Tornadoes Possible Today Around Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Philly

Today will be a pretty interesting weather day across some of the most heavily-populated sections of the East Coast, as there’s a heightened risk for large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes in major cities like Atlanta, Charlotte, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe. » 4/20/15 3:34pm Yesterday 3:34pm

Big Ol' Texas Hailstorms to Pummel Texas, Plains Over the Next Few Days

If it's daytime in mid-April, it means that there's a risk for severe weather somewhere on the Plains. Texas will be ground zero for the storms for the next few days—today, cities like San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Amarillo could all see hail larger than golf balls, damaging winds, and possibly a… » 4/16/15 5:10pm Thursday 5:10pm

Acres of Countryside Burn as Winter Exacts Its Final Revenge on Spring

Oh, did you foolishly think we'd finally gotten rid of that cruel, soulless winter? Hah! Nothing doing. Not only is there cool air and even some snow on its way, but breezy conditions and dry air are setting the stage for wildfires in places from New England to the coasts of southern California. » 4/15/15 4:56pm Wednesday 4:56pm

Here's an In-Depth Look at the Tornado That Destroyed Fairdale, Illinois

The first violent tornado of the year touched down in north-central Illinois last Thursday, packing winds of up to 200 MPH as it razed the small town of Fairdale. The storm killed two people and injured several more. Here's an in-depth look at the tornadic storm from beginning to end. » 4/14/15 9:30am 4/14/15 9:30am

Strong Storms to Dump Most of the Gulf of Mexico on the South This Week

More than a foot of rain could fall on the southern United States over the next week, with some spots on the Gulf Coast seeing more than ten inches of rain yesterday alone. On a scale from "grab an umbrella" to "Jim Cantore's comin' to town," this week will be a solid "build yourself an ark." » 4/13/15 4:01pm 4/13/15 4:01pm

Videos: Large Tornado Tears Through Communities West of Chicago

A large tornado tore through communities southeast of Rockford, Illinois, on Thursday evening, part of a larger outbreak of severe thunderstorms gripping the eastern half of the United States. Numerous videos show the strong tornado scraping across the landscape, and several buildings in the area were heavily… » 4/09/15 8:23pm 4/09/15 8:23pm

Heads Up: Chicago, Milwaukee at Risk for Tornadoes This Afternoon

Severe thunderstorms are rapidly firing up across the Upper Midwest this afternoon, with tornado watches in effect from central Missouri through the western shores of Lake Michigan. The largest cities under the risk for tornadoes this afternoon are Chicago and Milwaukee. Some of the tornadoes could be strong in the… » 4/09/15 3:54pm 4/09/15 3:54pm

A Few 'Significant' Tornadoes Possible Across Central U.S. This Evening

Things are going to get interesting in a hurry across the central part of the country this evening as severe thunderstorms rapidly develop in the moist, unstable air pumping in from the tropics. These dangerous thunderstorms even have the potential to produce a few tornadoes, some of which could be strong and stay… » 4/08/15 4:46pm 4/08/15 4:46pm

Don't Fall for Weather Hoaxes and Hype as We Head Into Tornado Season

The wealth of information available online puts the world at our fingertips—literally! You can click a link and look at a picture taken from space just a few minutes ago. This treasure trove of data is great, but it takes smart consumption to grow smarter about the world around us. Not all sources of weather… » 4/06/15 4:06pm 4/06/15 4:06pm

A Few Tornadoes Are Possible Today From Tennessee to Washington D.C. 

Today is the final day of a week-long severe weather outbreak that's produced hundreds of reports of large hail, damaging winds, and a couple of tornadoes across the central United States. The threat for severe thunderstorms is shifting east into more heavily populated areas. A few tornadoes are possible today from… » 4/03/15 3:01pm 4/03/15 3:01pm

Prepare for the Brief Glory of Tonight's Earth Moon Shadow

Behold! The Earth will rockblock the Moon from basking in sunshine for five minutes tonight. The islands in the Pacific will have the best view of the brief Earth Moon Shadow, but most of North America will see it, too, if you crawl out of bed early enough, but it's Saturday morning, and you won't do that. » 4/03/15 11:56am 4/03/15 11:56am

Here's a Look Back at How Your City Fared During Our Ugly, Snowy Winter

Even though the temperature is slowly ticking up across the country, we still can't get over the traumas we suffered this winter. The first half of the winter wasn't all that bad, but that last month or two was brutal. Here's a look at how the season's snow totals stacked up in cities around the country. » 4/02/15 3:56pm 4/02/15 3:56pm

Winter Is Just About Dead, Except in the Northeast, Sorry About That

Welcome to April! The next month looks like it'll be interesting, with warmer-than-average temperatures for much of the country, except the Northeast, where winter clings like tangy marinara to a plate of cold pasta. Sorry. This is no joke, either—we don't play those games. Nature really does just hate you. » 4/01/15 4:43pm 4/01/15 4:43pm

Spring Finally Acts Normal as Severe T'storms Threaten U.S. All Week

It looks like nature is finally catching up with the calendar, as the southern and central portions of the United States are facing a risk for severe thunderstorms every day through Friday. Unfortunately for residents and vehicles alike, April promises to be more active than this underwhelming March. » 3/31/15 5:01pm 3/31/15 5:01pm

Cruel Winds Tear Through Western Europe Causing Damage, Ruining Hairdos

For the past 36 hours, hurricane-force winds have raked through western Europe as a result of a strong low pressure system crashing ashore in Denmark. The strong winds are causing widespread damage, knocking out power, and interrupting hundreds of flights at some of the busiest airports in the world. » 3/31/15 2:34pm 3/31/15 2:34pm

The Weather Channel is running a brutal multi-platform ad campaign against the new AccuWeather network, throwing the blue behemoth's hat into the increasingly complicated battle between AccuWeather and just about everyone else. Hell hath no fury like weather geeks scorned. » 3/30/15 3:33pm 3/30/15 3:33pm