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.
From June through October, it’s not unusual for huge Saharan dust plumes to blow across the Atlantic. They can darken skies but also bring calmer weather and electric sunsets. Here’s how they form.
High temperatures, periods of increased relative humidity and more rainfall are likely to happen more in Nigeria’s coastal region under future global warming.
Climate models have been overestimating how much sunlight hits the Southern Ocean. This is because the clouds there are different from clouds anywhere else. Bacterial DNA helped us understand why.
Despite clear air as a result of the pandemic reducing human activities, our emissions still soar.
Hurricane and tornado winds spin in circles, but there’s another, equally dangerous storm type where winds barrel straight ahead. They’re called derechos, and are most common in summer.
It was June last year when the first bushfires started in what became known as the Black Summer that claimed lives and destroyed homes.
Examining old vegetation sediments to learn about shifting weather patterns and climate change.
Restoring former prairies that have been plowed under for farming delivers land, wildlife and climate benefits. But a new study finds that the weather plays a surprising role.
You might have already felt what it would be like inside a cloud made of condensed water vapor.
Wind travels all over the world. Where does it come from, and why?
Finding could be useful for attempts to manipulate the weather using technology.
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just disrupted our lives. It has also challenged the way we forecast the weather.
If the forecasts are right, the US could be facing more natural disasters this year – on top of the coronavirus pandemic. Local governments aren’t prepared.
In a rapidly warming world, temperature increases are a challenge to mental well-being. A group of economists quantified the relationship.