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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Tornado outbreak in Southern U.S. underway, life-threatening storms through tonight

Following Monday’s deadly tornado outbreak from Kansas to Arkansas, a new round of rotating thunderstorms is erupting in the Southern U.S.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:40 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Arkansas tornado outbreak amazingly well forecast, despite horrifying outcome

The National Weather Service couldn’t have done a better job identifying in advance the Arkansas zone where devastating tornadoes claimed at least 10 lives.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Rocky stretch of severe weather starts today for Lower 48; tornado watch for S. Va., N.C.

The least active tornado season on record - one without a fatality - is likely to heat up some over the next few days.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:33 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Extreme Great Lakes ice extent could portend cool summer for eastern U.S.

An analysis reveals summers following icy Great Lakes winters tend to be cooler than normal in the central and eastern U.S.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Under water: Risk of New York City coastal flooding has surged by factor of 20, says study

The chance of floodwaters overtopping Manhattan’s seawalls has skyrocketed since the mid-1800s thanks to swelling seas and mounting storm surges finds a new study.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Great Lakes covered in record-shattering amount of ice this late in spring

It’s almost May and a third of the Great Lakes is still covered by ice. This is unprecedented in records dating back more than three decades.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/15/2014

“Spring” cold front giving eastern U.S. bitter taste of winter

An exceptionally strong cold front barreling towards the East Coast has established a track record of shifting the seasonal feel from summer to winter in a matter of hours.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Juiced storm swamps the South, flash flooding reported (PHOTOS)

Over the past two days, the Deep South has been deluged by up to 5-10 inches of rain, leading to flash flooding in parts of Mississippi and Alabama.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Amazing visuals of thunderstorms in central U.S. Thursday

Violent thunderstorms erupted from Texas to Kentucky Thursday. No reports of casualties or catastrophic damage, but plenty of eye-popping storm imagery...

By Jason Samenow  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 04/03/2014

2014 s first significant severe weather outbreak targets Mid-South

The National Weather Service says over 52 million Americans are under an elevated risk of severe thunderstorms spanning from east Texas into central Ohio.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:56 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/02/2014

House passes “Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2014

Bill to support enhanced forecasts is first passed by any house of Congress since 1992.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Government, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Mind-boggling views of beastly ocean storm offshore eastern New England, Canada

Call it a beast, a monster, a bomb, or a behemoth. The storm offshore eastern New England and slamming the Canadian Maritimes is all of those things.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:31 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nor'easters, U.S. Weather, Winter Storm

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Meteorological “bomb” threatens eastern New England, Canadian Maritimes

A modest storm that will bring some light rain and snow to the Mid-Atlantic will transform into one the most intense cyclones in years off the coast of New England.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/20/2014

A super El Ni o on the way? Subtle signs emerging

The possible El Nino in the pipeline could be a doozy, comparable to the strongest ever recorded according to some scientists.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Midwest, Northeast pummeled by snow, propelling winter totals high in historic rankings (PHOTOS)

This latest round of snow is pushing seasonal totals into record-territory, especially around the Great Lakes.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:28 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Chicago and Detroit close in on snowfall records as next storm approaches

A powerhouse later winter storm will throw back wind-driven snow on its northwest flank from the Great Lakes into the interior Northeast.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Lake Michigan sets 41-year record for most ice cover

On Saturday, 93.29 percent of Lake Michigan was covered by ice, the most in records dating back to 1973.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/07/2014

The Great Lakes have most March ice in 41 years of records (PICTURES)

Through Thursday, Great Lakes ice cover continued its historic expansion - covering more than 92 percent of the water’s surface, the most on record so late in the winter.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 03/06/2014

El Ni o watch posted: May portend fewer Atlantic hurricanes and beneficial California rains

In a bulletin issued this morning, NOAA issued an El Ni o Watch predicting a roughly 50% chance for development later this year.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  09:33 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  El Ni o, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Snowed in and iced over: North America and U.S. about as frozen as ever so late in winter

By multiple metrics, the amount of snow and ice over the Lower 48 states, Great Lakes, and North America are in historic territory.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Extreme Cold, Latest, Snow, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Mind-blowing view of vigorous California storm

Drought-stricken Southern California is getting doused by a powerhouse storm that looks like a hurricane, except it’s not.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:05 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Desperately dry Southern California to get deluged Friday, most since 2011

A vigorous storm crashing into coastal California Friday will supply some much-needed rain, but also an elevated risk of flash flooding and even tornadoes.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:17 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Jaw-dropping views of today’s storm, known as a “Texas Hooker”

The storm system responsible for today’s squall line in the D.C. area - known as a “Texas Hooker” - took on a stunning appearance from space.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:54 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Gusty squall likely late Friday morning into early afternoon

A high-energy cold front will sweep across the region Friday, bringing a brief, but hard-hitting round of downpours and strong winds.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:28 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Punishing U.S. winter has pundits pointing fingers, forecasters begging for mercy

The Farmers’ Almanac got it right. The Feds didn’t. No one can escape this winter has turned into a doozy for much of the eastern two-thirds of the U.S.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:32 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Potentially paralyzing, historic ice storm targets Atlanta, parts of South

While the Mid-Atlantic awaits a significant snowstorm, extreme ice accumulations could devastate parts of northern Georgia and the Carolinas.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:01 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Severe winter storm likely midweek from South through Mid-Atlantic

The storm promises to first wallop interior portions of the Southeast Tuesday into Wednesday before hammering the Mid-Atlantic Wednesday into Thursday.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:17 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Lessons from Atlanta gridlock: forecasts can and must improve

Following the snowstorm that paralyzed Atlanta, we should draw lessons about improving our forecasts.

By Thomas Bogdan  |  03:25 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Science, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Ski, snowboard, or just love snow? FreshyMap will rock your world.

In search of untouched or deep powder? This is the interactive map for you. Warning: May be addictive.

By Ian Livingston  |  03:50 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Sports, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 01/31/2014

School snow shutdowns: D.C. area versus the rest of the country

A map that shows how much snow is required to close schools across the country says it takes about 1-3 inches in D.C. Sound right?

By Jason Samenow  |  01:27 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/30/2014

As the snow melts, bickering over blame in the South (Video)

Georgia state officials are scrambling to avoid blame for their disastrous preparation and response to Tuesday’s snowstorm.

By Natalie Jennings and Jason Samenow  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Are meteorologists to blame for snow disasters in Atlanta and Birmingham?

The short answer is yes and no, in my view.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Big snow for southern Mid-Atlantic beaches midweek, a likely miss for D.C.

The latest arctic outbreak penetrating deep into the southern U.S. is setting the stage for a rare major winter storm from the Gulf Coast to the southern Mid-Atlantic.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:01 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Super Bowl cold and snow: Big game history, local odds, and an early outlook

What’s the weather going to be like before, after, and -- most importantly -- during the Super Bowl? We’re now into a period where we can make some informed predictions.

By Ian Livingston and Rick Grow  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Latest, Sports, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Polar Vortex meets Miami

Of all places, south Florida is among the coldest locations compared to “normal” in the Lower 48 today.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:47 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Polar vortex, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Explosion in extreme drought in California

In just a week’s time, the percent of California in extreme drought skyrocketed from 28 to 63 percent, as the state deals with one of its driest stretches in recorded history.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 01/15/2014

A tame year for extreme weather in U.S., but California really needs rain

Even as California had its driest year on record, extreme weather was below average across the U.S. in 2013, NOAA’s review finds.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:02 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Polar vortex delivering D.C.’s coldest day in decades, and we’re not alone

Low temperature records were smashed locally and across the eastern U.S. this morning. It remains bone-chillingly cold through tonight.

By Ian Livingston  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate, Polar vortex, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 01/05/2014

North Pole invades U.S.: 10 bitter, bone-chilling visuals

The polar vortex is crashing into U.S. territory, delivering the coldest weather to the Lower 48 in decades.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:30 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 01/03/2014

An astonishing, dangerous cold snap is about to descend on the U.S.

Some of the coldest air in years, if not decades, is poised to pour into the U.S., with mind-boggling low temperatures.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:06 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Snowstorm crushes New England with up to two feet of snow

New England is digging out from a powerful winter storm that walloped the region with raging winds and blinding snow.

By Brendan Richardson  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/23/2013

The 5 top U.S. weather stories of 2013

In the United States, the major weather stories of 2013 are somewhat contradictory. There were some horrible storms, but - overall - tornado and hurricane activity were depressed.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recaps, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Wild weekend weather means tricky Christmas travel in central U.S.

From flash flooding to severe thunderstorms to snow and ice, inclement weather will affect a large part of the central U.S. this weekend.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:22 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/18/2013

What U.S. cities will have white Christmas dreams realized or shattered?

If you live along a line from Joplin to St. Louis to Chicago to Detroit, and especially to the north and west, you have a great chance of a White Christmas this year.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, Latest, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Lake Effect snow streamers -- a spectacle from space

On satellite imagery, the view of lake effect snow-producing clouds has been stunning. Here’s a collection of images from the last two days.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:35 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Severe cold wave strikes northern U.S., crippling ice storm targets south central

As a razor sharp cold boundary collides with warm, moist air at its southern reaches, a serious ice storm is in the making from Dallas to Nashville.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:19 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Extreme winter weather rocking the U.S.A., from northwest to southeast, eventually

Arctic cold and, in many places, snow and ice is invading the U.S.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:46 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Round-up: East Coast storm battering New England, some snow on backside

The powerful East Coast storm has reached the Northeast, with wind-driven rain pelting coastal areas. A narrow ribbon of snow wraps around the storm on its west side.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:37 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Pumped up East Coast storm: Where it’s worst Wednesday

Air carriers in the Northeast face a steep challenge Wednesday as the big East Coast storm cranks up.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:17 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Super soak, slide, slap: Pre-Thanksgiving East Coast storm a travel nightmare

A storm in the South explodes up the East Coast Tuesday and Wednesday generating heavy rain, heavy snow, and howling winds. A guide to where it’s the worst and when...

By Jason Samenow  |  04:14 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 11/20/2013

The silent triumph: weather warnings saved hundreds of lives in Midwest tornado outbreak

Despite all of the atmosphere’s complexity, weather forecasts are increasingly on the mark, saving lives and helping people make decisions that save time and money.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:56 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Sunday’s tornado outbreak could be costliest November weather event in U.S. on record

Economic damages from Sunday’s tornado outbreak could exceed $1 billion says a leading risk modeler.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:43 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 11/18/2013

A November tornado outbreak for the record books

Dozens of tornadoes touched down in the Midwest and Ohio Valley Sunday, killing eight and destroying hundreds of homes. The outbreak was one of the worst on record during November.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:05 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Halloween weather forecast: Where to find, avoid the scariest skies

A strong cold front plowing towards the East Coast could certainly make for some wicked weather this Halloween.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:21 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Halloween, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Halloween weather: will rainy front foil D.C., Northeast trick-or-treat plans?

Temperatures should be quite comfortable. But the prognosis for precipitation is a trickier one to track.

By Dan Stillman  |  12:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 10/24/2013

The evolution of D.C.’s cold snap: when do we break out of it?

Let’s take a look upstream, where changes in the Pacific Ocean tell the story of the current cold snap and provide clues as to what’s next.

By Rick Grow  |  10:53 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 10/07/2013

NWS forecasters overcome nastiest elements in Federal shutdown; hike to work in blizzard

National Weather Service forecasters hiked to work and slept there during South Dakota’s extraordinary blizzard, falling in the midst of the Federal shutdown.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:24 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, National Weather Service, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Weather mania: Nation faces blizzard, severe thunderstorms, tropical storm, wildfires

After an extraordinarily quiet period devoid of tropical weather systems and significant tornado activity, multiple serious weather hazards are impacting or closing in on the U.S., from coast to coast.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:43 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Latest, Thunderstorms, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Shutdown stopping flow of weather information as dangerous storms threaten nation

Certain Federal resources for communicating information about hazardous weather are down and out within 48 hours of a possible life-threatening hurricane, blizzard, severe thunderstorm outbreak and wildfires.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:54 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, National Weather Service, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013

“Extraordinary” Pacific storms shatter records in Northwest; tornado near Seattle

Since Saturday, a series of storms has battered the Pacific Northwest bringing record rainfall, damaging winds and, today, an rare September tornado near Seattle.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Colorado’s exceedingly rare flood in 3 maps

New visuals from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reveal the exceptional nature of rainfall that flooded parts of 17 counties in Colorado last week.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:57 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Floods, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Colorado’s “biblical” flood by the numbers

Numbers which help tell the story of the historic flood in Colorado

By Jason Samenow  |  03:44 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Historic flooding crushes records in Colorado and surrounding states

Flooding has been described as “biblical” by the National Weather Service in Boulder, Colorado. A once in 100 to 500 year event for some spots in the region.

By Ian Livingston  |  03:23 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Massive flooding swamps Colorado Front Range, Boulder (PICTURES)

Two people are dead and hundreds have been evacuated after torrential rains have deluged the Colorado Front Range.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Wednesday could be D.C.’s hottest day of the “summer”

On the meteorological calendar, fall began over a week ago. But some of the hottest weather of 2013 surges into the region midweek.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:40 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Funnels at the beach: video from Delaware and Florida

When talking about funnels at the beach over Labor Day weekend, usually the reference is to funnel cake, not funnel clouds.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Louisiana’s Barry Keim talks Hurricane Katrina and life as state climatologist

"We’re 8 years since [Katrina] and we still have areas which look like they haven’t been touched."

By Adam Rainear  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/29/2013

D.C.’s Maryland suburbs among nation’s lowest natural disaster risk areas, analysis finds

Residents from Bethesda to Frederick have less to worry about compared to most U.S. cities when it comes to extreme weather, wildfires and earthquakes.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/29/2013

California Rim Fire grows: Astonishing timelapse videos from Yosemite

"Menacing yet mesmerizing" scenes of California's Rim Fire from Yosemite.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fire Weather, Imagery, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Cloud seeding experiment almost snarled Hurricane Camille forecast

Experiments to test the idea that cloud seeding could weaken hurricanes helped make forecasting for Camille the "most critical and hair-raising experience" of Robert Simpson's long career

By Jack Williams  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Tropical Weather, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/27/2013

California Rim Fire: A blazing tour from Earth and space

Stunning views of the California blaze, tricking into treasured Yosemite National Park

By Jason Samenow  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fire Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Praying for rain: the intersection of weather and religion

When the skies are clear and the ground is dry, some folks look up to the heavens and request divine intervention in the form of prayers for rain.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  10:27 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Firenado! Wild fire tornado in Alaska (VIDEO)

A massive, flaming vortex is caught on film in Alaska...

By Jason Samenow  |  05:27 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Extremes at the edges: Weird weather in Florida, Pacific Northwest, California, Alaska

Taking a tour around the United States, we see some bizarre weather extremes.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Alaska heat wave: Anchorage sets record for most consecutive 70-degree days

On Monday, Anchorage reached the 70-degree threshold for a record 14th straight day, breaking 2004's record of 13.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:09 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Crazy sky puts on show at Boston's Fenway Park during turbulent game

There was drama abound in Beantown Monday evening.

By Jason Samenow and Ian Livingston  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sports, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Hawaiian hurricanes: Hardly common, but occasionally havoc-wreaking

Tropical depression (formerly tropical storm) Flossie, now exiting Hawaii, is a reminder that the 50th state is not immune from tropical storms and hurricanes.

By Jack Williams  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Embarrassing cold: northern Minnesota town dips to 35 on July 29

It's late July, but don't tell northern Minnesotans that.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Philadelphia torrent: City has rainiest day on record Sunday

From Hazel to Floyd to Sandy, the City of Brotherly Love has endured some great storms. Yet somehow, a rather modest mid-summer front managed to give Philadelphia its greatest daily deluge Sunday.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Debris-loaded flash flood tears through southern Utah (VIDEO)

Once in a great while, I stumble upon extreme weather video unlike anything I've ever seen. Watch a flood so strong it carries a car-sized boulder downstream...

By Jason Samenow  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/19/2013

D.C. summer heat versus the South: Almost as hot and more abnormal

An arresting fact: the heat D.C. experienced in 2010, 2011, 2012 and so far this summer, compared to normal, has been more extreme than across a wide swath of the sticky South.

By Rick Grow  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Hottest day: Humidity reaches obscene range, heat breaks records

After three straight record warm nights, heat indices may reach 110 in Washington, D.C. this afternoon. What's behind this oppressive humidity?

By Jason Samenow  |  11:14 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 07/16/2013

On a hot day, "Adrift": Cool, soothing San Francisco time lapse video of fog

This visually stunning time lapse video of San Francisco Bay area fog, called Adrift, will certainly take you to a cooler place.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:27 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather, Video

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Ask a State Climatologist: Q & A with Texas' John Nielsen-Gammon

An interview with Texas state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon. Nielsen-Gammon discusses Texas' drought and working in a state with lots of climate change skeptics.

By Adam Rainear  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Washington, D.C. can feel hotter than Death Valley at its hottest

WEATHER GANG | The dryness of Death Valley’s heat means it doesn't feel as hot there as it does in D.C.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:25 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Humidity, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Drenched East, parched West: Colorado wildfires 2013

The Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona and its tragic toll continue to grab headlines, but Colorado remains the state that has suffered the most persistent fire woes this season.

By Amanda Morgenthal  |  03:32 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fire Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Ask a state climatologist: Q & A with New Jersey's David Robinson

An interview with New Jersey's state climatologist David Robinson. Robinson discusses how the Sandy recovering is going, New Jersey's fickle winters and long-term warming trends...

By Adam Rainear  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Death Valley hit hottest U.S. June temperature ever recorded Sunday: 129

Death Valley surged to 129 degrees Sunday, a new monthly record and a tie for the hottest June temperature ever recorded in the U.S.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Behind the weather that led to the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire

Lightning, record heat, wind, dry air, and severe drought converged to all play a role in the Yarnell Hill fire tragedy.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Fire Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 06/30/2013

Las Vegas ties its hottest temperature ever recorded: 117

Since weather records began in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1937, it has never been hotter.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:06 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Scorching Southwest heat wave could challenge all-time records

Unthinkably high temperatures, even in one of the world's hottest zones - the desert Southwest, are forecast Friday into early next week.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:36 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Did the so-called June 13 "derecho" cause an East Coast tsunami?

After the June 13 complex of storms exited the coast, the ocean abruptly pulled back before reversing course and crashing inland, raising the sea and the prospects that the storms may have triggered a small tsunami along the eastern seaboard.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Derecho, Latest, Thunderstorms, Tsunami, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Grand Isle, Louisiana waterspout Wednesday (PHOTOS)

On Wednesday, a large waterspout came ashore Grand Isle, Louisiana and numerous eyewitnesses captured and shared the dramatic scene.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:38 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Alaska continues to fry, as wildfires flare up

After Monday's record-breaking temperatures, it remains unseasonably warm in Alaska. And the heat may stick around - at least in the northern part of the state.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:21 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Tornado at Denver International Airport (PHOTOS)

At approximately 3:30 p.m., a tornado touched down in the vicinity of Denver International Airport (DIA). The weather station clocked a 97 mph gust as it passed by.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:22 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Record-shattering heat bakes Alaska

A searing dome of heat has laid itself out over interior Alaska, pushing temperatures to all-time records in several locations.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Weather can leave sports fans and venues out in the rain: a need for knowledge and insurance

A look at how sports venues insure themselves from weather disaster.

By Adam Rainear  |  02:27 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Stunning late night heat burst in Nebraska: 99 degrees at 5 am

At 2:53 am central, it was a pleasant 73 degrees at Grand Island Airport in south central Nebraska. Just over two hours later, the temperature shot up to a blistering 99 degrees

By Jason Samenow  |  11:37 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Tropical storm Andrea forms, strengthens, and targets Florida, East Coast

As of 11 a.m. EDT, tropical storm Andrea's peak winds have increased to 60 mph. But copious rains will be Andrea's most significant impact, as it charges up the East Coast.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:44 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/05/2013

The rare "anticyclonic" tornado in El Reno, Okla.; not its first encounter

Not only was Friday's El Reno tornado the widest on record, but it was also flanked by an incredibly rare tornado that rotated in the reverse direction.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Deadly El Reno, Okla. tornado was widest ever measured on Earth, had nearly 300 mph winds

The massive El Reno, Okla. twister reached an unthinkable maximum width of 2.6 miles.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The storm chaser dilemma and choice to sit out the May 31 Oklahoma City tornadoes

Why a group of storm chasers chose to avoid the Oklahoma City area on May 31, while others faced dire consequences -in what may be storm chasing's Mt. Everest moment.

By Ian Livingston and Mark Ellinwood  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/01/2013

The day that should change tornado actions and storm chasing forever

Vehicle deaths in Friday's Oklahoma tornadoes should squash the idea that trying to flee a tornado in a car is a good idea. And storm chasers - who pursued the storms much too closely need to re-examine their priorities.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Virginia: the 9th leading state for costly weather events

A magnet for extreme weather? More of the nation's billion dollar weather disasters afflicted Virginia than all but nine states between 1980 and 2012.

By Amanda Morgenthal  |  11:51 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Tropical Weather, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Surreal timelapse of tornado nearly stationary for 45 minutes (Bennington, Kansas)

Watch the unbelievable video of the genesis and growth of a large, violent tornado in Bennington, Kansas Tuesday, which hardly moved for 45 minutes.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:20 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Unusual late May snow in northeast U.S., Europe (PICTURES)

Leading into and over the Memorial Day weekend, mother nature played her latest cruel joke, depositing snow in the Northeast U.S. and numerous European countries.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/28/2013

Incredible video: what it's like inside a violent tornado

It might strike you as foolish but storm chasers literally rode out an estimated EF-3 or EF-4 tornado inside a motor vehicle Memorial Day. Watch the video.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Astonishing video of Moore, Okla. tornado: From little swirl to gargantuan monster

Watch the Moore, Okla tornado transform from a small funnel to an unfathomable wrecking machine. All in the course of just 10 minutes.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Weather Service systems crumbling as extreme weather escalates

Multiple system failures at the National Weather Service in the past week are raising concerns that its ability to warn the public of hazardous weather could crack at any time.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Tornadoes: Forces of nature we can't stop or contain, can forecasts help us better prepare?

Man has no power to quell the wrath of a violent twister. Preparation is the only answer for confronting the impacts, but the average lead time is just 13 minutes.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:06 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Severe weather likely today in central U.S. after Sunday's destructive tornadoes in Oklahoma

The potential exists for more violent tornado-producing thunderstorms this afternoon and evening in the central U.S.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:10 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Spring of 2012 was earliest on record, too early?

Scientists who study plant stages and their relationship to climate say the spring of 2012 was the earliest spring on record.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Gardening, Latest, Seasons, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/16/2013

The Northern Hemisphere's snowy spring

We now have the actual data from Rutger's University Global Snow Lab to confirm that the spring was indeed exceptionally snowy in the northern hemisphere.

By Matt Rogers  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Deadly swarm of tornadoes strikes north Texas

Up to 10 tornadoes touched down in north Texas late Wednesday, one of which led to at least 6 deaths and more than 50 injuries in Granbury, about 35 miles southwest of Dallas.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:53 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Weather Service Sandy assessment emphasizes importance of effective risk communication

By Jason Samenow  |  02:53 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Wild temperature swings in central U.S. portend D.C.'s rapid warm-up tomorrow

A warm front sweeping across the nation is responsible for some stunning surges in temperature.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:14 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Lake ice avalanche crashes into homes in Minnesota (VIDEO)

Strong winds slammed a massive sheet of thawing ice on a Minnesota lake onto land Saturday, damaging houses and boats.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Bizarre weather pattern brings hottest U.S. weather to Seattle and northern Maine

On Monday, it was as hot in Seattle (87) as it was in Phoenix. Today, it's hotter in northern Maine than Miami.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:29 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Santa Ana winds fan southern California fires

Hot winds have led to dangerous fire weather conditions and a series of wildfires in southern California.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:23 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fire Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Historic snow and cold strike Rockies and Upper Midwest

Even though it is now May, the brutal, never-ending winter of 2012-13 obstinately refuses to relent, and has dumped heaps of snow from Denver to southern Minnesota.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/25/2013

The changing face of U.S. drought: shrinking but still sprawling

Drought across the Lower 48 in the last year has undergone wild swings. From just regional pockets of drought last spring to one of the worst drought on record last summer, drought has now begun an aggressive retreat.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drought, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Historic cold records fall in Southern Plains

The Southern Plains are shivering this morning after one of the coldest mornings this deep into April

By Jason Samenow  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Record-shattering April cold and snow stun Rockies, north central U.S.

Parts of the eastern Rockies, Dakotas and Minnesota have endured an unforgettably wintry April. Multiple bouts of heavy snow have crushed April and all-time records in some locations, and the cold has been unforgiving.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Tornadoes possible in mid-Mississippi and Ohio Valleys; rains flood Chicago

A potent spring cold front with a violent line of thunderstorms is sweeping across the country's mid-section. The weather system, which deluged Chicago with up to 5 inches of rain, has prompted several tornado watches from Arkansas to Michigan.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Astonishing March temperature reversal: 2013 vs. 2012

Mother nature does her best to even things out: The chart-busting heat of March 2012 was followed by a March that closed out cooler than normal in the Lower 48.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Record snowstorm dumps on Northern Plains as winter refuses to exit

An unrelenting series of snow storms continue to batter the Rockies and northern Plains in the never-ending winter of 2012-13.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Wild weather week with tornadoes, heavy snow and record heat

Severe weather broke out yesterday along a boundary between two dramatically different air masses, stretching from the Southern Plains north-northeastward across the Midwest and east into the northern mid-Atlantic. Unconfirmed tornadoes damaged homes near St. Louis and in northern Arkansas near Botkinburg with several people injured but no deaths reported.

By Dan Stillman  |  10:49 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thunderstorms, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Report: 243 million Americans affected by weather disasters since 2007

Drought, record heat and Hurricane Sandy were among the major weather-related disasters that affected the United States in 2012. But just how many Americans felt the impact of these events? A newly released report from the Environment America Research and Policy Center says 243 million people nearly 80 percent of the U.S. population live in counties that experienced at least one weather-related disaster since 2007.

By Justin Grieser  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Late season snow and cold a boon to local ski industry

Last year at this time, most Mid-Atlantic ski resorts were shut down. This year, many are extending their seasons through the close of March and even into April.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:47 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/19/2013

"Hail"acious storm pounds South

Short summary ofA potent cold front that swept through the South Monday triggered thunderstorms that unleashed severe weather in several states. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) logged 217 severe wind and 159 large hail reports, concentrated in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. story

By Jason Samenow  |  11:42 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. Weather, Latest