Holy Crap This Storm Was So Strong It Blew A Train Straight Off A Bridge

An incredibly powerful storm just blew through Louisiana, bringing not only heavy rain and clouds so thick they turned day into night, but also monstrously powerful winds. Winds so powerful, they blew a freight train clear off a bridge, sending shipping containers careening down below. » 4/27/15 4:55pm 4/27/15 4:55pm

Watch This Tornado Nearly Hit The Most Sedate Driver In The World


It takes a certain kind of supreme inner peace to see a massive wedge tornado head straight towards your face, have no real escape, and only be able to mutter, “It’s coming right over the top of me. I don’t really know what to do, except, I guess, sit here.” Either supreme inner peace, or, you know, quaaludes.
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The Average Commute In Boston Now Includes Your Casual Flipped Car

The buried locale formerly known as the "city of Boston" has seen a record 80,000,000 feet of snow this winter, and with it, life has seen changes. Not all at once, and some of them have been very gradual. But the biggest change may be the source of all that commuter traffic. Namely, the vehicles lying on their sides. » 2/18/15 1:57pm 2/18/15 1:57pm

Here's What To Do If Your Holiday Flight Is Canceled Or Delayed

It's Thanksgiving week — one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. And like many other years, there's a massive storm on the doorstep of the nation's northeast major hub airports that could send everyone's plans right to hell. But to help you be prepared, here are some of your options to get back on track. » 11/25/14 12:33pm 11/25/14 12:33pm

Lightning Can Kill You In Cars Now So We Might As Well Give Up

I will be the first to admit that I have a lightning phobia, along with heights. Both are rational, because both can easily kill you. But when it came to lightning, there was always The Car, an impenetrable metal fortress. But not anymore, as lightning can now go through windshields and melt your face. » 8/20/14 12:13pm 8/20/14 12:13pm

Stormchasing In A 62-Year-Old Plane Provides A Glimpse Into The Future

When Honeywell invited me out to Phoenix this May, one of the many cool things they told us about was their IntuVue 3D radar. They said they fly into thunderstorms to test out their concepts. Being a weather nut, I said, "Take me with you!" This week in Dallas, they fulfilled my request. » 8/16/14 3:15pm 8/16/14 3:15pm

Watch How Thunderstorms Affect Air Traffic In Atlanta

When it comes to thunderstorms around an airport, it's better to have a line of storms move through, versus scattered storms. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International recently received the latter. Watch as planes slalom their way between cells, or go into holding patterns to wait for landing clearance. » 8/15/14 6:04pm 8/15/14 6:04pm

The National Weather Service Will Use Airplanes As Weather Balloons

Here's how weather forecasts in the United States work: The National Weather Service attaches devices that measure pressure, temperature and humidity to weather balloons that are launched, twice a day, from 69 locations in the US. This is the way it has been since, well, the 1930s. » 6/22/14 7:27pm 6/22/14 7:27pm