| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Last spring, forecasters warned that the 2013 hurricane season, which ended Saturday, would be an active and dangerous one.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 11 hurricanes. The British firm Tropical Storm Risk called for...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Talk about staying warm right to the end.
In an abnormally balmy year overall, it was likely the warmest December on record in West Palm Beach, the second warmest in Miami and the third warmest in Fort Lauderdale.
It also was one of the wettest...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:45 PM
WASHINGTON — Last year was marked by extremes in precipitation around the country, with unusually wet weather east of the Rockies and drought worsening in the West, particularly California, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When the first settlers arrived in the 1600s, among the things they were unprepared for in Connecticut was the weather. Owing to its geographical location, the new land they were seeking to inhabit produced an ever-changing array of meteorological...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Snow in Connecticut is as common as the head cold.
Amid our sizable inventory of snowstorms, however, there are a shovelful that stand out for reasons as diverse as their intensity, size, duration, timing, early or late arrival, even their political...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Forecasting the weather -- or trying to -- is as old as civilization.
Around 340 B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a four-volume text exploring the origins and dynamics of different weather events.
Still, for many hundreds of years,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:52 AM
This month's incessant cold outbreaks are expected to make it one of the top 10 months of January on record here, or close to it, and we have already racked up the most single-digit lows for the month since 1982.
Temperatures have dropped below 10...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Chicago Public School students will return to classes and commuters should face fewer delays with temperatures expected to rise above zero Wednesday. A winter that is one for the history books, however, is far from over.
“I’d move in a second...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
These places offer a pleasant climate, low cost of living and good access to health care.
--Malaysia. For the truly adventurous, Malaysia is a bargain destination. A retired U.S. couple can live well on as little as $1,500 a month in George Town, a...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Scientists have determined when the climates of numerous locations around the world will shift to a new, hotter normal as a result of higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The tropics appear most...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:24 AM
It's a climate puzzle that has vexed scientists for more than a decade and added fuel to the arguments of those who insist man-made global warming is a myth.
Since just before the start of the 21st century, the Earth's average global surface...