| 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.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:05 AM
SEATTLE When scientists on a boat in the Gulf of Alaska pulled their net in August, they saw something stunning: a live ocean sunfish.
Mostly found in the tropics or temperate waters, these giant 6-foot-long snub-bodied creatures are incredibly rare in...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:12 PM
The Irvine City Council received a positive report Tuesday on drought preparedness as the state endures a continuing dry spell approaching historic proportions.
California is deep into its third year of drought conditions, according to the National...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:10 AM
The wreck of a World War Two German U-boat and a freighter it sank 72 years ago have been discovered off the North Carolina coast by researchers, officials said.
The submarine, the U-576, and the Nicaraguan-flagged freighter Bluefields were found...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If the summer of 2014 felt unusually warm to you, you were right -- at least on a global level.
From June through August of 2014, the average temperature of our planet was 62.78 degrees Fahrenheit -- 1.28 degrees higher than the 20th century average,...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Is the era of hurricane intensity drawing to a close?
Such eras generally last between one and three decades, and we're in year 19. They tend to produce an abnormal number of hurricanes and major hurricanes each season, increasing the odds of a U.S....
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:38 PM
The forecast for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer finally bore out last month — at least for the upper bay.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported the eighth largest dead zone on record for early August, a 1.32-...