Severe Weather to Ramp Down This Weekend, Temporarily

By: Bob Henson, 30. март 2017, 17:29 GMT

A brief break in our multi-day spate of U.S. severe weather appears to be forthcoming, but not until one more day of widespread severe storms. In its Day 1 outlook issued at 11:30 am CDT Thursday, the NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center placed a large swath from the Ohio Valley to the Gulf Coast under a slight risk of severe weather through Thursday night, with a pocket of enhanced risk over the lower Ohio Valley.

Thursday’s setup is looking less potent th...

Severe Weather

Updated: 30. март 2017, 18:30 GMT

Trump’s Executive Order Threatens to Wreck Earth as a Livable Planet for Humans

By: Jeff Masters, 29. март 2017, 13:13 GMT

Decades of progress on cleaning up our dirty air took a significant hit on Tuesday, along with hopes for a livable future climate, when President Trump issued his Energy Independence Executive Order. Most seriously, the order attacks the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan, which requires a 32 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from existing power plants by 2030 (compared to 2005 emission rates.)

Tuesday’s blow was just ...

Climate Change Politics

Updated: 29. март 2017, 17:59 GMT

Debbie’s Silver Lining: Cooler Waters and Less Coral Reef Damage

By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters, 28. март 2017, 16:46 GMT

Tropical Cyclone Debbie roared into northern Queensland, Australia, early Tuesday local time, hurling giant waves, fierce winds, and a major storm surge into the sparsely populated coast. Landfall occurred near Airlie Beach at about 12:40 pm local time Tuesday. Debbie’s top sustained winds at landfall, averaged over 1 minute (as is standard practice for Atlantic hurricanes), were estimated at 105 knots (120 mph), near the midpoint of the Category 3 range on the Sa...

Hurricane Coral Reefs

Updated: 29. март 2017, 05:49 GMT

March Going Out with a Weeklong Roar of Severe Weather

By: Bob Henson, 27. март 2017, 19:00 GMT

Severe weather watches may be a daily occurrence into at least the first weekend of April, as upper-level energy continues to stream across the U.S. atop an increasingly rich supply of low-level moisture. Already, 2017 has been a noteworthy year for severe weather. Even after tornado reports for earlier decades are inflation-adjusted (in order to balance the more complete reporting of tornadoes in recent years), the total of 325 preliminary tornado reports through S...

Severe Weather

Updated: 27. март 2017, 19:09 GMT

Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Debbie Pounding Queensland, Australia

By: Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, 27. март 2017, 16:23 GMT

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is battering Northeast Australia’s Queensland coast with torrential rains and high winds as the storm heads west-southwest at about 5 mph towards an expected landfall near 3 pm EDT (19 UTC) Monday. Debbie intensified into a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds on Monday morning U.S. time, and satellite images on Monday morning showed an impressive storm with a well-defined eye surrounded by eyewall thunderstorms with very cold cloud tops tha...


Updated: 27. март 2017, 16:41 GMT

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