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Patricia near peak intensity on October 23, 2015. Image Credit: NOAA
Science Wire | Oct 24, 2015

Hurricane Patricia slams into Mexico

Floods and landslides remain a risk from Patricia – strongest storm yet recorded in the Western Hemisphere. The storm caused less damage than expected. It went from a tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane in just 24 hours.

Image source: thevane.gawker.com
Science Wire | Oct 05, 2015

1,000-year rainfall hits South Carolina

Roads washed out. People trapped in cars. Seven deaths as of Sunday evening. And it’s still raining, but the rain should taper off by Monday night.

Visible satellite imagery of Hurricane Joaquin showing an eye forming on 9/30/15. Image Credit: NASA
Science Wire | Oct 02, 2015

U.S. Southeast braces for floods

U.S. landfall looks increasingly unlikely. “Historical” flooding possible in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Science Wire | Jun 17, 2015

Tropical Depression Bill a flood threat

Bill made landfall late Tuesday morning as a tropical storm. Now weakened, it will produce heavy rain in parts of the south-central U.S. on Wednesday.

Hurricane Sandy on October 28, 2012 via GOES-13
Science Wire | Jun 01, 2015

NOAA forecasts slow 2015 Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA forecasts 6-11 named storms, 3-6 hurricanes, and 0-2 major hurricanes.

Rainfall totals on May 23-24, 2015 via 13WMAZ Weather
Blogs | May 25, 2015

Central U.S. inundated with heavy rain

A month ago, much of Texas and Oklahoma were in drought conditions. This past weekend, they had serious and deadly flooding.

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.