Australian town built underground so residents can escape extreme heat, dust storms
Faced with frequent dust storms and daily temperatures in excess of 110 degrees, the Australian town of Coober Pedy has had to move underground.
'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a year
The ‘Catatumbo Lightning’ has helped sailors, thwarted invasions and wowed onlookers for thousands of years, thanks to a recurring thunderstorm that can spark up to 40,000 lightning strikes in one night.
Partly sunny vs. mostly cloudy: Why are weather terms so confusing?
If you never really learned what meteorological words meant, here’s a primer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.