Female Meteorologist Smacks Down Sexist Jerk on Facebook

Female meteorologists, much like women in every other profession and walk of life, have to put up with a lot of crap from sexist men who think they can do or say whatever they please without repercussions. One guy who got lippy with ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee this morning got what he deserved. » 8/29/14 1:12pm Yesterday 1:12pm

Outflow Boundaries Are Some of the Coolest Weather Features Around

One of the nicest things about summer is a nearby afternoon thunderstorm. The storm bubbles up on the horizon and a few minutes later you get a nice gust of cool, refreshing wind. This gust of wind is called an "outflow boundary," and it's one of the most interesting weather phenomena there is. » 8/28/14 5:39pm Thursday 5:39pm

"Certain Death": Looking at the Dire Katrina Bulletin Nine Years Later

Nine years ago today, the National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a sternly-worded statement to people in the path of Hurricane Katrina known as "The Bulletin." Its sharp language left little doubt Katrina was going to be the storm to beat all storms, and that residents in its path were in mortal danger. » 8/28/14 11:00am Thursday 11:00am

These Ridiculous Severe Weather Maps Won't Stick Around Much Longer

Earlier this year, the Storm Prediction Center announced that they're adding two new categories to their severe weather maps in an attempt to better convey the threat for severe weather to the public. They recently announced a date for the transition, sounding the death knell for ridiculous maps like we have today. » 8/26/14 2:19pm Tuesday 2:19pm

A Single Android App Is Crippling the Nat'l Weather Service's Website

If you've been trying to look up your forecast on the National Weather Service's website this afternoon, you may have noticed that the forecasts are days out of date or not loading at all. Apparently, this is the result of a single "abusive" Android app overloading the agency's servers. » 8/25/14 5:03pm Monday 5:03pm

Tropical Depression Forms in Atlantic, May Threaten Southeastern Coast

Tropical Depression Four has formed in the western Atlantic Ocean over the Turks and Caicos Islands, packing winds of 35 MPH. The storm is expected to steadily strengthen into Hurricane Cristobal this week, potentially threatening the southeastern coast before turning out to sea. » 8/23/14 5:12pm 8/23/14 5:12pm

This Slow Loris Could Predict the Weather Better Than Farmer's Almanac

People are wildly sharing the news that the Farmer's Almanac is predicting a brutally cold and snowy winter this year. Did you know that they also predicted a brutally hot summer across most of the country this year? Hope you didn't bake to death in the 70-degree, low humidity weather. » 8/23/14 1:41pm 8/23/14 1:41pm

Here's How to Make a Map for Those of Us Who Can't Draw a Line

I suck at drawing, and odds are you do, too. One of the great things about computers is that they do the work for us. We have spell check to save us from those embarrassing tyops and calculators for hassle-free math. For those of us who love maps but can't draw, there are programs that create great maps with little… » 8/22/14 3:28pm 8/22/14 3:28pm

Here's an Incredible Time Lapse of a Monster Storm in St. Louis

A resident of St. Louis took an awesome time lapse of a strong thunderstorm rolling across his neighborhood yesterday. The storm bubbled up on the horizon before racing towards the camera, developing an awesome shelf cloud along the way. » 8/21/14 3:58pm 8/21/14 3:58pm

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. http://thevane.gawker.com/a-hurricane-is... » 8/20/14 5:12pm 8/20/14 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 8/20/14 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.http://thevane.gawker.com/this-is-why-th... » 8/20/14 12:38pm 8/20/14 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 8/20/14 8:00am