So far, the MTA’s “summer of hell” included a power failure that trapped train passengers in A/C-less car for two hours, a track fire that resulted in disastrous delays, and a train derailment caused by “improper maintenance.” Incredibly, some passengers have even been walking the tracks to escape stalled trains.…
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.
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…
A massive hail storm, flogging hunks the size of baseballs, hit the middle of Colorado yesterday. Pray, dear friends, because today we wake up to a world with many fewer windshields in it.
A tornado cut through the parking lot of an auto repair shop in Lafayette, Louisiana last weekend, picking up and tossing somebody’s car. That might make the repair estimate go up.
Chasing storms is dangerous and getting increasingly reality-TV-esque, as chasers get closer and closer and closer to tornadoes for the viral thrill. But there’s push-back within this community of weather/adrenaline junkies. They’re pissed that one car full of chasers went driving straight into a tornado.
The Northeast is bracing for a snowstorm that could dump over a foot of snow with 50 mile an hour winds in certain cities. But it might not be just any snowstorm. It could be a weather bomb.
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…
Zoom! Hey, check this out. It’s rained so much in California, you can actually take one of those friggin’ Jetski Sea-Doo things right on down the road.
BRAVE THROUGH THE TREACHEROUS WEATHER, MANY VALIANT HEROES OF THE GREAT LAND GATHER TO RESCUE THE WEAK COMPACT TRANSPORT FROM THE ICE HILL ROAD.
With deadly Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the southeast, Governor Nathan Deal has just ordered a mandatory evacuation of the entire Georgia coast—six counties that are collectively home to more than half a million people.
It isn’t yet clear how close of a brush the United States is going to have with powerful, dangerous Hurricane Matthew. What is clear, in the minds of meteorologists tracking the storm, is that the entire East Coast needs to be on alert.
In October 2012, just a few days before Hurricane Sandy slammed into New Jersey, it was churning north past the narrow strip of white sand beach separating NASA’s most celebrated spaceport from the sea.
As Hermine continues to menace Florida’s northwest coast, it officially crossed over into hurricane territory this afternoon. That makes this week rather special: Florida is about to get smacked with its first hurricane in more than a decade.
I’m not sure who pissed off Raijin and Fūjin, the ancient Japanese gods of weather, but it sure seems like somebody did, since three typhoon-like storm systems just slammed into Japan at once. The result was a lot of flooding, turning many Tokyo streets into rivers, and tunnels into water pipes. Which some people were…
As a student and observer of meteorology, it constantly bums me out that people do not understand what it means when someone says there’s an “X% chance of rain” tomorrow. A 50 percent chance of rain does not mean there’s a 1-in-2 chance that you’re going to get wet.
NASA’s most recent test flight of a super pressure balloon ended prematurely, but was still able to set some records along the way, including one for flight duration.
Tornadoes. When you see a warning about them on the weather channel, it usually advises you to take shelter or get on out of there. But some folks are into chasing those storms, and we end up with extreme close ups of a phenomenon that a lot of us would rather not venture out to get for ourselves.
Rumor has it that it rains in some parts of the world, and that motorcyclists often choose to ride anyways. For those of you who ride in the rain and are fed up with trying to ride while pawing at your shield or turning your head from side to side to get the drops to blow off comes Rainpal - an electric wiper for your…
This weekend sure seemed like a fun one for a huge swath of the country, with 30 inches of snow or more burying the Northeast, roads getting shut down, and entire cities falling into anarchy as Blizzardpocalypse 2016 caused us to abandon our humanity and any pretense of law and order.