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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: Weather Is Happening, Bomb Cyclone, Noreaster, Northeast


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


Why Hurricane Florence Is Rapidly Intensifying and What That Means

It’s the statistical peak of Atlantic hurricane season today, and it appears the message has been received. The tropical Atlantic has spawned three hurricanes, but none is more worrisome than Hurricane Florence.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate, Atlantic, Hurricanes, Hurricane Season, Weather Is Happening, Weather Is Rapidly Intensifying


Oh My God Look at the Atlantic Ocean Right Now

Hurricane Florence is the biggest threat in the Atlantic right now, but it’s hardly the only storm. The tropics have gone wild, with three hurricanes spinning at the same time, as you can see for yourself in satellite imagery captured as the sun rose on the Atlantic Monday morning.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Atlantic, Satellites, Florence, Extreme Weather, Hurricane Season, Atlantic Ocean, Weather Is Happening


Hurricane Florence Is the Atlantic's First Major Hurricane

The Atlantic hurricane season has suddenly found its legs. Following some summer doldrums, a number of factors have come together to fuel a run of tropical weather. That includes Hurricane Florence, which just became the first major hurricane of the season. Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate, Atlantic, Florence, Hurricanes, Hurricane Season, Weather Is Happening


Why the Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Suddenly Heating Up

After two mercifully quiet months, the Atlantic hurricane season has suddenly roared to life. There are currently two storms spinning in the Atlantic basin with a potential third on the horizon. Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Atlantic, Gulf Coast, Hurricane Season, Weather Is Happening, Hurricane Gordon


The Most Powerful Storm of 2018 Is Headed Toward Japan

The Atlantic hurricane season may be slipping by to little fanfare (so far), but it’s a different story in the northwest Pacific. A dangerous super typhoon currently packing 170 mph winds could make landfall in Japan early next week.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Atlantic, Typhoons, Natural Disasters, Weather Is Happening, Super Typhoon Jebi


Yet Another Powerful Typhoon Is Headed Toward Japan

The Atlantic hurricane season may be slipping by to little fanfare (so far), but it’s a different story in the northwest Pacific. A dangerous super typhoon currently packing 170 mph winds could make landfall in Japan early next week.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Atlantic, Typhoons, Natural Disasters, Weather Is Happening, Super Typhoon Jebi


How a Battle to Build the Best Weather Model Impacts Everyone on Earth

Hurricane Sandy was one of the most destructive storms in U.S. history. But beyond the catastrophic losses of life and property, the storm also dealt a blow to the American weather modeling community. The American weather model whiffed on the initial forecast, but its European counterpart was dead on.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Geek Out, Earth, Sandy, Weather Is Happening, Feud Week


Why Hurricane Lane Poses a Major Threat to Hawaii

Hurricane Lane continues to bear down on Hawaii, posing a catastrophic threat to residents and tourists alike. The storm could bring hurricane force winds to the Aloha State for the first time in 26 years, along with pounding surf and torrential rain. Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Hawaii, Hurricane Season, Aloha State, Weather Is Happening


California's Death Valley Will Have the Hottest Month Ever Recorded on Earth

July has been one for extreme heat around the world, but every locale pales in comparison to what’s going on at Death Valley in California. Already one of the hottest places on the Earth, the heat has gone into overdrive this July. Death Valley is in line to set a record for the hottest month ever recorded on Earth.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate Change, California, Earth, Death Valley, Extreme Heat, Weather Is Happening, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason


Japan Is the Latest Country to Break a Heat Record

A record-setting heat wave is the latest weather catastrophe to beset Japan. On Sunday, a weather station outside Tokyo reached the hottest temperature ever recorded in the island nation, and emergency responders have been swamped with requests for help in the searing heat.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Japan, Science, Climate Change, Tokyo, Heat Wave, Weather Is Happening, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason


It Was Absurdly Hot in North Africa Yesterday

Heat waves have unfortunately been very on trend this year. Following sweltering temperatures in the northeastern U.S. and a ridiculously hot, smoky Siberia, we have what may be the hottest temperature ever recorded in Africa.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Africa, Siberia, North Africa, Heat Wave, Weather Is Happening, Temperature Records, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Dubious Records