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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.

Unicorn Farts at Night!

Unicorn Farts at Night!

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, pets and more Pets! Also, the winner of our last week.

Pets, pets and more Pets! Also, the winner of our last week.

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! Theme this week is Happiness

Weekly Photo Feature Contest! Theme this week is Happiness

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!

Full Beaver!

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! This weeks theme is Pets.

Weekly Photo Feature Contest! This weeks theme is Pets.

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 cause 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: Theme Water and Ice

Weekly Photo Feature Contest: Theme Water and Ice

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 Color Photo Feature Winner

Fall Color 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: Theme Halloween

Weekly Photo Feature Contest: Theme Halloween

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?

Photo Feature Fall Colors Contest

Photo Feature Fall Colors Contest

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, #HurricaneFlorence has spun into a category 4 hurricane with sustained winds around 130 mph.

Trouble In Paradise as Hurricane Lane Lurks Closer to Hawaii

Trouble In Paradise as Hurricane Lane Lurks Closer to 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.

Rainbows Are Just Unicorn Farts....Right?

Rainbows Are Just Unicorn Farts....Right?

Have you seen any of these?

Beware! Incoming Storms! Watch vs. Warning

Beware! Incoming Storms! Watch vs. Warning

When you can chill and when you should freak out!

Fulminology

Fulminology

The shocking truth about fulminology!

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