Dennis Mersereau · 05/26/14 08:19PM

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155 MPH Hurricane Amanda Breaks Record for Strongest May Storm

Dennis Mersereau · 05/25/14 01:57PM

The eastern Pacific's Hurricane Amanda exploded into an intense category 4 hurricane last night with winds of 155 MPH. The storm's strength makes it the most intense hurricane ever recorded during the month of May in the eastern Pacific. Thankfully, Amanda poses no threat to land.

Dennis Mersereau · 05/24/14 04:14PM

A non-tropical low pressure system is swirling off the coast of New England this evening. It's not very strong — only 1004 millibars — but it looks pretty cool on visible satellite imagery.

Dennis Mersereau · 05/24/14 02:15AM

The meteor shower was a complete and total dud. Scarier things will come out of the sky if you're in western Texas or eastern New Mexico today. Have a good rest of your night. I'll be back this afternoon sometime.

Dennis Mersereau · 05/23/14 11:49PM

While we wait for tonight's meteor shower, it's a great opportunity to remind folks that meteorology is not the study of meteors. The term you're looking for is meteoriticist. You can watch NASA's live feed of the meteor shower at this link. The peak is expected from 2AM to 4AM Eastern.

Slow-Moving Storms Prompt Flash Flood Warning in New York City, Newark

Dennis Mersereau · 05/23/14 07:11PM

A flash flood warning is in effect for areas around and including New York City and Newark, New Jersey as a slow-moving thunderstorm continues to drop a relatively large amount of rain in a short period of time. 2-3 inches of rain have fallen near Newark in the past few hours.

Dennis Mersereau · 05/23/14 04:05PM

A thunderstorm near Spartanburg, South Carolina just dropped 2.50" hail. That's the size of a tennis ball. Another severe storm, pictured above, is approaching Myrtle Beach at 5:05PM. If you live in the Carolinas, especially along/east of I-85 in South Carolina and along I-95 in North Carolina, keeps a close watch on the storms this evening.

Dennis Mersereau · 05/22/14 10:58PM

Here are all 489 severe weather warnings issued in the past 7 days as of midnight-ish. Severe thunderstorm warnings are blue, tornado warnings are red, flash flood warnings are green. An active couple of days, but still quiet for May. More active weather is expected on Friday in the southeast and southwest.

Severe Weather Is Possible in NYC This Evening. Here's What to Expect.

Dennis Mersereau · 05/22/14 12:47PM

Don't panic, for the end is nigh. New York City is right on the edge of a severe thunderstorm watch, and strong storms are moving east as they bubble up across New York and Pennsylvania. Here's what you can expect through the afternoon and evening.

Dennis Mersereau · 05/21/14 03:42PM

At 2:40PM MDT, an intense, tornado-warned supercell was approaching Denver International Airport with tennis ball size hail. It's absolutely phenomenal looking on radar, with a textbook shape and wind pattern. A confirmed tornado was spotted near Watkins, CO at 2:51PM MDT.

Denver and Washington D.C. Could See Large Hail, Tornadoes Today

Dennis Mersereau · 05/21/14 11:54AM

May is finally acting like May across much of the country today. The odds of seeing large hail and damaging winds are 30x higher than normal in both the Mile High City and the Nation's Capital this afternoon, respectively. Some tornadoes are also possible, especially around Denver, but the risk is starting to drop a bit around D.C.