Chinese State Media is again reporting the Chinese government has successfully seeded clouds in and around Beijing to generate precipitation – this time, widespread early-season snowfall. Such weather modification efforts are not new to China.
In the first new cloud type to be officially designated in over 50 years, members of the Cloud Appreciation Society are pushing for official recognition of the undulating, ominous-appearing clouds.
A dramatic heat burst struck Oklahoma City, Oklahoma overnight with a sudden increase in temperature and severe winds that spread damage across the city. Heat bursts are an interesting, rare meteorological phenomena…
The massive wildfires in Oklahoma this week have been photographed by satellites in space which detect infrared heat signatures. The is image released by the NWS shows the widespread nature of this week’s fires.
A recent study by experts on land-atmosphere interactions suggests a connection may exist between large urban population centers and the intensity of tornadoes that impact these areas.
The Saudi Arabian capital city of Riyadh was blasted by an intense sand storm this week, dropping visibility to zero and bringing transportation to a standstill after causing dozens of automobile accidents and other disruptions.
The worsening drought in California may necessitate mandatory water rationing measures in the near future if significant precipitation does not develop in the coming weeks. Forecasters say the outlook is not good.
On January 16h, while much of New England was gripped by a chilling arctic blast, a small outpost along the Big Black River near the border with Quebec charted the new record.
For the second year in a row, Kansas tops the list for the state with the most tornadoes in 2008. Kansas recorded a total of 187 tornadoes throughout 2008, far above second-place Texas which recorded 116 over the 12-month period.
The family of a girl who was killed the evening a tornado struck Rogers, Minnesota has settled their lawsuit against the homebuilder out-of-court. The terms of the settlement were not immediately disclosed.