Extreme Weather

It's Officially Tornado Season: These Animations Show the Parts of the U.S. Most Likely to Get Hit

Six decades of twister tracks shows that some places get hit again and again.

America Could Soon Face More Days of 'Extreme Rainfall'

The warming climate is predicted to bring punishing rainstorms.

At Least Today's Weather Isn't as Bad as Michigan's 1938 'Storm of the Century'

The snow piled so high you could touch telephone wires.

The Latest NOAA Map Shows Most of the Northeast Blanketed in Snow

The National Weather Service has broken down predicted snowfalls for the coming blizzard.

Italian Towns Are Getting Bombarded With Volcanic Rocks

The erupting Mount Etna made for some tooth-chipping weather this weekend.

The Tragic Aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan

The powerful typhoon destroyed 70 percent of the land in its path, displaced 600,000, and reduced entire cities to ruin.

Super Typhoon Haiyan: The Most Powerful Cyclone in History?

The monster storm hitting the Philippines is causing all kinds of nasty damage.

The Climate Mapping Tool You've Been Waiting For

Meet the data treasure trove known as "NOAA View."

America's Most Violent Tornadoes Since 1950, Seen on One Blustery Map

Twister activity gets intriguing treatment in this explorable visualization.

An Intimidating Space View of the Misery-Sowing Hurricane Manuel

Looting, death, and a loose crocodile: Thanks to this Pacific tempest, life in Acapulco is not so sweet right now.

How Density Makes Us Safer During Natural Disasters

After Hurricane Sandy, tight neighborhoods and centralized infrastructure recovered more quickly than spread-out areas.

All the Hurricanes of the Past 170 Years, Mapped

See where 11,967 cyclones overlap in space in this fascinating look at the planet's most powerful storms.

These U.S. Cities Are the Safest Refuges From Natural Disasters

To get away from hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other calamities, relocate to lovely upstate New York or the fertile fields of Ohio.

Major Thunderstorms Plow Into Toronto, Flood the Streets

A sluggish and mean horde of storms on Monday evening put cars underwater in Ontario.

This Huge Land Stain Near Calgary Was Made by Hail

A ferocious storm this weekend left a trail of hail 75 miles long in Alberta.

Good News, You're Not Paranoid! 2012 Really Was a Historically Bad Year for Weather Disasters

All in all, the U.S. suffered 11 meteorological calamities costing $1 billion or more.

Tropical Storm Andrea Is a Wuss

Oh, the (non) horror!

New Satellite-Eye Views of the Deadly Oklahoma Tornado

Even from space, the storm that dropped the Moore tornado looks chilling.

Moore, Oklahoma, Has an Uncanny History of Violent Tornadoes

Three major twisters have hit the city since 1999. Here's a look at how improbable that is.