Super Typhoon Lan to Impact Japan October 2017

If Japan is in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to seriously consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself …


Use this predictive winter-weather map to plan your healthy travel

Traveling during the winter months can be a toss-up: Will your flight actually take off amid high winds and snowfall? Will you even be able to make …


Report: Rising sea levels could flood 1 in 200 Seattle-area homes by end of century

Statewide, about 27,300 homes could be flooded if sea levels rise six feet, including one-fifth of homes in Grays Harbor County.

Climate Change

Drought returns to Massachusetts

Almost six months after Massachusetts was declared drought-free, abnormally dry conditions have returned to most of the state, according to the US …


Another warm winter forecast for swath of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday forecast a warmer winter from California through the Midwest to Maine. A colder than normal winter is …


Scientists still baffled by source of loudest underwater sound ever recorded

The loudest underwater sound ever recorded remains a mystery 20 years on, with scientists admitting they are still unsure of the exact source.<p>The …

Australian News

Vancouver is being pelted with rain from a ‘river in the sky’

With all the rain that fell on Vancouver Wednesday, it wasn’t hard to imagine that people were being drenched by a river in the sky.<p>Which they were, …


Two Graphs Explain Why California’s Wildfires Will Only Get Worse

By Molly Taft<p>The deadly wildfires ripping through Northern California are just the latest in a season of record-defying natural disasters across the …

Climate Change

NASA Taps SpaceX to Continue One of the Scariest Climate Studies

A long-running study will continue, thanks to NASA and SpaceX.<p>As terrifying infographics go, line graphs aren’t so bad, but one of the coldest, …


2017 is second-warmest year on record, NOAA says

September was the fourth-warmest September on record and saw a number of weather anomalies across the globe

Climate Change

5,000-mile long 'river in the sky' to deliver heavy rain, feet of snow to Northwest


Here’s a breakdown of the animals that crossed the Pacific on 2011 tsunami debris

Life’s great diversity has revealed itself in more than 600 pieces of floating tsunami debris that have landed on the western coast of North America. …


Extreme Weather: GPUs Help Startup Provide Hyperlocal, High-Resolution ‘Nowcasting’

In the U.S., weather data begins and ends with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Its High Resolution Rapid Refresh model …


Hurricane Ophelia's remnants to batter UK, Ireland

LONDON (AP) — Authorities in Ireland have closed schools, courts and government buildings amid concerns about potential damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia.<p>Ireland's meteorological service is predicting wind gusts of 120 kph to 150 kph (75 mph to 93 mph), sparking fears of travel chaos. …


Why the U.S. is so bad at predicting hurricanes

Compared to Europe, our weather forecasting systems are second-rate — and Trump is poised to cut their budget more<p>Our nation’s weather forecasting was so bad in 2005 that the National Hurricane Center didn’t predict Katrina’s direct hit on New Orleans until three days out.<p>More than a decade and …

Liberal View

This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: He golfs and wins

The conflicts of interest in the administration run down to even the head of the weather department<p>It's amazing how even something as seemingly innocuous as the weather can somehow be tainted by a lax ethos that has been fostered thanks to President Donald Trump and his administration, but here we …

Donald Trump

Coast Guard Responding to 300,000 Gallon Crude Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard and other federal agencies are responding to a crude oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard said Saturday its Sector …


Flooded field postpones WMU homecoming game to 1 p.m. Sunday

Rain and lightning spoiled Saturday's football game against Akron.


Trump Names Former Texas Regulator as White House Environmental Adviser

President Trump has nominated a former top Texas environmental regulator, who has argued that carbon dioxide is a harmless gas that should not be regulated, to be the White House senior adviser on environmental policy.<p>The former regulator, Kathleen Hartnett White, will lead the Council on …


2017 is on track to be a record-setting year for massive natural disasters in the U.S.

Are major natural disasters on an uptick in 2017 compared to prior years? Government data suggests yes.<p>For the first nine months of 2017, the United …

United States

State, federal agencies respond to several beached whales on Kauai

Five stranded pilot whales found on Kauai’s Kalapaki Beach were herded back out to sea this afternoon, while three others did not survive.<p>The …


Some of NOAA's satellites are still dependent on floppy disks

To find out how your trusted weather app gets its intel, look no further than the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.<p>Getting that intel takes a lot of equipment. There's a building in Maryland where NOAA pulls that information down from space, using giant antennas and dishes on its …

Minnesota Public Radio

Drone gets blasted with whale breath – for a good cause

If you were a humpback whale, chances are that you wouldn't like having someone following along above you in a motorboat, holding a petri dish out on …


Trump nominates AccuWeather CEO to run NOAA

President Trump has chosen Barry Myers, the CEO of the private weather forecaster AccuWeather, to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …


Trump Taps AccuWeather CEO to Head NOAA

President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Barry Myers, the CEO of private weather company AccuWeather, to lead the U.S. National Oceanic and …

Climate Change

Ophelia, record-tying 10th straight hurricane, forms in Atlantic

The Shakespearean-named tempest currently brewing in the sea of troubles strengthened Wednesday from a tropical storm.


Poll: 46 percent blame weather disasters on man-made climate change

More than two-thirds of Americans think that weather disasters are getting worse, according to a new ...

Climate Change

Trump’s War on Knowledge

The date October 12 has been much on my mind this year. It was on this day in 1936 that the fascist forces of General Francisco Franco celebrated El …

Scientific Research

Winter Is Coming Just as Fuel Costs Are Going Up

The past two winters were warmer than normal


Drones let scientists get inside humpback whale blowholes

Whales are notoriously hard to study. Scientists can sometimes observe the animals from boats or scuba dives, but whales tend to be suspicious of foreign ocean visitors and swim away if they feel threatened.<p>Flying drones, though, can get much closer to whales than humans typically can. A team of …