Kills The Weather Channel's Credibility

You'll never believe THIS! Or, maybe you will. Between terrible stories and irrelevant slideshows, going to weather dot com these days is a painful chore. The Weather Channel's website is killing the network's credibility, and when it comes to earning a viewer's trust during a life-threatening disaster, that's a… » 2/27/15 3:48pm Yesterday 3:48pm

Winter Storm Ravages South With Cute, Record-Breaking Little Snowfall 

Much of the southern United States is cleaning up this afternoon from last night's cute li'l snowfall that produced record-breaking totals from Texas to Virginia. Up to a foot of snow fell on some small towns in northern Alabama we never hear about unless there's a tornado outbreak. » 2/26/15 4:37pm Thursday 4:37pm

Conga Line of Polar Cold Snaps Sparing U.S. From Deadly Severe T'storms

In a normal year, the southern United States would see severe weather on a weekly basis by the end of February. But that's a normal year, and this is 2015. For better or worse, severe weather across the United States is at an all-time low since records began nearly half a century ago. » 2/25/15 5:05pm Wednesday 5:05pm

Major Snows Aim for the South, FlamingSnowCarpocalypse II Looks Unlikely

If you live in the south and you're sick of the constant ice storms we've seen over the past two weeks, you're in luck! It's only going to snow this time around. Heavy snow is in the forecast from Texas through Virginia on Wednesday and Thursday, threatening areas that don't typically see this much snow from one storm. » 2/24/15 4:45pm Tuesday 4:45pm

What Would It Take to Drive Boston's Snow to California?

As we deal with two winters in the U.S.—warm and dry out west, cold and snowy in the Northeast—exasperated Californians watched as Boston got nearly 100 inches of snow in a month. The storms brought up a common question among parched westerners: what would it take to ship Boston's snow to California? » 2/23/15 4:39pm Monday 4:39pm

Southern United States Bracing for Its Third Ice Storm in One Week

Another round of wintry weather tonight will get the south off to an ugly crunch for the second Monday in a row. The first batch of snow and ice is already falling across a swath of real estate from Louisiana to North Carolina, while a more threatening round of sleet and freezing rain will affect Texas and Oklahoma on… » 2/22/15 9:06pm Sunday 9:06pm

Toronto Toddler Dies in the Bitter Cold After Wandering Away From Home

A three-year-old Toronto boy died this afternoon after he wandered away from home in the middle of the night. The boy spent six hours exposed to the elements before rescuers found him behind a nearby home and rushed him to the hospital. Temperatures in Toronto dipped to -2°F this morning with a wind chill of -21°F. » 2/19/15 6:29pm 2/19/15 6:29pm

Alabama News Station Reports That Water Freezes When It's Cold

Okay, yes, this is an incredibly silly thing to base a news report on, but please try to remember that these people live in Huntsville, Ala., where the current temperature being 20 degrees is probably making a lot of residents feel like they have been transported to some strange ice planet. It's a crazy time! » 2/19/15 3:39pm 2/19/15 3:39pm

Two Intense Tropical Cyclones Make Landfall in Australia in One Day

Two severe tropical cyclones—each the equivalent of a category three hurricane—are tearing through coastal sections of Australia this morning. The first cyclone made landfall on the country's north coast on Friday morning, while a second more intense cyclone swirls just off the coast of Queensland, north of Brisbane. » 2/19/15 3:30pm 2/19/15 3:30pm

Dangerous, Record-Breaking Cold to Engulf the Eastern U.S. Tonight

The coldest air many places have seen in years (and even decades) will descend upon the eastern U.S. this evening, producing dangerous and record-breaking low temperatures on Thursday and Friday stretching from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. Lows close to zero will reach as far south as South Carolina. » 2/18/15 5:21pm 2/18/15 5:21pm

Dangerous, Abnormally Warm Winter Continues Unabated in the Western U.S.

This year's dry, warm winter in the western United States will continue virtually unchallenged for the foreseeable future, with little beneficial precipitation expected over the next week. The conditions will only serve to worsen the exceptional drought, leading the way to a potentially devastating wildfire season. » 2/18/15 5:20pm 2/18/15 5:20pm

Why Is Sleet? How the Atmosphere Turns Snow into an Icy, Frozen Hell

With temperatures as low as 15°F, it seems unusual that parts of the south saw sleet and freezing rain instead of snow on Monday. Wintry precipitation isn't always determined by the temperature at the ground. Here's an explainer on how sleet and freezing rain can turn a beautiful snowfall into an icy death match. » 2/17/15 4:07pm 2/17/15 4:07pm

What to Expect From Tonight's Ugly Winter Storm on the East Coast

Snow is spreading over the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic this evening after producing damaging ice from freezing rain in Arkansas and Tennessee last night. Snow will change to ice in North and South Carolina tonight, while areas farther north could see up to ten inches of snow. Here's what to expect. » 2/16/15 5:52pm 2/16/15 5:52pm

Southeast Preparing for a Major Snow and Ice Storm on Monday and Tuesday

A major winter storm is getting its act together over the south this evening, threatening most of the southeast from Arkansas to Virginia with heavy snow and freezing rain on Monday and Tuesday. Little Rock and Memphis could see an ice storm, while snow accumulations of more than one foot are possible to the east. » 2/15/15 5:50pm 2/15/15 5:50pm

Here's a Montage of Jim Cantore Freaking Out Over Thundersnow in Boston

Some of the most famous (well, probably the only famous) clips from The Weather Channel's years of coverage are courtesy of Jim Cantore going insane whenever he sees thundersnow during a blizzard. Cantore saw thundersnow six times during a series of live shots in Boston last night, and his reaction is amazing. » 2/15/15 3:21pm 2/15/15 3:21pm

What You Need to Know About This Weekend's Blizzard in New England 

If you're unlucky enough to live in the snowiest region of the country this year, chances are you don't need any introduction to what's going to happen this weekend. Up to two feet of heavy, wind-driven snow will blast coastal New England on Sunday, making travel impossible and possibly producing some damage along the… » 2/13/15 5:08pm 2/13/15 5:08pm

A Brutal Cold Snap and a Blizzard or Two Are Possible Over the Next Week

Much of the eastern U.S. is about to plunge into the coldest wave of Arctic air we've seen this winter, and for many, it could feature more sustained cold temperatures than we saw during the Great Polar Vortex Panic of 2014. If that isn't bad enough, the east could see a couple of disruptive winter storms next week. » 2/12/15 4:37pm 2/12/15 4:37pm

This Winter Hasn't Been as Bad as It Sounds

While the big weather story of late has been the Hoth-like cold and snow under which New England is buried, there's a much different scenario unfolding in the west: it's nice! Really nice. Almost too nice. Given that it seems the country's weather is split between Moscow and Boca, has it really been that bad of a… » 2/11/15 5:00pm 2/11/15 5:00pm