In 1887 Queensland’s chief weatherman Clement Wragge began naming tropical cyclones, using names from the Greek alphabet, fabulous beasts and politicians who annoyed him.
Media Files: Washington Post weather editor Jason Samenow on how weather coverage is evolving – and building audience growth.
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The Washington Post's weather editor explains how digital media changed the way we connect to the weather, and why it's wrong for weather editors to leave climate change out of the discussion.
'Night-shining' clouds normally found above the poles have now been seen as far south as Los Angeles.
An expert explains all the wonderful ways the atmosphere protects life on Earth.
The UK has seen drought conditions since 2018, but the flooding of June 2019 shouldn't come as a surprise.
When bad weather hits, there's a complex formula organisers turn to to make lost game time fair.
A scientist explains how global warming is affecting the entire world – from the mountains, to the sea.
Thousands of lives have been saved thanks to an Indian state's effective disaster-relief planning.
El Niño events can affect millions of people around the world, causing drought in Australia and floods in the Americas.
What creates such dramatic storms across the US Great Plains? The key factors are topography and temperature differences.
The Indian summer monsoon rainfall affects the lives of over a billion people. By looking at how prehistoric climate changes affected it, scientists can contribute to its future prediction.
What raises a common winter storm to the level of 'bomb cyclone'? It's all about rapid, sharp changes in atmospheric pressure – and the scientists who coined the term meant to highlight their power.
Weather-related catastrophic events have cost Canadians more than $17 billion in the past decade. That only stands to grow, unless building codes change to make homes more resilient.
The hottest Australian summer on record is ending, and it's likely we've got a warm, dry autumn to come.
Record heat in February 2019 caused shock and delight in equal measure. Behind the balmy weather lie challenges for British wildlife.
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted clouds and storms on the solar system's ice giants.
We can't make it rain. But you are already helping if you don't use more water than you need. And you can talk to your parents about the planet getting warmer, because the heat makes drought worse.
An atmospheric scientist explains why water can do some strange-looking things at very cold temperatures, and what's different about snowfalls on Mars.
Life-threatening cold temperatures in the central US are caused by changes in wind circulation in the Arctic that bring cold air south. Climate change could make these events more frequent.
The number of people dying due to climate-led changes in the environment are increasing and the poorest populations remain the hardest hit.