CBS News published an article this afternoon reporting on a super rare "sideways tornado" spotted in Maryland. The only problem is that there is no such thing as a sideways tornado, and apparently CBS has no meteorologists (or elementary school graduates) on its payroll to fact check this sideways article.
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.
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.
An Oregon photographer took an absolutely stunning time lapse video of a thunderstorm bubbling up near Mount Hood, sending its gorgeous, multicolored clouds streaming over the snow-capped mountain peak and across the horizon.
The National Hurricane Center finally declared the low pressure system approaching the Caribbean as Tropical Storm Bertha. The newly-minted tropical system is the second of the year, and has sustained winds of 45 MPH as it heads towards the Lesser Antilles. It may pose a slight threat to the East Coast next week.
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.
Tonight's debut of Sharknado II: The Second One is a follow-up to last summer's surprise hit featuring a climate change-induced tornado sweeping up shivers of sharks and siccing them on unsuspecting residents of Los Angeles. Tonight's sharknado has its sights set on New York. What should the sharknado(es) destroy?
In a state seeing one of the worst droughts in its history, water is a precious commodity. Yesterday's burst of a nearly century-old water main wasted eight to ten million gallons of water, putting more strain on California's already-burdened resources. Here's some perspective on how much water Los Angeles really lost yesterday.
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.
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.