Cold Haters Rejoice: Abnormally Warm Temps to Continue Through Middle of October

If it seems a little warmer than it should for the second week in October, you’re not going out of your mind (okay, well maybe not for this reason). It’s been warmer than normal for most of the country, and we’ll stay that way for the next couple of weeks. The abnormal warmth is doing more than just keeping us from… »10/07/15 5:40pmWednesday 5:40pm

Citizens of Earth, Do Not Panic If Brilliant, Glowing Clouds Fill the Sky Tonight

You know your crazy relative who’s always suspicious of black SUVs? Quick—block him on Facebook. NASA is scheduled to launch a suborbital rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia, on Wednesday night, and as one of its experiments, it will eject colorful clouds of vapor more than a hundred miles above the ground in order… »10/07/15 1:20amWednesday 1:20am

Tiny, Dysfunctional Family to Protest National Weather Service Over the Gays or Whatever

The sign-toting human embodiment of talk radio will stage a protest of the National Weather Service on October 8 because they’ve run out of new things to hate. They’re also somehow tying gays into the protest, of course, because everyone knows we secretly control the weather. (Why else would chemtrails be so neatly… »10/05/15 4:42pmMonday 4:42pm

Stop Driving Through Floods, You Idiots

When it became clear last week that the looming weather catastrophe wouldn’t be remembered for Hurricane Joaquin, but rather the historic flooding in the Carolinas, I knew that the internet would be plastered with videos of idiots driving through floods come Monday. Idiots came through. Don’t drive through a flood,… »10/05/15 3:15pmMonday 3:15pm

Category Two Hurricane Joaquin Skirting Bermuda

Bermuda is under a hurricane warning this afternoon as Hurricane Joaquin makes a very close call with the tiny island that sits 650 miles east of the United States. It’s rare for hurricanes to make a direct landfall on Bermuda due to its tiny size; last year, however, two hurricanes—Fay and Gonzalo—made landfall on… »10/04/15 4:49pmSunday 4:49pm

Historic Flood Disaster Unfolding in South Carolina After Two Feet of Rain Reported

An intense and historic flood disaster—unrelated to Hurricane Joaquin, but influenced by it—continues to unfold across the Carolinas this afternoon, with South Carolina taking the brunt of the tropical deluge. Some communities near Charleston have recorded more than two feet of rain in the past three days. »10/04/15 3:20pmSunday 3:20pm

Joaquin Heading Out to Sea, But Extreme Rainfall and Major Coastal Flooding Still Likely

Good news! We’re pretty sure that Hurricane Joaquin is going to head out to sea, with the chance of landfall on the United States fairly low at this point. The bad news is that there will still be more than a foot of rain in parts of the Carolinas, and stiff onshore winds and high waves will create coastal flooding in… »10/02/15 3:59pm10/02/15 3:59pm

Here's a Satellite Loop of Joaquin's Eyewall Lashing the Bahamas for 15 Hours on Thursday

This 5.50 megabyte GIF shows a 15-hour infrared satellite loop of Hurricane Joaquin as it slammed the Bahamas between 5:15 AM and 8:15 PM EDT on Thursday. The hurricane is a category four on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with sustained winds of 130 MPH, and it could strengthen a bit before weakening on… »10/01/15 9:11pm10/01/15 9:11pm

More Than a Foot of Rain Is Possible on the East Coast With or Without Hurricane Joaquin

While we’ve stressed over the eventual track of powerful Hurricane Joaquin over the next few days, a concerning number of people may not be aware that a significant—potentially devastating—flash flood event will take place with or without the hurricane coming close to land. Many spots could see more than a foot of… »10/01/15 3:24pm10/01/15 3:24pm

Hurricane Joaquin Is Threatening the East Coast: Here's What You Need to Know

The latest forecast for Hurricane Joaquin puts it on an unnerving path toward the East Coast, but the track is far from certain right now. This week was going to be a flooding nightmare anyway—the hurricane is just rubbing salt in the wound. You need to prepare now for a significant, potentially life-threatening… »9/30/15 3:40pm9/30/15 3:40pm

Atmospheric Rube Goldberg Machine Could Dump Ridiculous Rain on I-95 Corridor This Week

A complicated weather pattern will likely dump tons of rain on the East Coast later this week and this weekend. A wide range of possibilities could unfold—stretching from scattered showers to the unlikely event of a hurricane threatening land—so just about everyone who lives east of the Appalachian Mountains needs to… »9/29/15 5:34pm9/29/15 5:34pm

Powerful Typhoon Dujuan Slams Taiwan With 150+ MPH Wind Gusts, Two Feet of Rain

Typhoon Dujuan crashed into Taiwan on Monday with winds equivalent to those of a category four hurricane. One weather station near the eye reported wind gusts of 153 MPH during the height of the storm. The typhoon also produced more than two feet of rain, forcing the evacuation of thousands for fear of landslides and… »9/28/15 3:50pm9/28/15 3:50pm

Last Night's Destructive Tornado in S.C. Is the Best Argument for Getting a Weather Radio

Last night, a destructive tornado tore through a community near Charleston, S.C., destroying homes and lofting debris tens of thousands of feet into the air. Tornadoes were not in the forecast last night—this happened largely by surprise. Owning a weather radio is your best defense against unexpected natural disasters… »9/25/15 4:12pm9/25/15 4:12pm

Dreary Coastal Storm to Drench Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic Through This Weekend

All eyes gazed toward the Atlantic as brilliant white clouds billowed skyward, signaling the arrival of the long-awaited newcomer. The crowds rejoiced, and a voice shouted down: “Habemus precip!” And so it was. Rain in the southeast is a religious experience these days, and there’s going to be a lot of it hanging… »9/24/15 4:49pm9/24/15 4:49pm

AP: Don't Call Them "Climate Change Deniers" Anymore Because of the Holocaust 

On the last day of the hottest summer in recorded history, the Associated Press made a rather timely announcement: We are no longer supposed to use the terms “climate change skeptics” or “climate change deniers” to label people who disagree the Earth is warming due to human activity. »9/23/15 7:40pm9/23/15 7:40pm