Is Your Grandma's Upworthy

Last week's issue of Bloomberg Businessweek ran a groundbreaking story that no longer focuses on weather, and that their traffic went through the roof after they started writing "clickbait" à la Upworthy. Who knew? » 10/20/14 3:13pm Yesterday 3:13pm

Hurricane Gonzalo Sucked the Water Out of People's Toilets in Bermuda

One of the big stories that goes around in tornado country is that tornadoes can suck the water right out of your toilet. It's true. A storm chaser riding out the hurricane in Bermuda noticed that the storm sucked the water out of his toilet, too. Here's how that works. » 10/18/14 11:03am Saturday 11:03am

Long-Range Winter Weather Forecasts Suck

Stop relying on long-range seasonal forecasts to tell you if it's going to be cold this winter. Those forecasts suck. Of course it's going to be cold this winter—that's why they call it winter. » 10/16/14 2:23pm Thursday 2:23pm

Welcome to America's Second Tornado Season

As the days grow shorter and the weather turns colder, many people think they're in the clear and safe from tornadoes. However, the changing weather specifically makes us more vulnerable to tornadoes. Today's severe weather is a hard reminder that we're in the second peak of tornado season. » 10/13/14 5:08pm 10/13/14 5:08pm

One Dead as Major Severe Weather Outbreak Ramps Up Across South

A dangerous multi-day severe weather outbreak is ramping up across the southern United States at this hour, with a powerful squall line stretching from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico. Millions of people are at risk for widespread wind damage, large hail, and even tornadoes. » 10/13/14 2:35pm 10/13/14 2:35pm

Six to Seven Inches of Rain This Weekend Could Destroy Midwest Drought

A prolonged heavy rain event is expected to unfold across a large portion of the central United States this weekend, with areas from Kansas to Kentucky facing the potential for up to seven inches of rain by early next week. The rain will do wonders to quench drought-bound soils in the region. » 10/09/14 1:47pm 10/09/14 1:47pm