Joining the long tradition of jazzing up the weather forecast (a tradition honored by apps, microsites, and Haitian meteorologists), the Long John Index gives the daily Canadian forecast in the style of those “neighborhood stereotype” maps.
A massive, super cold storm is set to slam into the East later this week thanks to a process known as “bombogenesis,” and it’s going to have a massive impact on air travel. If you’re flying later this week, you might want to think of a backup plan, or at least pack a nice long book.
Bombs. They’re on the nation’s collective mind.
Though weather forecasting is a notoriously inexact science, thanks to voice assistants, pop-up notifications, and buzzing smartwatches, it’s easier than ever to keep tabs on the day’s weather (and dress accordingly). Of course, checking the truncated weather forecast on your phone might be convenient, but it could…
Fire season is becoming longer and more intense worldwide, a reality which Americans were painfully reminded of this week, when a spate of wildfires sparked Sunday night and Monday morning turned vast swaths of northern California into an apocalyptic hellscape. As of 8am Pacific time today, the so-called North Bay…
Hurricane categories range from 1 (76 mile-an-hour winds) to 5 (157 mph and up). There is no Category 6, not even for record breaking storms like Irma.
Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast on Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane.
The earth is getting warmer. That’s a fact. And as the earth gets warmer, we expect to see larger and stronger hurricanes. Also a fact. But there are folks denying these facts, even to the point of blaming the liberal media for the fact that hurricanes are in the news.
If you live near a coast, you’ve probably been biting your nails as Irma was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane, and the category numbers climbed. Irma is now a category 5 hurricane, but what do the categories mean, exactly?
Hurricane Harvey is careening through the Gulf of Mexico and planning to make landfall in Texas. It might even be the first category 3 hurricane to hit that part of the U.S. in nearly 12 years. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe during the storm.
AccuWeather was recently found to be collecting location data belonging to users of its iOS app, whether they had opted into sharing it or not. The weather app has since removed the offending piece of software, but you’ll need to update the app if you’d like to stop it from collecting any more data.
Climate change is real, and it’s impacting us far beyond just making the planet warmer. Researchers and economists at the Climate Impact Lab have created a map showing how climate change will affect different counties from now to 2099, with areas near oceans and the South being affected the most, reports NPR.
Sometimes outside car thermometers are so inaccurate that they feel like random number generators. They’re basically the worst feature of the car, next to the car’s infotainment systems. That’s because they’re not actually thermometers, they’re actually thermistors.
How do you know when to plant your tomatoes and other warm-weather crops?For those of us in temperate climates, we do our planting in and around Mother’s Day. But depending on where you are, you could have actually started a few weeks ago—or you might still need to wait a bit. Here’s how to tell.
Flood waters may not look all that threatening on TV, especially if you’re a skilled swimmer. But flash floods, like what recently happened in the Midwest, are actually incredibly dangerous, and they can strike with little to no warning. This is what you should do if you or your vehicle gets swept away by the raging…
This weekend, Nike set up an event where they declared three athletes would run the world’s fastest marathon. They were amazing athletes, to be sure, but the real news was how Nike controlled every possible condition to give the runners just the tiniest of speed boosts. And some of these are things you can do yourself.
Climate change is definitely happening, but it’s doing more than warming up the planet—it’s also affecting our well-being. A new report from the American Psychological Association explains how climate change is gradually taking a toll on our mental health.
Today is the first day of spring, or the vernal equinox, but it doesn’t feel that way for a lot of the country. It’s still pretty cold, and it will remain chilly for a while. Here’s why.
There was a snowstorm in the Northeast this week. Or maybe that supposed storm was just a light dusting. It depends on who you ask. Having grown up in the mountains of Colorado, I am well aware at just how terrible these forecasts tend to be. That’s because snow is especially difficult to predict.
It was 70 degrees on Wednesday in NYC and it is now currently 30. This is probably the weirdest time to be an on-air meteorologist. So why not be your own weather person and pick up an Acurite weather station from Amazon’s Gold Box? There are a couple to choose from, depending on how invested you are in proving the…