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A Cooler Shade Of Paint

A Cooler Shade Of Paint

A new paint-like substance has been developed which can cool surfaces 6°C compared to their surroundings.

Professor Paul Thursday - Dew Point vs. Relative Humidity

Professor Paul Thursday - Dew Point vs. Relative Humidity

A look into how relative humidity and dew point are related and which one is a better gauge of comfort

Wildlife Wednesdays: Heat Safety For Your Pets

Wildlife Wednesdays: Heat Safety For Your Pets

The dog days of summer are upon us, follow these tips to help keep your pets cool and comfortable.

Combatting Climate Change: A Low-Tech Solution

Combatting Climate Change: A Low-Tech Solution

A new study reveals just how much land is available for reforestation and the significant impact this could have on global carbon emissions.

Professor Paul Thursday-How Fog Saved the Amer. Revolution

Professor Paul Thursday-How Fog Saved the Amer. Revolution

A look at how the quest for independence during the American Revolution may not have survived if it weren't for a timely fog event back in late August of 1776

Wildlife Wednesdays: Fourth of July Pet Safety Edition

Wildlife Wednesdays: Fourth of July Pet Safety Edition

July 4th brings barbecues, fireworks, and fun, but it can be a scary time for your pets.

A History of American Weather Observation

A History of American Weather Observation

The history of weather observation in the United States is older than the country itself, and includes early championing by the Founding Fathers.

US Weather Spotlight: 6-28-19

US Weather Spotlight: 6-28-19

Hot, muggy, and severe storm potential through the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday - The Sea Breeze T-Storm

Professor Paul Thursday - The Sea Breeze T-Storm

A study on how sea breeze thunderstorms develop and a look into what part of the country experiences them the most

Wildlife Wednesdays: Invasion of Protected Areas

Wildlife Wednesdays: Invasion of Protected Areas

A third of protected areas, protecting biodiversity, faces a pressure from human footprint.

The Tectonic Shift of Life

The Tectonic Shift of Life

The major proliferation of life in the Cambrian period, 500+ million years ago, may have been triggered by tectonic plate collisions.

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Where does the term Summer Solstice come from?

Professor Paul Thursday - The Fastest Ocean Current on Earth

Professor Paul Thursday - The Fastest Ocean Current on Earth

A study on where the fastest ocean current in the world is and why it's so important to the climate system

Wildlife Wednesdays: 'Dead Zone' in the Gulf of Mexico

Wildlife Wednesdays: 'Dead Zone' in the Gulf of Mexico

Thanks to an increase in this year's rain, the "Dead Zone" is expected to expand.

The Coral Record

The Coral Record

A recent study of 400-year climate data from ocean corals in the Pacific show that central Pacific El Niño events are becoming more frequent, since the latter part of the 20th Century.

US Weather Spotlight: 6-14-19

US Weather Spotlight: 6-14-19

Severe storm chance return today and into the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday - Women's World Cup Weather

Professor Paul Thursday - Women's World Cup Weather

A look into what type of weather the players will experience across France as the Women's World Cup continues

Wildlife Wednesdays: Goodbye to Grasslands?

Wildlife Wednesdays: Goodbye to Grasslands?

Grasslands have become endangered all over the world due to human activity, in the form of agricultural development.

Wide World of Weather Records

Wide World of Weather Records

A rundown of the hottest, coldest, driest, and wettest conditions ever recorded on this planet.

US Weather Spotlight: 6-7-19

US Weather Spotlight: 6-7-19

Some severe weather possible through the weekend best chances this afternoon and night in the western Dakotas, eastern MT, and northern WY.

Professor Paul Thursday-Most Lightning-Prone Place on Earth

Professor Paul Thursday-Most Lightning-Prone Place on Earth

A look at what region on planet Earth experiences the highest density of lightning strikes than any other place

The Wettest Year

The Wettest Year

The positives and negatives of the wettest 12-month period on record, across the lower 48.

US Weather Spotlight: 5-31-19

US Weather Spotlight: 5-31-19

Some severe storms possible through the weekend, but not as active as previous weeks.

Professor Paul Thursday-Identifying Svr Wx Cloud Formations

Professor Paul Thursday-Identifying Svr Wx Cloud Formations

A look into the types of cloud formations that can be a harbinger for different aspects of severe weather.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Ancient Aurochs Return

Wildlife Wednesdays: Ancient Aurochs Return

The auroch, which has been extinct for thousands of years, is being brought back to life by back breeding.

The Plastic Menace

The Plastic Menace

Even on remote, uninhabited islands, pollution in the form of plastic debris is increasingly clogging beaches and other natural habitats.

US Weather Spotlight: 5-24-19

US Weather Spotlight: 5-24-19

More severe storms for parts of the Plains, Midwest, and northeast, and very summer-like in the southeast.

Professor Paul Thursday - Snow on Memorial Day?

Professor Paul Thursday - Snow on Memorial Day?

A look into how an unprecedented snowstorm developed over the Plains region at the end of May in 1947

Wildlife Wednesdays: Animals That Are Back from the Dead

Wildlife Wednesdays: Animals That Are Back from the Dead

Animals that were thought to be extinct have been seen once again!

A Living Climatological Record

A Living Climatological Record

The oldest tree in eastern North America, a bald cypress, had been recently discovered in North Carolina that is more than 2,600 years old.

US Weather Spotlight: 5-17-19

US Weather Spotlight: 5-17-19

Heavy rain, severe weather, and even snow expected through the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday-Where Svr Storms Occur Most Often

Professor Paul Thursday-Where Svr Storms Occur Most Often

A review of what criteria must be met for a thunderstorm to be considered severe, along with a look at what portion of the country sees the most severe storms annually.

Wildlife Wednesday: Cute Animals on Verge on Extinction

Wildlife Wednesday: Cute Animals on Verge on Extinction

The changing climate on Earth is impacting nature's most prized possessions.

Project TORUS

Project TORUS

This week, a largest-of-its-kind, scientific tornado chase kicks off in Tornado Alley, using drones and a smaller weather balloon system, among other instruments.

US Weather Spotlight: 5-10-19

US Weather Spotlight: 5-10-19

Heavy rain potential in the east and southwest, dry and warm in the Pacific Northwest through the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday - Straight-Line Winds Explained

Professor Paul Thursday - Straight-Line Winds Explained

A look into the science behind straight-line winds and the type of damage that can occur with them.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Breeding Failure Among Penguin Colony

Wildlife Wednesdays: Breeding Failure Among Penguin Colony

Emperor penguins at the Halley Bay colony have failed to raise chicks for the last three years.

Out of This World Weather

Out of This World Weather

Compared with extreme conditions on other planets in our solar system even Earth's most extreme weather pales in comparison.

US Weather Spotlight: 5-3-19

US Weather Spotlight: 5-3-19

Storms in the east, maybe some snow in the northern Plains, and dry and pleasant in the west

Professor Paul Thursday - What is a Rip Current?

Professor Paul Thursday - What is a Rip Current?

A look into how rip currents develop and what to do if you ever get caught in one.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Odd Lunar Effects on Sea Animals

Wildlife Wednesdays: Odd Lunar Effects on Sea Animals

Marine animals show bizarre patterns of behavior during lunar phases.

Pushing the Limits

Pushing the Limits

A team headed by researchers at Penn State has found that the ultimate limit to how far in advance accurate forecasts of the weather can be made is around 2 weeks.

US Weather Spotlight: 4-26-19

US Weather Spotlight: 4-26-19

3 spring storms affecting the country through the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday - How Does Hail Form?

Professor Paul Thursday - How Does Hail Form?

A study into the science behind hail formation and a look at the largest hailstone ever measured

Wildlife Wednesdays: Mass Extinction, Part Three

Wildlife Wednesdays: Mass Extinction, Part Three

Human-caused extinctions probably would not be happening at all (or very little) if we did not exist.

Upgraded Hurricane Michael

Upgraded Hurricane Michael

A recent reanalysis shows that Hurricane Michael was actually a rare Category 5 at landfall in the Florida Panhandle.

US Weather Spotlight: 4-19-19

US Weather Spotlight: 4-19-19

Severe weather potential in the east today, warmth in the central US through the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday-Why the US is a Hotbed for Tornadoes

Professor Paul Thursday-Why the US is a Hotbed for Tornadoes

A look into why the US experiences more tornadic thunderstorms than anywhere in the world

Wildlife Wednesdays: Mass Extinction, Part Two

Wildlife Wednesdays: Mass Extinction, Part Two

Plant and animal species are dying off at record rates!

Electric Cars: A Cleaner Option?

Electric Cars: A Cleaner Option?

As electric cars gradually start to become more affordable, what does their increasing prevalence mean for air quality?

Did You See the Orange Snow?

Did You See the Orange Snow?

The April 11th snow storm in MN came with a little of everything: rain, snow, sleet, thunder, hail, and even Texas!

US Weather Spotlight: 4-12-19

US Weather Spotlight: 4-12-19

A storm exits the north and another develops in the south through the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday - Why NASA Launches Rockets in FL

Professor Paul Thursday - Why NASA Launches Rockets in FL

A look into the reasons behind why NASA chose to set up their launch pad in Florida instead of somewhere else in the US.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Mass Extinction, Part One

Wildlife Wednesdays: Mass Extinction, Part One

We know how that went for the dinosaurs....

Ice Ages: A Tectonic Trigger

Ice Ages: A Tectonic Trigger

A new study found an important link between tectonic plate collisions in the Tropics and the start of ice ages.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Sun Pillars

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Sun Pillars

Sun Pillars are commonly associated with the optical phenomena of Halos and Sundogs, but there is one difference that gives it a different appearance.

US Weather Spotlight: 4-5-19

US Weather Spotlight: 4-5-19

Active weather coast to coast include severe storm potential through the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday-How Wx Impacts a Baseball's Flight

Professor Paul Thursday-How Wx Impacts a Baseball's Flight

A look into how varied atmospheric conditions impact the flight of a baseball.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Extinct No More! Taiwanese Leopard

Wildlife Wednesdays: Extinct No More! Taiwanese Leopard

It has been spotted for the first time since 1983!

Fuel of the Sea

Fuel of the Sea

Researchers have discovered a way to produce hydrogen fuel from ordinary seawater using solar power.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Sundogs and Halos

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Sundogs and Halos

Have you seen a Halo or Sundog?

US Weather Spotlight: 3-29-19

US Weather Spotlight: 3-29-19

Severe storm and snow accumulation potential through the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday - Why are there Seasons on Earth?

Professor Paul Thursday - Why are there Seasons on Earth?

A look at why there are seasonal weather pattern shifts on Earth and how other Planets Compare.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Insects on the Decline

Wildlife Wednesdays: Insects on the Decline

Insects could be on the verge of a "catastrophic collapse" just within the coming decades.

Tornado Alley Version 2.0

Tornado Alley Version 2.0

A 2018 study of tornado climatology suggests that Tornado Alley may be shifting further east.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Low Level Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Low Level Clouds

Do you know how to distinguish different types of low level clouds?

US Weather Spotlight: 3-22-19

US Weather Spotlight: 3-22-19

A good chunk of the country will have a chance at precipitation through the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday - What is a Bomb Cyclone?

Professor Paul Thursday - What is a Bomb Cyclone?

A look at what atmospheric factors must come together in order for a cyclone to be coined a "bomb cyclone."

Wildlife Wednesdays: Ringed Seal

Wildlife Wednesdays: Ringed Seal

This arctic animal is very dependent on sea ice, which we know is rapidly decreasing.

Supermoon Equinox

Supermoon Equinox

First Day of Spring and a Super Full Moon! weatherology.com

Reanalyzing The Tri-State Tornado of 1925

Reanalyzing The Tri-State Tornado of 1925

An extensive review of the deadliest tornado in United States' history has brought some added clarity to the myth of the 1925 storm.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Mid-Level Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Mid-Level Clouds

Not too high, but not too low. These clouds can come in three main forms.

US Weather Spotlight: 3-15-19

US Weather Spotlight: 3-15-19

Quiet and dry more much of the country through the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday - The Jet Stream and Air Travel

Professor Paul Thursday - The Jet Stream and Air Travel

A study into what the Jet Stream is and how it impacts Air Travelers

Wildlife Wednesdays: How Mascara Wands Can Save Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesdays: How Mascara Wands Can Save Wildlife

Think twice before throwing away your mascara wands; they could help a furry friend!

Out Of This World Eye On Drought

Out Of This World Eye On Drought

A new method using satellites can detect the development of dry and drought conditions in near real time.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: High Level Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: High Level Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner discusses some fun facts and appearances of high level clouds.

US Weather Spotlight: 3-8-19

US Weather Spotlight: 3-8-19

Snow in the forecast AGAIN, and severe storms possible.

Professor Paul Thursday - The Deepest Snow Ever Measured

Professor Paul Thursday - The Deepest Snow Ever Measured

A look at where the greatest snow depths on Earth have been measured and what makes these areas susceptible to such deep snow cover

Wildlife Wednesdays: Fernandina Giant Tortoise

Wildlife Wednesdays: Fernandina Giant Tortoise

Deemed "possibly extinct" years ago, the Giant Tortoise reappears after 113 years!

Aquaponics In The LED Age

Aquaponics In The LED Age

Aquaponics presents a promising system of year-round crop and fish raising, with reduced waste and energy needs.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Anvil Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Anvil Clouds

A discussion on clouds that can be associated with Cumulonimbus clouds.

US Weather Spotlight: 3-1-19

US Weather Spotlight: 3-1-19

Meteorological spring begins today but still very wintry across a lot of the country through the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday - How Does Lake-Effect Snow Form?

Professor Paul Thursday - How Does Lake-Effect Snow Form?

A study into what ingredients need to come together in order for lake-effect snow to form.

Wildlife Wednesdays: White Lemuroid Ringtail Possum

Wildlife Wednesdays: White Lemuroid Ringtail Possum

Australia's first native mammal on the brink of extinction due to changing climate.

Aircraft Enhanced Precipitation

Aircraft Enhanced Precipitation

Under the right conditions, aircraft can create narrow corridors of enhanced rain and snowfall rates.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Virga

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Virga

It looks like it going to rain, the radar proves it. So why isn't it raining on the surface?

Professor Paul Thursday-Do You Burn More Calories in Cold Wx

Professor Paul Thursday-Do You Burn More Calories in Cold Wx

A comparison of the calorie burn that one gets when exercising in warm or cold weather conditions.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Adélie Penguins

Wildlife Wednesdays: Adélie Penguins

Since the 1970's, colonies of these penguins have dropped by 80%!

Atmospheric Rivers...A New Scale

Atmospheric Rivers...A New Scale

Introducing a new scale to rank the major West Coast rainstorms known as "atmospheric rivers."

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Pileus Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Pileus Clouds

Many have seen it, but not everyone has known what these clouds are called or how they are formed. Lucky enough, Courtney’s Cloud Corner can help explain.

Professor Paul Thursday - Snowiest Cities in the US

Professor Paul Thursday - Snowiest Cities in the US

A look at which US cities have the highest average annual snowfall

Wildlife Wednesdays: Sea Turtles

Wildlife Wednesdays: Sea Turtles

The effects of climate change are likely to have a devastating impact because sea turtles use both marine and terrestrial habitats.

Fabric of the Future

Fabric of the Future

A new textile is being developed that can automatically keep the body warm or cool depending on the surrounding conditions.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Hail vs Graupel

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Hail vs Graupel

There are several different types of precipitation that can come from a cloud, but two of them can be hard to distinguish.

Professor Paul Thursday- The Strongest Winds Ever Recorded

Professor Paul Thursday- The Strongest Winds Ever Recorded

A look at where the strongest winds on Earth have been measured

Wildlife Wednesdays: Sierra Nevada Blue

Wildlife Wednesdays: Sierra Nevada Blue

These butterflies have already become endangered just from human impacts alone.

Deluge in Paradise

Deluge in Paradise

A new U.S. 24-hour record rainfall has been confirmed for the April 14-15, 2018 rainfall event in Kauai.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Microbursts

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Microbursts

Microbursts, what are they and how are they formed?

Professor Paul Thursday - How Cold Can it Get?

Professor Paul Thursday - How Cold Can it Get?

A look the microphysics of temperature and what is theoretically the lowest temperature possible

The Future of Snowstorms

The Future of Snowstorms

What does global climate change mean for major nor'easters in the coming decades?

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Arcus Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Arcus Clouds

Many people have been mystified by these clouds as they are beautiful to see, but, if you look behind them they carry a dark and ominous storm.

Professor Paul Thursday - What is an Alberta Clipper?

Professor Paul Thursday - What is an Alberta Clipper?

A study of where the term Alberta Clipper was derived from and what impacts can be expected when one hits.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Bramble Cay Melomys

Wildlife Wednesdays: Bramble Cay Melomys

A changing climate has caused these creatures to be "almost certainly extinct"

The Sound of Snow

The Sound of Snow

Taking a look at the sound absorbing properties of snow.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Lenticular Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Lenticular Clouds

Some clouds can look like cottage cheese, where others look like ocean wave, but have you ever seen a cloud that appears like a UFO?

Ménage à Trois

Ménage à Trois

Full moon, Super moon, and lunar eclipse – the trifecta.

US Weather Spotlight: 1-18-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-18-19

A winter storm, an arctic surge of cold air and an active northwest through the weekend.

Professor Paul Thursday - How is Wind Chill Calculated?

Professor Paul Thursday - How is Wind Chill Calculated?

An in-depth look into how the wind chill was developed and what goes into calculating this apparent temperature.

US Weather Spotlight: 1-17-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-17-19

Rain and snow in the east and west today.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Giant Mountain Lobelia

Wildlife Wednesdays: Giant Mountain Lobelia

Mountainous regions in Ethiopia are expected to warm, possibly 3 times the increase recorded over the 20th century, causing for stress in these plants.

US Weather Spotlight: 1-16-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-16-19

More rain and snow in the west, and a quick moving system in the central US

Floating a Solar Panel Land Use Solution

Floating a Solar Panel Land Use Solution

Floating solar panel technology could free up millions of acres of land that would be occupied by traditional land-based solar power plants.

US Weather Spotlight: 1-15-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-15-19

Slick roads possible in the Midwest and Great Lakes, and a storm continues to affect the west.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Kelvin Helmholtz Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Kelvin Helmholtz Clouds

Some clouds look like animals, where others appear like different shapes, but have you ever seen a cloud that resembles beach waves?

US Weather Spotlight: 1-11-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-11-19

Widespread rain and snow with winter storm in southern Plains today.

Professor Paul Thursday - Can it Snow in Miami?

Professor Paul Thursday - Can it Snow in Miami?

A study on what happened back in Jan. of 1977 to produce snow in much of South Florida

US Weather Spotlight: 1-10-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-10-19

A storm begins to develop in the southern Rockies today.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Baird's Sandpiper

Wildlife Wednesdays: Baird's Sandpiper

Warming temperatures in the Arctic may lead to earlier hatching of these birds outside of prime feeding season

US Weather Spotlight: 1-9-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-9-19

Active weather continues in the northeast and northwest while dry conditions prevail in the central part of the country.

Bumblebee Weather Tech

Bumblebee Weather Tech

Weather sensors now small enough to be carried on the backs of bumblebees.

US Weather Spotlight: 1-8-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-8-19

Rain and snow for parts of the Great Lakes, Northeast, and Pacific Northwest today.

US Weather Spotlight: 1-7-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-7-19

A couple low pressure systems look to affect the middle of the US and also over in the West Coast. See what's the scoop, in the full article.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Fallstreak Holes

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Fallstreak Holes

What are fallstreak holes and how are they formed?

US Weather Spotlight: 1-5-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-5-19

The becomes more active and the east quiets down just a bit over the weekend.

The Cause of Northern Lights

The Cause of Northern Lights

What are the Northern Lights/Auroras?

US Weather Spotlight: 1-4-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-4-19

Wet in parts of the east, precipitation continues in the northwest and mild across much of the country

Professor Paul Thursday- Where is the World's Saltiest Lake?

Professor Paul Thursday- Where is the World's Saltiest Lake?

A look into how lakes become salty and where the saltiest lakes in the world are located.

US Weather Spotlight: 1-3-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-3-19

Wet and wintry in parts of the south and northwest today.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Hawaiian Honeycreepers

Wildlife Wednesdays: Hawaiian Honeycreepers

As climate change becomes more of an issue, some species are disappearing at an alarming rate

US Weather Spotlight: 1-2-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-2-19

Wintry in central TX, heavy rain in east TX, and more

Tornadogenesis...A New Understanding

Tornadogenesis...A New Understanding

A new study has shown the "top down" theory of tornado formation is largely incorrect.

US Weather Spotlight: 1-1-19

US Weather Spotlight: 1-1-19

Very cold start in the Plains today and showers possible in parts of the south.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-31-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-31-18

Well here we are, the end of 2018. We did it! What's going on weather wise for your celebrations? Check it out in the full article.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Fog

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Fog

A look at some of the different types of fog.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-28-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-28-18

Winter storm continues east, more snow in parts of the SW.

Professor Paul Thursday - The Polar Vortex

Professor Paul Thursday - The Polar Vortex

A look at what the polar vortex is and how it impacts the winter season each year.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-27-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-27-18

Winter storm continues east today.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-26-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-26-18

Winter storm in the central part of the country and another system in the northwest

Screaming Skies

Screaming Skies

New analysis clarifies the possible inspiration for the vivid skies in Edvard Munch's The Scream.

US Weather Spotlight: Christmas 2018

US Weather Spotlight: Christmas 2018

Precipitation chances continue in the west today and increase in the Plains overnight.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-24-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-24-18

Again, we aren't expecting too much weather across the country. See where some snow showers and some rain is possible.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Forming Precipitation

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Forming Precipitation

How does precipitation form in clouds?

US Weather Spotlight: 12-22-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-22-18

Rain and snow still in the Northwest, light precipitation possible in other areas.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-21-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-21-18

The east stays wet and it quiets down a bit briefly in the northwest.

Professor Paul Thursday - Ever Heard of a Blue Norther?

Professor Paul Thursday - Ever Heard of a Blue Norther?

An in-depth look at what a blue norther is and a historical look at one that hit the U.S. in 1911

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Where does the term Winter Solstice come from?

US Weather Spotlight: 12-20-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-20-18

Heavy rain in the east and more valley rain and mountain snow in the northwest.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Effects from Winter Weather

Wildlife Wednesdays: Effects from Winter Weather

Cold weather can be just as miserable to wildlife as hot summers

US Weather Spotlight: 12-19-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-19-18

Moisture increases in the east, another strong Pacific storm approaches the northwest.

Fossil Fuels...Still On The Rise

Fossil Fuels...Still On The Rise

Despite advances in renewable energy proliferation, 2018 carbon dioxide emission are projected to rise worldwide.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-18-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-18-18

The northwest continues to be quiet and rain showers tonight in TX.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-17-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-17-18

Not much going on across the US today. One small disturbance in the NW and in the NE. See what they will do, in the full article.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Snowflakes

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Snowflakes

Have you ever tried to catch a snowflake compare it to the next snowflake?

US Weather Spotlight: 12-15-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-15-18

Storms continue to affect the east and northwest over the weekend.

Winter Solstice Date Facts

Winter Solstice Date Facts

Events that have occurred on this date in history.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-14-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-14-18

Storm in the southeast and northwest nice in the Plains

Professor Paul Thursday - Chances of a White Christmas

Professor Paul Thursday - Chances of a White Christmas

A look into what the chances of a white Christmas are across the U.S.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-13-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-13-18

High winds in the southern Plains, snow for parts of TX

Wildlife Wednesdays: Effects from Wildfires

Wildlife Wednesdays: Effects from Wildfires

The frequency of wildfires have increased in the western part of the U.S, with climate change being a major contributing factor

US Weather Spotlight: 12-12-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-12-18

Four different systems affecting parts of the country today and tonight.

Last Time to See Them!

Last Time to See Them!

This is the last major meteor shower of the year, the Geminid Meteor shower.

The 2018 Redding Firenado

The 2018 Redding Firenado

How the 2018 Carr Fire near Redding, CA generated a true firenado.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-11-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-11-18

Precipitation ends in the southeast, heavy precipitation in the northwest.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-10-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-10-18

Not too much going on weather wise today. Except for a few snow systems. See where they are in the full article.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Stratus Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Stratus Clouds

A name to these gloomy clouds and an explanation to differentiate between the different classifications.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-8-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-8-18

Significant winter weather and heavy rain for the southeast and precipitation chances continue in the northwest this weekend.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-7-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-7-18

Storm moves from the southwest into the southern Plains today.

Professor Paul Thursday - Ice Safety Course

Professor Paul Thursday - Ice Safety Course

A study of what precautions should be taken before venturing out onto ice.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-6-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-6-18

Cold front in the east and storm system continue to move through the southwest.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Effects from Heat Waves

Wildlife Wednesdays: Effects from Heat Waves

"Some species can handle a level of drought and heat, but we are pushing them beyond their ability to cope"- Amanda Staudt

US Weather Spotlight: 12-5-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-5-18

Light snow showers in parts of the country, and storm system continues to affect southern CA.

Humming of an Antarctic Ice Shelf

Humming of an Antarctic Ice Shelf

What can seismic data reveal about the condition of ice shelves?

US Weather Spotlight: 12-4-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-4-18

Fairly quiet today for much of the country, rain chances increasing in California

US Weather Spotlight: 12-2-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-2-18

The calm after the storm. Pretty much explains conditions today. Check out full details in the article.

Happiness Photo Feature Contest Winner

Happiness Photo Feature Contest Winner

We have our newest winner for the weekly photo contest! Come check out who they are by going to the full article!

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Cirrus Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Cirrus Clouds

An explanation of how Cirrus Clouds form the "wispy" appearance and example of the different types of Cirrus Clouds.

US Weather Spotlight: 12-1-18

US Weather Spotlight: 12-1-18

Winter storm continues east over the weekend

US Weather Spotlight: 11-30-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-30-18

Rain, snow, ice, and severe storms all possible today.

Professor Paul Thursday - Snow to Liquid Ratios

Professor Paul Thursday - Snow to Liquid Ratios

A study on what a snow to liquid ratio is and what factors impact it.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-29-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-29-18

Light snow in the Upper Midwest, rain and snow continues in the west.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Effects from Floods

Wildlife Wednesdays: Effects from Floods

Climate change is expected to bring more frequent and heavier rains in the years to come.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-28-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-28-18

Snow lingers in the Northeast, rain and snow again in the west

Solar Energy On Sale

Solar Energy On Sale

What's behind the large cost declines of solar panel technology?

US Weather Spotlight: 11-27-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-27-18

More snow for parts of the country today.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-26-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-26-18

Still looking a little active with a few low pressure systems. Where are they going to be and what will they cause?

Pets Photo Feature Contest Winner

Pets Photo Feature Contest Winner

Well, we have to be honest with you... this was by far the hardest contest winner by far because of the submissions we got. Check out who the winner is in the full article.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Cumulus Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Cumulus Clouds

Have you ever gone outside and pondered what the clouds look like?

US Weather Spotlight: 11-24-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-24-18

Winter storm this weekend

Weekly Photo Feature Contest: Happiness Theme

Weekly Photo Feature Contest: Happiness Theme

The latest and perhaps similar to last week's theme for our photo contest is open. This week's theme is Happiness. Whatever this means to you, we want to see it. Check out full details in the article.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-23-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-23-18

West stays active and wet conditions increasing in parts of the east today.

Professor Paul Thursday - The First Thanksgiving

Professor Paul Thursday - The First Thanksgiving

A description of the perils that the Mayflower had to overcome to cross the Atlantic.

US Weather Spotlight: Thanksgiving 2018

US Weather Spotlight: Thanksgiving 2018

Heavy rain and snow in the west, much of the east dry.

Full Beaver Moon!

Full Beaver Moon!

The full moon in November is called the Full Beaver Moon.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Effects from Drought

Wildlife Wednesdays: Effects from Drought

When we don’t have enough water because of a drought, wildlife is affected in many different ways.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-21-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-21-18

Travel trouble western NY and west coast today.

Mountain Snowpack – A New Estimate

Mountain Snowpack – A New Estimate

Using computer modeling to get a better estimate of North American snowpack.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-20-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-20-18

Snow for New England and maybe some light rain overnight on west coast.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-19-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-19-18

Still a relatively quiet day across most of the US. Expecting some snow showers across Ern MN and Northern portions of WI, also the upper peninsula of MI. Also a band of rain showers from MA west-southwestward to parts of AK.

Water and Ice Photo Feature Winner

Water and Ice Photo Feature Winner

We have our newest winner on our wall of growing featured photographers. Check out the full article to find out who it is!

Weekly Photo Feature Contest: Pets Theme

Weekly Photo Feature Contest: Pets Theme

The latest photo feature contest is now open for the week. Check out the examples this week in the full article.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Mammatus Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Mammatus Clouds

What are these pouch appearing clouds and how are they formed?

US Weather Spotlight: 11-17-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-17-18

Very quiet weather across most of the US today. A few early morning snow showers across MN. Longer lasting snowfall in Southern MT and most of WY.

Coming to a Sky Near You!

Coming to a Sky Near You!

The Leonid Meteor Shower is Nov 17th and 18th, 2018.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-16-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-16-18

Weather activity is slowly starting to diminish across much of the US today. High pressure starting to dominate across most of the US as the last of the Low pressure system in the NE moves over the Atlantic.

Professor Paul Thursday - Why Are There Tides?

Professor Paul Thursday - Why Are There Tides?

A look at the forces that produce the high and low tide cycles on Earth

US Weather Spotlight: 11-15-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-15-18

Very active winter weather across much of the eastern portions of the Upper Midwest and much of the East Coast states. Heavy rains also possible further South along the coast.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Effects from Hurricanes

Wildlife Wednesdays: Effects from Hurricanes

The intensification of weather and climate extremes is causing dangerous changes to our landscapes, putting greater stress on wildlife species and their habitats.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-14-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-14-18

Rain, snow, ice, and wind today in the eastern third of the US

Considering a 100% Renewable Energy Future

Considering a 100% Renewable Energy Future

Addressing the hurdles on the way to a 100% renewable energy future.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-13-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-13-18

Coastal low continues to affect the Northeast, rain shower chances return late tonight in the Pacific Northwest.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-12-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-12-18

Wintry weather from northeast NM to MO, and steady rains for the South and Mid Atlantic

Halloween Photo Feature Winner

Halloween Photo Feature Winner

We have our newest inductee into the photo feature contest winner wall. Check out who it is inside this weeks featured photographer.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Crepuscular Rays

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Crepuscular Rays

What causes Crepuscular Rays, or sun rays, to appear?

US Weather Spotlight: 11-10-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-10-18

Another round of snow for MT, ND, and MN today

Weekly Photo Feature Contest: Water and Ice Theme

Weekly Photo Feature Contest: Water and Ice Theme

Latest photo feature contest is open for entries. Check out this week's theme choice of water and ice.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-9-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-9-18

Significant snows in the Great Lakes, soaking rains for parts of the east

Professor Paul Thursday - The Largest Freshwater Lakes

Professor Paul Thursday - The Largest Freshwater Lakes

A look at where the largest freshwater lakes in the world are located and how they stack up to one another.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-8-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-8-18

Wet again in the south, cold and snowy from the Central Plains to Great Lakes

Wildlife Wednesdays: Animal Folklore

Wildlife Wednesdays: Animal Folklore

Harsh winter ahead? Signs from nature may tell us if so!

US Weather Spotlight: 11-7-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-7-18

Snow accumulations and heavy downpours today.

Reexamining a Great Lakes Disaster

Reexamining a Great Lakes Disaster

Using computer weather and wave models to reexamine the storm that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-6-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-6-18

Umbrellas, winter coats, and shoveled sidewalks needed heading to the polls today.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-4-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-4-18

Snow Showers across Eastern and Northern Idaho, Western Montana and NE parts of Wyoming. Rain showers from WI down to parts of Northern Alabama.

Fall Colors Photo Feature Winner

Fall Colors Photo Feature Winner

We have our first photo feature contest winner! Sharon B. of Upper Peninsula Photography.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Clouds on Fire

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Clouds on Fire

Why do some sunrises and sunsets have warm hues?

US Weather Spotlight: 11-3-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-3-18

Rain, snow and wind over the weekend

Weekly Photo Feature Contest: Halloween Theme

Weekly Photo Feature Contest: Halloween Theme

November's first weekly photo contest. Theme this week is Halloween. Winner from last week will be featured on Sunday.

2018 Fall Foliage Forecast

2018 Fall Foliage Forecast

When to expect peak fall foliage during the 2018 fall season.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-2-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-2-18

Wet in the east and northwest again, snow in the northern Plains

Professor Paul Thursday - Why Lows Spin Counterclockwise

Professor Paul Thursday - Why Lows Spin Counterclockwise

A Look at Why Low Pressure Systems Spin Counterclockwise around their Center.

US Weather Spotlight: 11-1-18

US Weather Spotlight: 11-1-18

The east and northwest stay wet and some accumulating snow possible in ND and MN.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Animal Behavior

Wildlife Wednesdays: Animal Behavior

Can certain animals predict the weather?

US Weather Spotlight: Halloween 2018

US Weather Spotlight: Halloween 2018

Severe storms in the south and snow in the NW this evening and overnight.

Weather Observer In Your Pocket

Weather Observer In Your Pocket

How weather data collected from smartphones may be used to improve computer weather models in the future.

US Weather Spotlight: 10-30-18

US Weather Spotlight: 10-30-18

Heavy rain potential in the Midwest and Northwest, Snow in the Colorado Rockies

US Weather Spotlight: 10-29-18

US Weather Spotlight: 10-29-18

Dense Fog across areas of Houston, TX and some strong winds expected in parts of Western Virginia.

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Cumulonimbus Clouds

Courtney's Cloud Corner: Cumulonimbus Clouds

What are those dark and ominous clouds called?

Weekly Photo Feature Contest: Fall Colors Theme

Weekly Photo Feature Contest: Fall Colors Theme

Become the First Featured Photographer on our Website!

Professor Paul Thursday - Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Professor Paul Thursday - Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Why Leaves Change Color in the Fall.

Hurricane Michael Nearing Florida's Coast

Hurricane Michael Nearing Florida's Coast

Michael is a massive category 4 storm just hours away from making landfall

Autumnal Equinox

Autumnal Equinox

Good riddance summer, hello fall!!

Hurricane Florence Approaches Eastern Seaboard

Hurricane Florence Approaches Eastern Seaboard

As predicated, Hurricane Florence has spun into a category 4 hurricane with sustained winds around 130 mph.

Trouble In Paradise - Hurricane Lane Lurks Near Hawaii

Trouble In Paradise - Hurricane Lane Lurks Near Hawaii

Hurricane Lane has been causing a stir in the Pacific Ocean over the past several days

Extreme Weather...On The Rise?

Extreme Weather...On The Rise?

More droughts, more floods...just "fake news" or a real trend?

Fuzzy Forecasters

Fuzzy Forecasters

How did the woolly worm become a winter forecaster and what can it tell you?

The Sky is FALLING!!!

The Sky is FALLING!!!

Sneak peak of Halley's Comet this weekend, the Orionid meteor shower.

Look Hot Without Feeling HOT

Look Hot Without Feeling HOT

Don’t be THAT guy who passes out at the BBQ.

Rare Rainbows

Rare Rainbows

Have you seen any of these?

Beware! Incoming Storms! Watches vs. Warnings

Beware! Incoming Storms! Watches vs. Warnings

When you can chill and when you should freak out!

Fulminology

Fulminology

The shocking truth about fulminology!