The Weather Channel Called Out the Weenies On Air and It's Glorious

In the ultimate sign that the tides have turned and professionals aren't afraid to call out Grade A Weenies anymore for fear of harassment, The Weather Channel talked some sense into the Great Hurricane Hype of 2014, and it's downright refreshing. » 8/20/14 5:12pm Yesterday 5:12pm

Watch These Awesome Super Rapid One-Minute Satellite Scans

When NASA launched the first weather satellite back in 1960, it was little more than two television cameras strapped to a satellite and shot into orbit. Fast forward through the technological explosion of the late 20th century, and now you can watch the evolution of storms in near real-time, one-minute increments from… » 8/20/14 2:27pm Yesterday 2:27pm

Ferguson Is Under an Excessive Heat Warning This Week

In addition to the excessive heat brought into Ferguson by the authorities, Mother Nature is bringing some of her own. A dangerous combination of heat and humidity prompted forecasters to issue an Excessive Heat Warning until Sunday for the St. Louis area, including Ferguson. » 8/20/14 12:38pm Yesterday 12:38pm

A Hurricane Is Coming

How do you know when to trust someone when they say "a hurricane is coming?" Should you only trust the NWS? Television weatherpeople? Your favorite Gawker weather blogger? All too often, people don't care where they get their weather information, and that's a huge problem. » 8/20/14 8:00am Yesterday 8:00am

Maps: Which Parts of the U.S. See Flash Floods Most Often?

With the recent spate of flash floods in Detroit and Baltimore and New York, a common question rising in the storms' aftermath asks how often certain areas of the country see flash floods. I put together some maps to show how frequently different parts of the United States experience these dangerous torrents of water. » 8/18/14 3:20pm Monday 3:20pm

Stormchasing In A 62-Year-Old Plane Provides A Glimpse Into The Future

When Honeywell invited me out to Phoenix this May, one of the many cool things they told us about was their IntuVue 3D radar. They said they fly into thunderstorms to test out their concepts. Being a weather nut, I said, "Take me with you!" This week in Dallas, they fulfilled my request. » 8/16/14 9:04pm Saturday 9:04pm

How Does Summer 2014 Stack Up Against Previous Years?

For those of us who live along the East Coast, this has been a pretty nice summer. With constant shots of cool air and low humidity filtering in from the north (thanks, Canucks!), temperatures are staying right around normal. The West, on the other hand, is baking. How does this summer compare to summers past? » 8/15/14 2:39pm 8/15/14 2:39pm

Long Island Breaks New York State Record, Receiving 13" of Rain Today

If you thought yesterday's heavy rain was bad, wait until you see this: Islip, New York recorded more than 13 inches of rain this morning, 11 inches of which fell in just three hours. That breaks the all-time New York State record for the most rain recorded in a 24-hour period. » 8/13/14 5:06pm 8/13/14 5:06pm