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.

Dennis Mersereau · 09/16/14 03:01PM

Here's a look at Hurricane Edouard as it churns out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the basin's first major hurricane since Sandy in 2012. It will safely curve away from Bermuda and impact the Azores as a post-tropical depression with some gusty winds and heavy rain later this week.

Dennis Mersereau · 09/12/14 11:05AM

Tropical Storm Edouard poses no threat to land as it churns in the Atlantic (towards the left side of the image). Another tropical wave sitting off the African coast has a 20% chance of developing over the next few days, per the NHC.

Stop Complaining About Flying and Look Out the Window

Dennis Mersereau · 09/09/14 02:47PM

In the past few weeks we've seen an endless stream of opinions come out about reclining seats and boarding order and carry-on luggage and this and that, but nobody discusses one of the biggest issues behind flying: the wonder wore off. At what point did we stop appreciating that we're able to fly?

Tornado Backdrop Gives Couple the Most Badass Wedding Photos Ever

Dennis Mersereau · 07/06/14 09:37PM

A couple in Saskatchewan, Canada got a better backdrop than they bargained for when a tornado touched down a couple miles down the road from the wedding. The photographer took full advantage of nature's fury and took the most badass wedding photos ever taken.

Storm Complex Travels an Astounding 2,000 Miles Across United States

Dennis Mersereau · 06/06/14 12:33PM

This swirling mass of clouds off the coast of South Carolina this afternoon is the remnants of a system that just wouldn't quit — it's traveled almost 2,000 miles from Colorado to the Atlantic Ocean over the past two days, leaving a path of damage, injuries, and two fatalities in its wake.

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.

Check Out These Awesome Satellite and Radar Images of Tuesday's Storms

Dennis Mersereau · 05/20/14 06:58PM

The satellite and radar images coming out of Tuesday's severe weather is approaching "map porn" caliber for weather geeks. The top of this post features a high-resolution satellite image of the central United States, showing severe thunderstorms over Iowa and Illinois, as well as a stubborn and intense supercell near Denver, Colorado.

Dennis Mersereau · 05/13/14 08:17PM

CTV Toronto caught this awesome picture of a shelf cloud as it moved over the city's skyline this evening. Severe thunderstorms swept across parts of southeastern Michigan and southern Ontario today, producing dozens of reports of wind damage.

Dennis Mersereau · 05/12/14 07:54PM

A line of thunderstorms over one thousand miles long spreads eastward across the center of the country on Monday evening along the leading edge of a cold front. If you're one to look for shapes in the clouds, see if you can spot the dragon.

Dennis Mersereau · 05/09/14 05:16PM

A photographer caught this incredible picture of a shelf cloud in Starkville, Mississippi today. There are exactly two reactions to this kind of sky: 1) turn around in fear; or 2) take as many pictures as possible.

Dennis Mersereau · 04/29/14 04:53PM

A wavy weather pattern across the United States is making for quite the sight on satellite imagery today. This water vapor image, which depicts moisture in the mid-levels of the atmosphere (cooler colors = more moisture), shows moisture wrapping around a low pressure system centered over Iowa.

Dennis Mersereau · 04/26/14 08:42PM

A three-dimensional radar image of the impressive structure of a supercell thunderstorm east of Lubbock, Texas on Saturday evening. The storm produced golf ball size hail shortly before this image was captured.

Storm Chasers Caught More Incredible Pics of Supercells This Weekend

Dennis Mersereau · 04/21/14 02:00PM

Severe thunderstorms in parts of Texas and Oklahoma this weekend created another opportunity for some great shots by some lucky storm chasers. The supercells were mostly prolific hail producers, whiting out the ground in El Paso, Texas and producing stones up to the size of baseballs in Childress, Texas, located near the extreme southwestern corner of Oklahoma.