Planning on heading out to meet relatives this Thanksgiving? You might be in store for some nasty weather and even delays, according to satellite imagery from NASA and the NOAA.
If you haven't already, it's time to stoke the fireplace, break out the blankets, and prepare for a heck of a heating bill. That's because the face of winter has descended upon North America. Well, that's at least according to new satellite imagery from the NOAA and NASA.
Earlier this week, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a flash of high-energy gamma radiation from what may seem like an unlikely source, the Earth. This radiation, traditionally seen emitting from powerful neutron stars and supernovas, was seen in a temporary flash at the center of Hurricane Julio as it continues to make its way towards the Hawaiian Islands - a testament to the power of the right storm conditions.
Have you ever witnessed the birth of a tropical storm? NASA's Teraa satellite happened to be passing over the Central Pacific Ocean just in time to witness Tropical Storm Wali form just southeast of Hawaii's Big Island.
Whether it's because of human influence, climate change, or something else entirely, it is undeniable that weather conditions across the globe are changing. In light of this, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has recently called to update the definition of "normal" weather.
Two deaths and 21 injuries resulted from a pair of lightning strikes just this weekend, reminding us how dangerous thunder storms can be. But just how much do we actually know about lightning? Nature World News drags these deadly flashes of electricity into the spotlight.
This past week the San Francisco Bay Area has declared three consecutive "Spare the Air" alerts, showing that even with a harsh winter just behind us, things are already heating up for the west coast of the United States.
Significant tornado outbreaks and especially strong tornadoes, like those that recently shook up the South, are more likely to last for three or more days, according to a Purdue University tornado expert.
The latest weather news following a chain of severe weather running rampant across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and other parts of the Gulf Coast were hit with torrential rainfall and "life-threatening" flooding late Tuesday.
The climate change discussion is one that we need to have now, rather than waiting until we feel its repercussions, new research from The Carnegie Institution for Science's Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira asserts.
Researchers are developing a new technique in which they aim a high-energy laser beam at the clouds to trigger rain and lightning.
Researchers at Colorado State University are predicting a below-average hurricane season for the Atlantic basin in 2014.
Throughout June, two very different stories played out throughout the contiguous United States: while the drought-stricken West succumbed to an intense heat wave, those on the East Coast were bombarded by a series of summer thunderstorms.
The annual spring outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted hotter, drier conditions across much of the US, including parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The NOAA said temperatures will give way to warmer-than-average weather and continued drought in areas that need moisture.