"Loan Sharknado" Is the Most Cringeworthy Political Ad This Year

The Michigan Republican Party is now the proud owner of the worst weather-themed political ad ever created. The party released a painfully cheesy thirty-second spot last week calling the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate a "loan sharknado." It's so bad that it's uncomfortable to watch. » 10/24/14 3:29pm Yesterday 3:29pm

Cameras Captured the Moment a Hurricane Destroyed a Hotel Lobby

Hurricane Odile caused immense damage in Cabo San Lucas last month when it struck with 125 MPH winds. Storm chasers riding out the storm at a hotel obtained terrifying security camera footage from the moment powerful winds in Odile's eye punched through the lobby.http://thevane.gawker.com/cabo-san-lucas... » 10/23/14 9:17pm Thursday 9:17pm

The Supervillain's Guide To Causing Natural Disasters

Nature's fury is a sight to behold: earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides can wipe out thousands of people in a single blow. If you're an aspiring supervillain, though, there's some good news. You can harness these forces for yourself. Here's how! » 10/22/14 9:54pm Wednesday 9:54pm

Major Storms in the Pacific Northwest to Bring Feet of Rain and Snow

A series of strong storms will begin impacting the Pacific Northwest over the next couple of days, each bringing the opportunity for incredibly heavy precipitation through this weekend. Lower elevations could see up to a foot of rain, while mountain peaks could see nearly ten feet of snow. » 10/22/14 1:26pm Wednesday 1:26pm

Weather.com Is Your Grandma's Upworthy

Last week's issue of Bloomberg Businessweek ran a groundbreaking story that weather.com no longer focuses on weather, and that their traffic went through the roof after they started writing "clickbait" à la Upworthy. Who knew?http://thevane.gawker.com/the-new-weathe... » 10/20/14 3:13pm Monday 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 10/18/14 11:03am