Here Are Four Months of Storms Condensed into a Two Minute Video

We often see animated satellite images of storms over the Atlantic that show us 12- or 24-hour loops, but how about a satellite loop that lasts 2,150 hours? An ambitious YouTuber created this awesome time lapse video showing four months of storms over the western Pacific in just two minutes. » 8/31/14 12:45pm Yesterday 12:45pm

Dangerous Severe Weather Outbreak Possible in the Midwest on Sunday

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. » 8/30/14 3:17pm Saturday 3:17pm

A few years back I had to fly on a tiny CRJ-200 regional jet from Charlotte NC back to school in Alabama. 50 seats in a two-by-two config...everyone is crammed in there. There were 48 people on my flight and I was one of the lucky two to have nobody sitting in the aisle next to me. At the last second they brought a… » 8/29/14 4:54pm Friday 4:54pm

Female Meteorologist Smacks Down Sexist Jerk on Facebook

Female meteorologists, much like women in every other profession and walk of life, have to put up with a lot of crap from sexist men who think they can do or say whatever they please without repercussions. One guy who got lippy with ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee this morning got what he deserved. » 8/29/14 1:12pm Friday 1:12pm

A wall cloud is different from a shelf cloud. A shelf cloud is a sign of strong outflow, which is usually death for a supercell. A wall cloud (not seen in this post) is a lowering that forms at the base of a supercell where the updraft is the strongest. The strongest supercells feature rotating wall clouds, and that's… » 8/28/14 8:48pm Thursday 8:48pm

Outflow Boundaries Are Some of the Coolest Weather Features Around

One of the nicest things about summer is a nearby afternoon thunderstorm. The storm bubbles up on the horizon and a few minutes later you get a nice gust of cool, refreshing wind. This gust of wind is called an "outflow boundary," and it's one of the most interesting weather phenomena there is. » 8/28/14 5:39pm Thursday 5:39pm

"Certain Death": Looking at the Dire Katrina Bulletin Nine Years Later

Nine years ago today, the National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a sternly-worded statement to people in the path of Hurricane Katrina known as "The Bulletin." Its sharp language left little doubt Katrina was going to be the storm to beat all storms, and that residents in its path were in mortal danger. » 8/28/14 11:00am Thursday 11:00am

These Ridiculous Severe Weather Maps Won't Stick Around Much Longer

Earlier this year, the Storm Prediction Center announced that they're adding two new categories to their severe weather maps in an attempt to better convey the threat for severe weather to the public. They recently announced a date for the transition, sounding the death knell for ridiculous maps like we have today. » 8/26/14 2:19pm 8/26/14 2:19pm

A Single Android App Is Crippling the Nat'l Weather Service's Website

If you've been trying to look up your forecast on the National Weather Service's website this afternoon, you may have noticed that the forecasts are days out of date or not loading at all. Apparently, this is the result of a single "abusive" Android app overloading the agency's servers. » 8/25/14 5:03pm 8/25/14 5:03pm