Strong Tornadoes Are Possible Today in Parts of Texas and Louisiana

Cities like Dallas, Fort Worth, and Shreveport are under the gun for what could be an interesting bout of severe weather this afternoon, with storms potentially producing very large hail, damaging winds, and strong tornadoes. If you live in the area, make sure you have a way to receive warnings and a plan if you need… » 4/24/15 3:48pm Friday 3:48pm

Body Found in Burning Car Outside Nat'l Weather Center in Norman, Okla.

A car crashed through a set of gates and caught fire outside of the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma, late Thursday afternoon, as part of what police are calling a “suspected suicide.” The building is a major nerve center for weather forecasting and research in the United States.
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Chemtrails Are Too Crazy for Even the Tea Party to Believe

It’s hard to imagine a conspiracy theory so off the rails that it makes people involved with one of the country’s major Tea Party groups throw their hands up in the air and go “whoa, man, this is too much,” but lo and behold, chemtrails rose to the challenge. » 4/23/15 3:12pm Thursday 3:12pm

Here Are the Best Websites and Apps You Can Use to Track the Weather

We already know that your weather app sucks, but the websites you use probably aren’t much better. One of the most common questions people ask about the weather is “what website/app should I use?” Here’s a list of great resources that will give you all the weather information you want, and more.
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Tornadoes Possible Today Around Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Philly

Today will be a pretty interesting weather day across some of the most heavily-populated sections of the East Coast, as there’s a heightened risk for large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes in major cities like Atlanta, Charlotte, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe. » 4/20/15 3:34pm 4/20/15 3:34pm

Big Ol' Texas Hailstorms to Pummel Texas, Plains Over the Next Few Days

If it's daytime in mid-April, it means that there's a risk for severe weather somewhere on the Plains. Texas will be ground zero for the storms for the next few days—today, cities like San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Amarillo could all see hail larger than golf balls, damaging winds, and possibly a… » 4/16/15 5:10pm 4/16/15 5:10pm

Acres of Countryside Burn as Winter Exacts Its Final Revenge on Spring

Oh, did you foolishly think we'd finally gotten rid of that cruel, soulless winter? Hah! Nothing doing. Not only is there cool air and even some snow on its way, but breezy conditions and dry air are setting the stage for wildfires in places from New England to the coasts of southern California. » 4/15/15 4:56pm 4/15/15 4:56pm

Here's an In-Depth Look at the Tornado That Destroyed Fairdale, Illinois

The first violent tornado of the year touched down in north-central Illinois last Thursday, packing winds of up to 200 MPH as it razed the small town of Fairdale. The storm killed two people and injured several more. Here's an in-depth look at the tornadic storm from beginning to end. » 4/14/15 9:30am 4/14/15 9:30am

Strong Storms to Dump Most of the Gulf of Mexico on the South This Week

More than a foot of rain could fall on the southern United States over the next week, with some spots on the Gulf Coast seeing more than ten inches of rain yesterday alone. On a scale from "grab an umbrella" to "Jim Cantore's comin' to town," this week will be a solid "build yourself an ark." » 4/13/15 4:01pm 4/13/15 4:01pm

Videos: Large Tornado Tears Through Communities West of Chicago

A large tornado tore through communities southeast of Rockford, Illinois, on Thursday evening, part of a larger outbreak of severe thunderstorms gripping the eastern half of the United States. Numerous videos show the strong tornado scraping across the landscape, and several buildings in the area were heavily… » 4/09/15 8:23pm 4/09/15 8:23pm

Heads Up: Chicago, Milwaukee at Risk for Tornadoes This Afternoon

Severe thunderstorms are rapidly firing up across the Upper Midwest this afternoon, with tornado watches in effect from central Missouri through the western shores of Lake Michigan. The largest cities under the risk for tornadoes this afternoon are Chicago and Milwaukee. Some of the tornadoes could be strong in the… » 4/09/15 3:54pm 4/09/15 3:54pm

A Few 'Significant' Tornadoes Possible Across Central U.S. This Evening

Things are going to get interesting in a hurry across the central part of the country this evening as severe thunderstorms rapidly develop in the moist, unstable air pumping in from the tropics. These dangerous thunderstorms even have the potential to produce a few tornadoes, some of which could be strong and stay… » 4/08/15 4:46pm 4/08/15 4:46pm

Don't Fall for Weather Hoaxes and Hype as We Head Into Tornado Season

The wealth of information available online puts the world at our fingertips—literally! You can click a link and look at a picture taken from space just a few minutes ago. This treasure trove of data is great, but it takes smart consumption to grow smarter about the world around us. Not all sources of weather… » 4/06/15 4:06pm 4/06/15 4:06pm

A Few Tornadoes Are Possible Today From Tennessee to Washington D.C. 

Today is the final day of a week-long severe weather outbreak that's produced hundreds of reports of large hail, damaging winds, and a couple of tornadoes across the central United States. The threat for severe thunderstorms is shifting east into more heavily populated areas. A few tornadoes are possible today from… » 4/03/15 3:01pm 4/03/15 3:01pm

Prepare for the Brief Glory of Tonight's Earth Moon Shadow

Behold! The Earth will rockblock the Moon from basking in sunshine for five minutes tonight. The islands in the Pacific will have the best view of the brief Earth Moon Shadow, but most of North America will see it, too, if you crawl out of bed early enough, but it's Saturday morning, and you won't do that. » 4/03/15 11:56am 4/03/15 11:56am