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Location of the 8.0 Earthquake on April 1, 2014. Image Credit: USGS
Blogs | Apr 01, 2014

Tsunami warning issued after 8.2 quake in Chile

A 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Peru. Tsunami warnings have been issued for Chile, Ecuador, and Peru.

Cyclone Hellen on Mar. 29, 2014 via NASA
Blogs | Mar 31, 2014

Tropical Cyclone Hellen crushing parts of Madagascar

Meteorologists said Hellen was likely to be “one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever seen over the northern channel [of the southwestern India Ocean] since the satellite era (1967).”

Satellite image, Indian Ocean, Saturday Mar. 22
Blogs | Mar 24, 2014

Flight 370 will make us rethink airline safety, says expert

An expert in atmospheric dynamics and aviation meteorology comments on the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Image via Earth.NullSchool.net
Blogs | Mar 23, 2014

Ocean wave currents in the search for Malaysia Air Flight 370

We’ve all seen satellite images of possible floating debris from the missing jet. Why can’t we just fly to that spot and find it? The answer is ocean currents.

Visible satellite imagery from NASA on February 27, 2014 off the west coast of North America. Does it look like a seahorse to you?
Blogs | Feb 28, 2014

Major storm slamming California

Not just California. While meteorological spring begins on March 1, a large portion of the United States will still be under old man winter’s wrath.

Polar vortex on Jan. 6, 2014 via NASA
Blogs | Feb 26, 2014

Everything you need to know: The polar vortex

The polar vortex never seeps into your house, to freeze you and your family inside. It can’t do that because it stays in the mid to high atmosphere.

The NAM 4km model is showing what the radar could look like around 10 PM EST tonight (February 20, 2014).  As you can see, a potent line of storms are expected to fire up. Image Credit: Weatherbell
Blogs | Feb 20, 2014

Severe weather likely across the eastern U.S. Thursday and Friday

Severe weather is likely across portions of the U.S. Southeast and into the Midwest

Image Credit: AJC photographer Ben Gray
Blogs | Feb 20, 2014

Winter 2013-2014: Not over yet

It has been a very active winter for the United States. Unfortunately, there’s more to come!

Freezing rain in Kentucky. Image Credit: NWS/NOAA
Blogs | Feb 13, 2014

The science of freezing rain

The phenomenon of freezing rain: What causes the dangerous winter weather element that can paralyze cities.

Satellite imagery on January 18, 2014 over Australia showing this "landcane". Image Credit: NASA
Blogs | Jan 25, 2014

A landcane over Australia

It’s like a hurricane, but it’s over land. These systems are not uncommon in Australia, and, last weekend, conditions were ripe for one.