A map of significant climate events for the United States in June looks almost apocalyptic: hellish heat, ferocious fires and severe storms leaving people injured, homeless and even dead.
One of John Athanson's earliest memories is seeing mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs, the "City of Live Mermaids."
The start of summer means mermaids on Coney Island. New York City hosted the 30th annual Mermaid Parade today.
It's hot out there. But this time, it's more than idle water cooler talk, according to weather scientists.
The director of the National Weather Service announced his sudden retirement last week after an internal investigation found the agency shifted some of its funding internally without asking Congress, according to officials familiar with the situation.
Despite some early storms this year, forecasters Thursday predicted a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season with nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes and one to three major hurricanes.
About every two weeks, Rick Allen gets a series of thermal snapshots from high above Earth that show how water gets used across the western United States, a perennial source of friction in the largely arid region.
A wooden ship believed to be over 200 years old was discovered during a recent exploration of the northern Gulf of Mexico, according to a press release from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
In the wake of the GSA convention scandal that is still reverberating across the government, officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday pulled a help-wanted ad for a magician to appear at a leadership training event for its staff in the Washington area next month.
March 2012 will go down as the warmest March in the United States since record-keeping began in 1895, NOAA said Monday.
Folks in hurricane-prone areas of the United States and Caribbean may breathe a sigh of relief this year. Forecasters at Colorado State University say a less-active hurricane season is in store.
Most Americans can put away winter coats and umbrellas and break out the short sleeves and sunglasses even though spring doesn't officially begin until next week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Australia is emerging from the grip of its strongest La Nina weather pattern on record -- a meteorological event that brings either devastating floods or, in the case of its counterpart El Nino, scorching droughts.
CNN's Jenny Harrison reports on the effects of La Nina on the severe flooding in Australia.
The Southern Plains of the United States are likely to see a continuation of a severe drought this winter, while the Pacific Northwest will be colder and wetter than average, according to data released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
With at least 1,488 tornadoes and 547 deaths, 2011 has been one for the record books. Although the tools forecasters use are getting better, concerns remain about whether residents have enough accurate information or are heeding warnings.
The summer of 2011 was the second hottest on record for the United States, and the hottest in 75 years, government weather experts said Thursday.
At one time or another, Hurricane Irene posed a risk to almost everyone living along the Eastern Seaboard, from Florida to the Canadian Maritimes. Where would Irene track? Which communities would be affected, and how badly?
Hurricane warnings have been issued for North Carolina. CNN's John Zarrella is in Atlantic Beach as that town prepares.
Before the last drops of rain from Hurricane Irene had dried, the attacks began on meteorologists for not accurately forecasting the exact strength of this weather system.
FEMA Director Craig Fugate says a little more than 5 million are without power after Hurricane Irene.
It's easy enough to take for granted how much we know about the weather these days. Take Hurricane Irene: There are plenty of weather maps showing the path of that storm, which is churning through the Caribbean on its way to the East Coast of the United States. We have a pretty good idea of where Irene is heading and how strong it will be when it hits land.
Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean hit the lowest monthly recorded level for July in more than three decades of record-keeping, while overall global temperatures for the month were the seventh-warmest on record, U.S. researchers reported Monday.
Hurricane season officially began Wednesday, with forecasters saying it's likely to be an above-average season.
Three to six major hurricanes could form over the Atlantic Ocean this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday in its annual hurricane season forecast.
The tornado outbreak that ravaged the southern U.S. this week, exacting a particularly harsh toll in Alabama, can seem like a freakish demonstration of nature's power. What might be more extraordinary, though, is our capacity to pretend that disaster -- and the sudden upending of ordinary life that it brings forth -- is not part of our very fabric, what poet John Keats might have called "A partner in your sorrow's mysteries."
Buried deep inside the GOP House of Representatives plan to trim the 2011 budget is a line item that will take $454 million away from the agency running the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
With the help of a sensor that will be built into upcoming computers, your tablet or smartphone may intuitively tell you when it's going to rain.
Exhausted and emotional residents of Bundaberg, Australia, prepare for more rain. Seven Network's Carly Waters reports.
Australia's northeastern state of Queensland begins 2011 facing historic river flooding along many coastal rivers, namely the Fitzroy River near the city of Rockhampton. In Rockhampton, the river is expected to reach its crest on Wednesday at a height exceeded only once in recorded history, back in January 1918.
Floods have devastated the landscape of the state of Queensland, Australia, but they also present a high risk to the Great Barrier Reef.
November 30th marks the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, and although it was extremely active, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling 2010 a "gentle giant."
More than 8,000 square miles in the Gulf of Mexico were reopened for fishing Monday, leaving less than 1 percent of waters closed, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
Federal forecasters on Thursday called for another winter of extremes, with the Pacific Northwest expecting a wetter and colder season than average and the South and Southeast yearning for rain.
Nearly 7,000 more square miles of fishing waters were reopened in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, leaving only 7 percent of federal waters in the region still closed to fishing operations, authorities said.
When researchers present what the media perceive as "big" findings -- as my colleagues and I did last week in reporting a plume of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico -- it is incumbent on scientists and journalists to keep the results in perspective and refrain from veering into misleading waters.
CNN's John Roberts talks to Rep. Ed Markey about the amount of oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico.
The dissipation of Tropical Depression Five in the Gulf of Mexico means that preparations are being made to resume drilling of a relief well intended to permanently seal BP's ruptured deepwater oil well.
Adm. Thad Allen says severe weather will delay the time crews can begin the "bottom kill" procedure to cement the well
Is the record-shattering heatwave that has been blamed for the death of thousands in Russia somehow related to the devastating flooding in Pakistan?
A NASA scientist looks at whether heat waves, wildfires, flooding and breaking icebergs are somehow related.
Last month was the warmest June on record worldwide, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Boston's mayor extends pool hours to help children stay cool in the record heat. WCVB's Kelley Tuthill reports.
Vice President Joe Biden visits New Orleans to announce an agreement between the NOAA and FDA on Gulf food safety.
Gulf state health and fisheries officials and leaders from several federal agencies will collaborate to set safety levels for seafood coming out of the Gulf of Mexico, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday.
The NOAA administrator highlights the potential impact that the hurricane season could have on the gulf oil spill.
The coming summer and fall could be an "active to extremely active" hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, U.S. forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted.
Tar balls found on Florida Keys beaches Monday and Tuesday are not from a massive oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, the Coast Guard said Wednesday.
Some people joke the Winter Olympics should be moved to Washington, D.C. You know, somewhere where there is plenty of snow.
The last time it visited was four years ago, and right now it's embracing Vancouver. It's not the Olympic spirit, it's El Niño, the weather phenomenon that is helping to give Olympic organizers headaches by bringing warm air and rain from the South Pacific. The fog might be manna from heaven for American skier Lindsey Vonn, though, who wanted a few more days of cancelled training and races to let her bruised shin heal.
"There's nothing less sexy than data," says yachtsman Michael Moore.
Residents of the Venezuelan capital on Monday began to experience water rationing as part of a government preservation measure during a drought.
Heavy rains triggered by El Nino weather patterns could potentially prove devastating for east African nations that have been water-starved for months, the United Nations has warned.
With all of the recent deadly storms in the news, it may seem as though this year as been more active than a normal year. Since September 1 we have seen eight tropical cyclones, five of which became typhoons and two of those reached Super Typhoon status, the strongest classification of tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific.
Forecasters predict the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season will be "near-normal," with four to seven hurricanes likely, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, less than two weeks before the season begins.
The latest prediction for the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season agrees with three previous ones, forecasting a season that will be at least a bit milder than last year's.
I wanted to give this its own special post: As you might know, baseball czar Bud Selig blamed bad weather forecasting for his lamentable decision to start the World Series in the rain on Monday. Now, I will be the first to admit that blaming the weatherman/weatherwoman is one of the oldest and most noble of all American pastimes -- and I fully appreciate Bud pulling out that card when he was backed into a corner. This is a lot like people blaming the media for the mess they're in. I say: Go for it.
The federal government on Friday placed the beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, concluding that a decade-long recovery program has failed to ensure their survival
Chinese officials implemented $17 billion in antipollution programs before the start of the Games. The skies are clearer, but simple meteorology may be the chief reason why
Almost half the coral reef ecosystems in United States territory are in poor or fair condition, mostly because of rising ocean temperatures, according to a government report released Monday
The approaching 2008 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be above normal, with up to 16 named storms and up to five major hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, citing climate conditions.
The recent snowstorm in China, which has stranded hundreds of thousands of people across the country and killed dozens, is related to the La Nina phenomenon, according to a Chinese weather expert
Hurricane forecasters said their 2007 predictions were slightly off target this season, which ended Friday and produced just one U.S. hurricane and two Category 5 landfalls.
As the world warms, the United States will face more severe thunderstorms with deadly lightning, damaging hail and the potential for tornadoes, a trailblazing study by NASA scientists suggests.
"We have met the enemy, and he is us," the comic-strip character Pogo said decades ago. A new analysis of last year's near-record temperatures in the United States suggests he was right.
National Hurricane Center director Bill Proenza left his position Monday, just days after nearly half of the NHC staff signed a petition calling for his ouster.
Hurricane director leaves post
The White House is drastically scaling back efforts to measure global warming from space, just as it tries to convince the world the U.S. is ready to take the lead in reducing greenhouse gases
Authorities in the southwest Texas border town of Eagle Pass have largely completed search-and-rescue operations in the wake of a powerful tornado that killed 10 people.
Despite predictions for more storms than usual, the hurricane season of 2006 came to a close Thursday without a single hurricane making landfall in the continental United States.
Defying predictions, the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season ended with a whimper rather than a bang on Thursday, without a single hurricane hitting U.S. shores.
Although tsunami warnings and watches for parts of Japan and the Pacific Basin were lifted Wednesday, hours after an 8.3-magnitude underwater earthquake struck the region, large waves were reported in Hawaii and on the western coast of the United States.
Tsunami alerts issued after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Japan's northern coast have been lifted, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
Mary Alice and José Martín's bungalow survived Katrina - but got hit in June. That's when Allstate informed the couple that their home, a mile from the glistening Gulf of Mexico, would no longer be...
(CNN) -- The debate over why hurricanes have grown more powerful and more frequent in recent years is swirling as the United States enters what is expected to be another active Atlantic storm season.
Beijing will be shooting for the stars in a bid to stave off downpours when it hosts the Olympics Games in 2008.
Hard-learned lessons from Katrina have led to improved disaster plans for the city of New Orleans and surrounding parishes, FEMA chief David Paulison said as the new hurricane season got under way Thursday.
After a 2005 hurricane season that ravaged the Caribbean and the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, five storm names were retired in April -- but don't expect to see their jerseys in the rafters they left strewn across Cuba, Mexico, Texas, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana.
A persistent drought, coupled with unseasonably high temperatures and gusty winds, have led to a record number of wildfires this year, and weather and fire officials say conditions are ripe for more activity this spring.
Forecasters could run out of names for tropical storms and hurricanes before the season ends November 30.
Tropical Storm Harvey -- the eighth named storm of the hurricane season -- will pass very close to Bermuda early Thursday morning, said the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.
This year's record-breaking start to the hurricane season is only the beginning of what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday said could be an unusually violent year.
"Happy weekend, everybody!" chirps the bubbly weatherman in wire-rimmed glasses and a gray suit, facing the cameras in a television studio in State College, Pa. "I'm AccuWeather.com's meteorologist...
The nation's weather agency predicted two or three hurricanes could hit the United States this year, based on an Atlantic season forecast released Monday.
When wild weather decides to blow into town, it's always unstoppable and often unforgiving. But over the last few decades, several high-tech tools have improved man's ability to predict Mother Nature.
An earthquake has struck near Indonesia's northern island of Sumatra, triggering fears of new tsunamis, but none were reported.
An ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall, nightclub and swimming pool are hardly standard equipment on a research ship. But there's really nothing traditional about how the Explorer of the Seas gathers scientific data.
U.S. hurricane forecasters Monday predicted a busy 2004 Atlantic hurricane season based on a trend of above-normal activity during seven of the last nine seasons.
Forecasters are predicting the possibility of wild weather for Northeast residents -- who saw record snowfalls in December -- and mild temperatures for Westerners in 2004.
As marketing vice president at lawn chemical manufacturer Bayer Advanced, Mark Schneid has come to terms with the fact that for most homeowners, eradicating crabgrass isn't a top-of-mind concern. "...
Through their deeds and misdeeds, influential personalities have always shaped economic events. And part of your job as an investor in '98, as in any year, will be to keep an eye on those key leade...
Battling an inclement job market? Consider weather forecasting, where the extended outlook is bright. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 40% more civilian meteorologists by the year 2005, twic...
You can't blame the weather on George Bush. But El Nino, the climatological culprit behind this winter's weird weather, could hurt El Presidente this November -- or at least guarantee that he start...
Looking at the rate of change that has buffeted, battered, whacked, slammed, and shocked American managers over the past decade, one would have to conclude that any executive who seeks a competitiv...
Loading weather data ...