Posts tagged Weather

Best chances for seeing the Leonid meteor shower, which will peak tonight.

Best chances for seeing the Leonid meteor shower, which will peak tonight.

The city of Tacloban in the central Philippines, before and after Super Typhoon Haiyan. http://usat.ly/HUukHR

The city of Tacloban in the central Philippines, before and after Super Typhoon Haiyan. http://usat.ly/HUukHR

Tropical Storm Karen takes aim on Gulf Coast

Karen was just one of four major weather events impacting the USA on Friday: For what may be the first time in modern records, says Weather Underground weather historian Christopher Burt, the U.S. is facing a simultaneous threat from a tropical storm landfall, a blizzard, tornado outbreak, and extreme wild fire event:

It was a beautifully foggy day in San Francisco on Sunday.

Some lovely photos: http://usat.ly/184WMl7

The skyscrapers of Chicago poke through a layer of low-level fog in December 2011. Photo submitted by Amber Gray. 

More: http://usat.ly/18qDv8n

The skyscrapers of Chicago poke through a layer of low-level fog in December 2011. Photo submitted by Amber Gray.

More: http://usat.ly/18qDv8n

The East Coast heat wave as seen from space.
A look at hot weather across the USA: http://usat.ly/15taSYm
(Image by NOAA/NASA GOES Project)

The East Coast heat wave as seen from space.

A look at hot weather across the USA: http://usat.ly/15taSYm

(Image by NOAA/NASA GOES Project)

Rapid lightning, tree-climbing goats and “morning glory” clouds: natural phenomena from around the world. 

Photos from Wikimedia Commons, Shutterstock and NASA.

What do those weather forecasts really mean, anyway? 

What do those weather forecasts really mean, anyway? 

Lightning strikes the Willis Tower in Chicago. 
(Photo by Scott Olson, Getty Images)
Check out more striking images on our gallery. 

Lightning strikes the Willis Tower in Chicago. 

(Photo by Scott Olson, Getty Images)

Check out more striking images on our gallery

I never needed to chase tornadoes; they came to me.

John Knox, a meterologist with a Ph.D., 15 years of teaching, 5,000 students taught, zero storms chased. 

His column: Storm chaser, no. Meteorologist, yes