Before us humans drained it, South Florida was first and foremost a swamp. Infrastructure improvements went in to make it look the way it is today, with its sewers and drainage systems built to take water back to the ocean. But when Hurricane Irma made itself known last week, it brought back old memories of the aged…
Category 3 Hurricane Matthew swept up eastern Florida today, delivering heavy rainfall, 100 mph gusts, and powerful waves all along the coast. The storm continues to march northward toward Georgia and South Carolina, with deadly six to nine foot surges possible into weekend.
Hurricane Matthew’s deadly rampage across the Caribbean and up Florida’s coast has kept satellite operators completely engrossed over the past week, as they rush to process more and more jaw-dropping images of our waking meteorological nightmare.
More than two million people in coastal Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are being told to flee their homes in advance of Hurricane Matthew, the Category 4 monster now bearing down on the United States after wreaking havoc across the Caribbean. It’s easily the largest mass evacuation on US soil since Hurricane…
Yemen is in for a mess as last week’s rapidly-growing Cyclone Chapala continues to hold it together while approaching the dry desert air. If it makes landfall, it’s anticipated to be the largest storm to hit the country since we started recording them.
One of the most powerful storms ever is hitting populated land right now, and none of the major media networks have live coverage. Let’s assemble the best of social media from the storm, and keep it live right here.
Lightning makes Tropical Cyclone Bansi even more dramatic, lighting up the eye like an otherworldly porthole to another dimension.
There's a hurricane heading your way and your local supermarket is out of batteries and water. Fear not: Popular Science's Allie Wilkinson has a quick and handy guide to surviving a hurricane with household items.
New Orleans really doesn't need to worry about a hurricane barreling into them right now, even if you see a Facebook post proclaiming, "SHARE THIS IMMEDIATELY!" You can stop calling the National Weather Office in a panic now.
Stargate's approach to addressing climate change involves wormholes to a parallel universe. It sounds utterly bonkers, but that far-out science fiction plot contains sneaky, real science. I know, because I put it there.
In the matchup of wind turbine v. hurricane, our bets have traditionally been with the hurricane. But think about it this way: wind turbines are designed to suck energy out of wind. What if they could suck out so much energy that hurricanes like Katrina or Sandy never form in the first place—with the potentially…
You know how most people stay indoors when they hear a hurricane is coming? Yeah, these aren't those people. These crazy guys go out in the ocean and chase the storm with their windsurf boards so that they can fly. Just look at the awesome dude above getting ridiculously big air. It's like he doesn't care that he has…
Because we're all usually so wrapped up with the weather in our immediate vicinity, it's easy to forget that, somewhere on the planet, there's usually a cyclone, depression or tropical storm brewing. Not so this week, though—and this image from NASA shows the Earth's skies in rare, relative peace.
If you want to know the internet is affected by natural disasters, here's an amazing visualization. It shows all the places where internet service went down after Hurricane Sandy. In the future, disasters don't just rob you of power and water — they rob you of information, too.
Verizon has announced that it will waive domestic voice and text charges for customers who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Iwan Baan photographed New York City from the air last Wednesday, and his image has become perhaps the most iconic record of Sandy, gracing the cover of New York magazine and flooding the internet. This is how he got the shot.
Hurricane Sandy has caused untold billions of dollars in damage and insane casualties. And we saw the "Frankenstorm" coming, for days in advance. We can send people into space and put vehicles on Mars - why can't we stop a hurricane in its tracks, before it comes to our major population centers and starts rolling for…
Some of the most striking footage to come out of Frankenstorm Sandy's merciless pounding of New York City began rolling in last night, shortly after 8:30 pm, when a massive explosion at a Consolidated Edison substation plunged tens of thousands of Manhattan residents into darkness.
Has Hurricane Sandy sent your running for bottled water and bread? Find yourself mesmerized by the Weather Channel during tropical storm season? You can put your weather fetish to work with Cyclone Center, a new citizen scientist project.