As of August 30, 2015, three separate hurricanes were spinning in the central and Eastern Pacific, all of which were classified as major hurricanes due to their sustained wind speeds in excess of 110 mph. But they aren’t simply garden-variety major hurricanes: each of the three storms were particularly intense, carrying ratings of 4 (wind […]
A gallery of enduring images captured over 24 hours before, during, and following Hurricane Sandy’s landfall on the evening of October 29, 2012.
On Saturday, the Storm Prediction Center recorded just a single report of a tornado. That tornado, it turns out, is one for the record books.
A slow-moving supercell buried a Texas highway in several feet of hail on Wednesday, bringing traffic to a halt and requiring the department of transportation to call out the snow plows to clear the roadway.
A spectacular, though fleeting, display of low-level cloud streets were visible over the Kansas City metro area Wednesday morning as strong low- and mid-level southerly flow usured in moisture from the south. Cloud streets generally orient themselves parallel to the low-level flow, with a slight slant of 10-20 degrees to the left. This orientation was […]
The barrier island coast from Cape Lookout to Cape Hatteras was impacted directly by the Hurricane Irene’s strongest winds when the Category 1 Hurricane made landfall on August 27, 2011.
A spectacular dust storm blanketed Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday evening, reducing visibility to a quarter-mile or less in some areas. Even the interior of the airport was shrouded in dust.
Residents thought they were living out a scene from Ghostbusters as turbulent skies blanketed Chicago. But it wasn’t science fiction: it was a newly-coined cloud type: undulatus asperatus.