As a student and observer of meteorology, it constantly bums me out that people do not understand what it means when someone says there’s an “X% chance of rain” tomorrow. A 50 percent chance of rain does not mean there’s a 1-in-2 chance that you’re going to get wet.
Of all the terrible things Mother Nature can throw at us—tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons—nothing comes remotely close to being as terrifying as lightning shaped like a T. rex ready to devour the earth. This photo, posted to the US Department of the Interior’s Instagram account, is pretty much the only reason you need…
Parts of America’s Deep South are in the middle of some out-of-control flooding, and the waters are continuing to rise.
Heavy flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland this weekend left two people dead and necessitated the rescue of 100 others, in what one county executive described as the worst destruction in generations.
Look at that temperature outlook. Lots of warm colors, yes, but that’s not all. There’s something extra significant about it.
Take a good hard look at the weather we’ve been having lately: the Earth doesn’t want us here anymore. It’s been politely hinting we’ve overstayed our welcome for some time, and now it’s resorted to throwing plates. We did this to ourselves. It’s time to bow out gracefully.
A lightning bolt and the Empire State Building. Here’s what it looks like when the two collide.
Think it’s hot in North America right now? Well, you need to shut-up and stop complaining, because parts of the Middle East are getting absolutely scorched right now. Yesterday, the temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait soared to a blistering 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit (54 degrees Celsius). That’s a record for our planet’s…
The heat is coming, and the corn is sweating. No, seriously. Corn sweat is a thing, and I’m not talking about what happens after you finish an entire box of corn puffs in one go.
Check out this a microburst near Phoenix, AZ, sas hot from Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport. According to Bryan Snider, the photographer who captured this terrorstorm sweeping across the rapidly-darkening Arizona sky, there was flash flooding in the area. Oh yeah, and lightning, high winds, and hail.
Venus’s unusually thick atmosphere is typically regarded as a barrier that prevents us from gazing upon its tortured surface. By studying subtle shifts in weather patterns, however, scientists have learned that these clouds also offer important clues as to what lies beneath.
If you can’t stand the heat, it’s not the week to be in America, my friends. All signs are pointing toward a miserable, record-smashing heat dome engulfing most of the continental US over the next few days. For a scientific illustration of what our impending heat death will look like, meteorologists over at NOAA have…
Last week, after raging for two months over an area the size of Delaware, the Fort McMurray fire was finally declared “under control.” This was the costliest fire in Canadian history, forcing the relocation of 90,000 people—the largest evacuation in Alberta’s history—and over $2.9 billion in losses. Although the fire…
Taiwan is bracing as a category 5 super typhoon bears down on its coastline. Typhoon Nepartak is expected to bring torrential rainfall and enormous waves in its wake, meaning Taiwan, and subsequently mainland China, could be in for some serious flooding. This comes just days after central China experienced one of the…
NASA’s most recent test flight of a super pressure balloon ended prematurely, but was still able to set some records along the way, including one for flight duration.
When you go to the trouble of installing a security camera in some hard-to-reach place, you want to know for certain it will survive with little need for maintenance. That’s what Panasonic is promising with this remote camera that keeps on recording even when the wind is blowing at preposterous speeds up to 134 MPH.
Not that anybody needed a Facebook “it’s summer” reminder to begin with, but Brits are doubly annoyed that they got the greeting when it’s pouring rain outside.
It’s not even summer yet, but it’s damn hot. A very large portion of the country is currently simmering in heat of 100 degrees or higher, and it could get even hotter.
Summer is coming—and it’s going to be an incredibly, absurdly hot one for America. Except in two states.