| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:11 PM
The first seven months of this year have been the warmest on record for California, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters averaged high and low temperatures from January to July for the entire state this year and recorded an average...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:47 AM
Global warming has been going on for so long that most people were not even born the last time the Earth was cooler than average in 1985 in a shift that is altering perceptions of a "normal" climate, scientists said.
"Because the last three decades have...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:51 PM
This year is on track to be the hottest year in California since record-keeping began roughly 119 years ago, scientists announced Wednesday.
Prolonged drought and increasing temperatures over the last four decades have resulted in the warmer...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Does a wind forecast of 15 to 25 mph mean steady winds of 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph? What is the interpretation?
— Jimmy White, Chicago
It is the nature of wind speeds to vary — to increase abruptly to brief gusts...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:48 PM
GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car.
It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour.
Bardia, a former race car...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Finally, the federal climate watchdogs got it right. The just-released U.S. National Climate Assessment avoids pie-in-the-sky abstractions like "saving the planet before it's too late" and instead concentrates on regional changes affecting our lives...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:21 AM
A stalled rainy system is forecast to make for a wet and cool end to April, likely a third consecutive month with more than 4 inches of precipitation here.
As much as 2-3 inches of rain could fall across Maryland over the next week, according to...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 12:44 PM
The University of Notre Dame football program relied upon outdated weather information and did not check wind advisories on the day that a hydraulic lift toppled and killed team videographer Declan Sullivan, according to an internal report released...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Feel like it's rained almost every day this month?
A measurable amount of rain has fallen 16 of the 27 days this month. That means this April has had more rainy days than any Chicago April since 1961, which logged 17. Trace amounts of...