Weather Articles

Early Week System Will Spread Snow From the Rockies to the Great Lakes and Possibly Parts of the East

By Linda Lam
December 9, 2019

A system will track through the central and eastern U.S. early this week with snow and rain.

This Week's Weather Pattern Will Be a Snowpack Eater in the Northeast

By Brian Donegan
December 9, 2019

Rain and mild temperatures are on the way early this week.

Arctic Cold Blast to Drop Temperatures Below Average Across Central and Eastern U.S. This Week

By weather.com meteorologists
December 8, 2019

After a brief mild spell, cold temperatures are making a return to the central and eastern U.S. this week.

Tropical Cyclone Belna Could Hit Northwestern Madagascar With Damaging Winds, Flooding Rain and Storm Surge

By weather.com meteorologists
December 8, 2019

Three tropical cyclones have been active in the Indian Ocean during the past few days, and one of them is about to strike Madagascar.

California Storm Parade Continues With More Rain, Feet of Sierra Snow Through the Weekend

By Jonathan Erdman
December 8, 2019

Another potent Pacific storm will spread rain and snow into California through this weekend.

Brief Warmup Will Be Followed by More Widespread Cold in Central, Eastern U.S. in the Week Ahead

By Brian Donegan
December 7, 2019

The cold-fatigued central U.S. can enjoy some relief this week, then the East by early week, but the milder temperatures won't last long.

Three Tropical Cyclones Lurked Near Africa This Week and One Set a New Rapid Intensification Record

By Jonathan Belles
December 7, 2019

The very active cyclone season in the Indian Ocean continues. Here's why.

Nailed It: Early Climate Models Have Accurately Predicted Effects of Global Warming, Study Finds

By Ron Brackett
December 5, 2019

Model simulations published between 1970 and 2007 were generally accurate in predicting global warming's effects in the years after publication, a new study found.

The Pacific Northwest Just Had One of Its Driest Novembers, and Cascades Snowpack is Suffering

By Jonathan Erdman
December 5, 2019

This isn't a place you typically expect to be lacking in rain this time of year.

Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Ended, But Tropical Cyclones Can Still Form in December

By Linda Lam
December 5, 2019

Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Nov. 30, but tropical cyclones can develop in December. Here are a few examples.

Needles of Snow Fell in Utah – Here's What Made That Happen

By Jonathan Belles
December 4, 2019

A strange kind of snow fell in northern Utah Wednesday morning. Here's what happened.

Here's Where Winter Has Started Strong

By Linda Lam
December 4, 2019

Heavy snow and cold conditions have certainly been present in several locations across the country early this winter season.

The Greatest 24-Hour Snowfalls in All 50 States

By Chris Dolce
December 4, 2019

Here's how much it has snowed in 24 hours in all 50 states.

40 Years of Atmospheric River Storms Left Staggering Price Tag in Western U.S., Study Finds

By Ron Brackett
December 4, 2019

Using 40 years of data, researchers show that ARs are the primary drivers of flood damage in the western United States, costing about $1.1 billion each year.

8 Reasons Why Rain Is a Big Deal in Southern California

By Jon Erdman
December 4, 2019

Just another rainy day to others is a much bigger story, here.

First Significant Northeast Winter Storm of the Season Wraps Up in New England Tuesday Night

By weather.com meteorologists
December 3, 2019

We've reached the final day of this multi-day holiday weekend wintry mess.

Winter Storm Leaves Tens of Thousands without Power in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania; Boston Schools Closed

By Ron Brackett
December 3, 2019

An intense winter storm has made its way across the country and into the Northeast. Here's the latest.

East Africa Floods Persist, Killing at Least 250

By Jan Wesner Childs
December 3, 2019

Heavy rainfall is compounding a weather-related crisis in parts of Africa.

Light Snowfalls Just as Dangerous For Drivers as Major Winter Storms, Study Finds

By Chris Dolce
December 3, 2019

Major winter storms grab headlines, but light snowfalls are just as dangerous for drivers.

Typhoon Kammuri to Gradually Weaken Over the South China Sea After Hammering the Philippines

By Linda Lam
December 3, 2019

Kammuri was the strongest typhoon landfall in the Philippines this year.

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