meteorology

weather

Hurricane Categories Don’t Capture How Dangerous Florence Is

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale only measures wind speed and nothing else.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.14.18
BOMB CYCLONE

'Bomb Cyclone' Is a Term Pulled From Deep in Meteorology Glossaries to Get Clicks

The National Weather Service says it's "solely a meteorological term" and doesn't describe the impacts of the storm.
Ashwin Rodrigues
1.3.18
Ophelia

Even Meteorologists Think Hurricane Ophelia Is Really Weird

Some Sunday forecasts for ex-hurricane Ophelia, which is now striking Ireland, didn't show its full path.
Caroline Haskins
10.16.17
go ahead, judge me

I Pulled 30 Years of Weather Data to Calculate the Perfect Wedding Date

I am insufferable.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.23.17
africa

Why Ghana Started a Space Program

The West African nation has grand plans for space science, and they start by looking back on Earth.
Chris Matthews
1.5.16
nasa

We’re Halfway to Global Warming’s 'Dangerous Limit'

We're blowing past another major climate milestone. And it isn't a good one.
Brian Merchant
11.9.15
mexico

Behind Patricia: How Climate Change Is Fueling the Strongest Storm Ever Recorded

“It is an indicator of what the future looks like.”
Brian Merchant
10.23.15
Canada

A Weather Tracking Black Hole Is Helping Uncover the Mysteries of Tornadoes

"The reality is we probably truly underestimate the number of tornadoes."
Jordan Pearson
9.14.15
weather

Henry Piddington and the 'New Science of Cyclonology'

'A curious and beautiful' 19th-century experiment based on being thrashed by a deadly storm.
Michael Byrne
2.21.15
winter

Why Weather Predictions Will Never Be Perfect

The blizzard predicted for the East Coast was mostly spot on, except for one area: Manhattan.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.27.15
machines

Supercomputer-Powered Models Are About to Make Weather Forecasts More Accurate

The UK Met Office has an improved forecasting model, but it's already awaiting the next revolutionary supercomputer system.
Victoria Turk
9.15.14
earth

The Weather Channel Gives a Forecast in the Year 2050: The Outlook? Apocalyptic

That time the UN and the Weather Channel teamed up to produce science fiction.
Brian Merchant
9.10.14