Severe Storms Threatening Northeast, May Hit Philly & NYC Near Rush Hour

Dennis Mersereau · 05/27/15 01:50PM

A line of thunderstorms rolling into the Northeast has the potential to produce wind gusts to 70 MPH and hail to the size of ping pong balls as they move through. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect ahead of the storms, which could impact the heavily-populated I-95 corridor around rush hour.

Someone Made a Huge, Fake Hailstone in Their Freezer, Bless Their Heart

Dennis Mersereau · 04/27/15 03:29PM

People will go to any length for a little bit of internet fame, like setting your crotch on fire, jumping off a building, or planking on train tracks. Thankfully, there are less painful ways to achieve notoriety: lie through your teeth! Some sorry individual froze a water balloon yesterday and tried to pass it off as hail.

Don't Park Under an Overpass During a Hailstorm

Dennis Mersereau · 04/22/15 03:42PM

Many millions of us will experience severe thunderstorms over the coming weeks and months. When one of these intense storms crops up, a number of you will find yourselves driving into a major hailstorm, during which you may feel the urge to park under an overpass to protect your car. Don’t.

Spring Finally Acts Normal as Severe T'storms Threaten U.S. All Week

Dennis Mersereau · 03/31/15 04:01PM

It looks like nature is finally catching up with the calendar, as the southern and central portions of the United States are facing a risk for severe thunderstorms every day through Friday. Unfortunately for residents and vehicles alike, April promises to be more active than this underwhelming March.

Watch Storm Chasers Race to Catch Up With Oklahoma Supercells

Dennis Mersereau · 03/25/15 05:14PM

Today is the second day of a two-part severe weather outbreak across the Plains states, with giant thunderstorms blowing up over Oklahoma and Arkansas. The storms have the potential to produce hail up to the size of tennis balls, so naturally, storm chasers are speeding towards them in hopes of catching nature at its fiercest.

Hail Larger Than Golf Balls Could Pelt the Central Plains This Afternoon

Dennis Mersereau · 03/24/15 03:20PM

The first day of a two-part severe thunderstorm event is unfolding across the middle of the country, with an enhanced risk for severe weather—three on a scale from zero to five—possible in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. Storms could produce very large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes.

Near-Record Lull in Severe Weather Could Come to an End Next Week

Dennis Mersereau · 03/21/15 03:52PM

Even though Friday was the official start to spring, severe weather season across the U.S. typically ramps up much earlier. This year, however, has been quiet. Extremely quiet. In fact, we're on track to see the quietest start to the year we've ever recorded. That's probably going to change pretty soon.

Severe Thunderstorms Threaten Nearly Forty Million People This Evening

Dennis Mersereau · 10/02/14 03:15PM

A widespread severe weather outbreak is taking shape across a large swath of the central United States this evening, stretching from Texas and Louisiana north through Illinois and Indiana. Nearly forty million people are at risk for damaging winds, large hail, and possibly a few tornadoes.

Las Vegas at Risk for Tornadoes and Severe Storms This Afternoon

Dennis Mersereau · 09/26/14 01:45PM

Well, here's something you don't see too often. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk for severe weather across parts of the desert southwest—including Las Vegas and surroundings—for the chance of tornadoes, 60+ MPH wind gusts, and hail larger than quarters.

Dangerous Severe Weather Outbreak Possible in the Midwest on Sunday

Dennis Mersereau · 08/30/14 02:17PM

After a long period without any severe weather, the atmosphere appears primed for a potentially dangerous severe weather outbreak tomorrow across areas from Kansas to Minnesota. Some areas could see tornadoes, baseball-size hail, and winds in excess of 75 MPH.

Panicked Russians Flee Beach as Thunderstorm Drops Golf Ball Size Hail

Dennis Mersereau · 07/14/14 12:27PM

A powerful thunderstorm swept through the Siberian capital of Novosibirsk on Saturday, bringing with it huge wind-driven hailstones that pelted surprised and panicked beachgoers. The video is intense, going from relative calm to chaos as the rain and hail sweep over a nearby bridge and onto the crowded beach.

Baseball Size Hail Possible on the Plains Today

Dennis Mersereau · 06/14/14 12:14PM

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a moderate risk for severe weather from Kansas to Iowa this afternoon, as they anticipate strong supercells to develop. These storms will be capable of producing hail larger than baseballs, damaging winds, and possibly a couple of tornadoes.

Listen to Enormous Hail Pound This Airplane in Texas

Dennis Mersereau · 06/13/14 11:42AM

A meteorologist on board an American Eagle jet taxiing to the runway in Abilene, Texas yesterday took a video of golf ball size hail pounding the Embraer ERJ-145 for more than seven minutes while they sat on the taxiway. The plane had to turn back to the gate because of the damage.

Last Month's Hail in Colorado Caused $109 Million in Insured Losses

Dennis Mersereau · 06/04/14 01:51PM

The intense hailstorms that struck Colorado a couple of weeks ago left behind major damage to tens of thousands of cars, homes, airplanes, and just about everything else that wasn't protected from the stones that approached the size of tennis balls at times. Insured losses are now estimated to clock in at over $100 million.