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

This Is Why Hurricane Hunters Can't Fly Through Regular Thunderstorms

Ever wonder why the government always sends planes into a hurricane to gather data, but doesn't really do so for regular thunderstorms? Let the Weather Channel's crazy hologram explain that it all has to do with the direction of the wind. » 2/16/15 10:30am 2/16/15 10:30am

DeBlasio: Arrest Any Assholes Screwing Around With Cars Tonight

If you eagerly await several feet of snow in New York City for donuts and other hoonage opportunities, be warned: your ass may get arrested. » 1/26/15 2:15pm 1/26/15 2:15pm

The Entire D.C. Area Is A Snow Clusterfuck Traffic Nightmare Right Now

Besides an obscenely overinflated cost of living, pretension, restaurants that are middling at best, high taxes, and its proximity to Virginia, the worst thing about Washington D.C. is its traffic. And today, on this snowy January morning, it is especially horrible. » 1/06/15 9:25am 1/06/15 9:25am

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

#BuffaloSnow Is Nothing New

Welcome to Buffalo in 1937! While on the other side of the water, 1,200 miles of Hitler's Autobahn were completed by December, at the same time, Buffalo lost five people in the battle against one hell of a snowstorm. » 11/21/14 10:22am 11/21/14 10:22am

Driving In Buffalo Sucks Right Now And It's Not Even Thanksgiving

Alright, so driving in Buffalo is terrible always, because of the constant reminders that you are, in fact, in Buffalo. But the past 24 hours have seen three feet of snow dumped on the city, and you haven't even had turkey and uncomfortable arguments with your relatives yet. » 11/18/14 10:20am 11/18/14 10:20am

Phoenix Airport Damaged By Severe Weather

Only a day after one of the country's largest transportation hubs was brought to a screeching halt by a fire an at air traffic control center, parts of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport suffered significant damage due to storms on Saturday afternoon. » 9/28/14 12:54am 9/28/14 12:54am

Listen To A Man Laugh As A Monster Wave Bears Down On His Puny Life

If I saw a wave this big, all you'd hear is the silent terror of pants being wetted. But this mariner saw a wave taller than most office buildings, and instead laughed the joyous chuckle of the criminally insane. This mariner is, clearly, a hero. » 9/15/14 7:20pm 9/15/14 7:20pm

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

This Is How You Properly Defend Your Car From The Menace Of Hail

Parking your car under a busy highway underpass to protect it from hail is for losers. Real car owners, who really appreciate their vehicles, will sacrifice their own bodies to protect the ones they love. » 6/11/14 1:10pm 6/11/14 1:10pm

Stop Crowding Underpasses Just Because You'll Get Reamed By Hail

I do not hail from a state that gets a lot of hail (get it? It's a pun, sort of!), but something about completely crowding underpasses to the point where every last bit of traffic gets jammed up behind you does not seem necessary or safe. » 6/10/14 2:42pm 6/10/14 2:42pm

Check Out This Huge Storm Near Denver Airport Last Night

I was at Denver International Airport yesterday evening as a supercell storm grazed the Southeastern side of the airport. The photo shows several phenomena including a rainbow, virga, mammatus, and the anvil cloud. » 6/05/14 7:15pm 6/05/14 7:15pm

Watch This Tornado Come Crazy Close To Destroying Everyone Here

When a tornado was bearing down on the residents of the energy boomtown of Watford, North Dakota, the only thought for safety these guys had was getting into their pickup truck. That couldn't be more wrong, and they're lucky they survived. » 5/27/14 3:29pm 5/27/14 3:29pm

What Parts Of The Country Get The Worst Weather Predictions?


When you check the day's temperature or see if it's going to rain on your way to work, the answer can vary widely depending on where you look. Luckily, the website ForecastAdvisor—which grades the accuracy of U.S. forecasting outlets such as The Weather Channel, National Weather Service (NWS), CustomWeather, and … » 5/02/14 1:18pm 5/02/14 1:18pm