| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:00 AM
With the Earth warming to record levels, it might seem like El Niņo should be a permanent fixture – and knock down hurricanes every year.
The large-scale atmospheric pattern develops as a result of abnormal warming in the eastern Pacific –...
| 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...
| 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 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.
| Jul 20, 2014
| 2:34 PM
"Fish on!" called P.J. Klavon, as he reached for a trap hauled from the placid waters of the Tred Avon River. Inside the black metal cage wriggled a single white perch, a safe distance from a blue crab.
The fish weren't exactly jumping last week into...
| 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....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:49 AM
That milky haze filling South Florida's skies, courtesy of Saharan dust that drifted all the way from Africa, should linger through Thursday.
That's a good — and not-so good — thing.
While it poses no serious health threat, it has hurt air...
| 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...
| 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...