| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:36 PM
WASHINGTON — As part of its campaign to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies.
The initiative to make...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Spring is here, and with it comes flooding risks that are heightened this year because of heavy snow and ice across much of the country this winter.
The northern tier of Maryland all along the Mason-Dixon Line is included in an area with minor...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:49 AM
The odds are increasing that El Niņo, the powerful climate phenomenon that alters precipitation patterns across the globe, will develop in the Pacific Ocean this year, U.S. government forecasters say.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration&...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:15 PM
U.S. government forecasters say odds are increasing that El Niņo, an ocean-warming pattern that alters weather across the globe, will develop later this year.
Conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific have shifted enough that the National Oceanic and...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:18 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center activated its alert system Thursday to issue an El Niņo watch.
The alert means that conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific are favorable enough that El Niņo has a more than a 50% chance of...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Expect an overall nice week with lots of sun, mild mornings and warm afternoons. A weak cold front is expected to increase the chance of rain on Wednesday.
South Florida's Monday forecast calls for sunny skies with highs in the low 80s and lows in the...
| Mar 9, 2014
Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:22 PM
If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect.
A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Too many coastal Virginia residents will not be moved by the bluster accompanying the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Dire predictions of powerful storms will be met by bravado and tales of having already endured the worst Mother Nature could...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Sexism may be getting in the way of hurricane safety.
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Arizona State University looked at 63 years of hurricane fatality data collected by the National...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Expect a slightly slower than normal storm season with three to six hurricanes, including one to two major ones, government forecasters said Thursday.
The lukewarm outlook, which calls for eight to 13 storms overall, assumes El Niņo will arrive by the...