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Jul

Partly sunny vs. mostly cloudy: Why are weather terms so confusing?If you never really learned what meteorological words meant, here’s a primer.

Partly sunny vs. mostly cloudy: Why are weather terms so confusing?
If you never really learned what meteorological words meant, here’s a primer.

15

Jul

Will there be a polar vortex in the summer?Typhoon Neoguri, that formed in the Pacific Ocean last week, has likely set off a wacky weather pattern that is interfering with the jet stream over the Midwestern U.S.

Will there be a polar vortex in the summer?
Typhoon Neoguri, that formed in the Pacific Ocean last week, has likely set off a wacky weather pattern that is interfering with the jet stream over the Midwestern U.S.

05

Jun

What is beach restoration?Beaches change — whether from natural erosion or from storms such as Hurricane Sandy. That’s where human intervention can play a role.

What is beach restoration?
Beaches change — whether from natural erosion or from storms such as Hurricane Sandy. That’s where human intervention can play a role.

04

Jun

Stunning new storm video puts the ‘super’ in supercellThis time-lapse masterpiece from Kansas might be the best video of a thunderstorm you’ll ever see.

Stunning new storm video puts the ‘super’ in supercell
This time-lapse masterpiece from Kansas might be the best video of a thunderstorm you’ll ever see.

03

Jun

Brace for record heat as El Nino approachesThis year’s predicted El Niño could increase global surface temperatures by 0.18 to 0.36 degrees Fahrenheit depending on its intensity.

Brace for record heat as El Nino approaches
This year’s predicted El Niño could increase global surface temperatures by 0.18 to 0.36 degrees Fahrenheit depending on its intensity.

22

May

How lenticular clouds are formed

21

May

El Nino forecast: Will 2014 play out like 1997?Model predictions issued by the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center forecast a 65 percent chance for a strong El Niño this year.

El Nino forecast: Will 2014 play out like 1997?
Model predictions issued by the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center forecast a 65 percent chance for a strong El Niño this year.

14

May

Tropical cyclones and hurricanes shifting toward the polesBy tracking where tropical cyclones hit at their strongest point, called peak intensity, the scientists discovered that storms are heading north and south.

Tropical cyclones and hurricanes shifting toward the poles
By tracking where tropical cyclones hit at their strongest point, called peak intensity, the scientists discovered that storms are heading north and south.

22

Apr

Weather-controlling super lasers get closer to realityResearchers ‘fix’ the inherent weakness of a laser beam, making it capable of creating rain and lightning from afar.

Weather-controlling super lasers get closer to reality
Researchers ‘fix’ the inherent weakness of a laser beam, making it capable of creating rain and lightning from afar.

18

Mar

Don’t miss these incredible photos: Spring! It’s almost here … at least for some of us
The official start date for the spring equinox is March 20, but the true essence of the season may be a few weeks off depending on where you live (I’m looking at you, Chicago). If that’s the case for you, tide yourself over with these dreamy spring images that will give you hope for the impending warm weather.