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Bertha Is the First Tropical Storm to Make Landfall This Year, and Hurricane Season Hasn’t Even Started Yet

Well, that escalated quickly. In a bizarre turn of events, a tropical storm formed suddenly on Wednesday morning immediately prior to making landfall in South Carolina.Read more...
Tags: Science, Flooding, South Carolina, Hurricane Season, Tropical Storms, Bertha, Weather Is Happening


Typhoon Vongfong Rapidly Intensifies as It Heads for the Philippines

The first named typhoon in the western Pacific this year has arrived, and it’s already roaring. Typhoon Vongfong formed on Tuesday and rapidly intensified into a fierce pinwheel of a storm streaking toward the Philippines.
Tags: Science, Philippines, Rain, Flooding, Pacific, Typhoons, Weather Is Happening


15-Mile Ice Jam Hits Canada's Tar Sands Capital, Causing Floods and Evacuations

Fort McMurray is under evacuation for the second time in four years. The Albertan town was besieged by a huge wildfire in 2016, but now it faces flooding due to an army of ice (feel free to leave your Game of Thrones references in the comments).Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Alberta, Fort McMurray, Ice Jams, Weather Is Happening


A Tornado Outbreak Ripped Across the South on Easter—and It's Not Over Yet

Easter Sunday turned deadly in the U.S. South after a wave of violent tornadoes tore through the region. At least 18 have died as a result of the outbreak and the risk of twisters isn’t over yet, as severe weather continues up and down the Eastern Seaboard on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Severe Weather, Tornadoes, South, Eastern Seaboard, U S South, Weather Is Happening


Warning Signs of Widespread Drought Loom Over California

Less than a year after being declared drought-free, California is in trouble again. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Drought, Weather Is Happening, Weather Whiplash


It's Finally Raining in Australia

Australia has been on fire. Perhaps you’ve heard.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Climate, Rain, Bushfires, Weather Is Happening


2019 Was a Horror-Show Year for Weather

Violent weather has become one of the hallmarks of modern life as climate change pushes our planet into a new, more volatile state. And unfortunately, 2019 was a painful reminder of that.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate, Wildfires, Flooding, Typhoons, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Weather Is Happening


Be Soothed by the Peaceful Joshua Trees Covered in Snow

There are few things as soothing as desert snow, the rough and spiky landscape smoothed over by a layer of frozen flakes. That’s exactly what happened this week in Joshua Tree National Park after an extremely powerful storm ripped across the region.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Snow, Desert, Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park, Weather Is Happening


Squallmagedon

I was sitting in a meeting around 3 p.m. when everyone’s phones began buzzing simultaneously. Alerts rang out all around G/O Media’s offices as the National Weather Service blasted out a snow squall warning.Read more...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, Snow, Weather Is Happening, Snow Squall, Squallmania, Squallmagedon, Squallpocalypse


A Bomb Cyclone and Powerful Winds Will Screw Thanksgiving Travel

There are many things to be thankful on Thanksgiving. This year, the weather for most of the U.S. is not one of them.Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, Snow, Rain, Forecast, Bomb Cyclone, Weather Is Happening


Tropical Storm Nestor Pops Up, Beelines for Florida's Gulf Coast

After a period of quiet in the Atlantic, tropical cyclone activity has once again picked up. Tropical Storm Nestor formed on Friday afternoon and is slated to impact the Gulf Coast Friday and into the weekend. Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Atlantic, Gulf Coast, Atlantic Hurricane Season, Weather Is Happening, Tropical Storm Nestor


It's Bomb Cyclone Time for the Northeast

Hurricane season may be winding down, but worry not, lovers of rapidly intensifying weather. Bomb cyclone season is upon us.Read more...
Tags: Science, Noreaster, Northeast, Bomb Cyclone, Weather Is Happening


A Record-Setting Blizzard Is Set to Blast the Midwest

The Midwest is skipping fall and heading right to winter to end the week. Read more...
Tags: Science, Snow, Midwest, Dakotas, Blizzards, Weather Is Happening


Why Are There So Many Tornadoes Right Now?

This has been a spring of angry weather across the U.S. as heat, flooding, and hail pummel the eastern half of the country. But along with the garden variety suffering, devastating tornadoes have also spread across the U.S. from Texas to Pennsylvania. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate, Forecast, Severe Weather, Tornadoes, Midwest, Weather Is Happening


The Southern Plains Is at High Risk of 'Violent' Tornadoes on Monday

The South saw a few dozen tornadoes over the weekend, but Monday’s conditions are ripe for something much worse. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high alert forecast for tornadoes across parts of Texas and Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City. The storms that could spawn them will also unleash damaging…Read more...
Tags: Science, Severe Weather, Tornadoes, Hail, Weather Is Happening


A Huge Swath of the U.S. Could See Tornadoes Over the Next Five Days

A dangerous weather setup is shaping up over the Midwest this weekend. Powerful storms could usher tornadoes, hail, and lighting into the region, putting millions at risk. Heavy rain could also cause flash floods as it falls on saturated soil in areas already grappling with historic flooding.Read more...
Tags: Science, Flooding, Severe Weather, Tornadoes, Midwest, Weather Is Happening


Winter Is Coming Back to California With a Series of Wild Storms

By mid-May, California is usually leaning pretty hard into the summer dry season. But a bizarre series of storms will have weather maps looking more like winter than spring.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Snow, Rain, Storm, Weather Is Happening, Winter Is Coming Again


Dramatic Satellite Photos Show Historic Flooding Across Central U.S. in Wake of Bomb Cyclone

When last week’s bomb cyclone hit the Midwest, it was hard to imagine the inundation it could bring amid whiteout conditions and more than a foot of snow. But the warm weather that wrapped in behind it quickly melted out all that white stuff and unleashed historic flooding across parts of Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Satellites, Flooding, Midwest, Missouri River, Nebraska Iowa South Dakota, Weather Is Happening, Across Central U S in Wake of Bomb Cyclone


'Almost Everything Is Destroyed': Cyclone Idai Leaves Mozambique's Fourth-Largest City in Ruins

On March 15, a rare, giant cyclone made landfall in Mozambique before making its way west to Malawi and Zimbabwe. By Saturday, Cyclone Idai had dissipated, but not before causing widespread infrastructural damage throughout eastern Africa and claiming more than 200 lives, reports Al Jazeera.Read more...
Tags: Science, Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Al Jazeera, Malawi, Climate Justice, Weather Is Happening, Cyclone Idai, Fourth Largest City


The Central U.S. Is About to Get Hit With a Bomb Cyclone

The country’s midsection is about to be hit by a rare, potentially record setting bomb cyclone that will bring everything from rain to snow to hurricane-force winds and could leave severe flooding in its wake from Texas to Minnesota. So if you live in that area, listen up!Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Winter, Minnesota, Climate, Bomb Cyclone, Weather Is Happening


California Battles With Intense Flash Floods and Mudslides Amid Record-Breaking Rainfall

California was hit this week with a massive , with the state bracing for potential mudslides and flooding. By Thursday, multiple counties were reporting record rainfall amid chaotic road closures and unprecedented flash floods.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, California, Rain, Atmospheric river, Weather Is Happening


El Niño Is Officially Here—Here's What You Need to Know

El Niño has looked “imminent” since October, but the wait is over. Happy Valentines Day-Niño to all the climate nerds.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate, Noaa, El Nino, Weather Is Happening


California Is About to Get Pounded With an Atmospheric River, Raising the Risk of Mudslides

A series of monster storms will leave California’s mountains white and set rivers roaring over the back half of the week. The Golden State is looking at feet of snow and hurricane-force winds, and because of all the areas burned by record-setting fires the past two years, a serious risk of mudslides. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Snow, Rain, Atmospheric river, Golden State, Mudslides, Weather Is Happening


Rare Snow Has Turned Greek Ruins Into a Winter Wonderland This Week

Athens just put in a pretty strong bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. A huge dip in the jet stream has allowed polar air to plunge into the normally temperate Mediterranean, dumping snow in Greece’s capital and beach resort towns. Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Snow, Athens, Mediterranean, Weather Is Happening


It Snowed in the Arizona Desert, and the Photos Look Otherworldly

The deserts of the southwestern United States have a spare, ethereal beauty, and it turns out a light dusting of snow only cranks up the enchantment.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Winter, United States, Arizona Desert, Let It Snow, Weather Is Happening


A Major Storm Will Hit the Eastern U.S. on Election Day (But Please Go Vote Anyway)

 The weather doesn’t stop for anyone, including voters. For many folks heading to the polls this week, a big mess of rain, snow and possibly severe weather is on tap starting on Monday and stretching into Tuesday. But the impacts aren’t expected to last all day, so you should be able to find a window to go vote.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Voting, Voter turnout, Weather Is Happening


Why Hurricane Michael Could Bring 13 Feet of Storm Surge

Hurricane Michael is on track to make landfall in Florida’s Panhandle Wednesday as one of the fiercest storms the region has ever seen. While Florence drenched the Carolinas with record rainfall and other hurricanes attack with wind, Michael’s main threat will be surge.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Florence, Michael, Hurricane Season, Carolinas, Storm Surge, Weather Is Happening, Hurricane Michael


Tropical Storm Could Fuck Alaska

Things that look unintentionally like dicks will never not be funny. And so I present to you, dear reader, the map above that depicts the odds of topical storm-force winds from Tropical Storm Walaka. Read more...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, Weather Is Happening, Strange Happenings


Super Typhoon Mangkhut Is the Strongest Storm on Earth This Year

While the world watches Florence make a historic landfall in the Carolinas, there’s another storm on the other side of the planet worthy of our attention. Super Typhoon Mangkhut is the biggest, baddest storm on the planet, and it’s bearing down on the Philippines’ most populous island.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate, Philippines, Make It Stop, Typhoons, Florence, Carolinas, Weather Is Happening


Why Hurricane Florence Could Generate Historic Rainfall

All weather watchers’ eyes are on Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 beast on a collision course with the Carolina coast. But while the winds are generating headlines and there’s a lot of questions about what category it will be when it makes landfall, the real issue is the water. And there’s going to be lots of it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Floods, Hurricane Season, Carolina, When It Rains It Pours, Weather Is Happening