'Godzilla El Niño' Coming to Raid Your Fridge, Teach Your Kids Bad Words

Dennis Mersereau · 08/13/15 02:07PM

Oh, dear God. Don’t turn around. No, seriously, it’s right behind you. This menacing creature can smell fear and has a thirst for blood. I don’t mean to alarm you, but forecasters predict that a Godzilla El Niño will rise up from the ocean and destroy everything you know and love this winter. Goodbye, friends.

El Niño Probably Won't Solve California's Dire Drought

Dennis Mersereau · 07/27/15 02:00PM

If anyone is eagerly following news of the strengthening El Niño in the Pacific, it’s California. Strong El Niño events have a history of bringing drenching rain to the West Coast during the winter months, and we could see that play out this year. However, don’t get too wrapped-up in the hype—it’s going to take more than one rainy stretch to ease the damage done by the lasting drought.

Hurricane Blanca May or May Not Drench the Southwestern U.S. Next Week

Dennis Mersereau · 06/03/15 03:29PM

Hurricane Blanca is only the second named storm in the three-week-old Pacific Hurricane Season, but it’s already the second category four hurricane to form there in the past two days. The storm will slowly move towards the Baja Peninsula this weekend, after which it might or might not drench the American Southwest.

Guam Lashed by 100+ MPH Winds as Typhoon Dolphin Skirts Island

Dennis Mersereau · 05/15/15 04:05PM

Typhoon Dolphin lashed the U.S. territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands in the western Pacific last night as a strong category two. The storm was initially expected to clear Guam with mild impacts, but a last minute shift in the storm’s track left Andersen Air Force Base with winds gusting over 100 MPH.

NWS Warns of "Devastating Damage" as Typhoon Churns Towards Guam

Dennis Mersereau · 05/14/15 03:30PM

Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands—both territories of the United States—are bracing for a punch from a strengthening typhoon in the western Pacific. The National Weather Service issued a sobering statement that “devastating damage is likely” as the typhoon passes very close to the islands on Friday.

South Pacific's Vanuatu Hammered by 165 MPH Tropical Cyclone

Dennis Mersereau · 03/13/15 02:01PM

The world is on edge this afternoon as we await news from Vanuatu's capital city of Port Vila to see how they fared the wrath of Severe Cyclone Pam. The storm had estimated winds of 165 MPH as its eyewall brushed the capital island's 66,000 inhabitants on Friday around 9:00 AM EDT.

Residents Kayak in the Streets as Major Storm Slams West Coast

Dennis Mersereau · 12/11/14 02:33PM

The West Coast is famous for its "feast or famine" approach to the weather, and true to form, people from southern California through British Columbia are getting clobbered by an immense storm. The storm is causing so many issues that it's tough to list them all. Welcome back to the world of weather, West Coasters.

Bermuda Slammed by Major Hurricane, Ana Skirts by Hawaii in Close Call

Dennis Mersereau · 10/17/14 01:37PM

Two beautiful lands on two different sides of the United States are under the threat of hurricanes today. Hurricane Gonzalo has 125 MPH winds and is nearing landfall in Bermuda, while Tropical Storm Ana is on the verge of hurricane strength as it skirts south of Hawaii.

Hawaii on Alert as Possible Hurricane Aims for Islands This Weekend

Dennis Mersereau · 10/14/14 12:23PM

A strengthening tropical storm is brewing southeast of Hawaii this afternoon, and forecasters are worried that the storm may turn into a hurricane before possibly making landfall on the island chain this weekend. Here's what you need to know about Tropical Storm Ana.