Why the Arrest of a Science-Loving 14-year-old Matters

By: Shaun Tanner, 6:40 PM GMT on September 16, 2015

By now, many of you have heard or read about the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old high school student from Irving, Texas. Ahmed was arrested because school officials called the police after he showed one of his teachers his homemade clock. Mistaken for a bomb, Ahmed was taken into custody, interrogated, shamed, suspended (still on suspension today, Wednesday), and reprimanded. All of this after it has been found that the "device" he brought to school was in...


PWS Service Interruption Update

By: Shaun Tanner, 5:54 PM GMT on June 16, 2015

At approximately 9:13AM PT on 6/15/2015, a cable near our database was cut by a construction crew working near the datacenter. This impacted our PWS servers and as a result inhibited getting PWS data to our web and mobile apps. Our vendor assessed the incident and made repairs throughout the night. We are seeing services slowly coming back online.

We apologize for the service interruption and appreciate your patience.

Weather Underground T...

Please check out the new homepage and tell us what you think!

By: Shaun Tanner, 10:59 PM GMT on April 02, 2015

Hello! We've been hard at work on the new homepage. You can check out the new homepage here

Please leave feedback by clicking on the feedback tab on the beta site or commenting below.

Thank you.

WU Product Team


Devastating Drought Conditions and Annoying People

By: Shaun Tanner, 10:57 PM GMT on February 04, 2015

I live in California. More specifically, I live in San Jose, CA which is about 60 miles south of San Francisco. In case you haven't heard, California is in a devastating drought brought on by 3 years of well below normal rainfall and snowfall (Figure 1). This, of course, is big news for many residents living within the state, and is having huge implications not only for residential use, but for agriculture use as well. Farmers are running out of water, which wil...


Live Blog: Updates on Historic Northeast Blizzard

By: Shaun Tanner, 6:11 AM GMT on January 26, 2015

Last update:
According to the 4 pm EST Tuesday NWS Storm Summary and reports from the Boston NWS and New York City NWS, here were snowfall amounts at some Northeast U.S. locations as of 3 pm EST Tuesday:

33.1" Lunenburg, MA
25.0" Worchester, MA
20.9" Islip, NY
20.8" Boston Logan Airport
20.3" Portland, ME
18.0" New Bedford, MA
16.0" North Providence, RI
11.0" NYC La Guardia Airport
9.8" NYC Central Park

blizzard Juno northeast

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Shaun Tanner has been a meteorologist at Weather Underground since 2004.

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