| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Southern California could see above-average rainfall this winter, but it won't be enough to shake the drought that is likely to persist or intensify in large swaths of the state, federal forecasters said Thursday.
"The drought has been so severe and...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:44 PM
Does Lake Michigan ever freeze over? Our Lake Simcoe (in Canada) freezes, usually to a depth of 20 to 28 inches.
— George Leggett, Barrie, Ontario
Environment Canada and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
| Oct 17, 2014
Break out the snow shovel or not? Depends on which winter forecast you subscribe to.
Last winter brought icy polar blasts and snow to Hampton Roads, for instance, but federal forecasters said Thursday we're unlikely to see that extreme pattern repeat...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:04 AM
While the chill of the "polar vortex" and some snowy weather are forecast to return this winter, meteorologists don't expect them to have the same persistence as they did last winter, according to two seasonal forecasts issued Thursday.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Winter is coming and, unlike last year, temperatures will be closer to what has been normal for New England for the past decade.
A forecast released Tuesday by the Energy Information Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Florida's ban on importing invasive lionfish, the first of its kind in the nation, goes into effect on Friday as wildlife managers look for a way to control the spread of the barbed, red-and-white striped fish.
Bringing the fish into the state is now...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Expect another day with afternoon showers and storms.
South Florida's Wednesday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80s, lows in the mid 70s and a 70 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2 p.m. The chance of rain remains high...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:57 PM
People are still talking trout fishing in the rivers and streams, and also about the trout tragedy earlier this week in which the Lil-Le-Hi Trout Nursery lost approximately 1,400 fish due to a flooding that forced the fish to get tangled up in the bird-...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:48 AM
The Mariners’ Museum reopened its giant USS Monitor conservation lab this week after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — which administers the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary — agreed to provide a one-year funding...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:47 AM
The first six months of 2014 were the hottest ever in California, according to the National Weather Service.
The period was nearly 5 degrees warmer than the 20th century average and more than a degree hotter than the record set in 1934, the National...