| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:32 AM
With seafood fraud a continuing problem in Maryland and across the nation, environmentalists, fishermen and lawmakers are expressing concern about a decline in the number of special investigative agents and enforcement cases at the National Oceanic and...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The weather outside really has been frightful. The East Coast currently is slammed with snow in its second nor'easter of the season. But where's it likely to be snowing around Dec. 25 for those who want a white Christmas?
AccuWeather says look to the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 12:33 PM
Despite the “polar vortex” that made news across much of the United States in 2014, last year was the warmest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, according to two reports released Friday.
The globe's average temperature of about...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
So how many more storms like the ones California experienced this week would it take to end the drought?
The easy answer is: a lot. But the more complex answer involves looking at historic rain patterns and reservoir levels in different parts of the...
| Nov 30, 2014
Just as forecasters predicted, the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends Sunday, was a bit of a yawn.
Hampton Roads, in particular, was spared the high winds, flooding and property damage that hurricanes can inflict — despite an unusually...
| 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,...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:20 PM
The rainstorm that has soaked California is shown from space in a time-lapse video that highlights the elegant movement of streaming white clouds over the West Coast.
The 36-second animation, using data from NOAA's GOES-West satellite, shows the sweep...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:49 AM
There are so many big, powerful computers these days.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently upgraded its supercomputer to handle 213 trillion calculations per second - to allow more accurate weather forecasts, including improved...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Sounds a bit like a James Bond movie: A low-key laboratory on Virginia Key in Miami now can receive signals from polar orbiting satellites as they pass overhead.
But there’s no evil plot to take over the world involved.
| 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....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Another uneventful season in the books.
"Relatively quiet," is how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration described it in a postmortem, adding, "as was predicted."
For Florida, that means the season won't be remembered at all, other...