| 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...
| 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.
| 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 7, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Two local broadcast meteorologists are predicting another colder-than-normal winter with above-average snowfall.
Justin Berk, a former TV meteorologist who now offers updates on his own website and Facebook page, forecasts about 30 inches of snow at...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 11:46 AM
The U.S. agency that operates the National Weather Service said on Wednesday four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks, becoming the latest federal agency to fall victim to a cyber attack.
"In recent weeks, four NOAA websites were compromised by...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Recent rain throughout California made only a slight dent on a drought that has chugged along relentlessly for more than three years, according to federal scientists.
And dry conditions are expected to return for the next two weeks.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:23 PM
After one of the worst winters on record last year, it's understandable that municipalities might want to build stockpiles of rock salt to rival Egypt's Great Pyramids.
That would be a big mistake, according to Bill Kirk, chief executive officer of...
| 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...