The media often call unusually cold, snowy storms a 'polar vortex.' The real polar vortex isn't coming down to visit the lower 48, but changes to the polar vortex can influence winter weather.
New research shows that permafrost contains huge amounts of particles that make it easier for cloud moisture to freeze. Thawing permafrost is releasing these ice-nucleating particles.
When planes fly from east to west, they are flying against a river of air called a jet stream. These air currents can make your flight longer or shorter, depending on which way you are going.
A new measure of average weather days in New Zealand puts the temperature on the rise, again.
Ramping up fossil power sources is no longer a good option in an energy-supply crisis. Bring in the weather forecasters.
Sudden warming more than 10 km above the north pole can mean sudden freezing down here.
Food shortages, festivities and far-off fighting – Britain's coldest winters were among its most memorable.
The Atlantic Ocean is still growing physically, but humans are over-harvesting its rich fisheries. The most famous one – North Atlantic cod – has become a textbook example of harmful overfishing.
Some beaches in the world tend to consistently produce huge waves. Places like Nazaré Canyon in Portugal and Mavericks in California are famous for their waves because of the shape of the seafloor.
A changing climate means parts of Australia will get hotter, some drier, others wetter and we can expect more extreme fire days.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, and the colder weather approaches, new mathematical models are needed to study changing social behaviours and indoor spaces.
The 2020 wildfire season shattered records across the West. It's part of a trend that's headed in a dangerous direction.
The threats of climate change to plants, animals and people in Africa mean that the continent is an excellent place for biometeorological research.
Mosquitoes love the wetter weather La Niña brings to some parts of Australia. But will we see more mosquito-borne disease?
Hurricane stalling has become common over the past half-century, and their average forward speed has also slowed.
How high a storm surge gets depends on both the hurricane and the land.
Persistent heat waves and dry lightning are part of the problem. For firefighters, the erratic behavior gets dangerous quickly.
We can't change the weather. But understanding how COVID-19 behaves in different conditions can help us respond to the pandemic.
Some rainstorms drench you in a second, while others drop rain in a nice peaceful drizzle. A meteorologist explains how rainstorms can be so different.
Knowing who has had the coronavirus relies on testing – which itself is influenced by the weather.