Dennis Mersereau · 10/22/14 02:17PM

Eric Holthaus over at Slate has a good write-up on the National Weather Association rolling out a Digital Seal of Approval to help people identify solid sources of weather on the internet and separate them from "the posers." The seal is similar to the one displayed on-air by broadcast meteorologists.

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

Dennis Mersereau · 10/22/14 12:26PM

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.

A Nor'easter Is Coming: You'll Probably Live, But Panic Just in Case

Dennis Mersereau · 10/21/14 04:02PM

A developing nor'easter will affect New England during the second half of this week, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, and widespread media panic. You'll probably survive, but you should hug your loved ones a little tighter tonight, just to be safe.

Conspiracy Theories, Ranked

Dennis Mersereau · 10/20/14 11:46AM

A definitive ranking of conspiracy theories...or is that just what they want you to think?

Hurricane Gonzalo Makes Rare Landfall in Bermuda [Updated]

Dennis Mersereau · 10/17/14 08:35PM

Hurricane Gonzalo made landfall on the south-central coast of Bermuda at 8:30 PM EDT with winds of 110 MPH. The calm eye lasted about fifteen minutes before the winds picked back up. Sustained winds near 100 MPH and gusts to 130 MPH were reported across Bermuda.

Bermuda Slammed by Major Hurricane, Ana Skirts by Hawaii in Close Call

Dennis Mersereau · 10/17/14 01:37PM

Two beautiful lands on two different sides of the United States are under the threat of hurricanes today. Hurricane Gonzalo has 125 MPH winds and is nearing landfall in Bermuda, while Tropical Storm Ana is on the verge of hurricane strength as it skirts south of Hawaii.

Bermuda Braces for Catastrophic Damage From Hurricane Gonzalo

Dennis Mersereau · 10/16/14 04:12PM

Hurricane Gonzalo further strengthened into a 145 MPH monster today as it moves north towards Bermuda. Forecasters are confident that the hurricane will make a direct strike on the small island on Friday, potentially producing horrific damage as it moves through.

Long-Range Winter Weather Forecasts Suck

Dennis Mersereau · 10/16/14 01:23PM

Stop relying on long-range seasonal forecasts to tell you if it's going to be cold this winter. Those forecasts suck. Of course it's going to be cold this winter—that's why they call it winter.

Category Four Hurricane Gonzalo Poses Grave Threat to Bermuda

Dennis Mersereau · 10/15/14 01:46PM

The small island nation of Bermuda—sitting in the Atlantic about 650 miles east of North Carolina—is in grave danger from category four Hurricane Gonazlo as the intense storm approaches. Bermuda could experience winds of up to 120 MPH if the storm tracks close enough.

Tornadoes Possible in the Carolinas This Afternoon

Dennis Mersereau · 10/14/14 01:35PM

A tornado watch is in effect for some major cities in the southeastern United States this afternoon, including the eastern suburbs of Atlanta, as well as Charlotte, Greenville, Columbia, and Asheville. Any storms that form in the watch area are capable of producing tornadoes.

Hawaii on Alert as Possible Hurricane Aims for Islands This Weekend

Dennis Mersereau · 10/14/14 12:23PM

A strengthening tropical storm is brewing southeast of Hawaii this afternoon, and forecasters are worried that the storm may turn into a hurricane before possibly making landfall on the island chain this weekend. Here's what you need to know about Tropical Storm Ana.

Welcome to America's Second Tornado Season

Dennis Mersereau · 10/13/14 04:08PM

As the days grow shorter and the weather turns colder, many people think they're in the clear and safe from tornadoes. However, the changing weather specifically makes us more vulnerable to tornadoes. Today's severe weather is a hard reminder that we're in the second peak of tornado season.

One Dead as Major Severe Weather Outbreak Ramps Up Across South

Dennis Mersereau · 10/13/14 01:35PM

A dangerous multi-day severe weather outbreak is ramping up across the southern United States at this hour, with a powerful squall line stretching from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico. Millions of people are at risk for widespread wind damage, large hail, and even tornadoes.

Hurricane Watches Issued as Tropical Storm Aims for Puerto Rico

Dennis Mersereau · 10/12/14 04:09PM

Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed in the Atlantic Ocean today just east of the Caribbean. The storm is expected to gain strength over the next couple of days as it moves towards Puerto Rico, and Gonzalo could turn into a hurricane before impacting the territory early this week.