January 11, 2017

Lake effect snows like the events that buried parts of Michigan and New York in mid-December might actually become more common as the U.S. climate warms, at least for a while. This post explains the paradox.

December 29, 2016

As cold air filtered into the United States over the Great Lakes, the lake effect snow machine turned on burying nearby locations.

November 30, 2016

While the U.S. was observing Thanksgiving last week, Costa Rica was facing the first landfalling hurricane on record for the Central American country.

October 28, 2016

While not as bad as initially feared, a strong low pressure system brought gusty winds and rain to the Pacific Northwest in mid-October 2016.

October 18, 2016

Hurricane Matthew tore a path through the Caribbean and southeastern United States leaving behind a trail of destruction. 

September 29, 2016

Using the June floods in West Virginia as an example, the Climate Prediction Center's Tom Di Liberto explains how meterologists are like paleontologists turning the bones of an incomplete skeleton into a complete picture of a dinosaur.

September 16, 2016

The Northwest Passage across the Canadian Arctic opened once again in 2016 as sea ice reached its second lowest extent on record.

September 7, 2016

Three days of heavy rains devastated Louisiana in mid-August 2016. NOAA models find that warming due to greenhouse gases has made an event like that at least 40% more likely and 10% more intense.

August 30, 2016

The central/eastern North Pacific hurricane season continues to roll on unabated, with two major hurricanes lined up to pass dangerously close to Hawaii.

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