Weather Articles

What We're Watching for the First Full Week of April

By Jonathan Belles
April 3, 2020

Here's what we're watching in the week ahead.

Kennedy Family Members Go Missing in Windy Conditions on Chesapeake Bay

By Jan Wesner Childs
April 3, 2020

Two members of the Kennedy family went missing while in a canoe on the Chesapeake Bay.

Snow Blanketing Parts of Rockies, Plains to Start April, the Snowiest Month for Some

By Brian Donegan
April 3, 2020

Heavy snow can be an April thing for some.

Passengers Tossed from Ferry as Cyclone Harold Battered Solomon Islands; at Least 24 Reported Missing

By Sean Breslin
April 3, 2020

Boats were warned not to travel in the area as Cyclone Harold hit the Solomon Islands Thursday night.

8 Things the April 1974 Super Outbreak Taught Us About Tornadoes

By Jonathan Erdman
April 3, 2020

It was a tornado outbreak few will ever forget.

Strong Atlantic Ocean Storm Bringing Rain, High Winds, Coastal Flooding to New England Could Become Subtropical System

By Chris Dolce
April 3, 2020

It's an intense storm that could have interesting meteorological twist.

Warmup East of the Rockies This Weekend Could Bring Storm Threat Next Week

By Brian Donegan
April 3, 2020

It will be warm for many, but it might also be stormy.

Wildfire Chances to Increase in Parts of the West by Early Summer

By Linda Lam
April 2, 2020

Wildfire concerns may be greatest in Florida in late spring but will increase in the West by early summer.

South Dakota River Has Been in Flood Stage for a Full Year

By Jonathan Belles and Chris Dolce
April 2, 2020

A bomb cyclone in early 2019 helped kickstart this flooding, which continues a year later.

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected to Be More Active Than Normal, Colorado State University Outlook Says

By Jonathan Belles and Brian Donegan
April 2, 2020

Here's a first look at the upcoming hurricane season.

Why 2019's Hurricane Dorian Wasn't Retired by the World Meteorological Organization

By Brian Donegan and Chris Dolce
April 1, 2020

The decision to retire any names from 2019, such as Dorian, won't be made until spring 2021. Here's why.

Florida Wildfire Threat and Drought Increasing From a Record Hot, Dry March

By Jonathan Erdman
April 1, 2020

Over three weeks without any rain raised concerns in parts of the Sunshine State.

Severe Thunderstorms Spawn Tornadoes in the Deep South Tuesday

By Linda Lam
March 31, 2020

A low-pressure system is tracking across the Southeast Tuesday, bringing the chance for severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, and heavy rain.

Are Freezing Temperatures Over? When the Last Freeze of the Season Typically Occurs

By Linda Lam and Brian Donegan
March 31, 2020

Here's when your last 32-degree temperature of the season occurs, on average.

April Weather Brings Everything: Severe Storms, Warmer Temperatures, Snow and Even Tropical Storms

By Linda Lam
March 31, 2020

April often sees a wide variety of weather, including an increase in severe thunderstorms, warmer temperatures, snow, flooding and even tropical storms.

Three Tornadoes From Saturday Were Rated EFU; Here's What That Means

By Chris Dolce
March 31, 2020

Three tornadoes from this past Saturday couldn't be assigned a rating by the National Weather Service.

Damage Reported in Northeastern Arkansas as EF3 Tornado Strikes Jonesboro; Flash Flooding Swamps Cleveland

By Sean Breslin
March 30, 2020

Here's everything we know about this situation.

Warm April Expected for Many Americans, but Could Start Cooler for Some

By Jonathan Belles
March 29, 2020

Here's the latest temperature outlook for April.

Severe Thunderstorm Threat Lingers From Eastern Great Lakes to Mid-Atlantic on Sunday

By Chris Dolce
March 29, 2020

A cold front will head through the eastern states with showers and thunderstorms on Sunday.

Summerlike Heat Will Set Record-High Temperatures in Parts of the South Into This Weekend

By Chris Dolce
March 28, 2020

March has been warm in much of the South, and it will be capped off by numerous record highs late this week.

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