The lowest wind chill temperature in U.S. history was recorded on February 3, 2023, at the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, reaching an astounding –47°F due to powerful winds and freezing temperatures.
Alec Kownacki, meteorologist with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, on what he likes most about his job. For more, listen to the Clear Skies Ahead podcast, with new episodes released every month.
The NWS and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention promote "Don't Fry Day" on May 26, 2023, raising awareness for sun safety, skin cancer risks, and heat-related illness.
Vivian Rennie of Central California’s KSBY TV, discusses the impacts of atmospheric rivers on California's Central Coast this January.
Researchers take a look back 66 million years in a recent study to confirm that Earth has a mechanism to self-regulate its temperature.
By starting Cleanversations, Science Moms lets parents across the country know: it’s never been easier — or more affordable — to help save our kids’ futures.
Researchers utilized satellite and ground data to calculate that there are about 26 million tons of microscopic mineral particles in the air globally.
The emergency management community, including first responders, is addressing burnout and mental health challenges through a Caucus that raises awareness, provides resources, and fosters necessary conversations for meaningful change.
230 meters (750 feet)— The average yearly increase in the maximum height of smoke plumes from wildfires in the Sierra Nevada ecoregion of California for the years 2003–2020
Dr. Atlas highlights from some of the research that he has been involved in over the last 50 years and shares his personal experiences.
Join meteorologist John Gordon for a webinar on the Quad State Outbreak and gain insights into the assessment of one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in Kentucky history.
As spring approaches, lightning season intensifies, with June, July, and August accounting for 64% of annual cloud-to-ground lightning. Awareness is crucial during this period of increased outdoor activities, and accessing lightning data becomes vital for safety and prompt action.
The 48th Annual Northeastern Storm Conference in Burlington, VT brought together over 200 attendees for academic presentations, workshops, NWS tours, networking, and a career fair.
The five African countries that have experienced the greatest increase in drought conditions since the early 1980s are Somalia, Sudan, South Africa, South Sudan, and Namibia.
Meteorologists Amber Liggett and Dr. Ashton Robinson Cook highlight their experiences and lessons learned in storm chasing, emphasizing the reasons for storm chasing, anecdotes, safety precautions, forecasting techniques, and potential risks involved, with the purpose of informing and guiding those interested in the activity.
Angel Enriquez, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Glasgow, Montana, shares his insights on valuable opportunities for career advancement in meteorology on the Clear Skies Ahead podcast, with monthly episode releases.
New research published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment reveals that global atmospheric desert dust has significantly increased since preindustrial times and has a slight cooling effect on Earth, potentially concealing up to 8% of the planet's warming in climate projections.
A recent study utilized the parallax effect to accurately measure the height of a volcanic plume by analyzing images taken from multiple lines of sight. This overcame the limitations of traditional infrared-based methods, and allowed for the first direct observation of a plume reaching the mesosphere.
Explore the impact of Superstorm 1950, the greatest simultaneous blizzard, ice storm, windstorm, and cold outbreak of the twentieth century.
Sonali Shukla McDermid, the new editor-in-chief of Earth Interactions (EI), aims to foster interdisciplinary research on Earth system interactions and expand the journal's scope.
Andrew N. Staniforth's new book provides a comprehensive and unified account of the fundamental equations for climate and weather prediction models, emphasizing generality, scientific rigor, and unification in atmospheric and oceanic modeling.
Yannick Cocard and his friends encountered a torrential rainstorm while driving to Song-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, but after the rain cleared, they were captivated by the vast and untouched scenery, finding hospitality and a breathtaking night sky with the locals.
Want to learn how local weather enthusiasts can get involved with local chapters? This webinar is for you!
Justin Sharpe, a research scientist at the University of Oklahoma, shares valuable insights for aspiring social science professionals on the Clear Skies Ahead podcast.