Great post Mika! Thanks for this (and for the shout-out! :) ). Kevin is a continuous pain in our rear flank downdrafts, but we can't ignore him because he manages to sweep up tens of thousands of people every time he pulls his crap. He does it for non-existent blizzards, non-existent tornado outbreaks, and often… » 8/22/14 5:07pm Today 5:07pm

Here's How to Make a Map for Those of Us Who Can't Draw a Line

I suck at drawing, and odds are you do, too. One of the great things about computers is that they do the work for us. We have spell check to save us from those embarrassing tyops and calculators for hassle-free math. For those of us who love maps but can't draw, there are programs that create great maps with little… » 8/22/14 3:28pm Today 3:28pm

Here's an Incredible Time Lapse of a Monster Storm in St. Louis

A resident of St. Louis took an awesome time lapse of a strong thunderstorm rolling across his neighborhood yesterday. The storm bubbled up on the horizon before racing towards the camera, developing an awesome shelf cloud along the way. » 8/21/14 3:58pm Yesterday 3:58pm

The Weather Channel Called Out the Weenies On Air and It's Glorious

In the ultimate sign that the tides have turned and professionals aren't afraid to call out Grade A Weenies anymore for fear of harassment, The Weather Channel talked some sense into the Great Hurricane Hype of 2014, and it's downright refreshing. » 8/20/14 5:12pm Wednesday 5:12pm

Watch These Awesome Super Rapid One-Minute Satellite Scans

When NASA launched the first weather satellite back in 1960, it was little more than two television cameras strapped to a satellite and shot into orbit. Fast forward through the technological explosion of the late 20th century, and now you can watch the evolution of storms in near real-time, one-minute increments from… » 8/20/14 2:27pm Wednesday 2:27pm

Ferguson Is Under an Excessive Heat Warning This Week

In addition to the excessive heat brought into Ferguson by the authorities, Mother Nature is bringing some of her own. A dangerous combination of heat and humidity prompted forecasters to issue an Excessive Heat Warning until Sunday for the St. Louis area, including Ferguson. » 8/20/14 12:38pm Wednesday 12:38pm

A Hurricane Is Coming

How do you know when to trust someone when they say "a hurricane is coming?" Should you only trust the NWS? Television weatherpeople? Your favorite Gawker weather blogger? All too often, people don't care where they get their weather information, and that's a huge problem. » 8/20/14 8:00am Wednesday 8:00am