Weather Articles

Thunder is Louder and Longer When It's Colder Out, Here's Why

By Linda Lam
February 21, 2019

Thunder in cold thunderstorms can sound louder and last longer than thunder in warmer weather.

Pakistan Rain, Flash Flooding Kills 26

By The Associated Press
February 21, 2019

Torrential rainfall triggered deadly flash flooding in Pakistan Thursday. Here's the latest.

Winter Storm Petra Shuts Down D.C., Snarls Traffic; Deaths Confirmed in Kansas, Delaware New Jersey

By Pam Wright
February 21, 2019

Winter Storm Petra pushed east Wednesday, creating a treacherous commute for millions. Here's the latest.

Most Widespread Severe Weather This Winter, Including Threat of Tornadoes, Possible Saturday in the South, Ohio Valley

February 21, 2019

We haven't seen much of it this winter, but severe thunderstorms will be a big concern this weekend.

'Very Dangerous Situation': South Rains Trigger Damaging Landslides in Kentucky, Tennessee

By Pam Wright
February 21, 2019

Powerful storms triggered flooding in parts of the South. Here's what we know so far.

Twin Tropical Cyclones, Spinning in Opposite Directions, May Become Double Land Threats in Pacific

By Jonathan Belles
February 21, 2019

Twin cyclones are spinning in the Pacific Ocean, and they could affect land.

Las Vegas Strip Sees First Measurable Snow in Over 10 Years

By Chris Dolce
February 21, 2019

A persistently cold pattern has wrung out multiple bouts of snow in Las Vegas this month.

Winter Storm Quiana Will Produce Heavy Snow in the Southwest Before Spreading More Snow, Wind, Ice into Plains, Midwest

By Linda Lam
February 21, 2019

Another winter storm will track through the West and into the Midwest, spreading snow, wind and ice into this weekend.

Winter Storm Quiana Cancels Schools in Southwest; Las Vegas Gets First Measurable Snow in More Than a Decade

By Sean Breslin
February 21, 2019

Schools as closed, as are some roads, as Winter Storm Quiana's hits the Southwest.

Winter Storm Petra Spreading a Mess of Snow and Ice Across the Northeast

By weather.com meteorologists
February 20, 2019

Winter Storm Petra's widespread snow and ice will move across the Northeast through Thursday.

Flood Threat Yet Again in the South and Ohio Valley With Multiple Rounds of Rain Likely Into This Weekend

By Chris Dolce
February 20, 2019

Heavy rain has soaked the South and Ohio Valley since late fall, and more is on the way this week, raising flooding fears.

Jet Stream Winds from Southwest to Northeast U.S. Among the Highest on Record

By Brian Donegan
February 19, 2019

Flyers from Los Angeles to London cruised at 800 mph Monday night, arriving at their destination more than 45 minutes early.

Warming World to Bring More Storms and Stagnant Air, Study Says

By Ron Brackett
February 19, 2019

Climate change is making summer weather stormier in the Northern Hemisphere and causing more poor air-quality days in urban areas, the MIT study found.

Buffalo, New York, Just Surpassed 100 Inches of Snow for the Season and It’s Only Mid-February

By Brian Donegan
February 19, 2019

With about a month of winter remaining, Buffalo, New York, has already surpassed the century mark for snowfall.

Why You Should Never Ignore a Flash Flood Emergency Issued by the National Weather Service

By Jonathan Erdman
February 19, 2019

Here is the danger you're in if you receive this NWS alert.

Wallace Broecker, Climate Scientist Who Popularized Term 'Global Warming,' Dies at 87

By Associated Press
February 18, 2019

Broecker had been using the phrase "global warming" since 1975 and became a trailblazer in climate science.

Snow, Ice For West, Midwest, Northeast From New Wintry System

By weather.com meteorologists
February 18, 2019

A storm system in the Southwest with widespread snow and ice will move across the country through midweek.

Winter Storm Oren to Spread Snow From Upstate New York Into New England Monday

By weather.com meteorologists
February 18, 2019

Our latest winter storm will spread snow across the Northeast through Monday, creating hazardous travel conditions in many areas.

Two Weather Systems to Bring Snow and Ice From the West to the Midwest and Northeast Into Midweek

By Linda Lam
February 17, 2019

Several rounds of snow are ahead from the West into the Plains, Midwest and Northeast this week.

More Than a Dozen Locations in West and Midwest Have Had a Top 10 Snowiest February

By Chris Dolce
February 17, 2019

Multiple winter storms have spread across the West and Midwest already this month, propelling some locations to one of their snowiest Februaries on record.

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