Weather

Cameron Beccario

A Trance-Inducing Simulation of All the Winds In the World

"Earth" relies on supercomputers to paint an almost real-time picture of the atmosphere's feverish churning.

Italian Towns Are Getting Bombarded With Volcanic Rocks

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

A Gloomy English City Builds an Artificial Sun

It's a faithful, NASA-guided model of our solar system's burning star (just 100 million times smaller).

NOAA

Super Typhoon Haiyan: The Most Powerful Cyclone in History?

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

NOAA

The Climate Mapping Tool You've Been Waiting For

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

AP

India Escaped Cyclone Phailin With Minimal Loss of Life

A weakened storm and the country's massive preparation efforts are being credited for the low number of casualties.

Major Storms Are Forming, and America's Meteorologists Are Stuck at Home

The combination of hobbled government and natural disaster is increasing the risk to Americans.

Reuters

What the Government Shutdown Will Look Like Where You Live

From national parks, to home loans, to the National Zoo in D.C., there will be a small, but noticeable, impact almost immediately. 

Associated Press

The Number of Killer Thunderstorms Could Jump 40 Percent by 2070

A first-of-its-kind study links climate change to the increasing frequency of super storms.

Bonnie Sizer

Yep, This Photo Pretty Much Sums Up Why Post-Flood Colorado Will Bounce Back

A knee-high morass of mud did not deter this Boulder man from enjoying his morning jog.

National Weather Service / SFSC

This Intimidating 'Roll Cloud' Looks Like a Steamroller Made of Smoke

Northern Virginia commuters heading to work Monday were faced with what looked like a massive tornado, turned on its side.

One Map, A World of Temperatures

Microclimates and macroclimates, blended together in a gorgeous app.

California Gets a New Wildfire, and It's Visible From the Bay Area

A mushroom cloud of gray smoke on the San Francisco horizon is coming from a blaze on, appropriately, Mount Diablo.

Reuters

Why the Yosemite Fire Is Especially Scary

Just for starters, it could cut off San Francisco's water supply.

NOAA

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.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Throwback Video of the Day: 10 Years of Weather in 3 Minutes

A story told from space.

Jason Ahrns / Flickr

Hunting the Elusive Red Lightning Above Oklahoma City

Jason Ahrns searches at night for huge, mysterious eruptions of sparks that appear high over thunderstorms.

South America Might Soon Be Covered in Dust From the Sahara

Wind is lifting thousands of tons of desert sand into the air and blowing it over the Atlantic Ocean; this intriguing animation shows where it's headed.

Greg Thow

The Story Behind That Incredible Photo of Denver's Colossal Cloud

Believe it or not, little digital trickery was involved in the making this image of a monster cumulonimbus dominating Denver.