Weather whiplash is the perfect descriptor for what’s on tap for the Southwest. Things have been hot and dry since this winter, but they could get wet and wild this weekend as the remnants of Hurricane Bud drench Arizona and parts of New Mexico.
Well that escalated quickly. Hurricane Aletta became the first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season on Thursday, and by Friday morning it had spun up into a Category 4 monster. The storm might not be done ramping up, either.
The early start to hurricane season continues with what could be the first landfalling tropical cyclone to make it to Lake Michigan on record.
Hurricane season begins June 1, but the tropics are coming alive a week ahead of schedule. A disturbance near the Yucatan Peninsula is starting to get organized, and there’s a high chance it could be a tropical depression by this weekend. Even if it doesn’t build into a tropical system, the storm will still bring…
Another rare tropical cyclone situation is unfolding in the Middle East. Cyclone Mekunu spun up on Tuesday and is now heading toward Salalah, the capital of Oman.
On Wednesday, Cyclone Sagar formed deep in the Gulf of Aden, which separates the Middle East and East Africa. The basically unprecedented storm is taking aim at Somalia and Djibouti—a country where tropical weather just doesn’t happen—this weekend. It could bring torrential rain and flash flooding to the area that’s…
Your humble Earther weather correspondent went the roof of Gizmodo Media’s offices to capture the above picture. By the time he descended to the ground floor, all hell had broken loose.
Intense weather has battered South Asia this week. After what was likely the hottest April temperature recorded in the world struck Pakistan at the start of the week, violent dust storms swept across Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, states in northwest India, on Wednesday.
Tired: the age old fight of Fahrenheit vs. Celsius. Wired: a new scale of temperature ranging from ‘colder than Mars’ to ‘hot as dick’.
High temperatures are forecast to reach the mid-80s this week in New York, and I’m dreading it. But I have a plan to stay cool: just thinking of how much hotter it is in Pakistan, which is in the middle of a blistering heat wave.
The eastern U.S. is now living in a state of permanent Smarch while the West has fast-forwarded through spring.
Turns out the East Coast doesn’t have a lock on butt weather. A Pineapple Express storm will mainline tropical moisture into Southern California starting on Tuesday. Up to ten inches of rain could fall this week, but this is no regular March Miracle.
I want to be writing this as little as you want to be reading it: We’re in for another nor’easter this week.
The Land Down Under was just a plague of locusts short of going full biblical this weekend. Unusual heat, destructive fires, a raging tropical cyclone, and powerful winds all swept across Australia in the span of 48 hours. Oh, and it snowed in Tasmania.
Thundersnow, folks. It’s happening.
Coastal communities in Massachusetts are still cleaning up from last week’s potent nor’easter. They may want to put those efforts on hold, though. Another storm is set to impact the region by midweek.
Rain, snow, wind, flooding, waves, vomit. This nor’easter has it all, and the worst is yet to come.
Sure, you might have to deal with a little snow this weekend in the Northeast. But the reward on the other side is near-record warmth next week.