This 101-Year-Old Does More Before 9AM Than You Do All Day

Dennis Mersereau · 08/06/14 06:49PM

Imagine being so dedicated to your passion and your country that you volunteered to do the same thing twice a day, every day for more than 84 years. This 101-year-old man from New York is a contender for the world's greatest work ethic.

Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Hawaii Hurricanes

Dennis Mersereau · 08/06/14 02:23PM

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio continue to churn towards Hawaii at this hour, and most of the state's major cities are preparing for a period of dangerous weather conditions tomorrow and Friday. Here's what to expect as both storms threaten and impact the country's 50th state.

This Week's Buzzword: "Annular Hurricane"

Dennis Mersereau · 08/05/14 07:33PM

If you played a drinking game while watching The Weather Channel yesterday and your keyword was "annular hurricane," I hope your insurance covers alcohol poisoning. Here's an explanation of this week's weather buzzword that few people have ever heard before.

Map: When Does School Start?

Dennis Mersereau · 08/05/14 02:19PM

It's an American truism that school starts later in the north than it does in the south. Some school systems in the southeast began classes yesterday, while most northern schools won't begin until the day after Labor Day. There is nowhere in the country that provides a starker view of this north vs. south "first day of school divide" than Virginia.

Man Struck by Lightning While Trying to Catch Lightning on Camera

Dennis Mersereau · 08/04/14 04:19PM

A Seattle man out for a walk this past Saturday stopped to film the sky in hopes of seeking out some bolts of lightning from an oncoming storm, but he got more than he bargained for when the lightning sought him out instead.

Sad Sack of Clouds off Florida Coast Is Now a Hurricane, Somehow

Dennis Mersereau · 08/04/14 01:33PM

This pathetic, disorganized clump of clouds sitting a few hundred miles east of the Florida coast somehow managed to become Hurricane Bertha this morning, with a Hurricane Hunter aircraft confirming that it has a small area of 80 MPH winds extending about 25 miles away from its center.

Hurricane Iselle Might Impact Hawaii as a Tropical Storm This Week

Dennis Mersereau · 08/03/14 09:55PM

Hurricane Iselle is churning towards the central Pacific this evening as a major category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 MPH. Its current forecast track brings it over the state of Hawaii later this week, possibly making landfall on Oahu this Friday as a moderate tropical storm.

Tropical Storm Bertha Impacting Puerto Rico, Will Miss U.S. Mainland

Dennis Mersereau · 08/02/14 01:08PM

The strongest wind and rain in Tropical Storm Bertha is spreading over Puerto Rico this afternoon as the poorly-organized storm moves off towards the northwest. Bertha currently has 50 MPH winds and is expected to slowly strengthen over the next few days as it heads away from the Caribbean.

Respect the Cone: Hurricane Forecasts Explained

Dennis Mersereau · 08/01/14 02:57PM

Around this time every year, hurricane forecast maps pop up all over television and the internet — including on your favorite weather blog — but your friendly neighborhood weatherman rarely has enough time to explain the forecasts to you. Here's what those hurricane forecast maps mean.

Why Isn't This Swirling Low in the Atlantic a Tropical Storm?

Dennis Mersereau · 07/31/14 03:51PM

A swirling low pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean is approaching the Caribbean at this hour as it produces tropical storm force winds, but it's not considered a tropical storm. If it's producing strong enough winds, why won't forecasters call it a tropical storm?

Sharknado 2 Was Glorious

Dennis Mersereau · 07/31/14 02:12PM

Sharknado 2 was light-years better than its predecessor. Delivering in every key area from the leveled-up CGI effects to the laundry list of celebrity cameos, the sequel to last summer's surprise cult classic was perfection.

Incredible: Lake Superior's Temp. Dropped Down to 38 Degrees This Week

Dennis Mersereau · 07/31/14 10:00AM

The water temperatures along coastal regions of Lakes Michigan and Superior took an astounding 25 to 30 degree plunge overnight on Monday. Parts of Lake Superior bottomed-out at 38°F, while parts of eastern Lake Michigan hit 41°F. These temperatures are more common in April than the last week in July.

Flash Flooding Possible Across Much of the Southern Rockies This Week

Dennis Mersereau · 07/29/14 03:37PM

Monsoon season is in full swing across parts of the western United States as areas from Nevada to Oklahoma — including most of the state of Colorado — are under a flash flood watch for the next couple of days. Parts of the region could see three to four inches of rain by the time the event is over on Wednesday.

Is 2014 the Year Without a Summer?

Dennis Mersereau · 07/29/14 10:45AM

One "polar vortex" after the other, it seems like this summer is really just an extension of spring. The cool temps are causing people who live east of the Rockies to wonder if 2014 will go down as the year without a summer. As we enter the waning days of July, we can look back and see if it's true.

Tennessee Man Stands on Porch and Films Tornado 20 Feet Away

Dennis Mersereau · 07/28/14 12:09PM

A man in Gray, Tennessee stood on his porch yesterday afternoon and filmed a small tornado no more than 20 feet away from his house. The tornado swept across the street and passed between his and his neighbor's homes, pelting the man with debris as he rushed to go back inside.