic, powerful—and perhaps oddly recognizable.
We’ve all been naughty over the past century, and we’re finally getting coal (emissions) this Christmas.
Christmas Twister, also known as F6: Twister, is a 2012 action thriller that’s awfully light on action and thrills, but positively dripping with terrible acting and even worse special effects. But it does have one huge thing going for it: the (unintentionally) funniest script about bad weather ever written.
Even if you don’t end up putting grandma on a hoverboard, this Christmas Eve is set to be the weirdest in recent memory. No jacket required for much of the normally frigid East Coast, while the West Coast freezes its usually balmy buns off? Here’s a look at the meteorological surreality of the December 24 forecast.
What are we looking at here? That’s the state of California today, with almost no cloud cover. Yes, that white stuff is snow and it’s quite a sight for our drought-parched eyes.