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Arctic blast poised to shatter records this week

Millions of Americans will get an early preview of winter this week as a blast of Arctic air descends on the East Coast. In fact, the National Weather Service predicts more than 300 cold-weather records could be tied or even…

Why quitting the Paris climate deal is a bad idea

The Trump administration has officially notified the United Nations that it will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, a landmark international climate change deal reached in 2015. The move is slated to take effect on Nov. 4, 2020. This…

What is a waterspout?

[embedded content] A waterspout popped up off the coast in Limassol, Cyprus, this week, turning heads at the pier. There were no reports of damage, but it did raise plenty of questions, like what exactly is a waterspout and what…

15 spectacular shots from Weather Photographer of the Year contest

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), in association with WeatherPro, has announced the winners of the 2019 Weather Photographer of the Year competition. From an Arizona haboob to a stranded ship in Taiwan to a geisha caught in a downpour, these…

What is a stormquake?

Scientists have discovered that massive storms can cause seismic events on the ocean floor. These previously unknown phenomena can be as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. “We’re calling them ‘stormquakes,’” said lead author Wenyuan Fan, a Florida State University…

Massive winter storm heads for the Plains

[embedded content] Colorado got smacked with a heavy hint of winter this week as temperatures dropped 74 degrees in two days and parts of the state received as much as nine inches of snow. While sunshine and milder temperatures are…

These are the big cities where carbon emissions are already dropping

When countries worldwide signed the Paris Agreement in 2016, they agreed to hold the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius. When a city or country has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 10%…

Why lightning is so much deadlier for animals than it is for humans

[embedded content] You may have already seen the jarring video that’s making the rounds on social media: A man walking his dogs near Houston, Texas, takes a direct hit from a bolt of lightning. He topples to the ground, unconscious….

Whatever happened to fall?

Where did you go, fall? We’re starting to worry about you. We’re weeks into the season of light sweaters, savory soups and various pumpkin spice concoctions, yet there’s nary a hint of the annual cool down. Instead, for many Americans,…

Bizarre autumn snowstorm blasts western U.S.

[embedded content] We’re only a few days into autumn and several feet of snow have fallen in the northern Rockies and across western parts of the U.S., including Montana, Washington and Oregon. In Montana, where some areas received as much…