What to Expect From "SantaBomb," a Possibly Disruptive Christmas Storm

Ho ho holy crap, there's going to be a "SantaBomb" next week, according to the hive mind on social media. The term is a nickname for a potentially large and disruptive storm that weather models are suggesting could affect much of the eastern United States and Canada just in time for Christmas next week. » 12/19/14 2:11pm Yesterday 2:11pm

What Are These Strange, Beautiful Clouds Over Tunisia?

A gorgeous picture of a sunset painting brilliant colors over dramatic spirals in a wavy deck of clouds is making the rounds on social media this afternoon. The picture—purportedly taken in Tunisia—is so spectacular that it almost looks photoshopped. Here's an explanation for how these incredible clouds formed. » 12/17/14 4:48pm Wednesday 4:48pm

Man Shoots Texas TV Meteorologist in News Station's Parking Lot

A man shot and wounded a central Texas television meteorologist in the news station's parking lot as he left the building after this morning's broadcast. The station, KCEN in Waco and Killeen, reports that morning show meteorologist Patrick Crawford was in the parking lot when a man came up to him and "exchanged… » 12/17/14 1:23pm Wednesday 1:23pm

Media Quack Calls Meteorologist "Pornographer" for Reporting the Weather

Avid news watcher and "consultant" Andrew Tyndall called ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee a "pornographer" on Friday because she spends all her time on television talking about the weather instead of using her weather segment to talk about climate change. What nerve she has for doing her job! » 12/16/14 4:56pm Tuesday 4:56pm

East Coast Storm Could Bring Two Feet of Snow or Rain or Bright Sunshine

The weather models are hinting at a potentially significant winter storm in the eastern United States this weekend, but they're vague on the small details like "what will happen?" Washington D.C., for instance, could see either one or fourteen inches of snow, or rain, or sunshine. Welcome to winter! » 12/15/14 3:10pm Monday 3:10pm

Maps: Tornadoes in California Aren't as Rare as You Might Think

A line of strong storms swept through southern California on Friday morning, producing flash flooding and even spawning a weak tornado in southern Los Angeles. While not as common as we see out east, California has seen hundreds of tornadoes over the past six decades. Here's a deeper look at the state's tornado… » 12/13/14 1:34pm 12/13/14 1:34pm

Belly of the Beast: What It's Like to Spend a Day at The Weather Channel

Through major hurricanes and sunny days, few media companies have created as much reach, recognition, and unlikely controversy as The Weather Channel. I lived out a weather geek's dream on Wednesday and flew to Atlanta to visit their headquarters for a day, and it was incredible experience to see how they work. » 12/12/14 1:59pm 12/12/14 1:59pm

What Is a "Weather Bomb?" The Vane Explains

A major storm in the North Atlantic caused extreme winds and monster waves in the United Kingdom on Wednesday. Scotland's mountainous St. Kilda Island even recorded a 144 MPH wind gust during the height of the storm. People are breathlessly calling this a "weather bomb." What exactly is a weather bomb, anyway? » 12/11/14 5:31pm 12/11/14 5:31pm

Residents Kayak in the Streets as Major Storm Slams West Coast

The West Coast is famous for its "feast or famine" approach to the weather, and true to form, people from southern California through British Columbia are getting clobbered by an immense storm. The storm is causing so many issues that it's tough to list them all. Welcome back to the world of weather, West Coasters. » 12/11/14 2:33pm 12/11/14 2:33pm

Nat'l Weather Service Issues Insane, Physically Impossible Snow Forecast

The National Weather Service is among the best and most trusted forecasting outlets in the United States, but sometimes their limitations cause them to screw up. Today is one of those times. This afternoon's snowfall map is ridiculous and physically impossible, and they need to fix this issue in order to stay on top. » 12/09/14 4:10pm 12/09/14 4:10pm

A Storm Will Bring Heavy Rain, 70 MPH Winds to the West Coast This Week

A strong Pacific storm will start to affect the West Coast beginning Tuesday night and lasting through Thursday. Heavy rain, very strong winds, rough surf, and coastal flooding are all likely from British Columbia down through California. Along the Oregon coast, especially, winds could gust above 70 MPH at times. » 12/08/14 4:58pm 12/08/14 4:58pm

Hide Your Kids and Run to the Store, a Nor'easter Is Coming Tomorrow

A nor'easter (!!!!) is slated to dump heavy rain and snow from Pennsylvania to Maine starting tomorrow morning, and some folks could see double-digit snow totals by the time it's over. For a pleasant change of pace, there's not much uncertainty in who will get how much of what and when. » 12/08/14 2:29pm 12/08/14 2:29pm