Fire season is becoming longer and more intense worldwide, a reality which Americans were painfully reminded of this week, when a spate of wildfires sparked Sunday night and Monday morning turned vast swaths of northern California into an apocalyptic hellscape. As of 8am Pacific time today, the so-called North Bay…
Before us humans drained it, South Florida was first and foremost a swamp. Infrastructure improvements went in to make it look the way it is today, with its sewers and drainage systems built to take water back to the ocean. But when Hurricane Irma made itself known last week, it brought back old memories of the aged…
CNN correspondent Drew Griffin was reporting on the impact of Hurricane Harvey in Beaumont, Texas, when a man drove his pickup straight into a flooded ravine right behind them during a broadcast.
As Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters begin to slowly recede from Houston, leaving behind at least 23 dead, residents and authorities alike are only beginning to assess the surreal extent of the damage throughout the region. That includes the country’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, which experts have warned…
A local news team covering the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas managed to save the life of a truck driver stranded in water during their live broadcast.
Just one day after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeastern Texas, historic flooding continued to wrack the city of Houston and surrounding areas.
Hurricane Harvey, the Category 4 storm that barreled into southeastern Texas on Friday evening, has shut down approximately a quarter of US gas production in the Gulf of Mexico.
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.