Weatherman Spends Awkward Amount of Time Trying to Get His Mic to Work

Dennis Mersereau · 04/14/14 03:22PM

A weatherman for CTV in Vancouver, B.C. spent an uncomfortable amount of time on live television trying to get his microphone to work, only to give up right when he unknowingly fixed it. It gets even worse when an engineer — who looks like they dragged him out of ninth grade English for this job — walks on camera to give him a new mic.

The Weather Channel's TOR:CON Actually Isn't a Bunch of Crap

Dennis Mersereau · 04/14/14 10:30AM

I am not a fan of what became of The Weather Channel after NBC bought it. The station quickly started a downward spiral of suck that was a slap in the face to both viewers and science. But I have to give them credit when it's due: when they stick to the weather, The Weather Channel is surprisingly good.

Dennis Mersereau · 04/13/14 04:20PM

The cold front is pretty easy to spot in Oklahoma this afternoon — it was 92°F in Tipton while temperatures dropped into the 50s a few counties away. A line of severe thunderstorms is announcing the arrival of the cooler air, bringing temps as cold as the low 20s by tomorrow night.

Tennis Ball Size Hail, Tornadoes Possible in Central Plains Today

Dennis Mersereau · 04/13/14 02:18PM

A developing low pressure system over southern Kansas is serving as the catalyst for a severe weather outbreak across the central Plains states today, including the risk for very large hail up to the size of tennis balls, damaging winds of 70 MPH, and possibly a few tornadoes.

Dennis Mersereau · 04/12/14 01:00PM

The Weather Channel is sending out a free gift as a thank you to the proletariat for rising up against DirecTV to put the sometimes-about-the-weather network back on its channel lineup. I dearly hope it's a signed picture of Al Roker in a gingerbread costume.

Dennis Mersereau · 04/11/14 04:00PM

Tropical Cyclone Ita made landfall a few hundred miles north of Cairns on the northeastern coast of Australia around 10PM local time (8AM today in New York). Ita made landfall as a category 4 cyclone — down from a maximum strength of 155 MPH yesterday.

Possible Tornado Outbreak on Sunday, Heavy Rain on Sunday and Monday

Dennis Mersereau · 04/11/14 10:00AM

Heavy rain across much of the country and the potential for a tornado outbreak in parts of the south will make for a crappy start to next week, followed shortly thereafter by a blast of cold air that could be the final gasp of the winter that won't die.

Special Weather Statement: It's Gonna Be Sunny, Eh

Dennis Mersereau · 04/10/14 04:20PM

Environment Canada, the equivalent to the National Weather Service for our neighbors to the north, issued a special weather statement for much of southern British Columbia on Thursday afternoon to let everyone know that it's going to be sunny this weekend.

Less Than 10% of the U.S. Has Snow Cover for First Time Since November

Dennis Mersereau · 04/10/14 10:30AM

The recent warm weather melted enough snow that it left less than 10% of the United States covered by a blanket of evil white sky death for the first time since November 20. The trend is welcome news for snow haters, but it likely won't last much longer.

Death Valley Will Reach 101° Today But Winter Isn't Dead Yet

Dennis Mersereau · 04/09/14 10:00AM

A strong ridge of high pressure is starting to bake the southwestern United States right on schedule for this time of year — with several areas expected to reach the triple digits today — but winter isn't done with the rest of the country yet.

What Is a Derecho?

Dennis Mersereau · 04/08/14 10:00AM

The media can't survive without a scare term to make you tune in. This winter saw the not-at-all-new-but-scary-sounding polar vortex. Sandy wasn't really a "superstorm" but hey, let's just call it one anyway. And every summer for the last few years, we've seen the derecho. It sounds new and terrifying, but what is it?