A tornado struck a campground in Cheriton, Virginia around 9:00 this morning, killing two campers and injuring 26 more as the storm swept through the area. A news helicopter flying over the Cherrystone Campground for WAVY shows dozens of trees torn down along with many tents destroyed and strewn about.
Twister is arguably the most popular weather movie ever made, and it sparked an interest in meteorology in both kids and adults alike. While the movie is incredibly entertaining, it's also on some pretty solid ground when it comes to the science. Just how much did the creators of Twister get right and wrong?
Out of the comfort and into the fire went the central United States this week as the latest NotReallyAPolarVortex left in a hurry. Temperatures themselves are hot enough — topping 105°F in places — but as the old phrase goes, it's not the heat that gets you, it's the humidity. On days like today, the heat index is crucial.
It's killing season in Washington, and no monument is safe. After a climate scientist loses his funding and then his mind, a senator is in a fight for his life after the jilted whiz creates a device that controls the weather. This 2011 made-for-TV movie is...something, for sure, and I watched it so you don't have to.
The Weather Channel premiered a new show this afternoon called WXGeeks, which has all the potential to bring the network back to its weathery roots. Did it hit the mark? It's hard to tell — the show was over before it began.
Super Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in southeastern China earlier on Friday with winds of 155 MPH, making the storm equivalent to that of a borderline category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic. Satellite and radar imagery coming from the storm are downright impressive, showing Rammasun's nearly-perfect structure.
Remember all the soccer fans who chewed out a New York TV station for preempting the World Cup final for a tornado? Here are a bunch of soap opera fans doing the same thing to NBC for covering the crash of Malaysia Airlines 17, which claimed 295 lives. It's not just the weather that brings out the worst in people.
Slow-moving thunderstorms around Colorado Springs this afternoon dumped enormous amounts of rain over the region in a short period of time, leading to dangerous flash flooding across the area. One resident of the city took this incredible video of the water pounding a bridge with the fury of Niagara Falls.