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lightning
Science Wire | May 22, 2015

Scared of thunder and lightning? You have astraphobia

Bam! Yikes! Do you – and your dog – have astraphobia?

Joplin tornado May 22, 2011
Blogs | Apr 07, 2015

Why no seasonal tornado forecast?

We never hear of an official tornado or severe weather outlook for the United States. Here’s why it would be tricky to create one.

Antarctic and Arctic ice floes are a rich source of life and mic
Blogs | Mar 22, 2015

Surprise! Arctic sea ice record winter low

2015 Arctic sea ice maximum lowest measured since records began being kept in 1979. Maximum took place in February, 15 days earlier than the 1981-2010 average.

Freezing rain in Kentucky. Image Credit: NWS/NOAA
Blogs | Mar 06, 2015

The science of freezing rain

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

Blizzard poised to slam U.S. Northeast on Monday, January 26 via NOAA/NASA GOES
Science Wire | Jan 27, 2015

Powerful Nor’easter pounds US Northeast

Widespread winter storm conditions in northeastern U.S. New York not affected as strongly as expected, but strong effects farther north in Boston. Both cities come to a standstill.

Lightning inside Tropical Storm via Samantha Cristoforetti aboard the International Space Station.
Blogs | Jan 18, 2015

Electrifying view inside a cyclone from ISS

If you love extreme weather, outer space and photography, you’ll love this image of lightning inside Cyclone Bansi in the Indian Ocean, taken from ISS.

2014-warmest-cp
Science Wire | Jan 17, 2015

2014 warmest year on record

NASA, NOAA, and Japan Meteorological Agency all report 2014 as Earth’s warmest year since modern-day record-keeping began in 1880.

Dallas, Dec. 9, 2014, via Mike Alvstad
Blogs | Videos | Dec 09, 2014

Incredible video of dense fog over Dallas

Video capture by a drone of dense fog with zero visibility on Tuesday, December 9, in Dallas, Texas. Amazing visuals!

Buffalo, NY Nov. 19, 2014 via Scott Stranahan.
Blogs | Nov 20, 2014

Incredible lake-effect snow pounds Buffalo area, continuing today

Over five feet (1.5 meters) of snow fell just south of Buffalo, New York on November 18, 2014. A second round is forecast for today.

Typhoon Nuri intense
Blogs | Nov 05, 2014

Extreme weather in North America likely, thanks to Typhoon Nuri

Typhoon Nuri in the Western Pacific will likely cause extreme weather for the Northern Pacific and parts of North America in the next 5-10 days.