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 relatively new wind energy farm in central Wisconsin has created a newly-discovered, puzzling side effect: interference with the local National Weather Service doppler radar.
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.
In a cost-cutting move that could save the FAA over one million dollars, officials are considering removing on-site weather forecasters from major airport traffic control towers and instead relying on National Weather Service forecasters tailoring products specifically for the airports.
In a follow-up to an earlier report about the probability of a White Christmas in the US, the NOHRSC Snow Analysis map shows that as of December 25, 2008, over half of the us (53%) is blanketed by snow (click map for a larger view).Â A sequence of strong winter storms over the first three […]
The weather channel, a shell of what it used to be, is up for sale. For those that remember, the Weather Channel began in the early 1980’s as a channel devoted soley to the weather: what is happening now (currently) and what the forecast is. Established in 1982, the channel initially attracted an audience of […]
In a news story Fake tornado picture embarrasses newsrooms, an Australian news agency admits to having publicized a “photoshopped” image of a tornado. A woman sent it to them as a joke thinking there wouldn’t be a chance it’d be aired on TV or online. She was wrong. [tags]Extreme Weather, Tornadoes, Weather[/tags]