Latest Weather Stories
How a snowflake gets its shape
Learn to read clouds, birds, and leaves to predict the weather
The weirdest things we learned this week: wild weather, Victorian cannibalism, and the female orgasm (as told by a 12th-century nun)
Plants Are So Confused By This Month’s Warm Weather (Now With Even More Photos!)
Stay cool this summer by making the right wardrobe choices
Are We Doomed To Arctic Winters In America?
Make your own weather station with recycled materials
This is what a scientist wears to keep warm in -40°F
Drones will fly into the path of the eclipse to study weather
Inside the deadly heart of 1964’s Hurricane Cleo
How to build a home that can resist any weather
It’s not your imagination, humidity really is killing you
The average hurricane season is officially more intense
The US is tropicalizing, and you’ve probably already noticed the change
4 ways to keep your sleeping bag dry—no matter what the outdoors have in store
Don’t try and fly your drone in areas affected by hurricanes
A geomagnetic curveball 42,000 years ago changed our planet forever
Is this winter weather ‘normal’? And other questions about the historic storms in the US.
Everything you need to know to start a fire
The real story behind the Texas power outages
Explaining this week’s deadly US cold snap
Is it safe to eat snow?
Rare ‘blue jet’ lightning spotted and photographed from space
In perfect conditions, rainbows can come alive at night
The polar vortex is about to split in two. But what does that actually mean?
Why is it so hard to predict the weather?
Durable, stylish umbrellas to replace your flimsy drug store find
Hurricane Iota is a record-breaking storm in a record-breaking year
Tropical Storm Eta hit Florida this morning
Warming waters may spell more back-to-back hurricanes for Gulf Coast residents
A nearly unprecedented cluster of tropical storms are brewing in the Atlantic
Political rhetoric may impact your hurricane preparedness
Your car is probably full of spiders
How hurricanes like Laura get so strong
Severe storms are increasingly leaving us without power. Microgrids can help.
Hurricane Laura is the strongest storm to hit Louisiana in more than a century
Hurricane Laura will bring ‘unsurvivable’ storm surges to the Gulf of Mexico
The future may be full of fire tornadoes
The US has more power outages than any other developed country. Here’s why.
Toxic waste sites aren’t prepared for hurricane season
Ammonia ‘mushballs’ could spark strange lightning on Jupiter
Young trees have special adaptations that could save the Amazon
Capturing rainwater is an easy way to save money and the planet
A potential wave of mass evictions could make this year’s turbulent hurricane season even worse
This photographer chases the Midwest’s most dramatic storms. Here are some of his favorite shots.
Five wild facts about the Saharan dust plume before it hits the US
Wacky weather punched a new hole in the ozone—and it could happen again
The Great Lakes are higher than they’ve ever been, and we’re not sure what will happen next
This summer’s severe temperatures could make the pandemic even more complicated
The polar vortex is bringing snow to the US this weekend, because chaos loves company
The unexpected way COVID-19 is screwing up weather reports
Natural disasters will push the US further into crisis mode
We can no longer rely on historical data to predict extreme weather
Even fish at the bottom of the ocean can’t escape climate change
What’s a snow squall?
Hurricanes lay waste to mangroves, but they also help them flourish
What’s a frost quake?
Dissecting a lightning strike, from flash to boom
Humans need bumble bees—and they are disappearing faster than we thought
Antarctica is hotter today than it’s ever been
What the happiest cold-weather countries on the planet know about winter
Iguanas are falling out of trees in Florida, and it’s completely fine
2019 was the second warmest year on record—here’s what this means for our future
Our french fry supply is safe for now, but the future is uncertain