Weather Articles

Extreme Temperatures Likely Through 2022 Worldwide, Scientists Say

By Sean Breslin
August 15, 2018

Extreme temperatures are likely to be the norm for at least the next four years, according to a new study.

After Brief Break, More Rain Is Ahead for Northeast Later This Week

By Linda Lam
August 15, 2018

The wet pattern that has dominated the Northeast this summer will continue into mid-August.

Drought Relief to Persist Into Wednesday in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas, But Soaking Rain May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

By Jonathan Erdman
August 15, 2018

August can be hot and dry, but that won't be the case in one drought area.

Wildfire Updates: 6th Firefighter Dies Battling Northern California Mendocino Complex Blaze

By weather.com
August 14, 2018

There are more than 100 large wildfires during across the U.S. Here's the latest.

Unusually Warm Southern California Ocean Helps Break Temperature Records in San Diego

By Chris Dolce
August 14, 2018

Mild ocean temperatures near Southern California are keeping the coast unusually warm and humid.

Northeast Floods Prompt More Rescues, Emergency Declaration in New York

August 14, 2018

Heavy rain led to serious flooding that continued Tuesday in parts of the Northeast. Here's the latest.

More Flooding Rain Through Tuesday in Flood-Weary Parts of New York, Pennsylvania and New England

By Chris Dolce
August 14, 2018

More heavy rain, but a break is in sight.

Wildfire Smoke from Western Fires Detected in Majority of U.S. States

By Brian Donegan
August 13, 2018

See how much of the United States has become engulfed in wildfire smoke.

Why the Atlantic Hurricane Season Is So Different Right Now Compared to a Year Ago

By Chris Dolce
August 13, 2018

The tropics look different than this time last year.

California Firefighters Benefit from Better Conditions, but How Long Will It Last?

By Sean Breslin
August 13, 2018

Firefighters have enjoyed cooler weather, but is it only temporary?

India Floods Kill Dozens, Leave 54,000 Homeless

By Associated Press
August 13, 2018

As many of 774 people in seven Indian states have died during the monsoon season so far, officials said.

Ranch Fire Becomes Largest Single Fire in California History

August 12, 2018

The Golden State continues to burn as several massive wildfires persist in the summer heat. Here's the latest.

Some Relief From the Heat is Ahead in the Northwest, California This Weekend Into Early Next Week

By Linda Lam
August 11, 2018

A break from the excessive heat is ahead for the Northwest and parts of California.

4 Interesting Things We Saw in the Tropics in the Past Week

By Linda Lam and Brian Donegan
August 11, 2018

Here's what caught our eye in the tropics in the past week.

Two German Men Charged After Flash Flooding in Southern France Prompted Rescue of 1,600

By Pam Wright
August 11, 2018

Four German children were hospitalized with hypothermia after being rescued from flash flooding.

Death Toll From Greece Wildfires Climbs to 94

August 11, 2018

Here's the latest on this deadly and dangerous situation.

While West Is Shrouded in Smoke, Saharan Dust Turns South Florida Skies Hazy

By Sean Breslin
August 10, 2018

Here's the scene in Miami and all across South Florida after Saharan dust made the long trip across the Atlantic.

Why the Radar Showed It Was Raining When It Wasn't

By Brian Donegan
August 10, 2018

Doppler radar will sometimes show non-existent rain or snow. Here's why.

The Remnants of John Are Having Some Influence in the Southwest

By Linda Lam
August 10, 2018

There are two main impacts, despite John remaining well offshore.

Heat and Fire Danger Persist Into Late Week in Parts of California and the Northwest

By Brian Donegan
August 10, 2018

This weather pattern will only make matters worse in the West, where numerous wildfires continue to burn.

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