Keep your eyes to the sky this weekend: You'll be able to see one of the year's best space shows — the peak of the Orionid meteor shower.
The best images from this week in weather news.
A dramatic increase this year in the number of oaks, manzanita and native plants infected by the tree-killing disease known as sudden oak death likely helped spread the massive fires that raged through the North Bay, a UC Berkeley forest ecologist said Thursday. Dead and dying oak trees make wildfires hotter and cause them to spread more quickly, said Matteo Garbelotto, the director of the UC Berkeley Forest Pathology and Mycology Laboratory. ...
Scientists from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center say there is a 55 to 65 percent chance of La Nina weather conditions
Meteorologist Heather Tesch looks at the forecast for a bit of severe weather this weekend.
September was the fourth-warmest September on record, resulting in a number of abnormalities across the globe
.<p>The wildfires that have devastated California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Thursday, as authorities raised the number of homes and other buildings destroyed to nearly 7,000. Both numbers were expected to rise as crews continue assessing areas scorched by the blazes that killed 42 people.</p>
<p>Meteors at night are often no larger than specks of sand burning up in the atmosphere; to be seen in broad daylight, they have to be much bigger</p>
Take a look at some stunning fall photos from around the world.
Berkeley firefighters thought they were responding to a grass fire, but instead they drove into an inferno
Officials are urging people to stay inside, especially children and those with lung problems
Meteorologist Heather Tesch takes a look at the latest track of Super Typhoon Lan on it's path toward Japan.
As more people returned to their homes in Northern California on Tuesday and officials continued the search for dozens of missing people, fire crews gained additional ground on the deadly blazes that have scorched more than 210,000 acres and killed at least 41. The four largest fires were all more than 50 percent contained as of Tuesday morning.
Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland.
The sky turns red as dust from the Sahara carried by storm Ophelia filters sunlight over London.
<p>While the rest of the southeastern United States enjoys sunny and pleasant weather, Florida will be the focal point for stormy conditions and rough surf this week.</p>
<p>From Niagara Falls to Tuscany, here are some stunning pictures of these natural, multicolored circular arcs.</p>
A 30-second video shows a plane shifting through the air and down to the tarmac.
There’s something so pleasing about watching the rain through the window, or hearing the rumbling clouds from the warmth and comfort of your own home. There are some, though, who want to get up close and personal with the weather, so now there are experienced tour operators out there willing to take you (safely) on the ultimate drive to the heart of a storm. From death-defying moments to America’s tornado hot spots, we spoke to three real-life storm chasers who reveal their experiences of one of the world’s most dangerous travel experiences.
National Hurricane Center Hurricane Ophelia, which on Friday was a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of 100 mph, is headed towards Europe. If that news made you stop in surprise, you're not alone. It might sound absurd — you don't often...
"Supervolcano" sleeping underneath Yellowstone National Park could have destructive capability to send the entire planet into a volcanic winter
Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco has sank the air quality level in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as some of China's smog-choked cities, sending people to emergency rooms and forcing schools to close and people to wear masks when they step outside
LOS ANGELES - Christian Palmaz used hoes, shovels and rakes to keep flames from his family's 19th-century vineyard estate home on the flanks of Mount St. George in eastern Napa County. But he didn't have to worry about his vines. They're green, very much alive, and a stark contrast to more than 500 acres of oak, manzanita and grassland charred by the Atlas fire as it tore across Palmaz's ...
A new NASA satellite has found another thing to blame on El Niño: A recent record high increase of carbon dioxide in the air.
At least 54 people died and 39 went missing after destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, the country’s disaster prevention agency said on Friday (October 13). More than 300 homes have collapsed in floods and landslides, while more than 34,000 other houses have been submerged or damaged.
The string of active volcanoes around the Pacific Ocean has lived up to its "Ring of Fire" name lately, sparking mass evacuations in Indonesia and Vanuatu and unsettling part of southwestern Japan.
Tropical storm Ophelia became the 10th Atlantic storm in a row to strengthen into a hurricane Wednesday — the first time that such a long string of storms have all reached hurricane strength since 1893, meteorologists said. Many of those 10 hurricanes have not hit the U.S. mainland — and Ophelia isn’t expected to reach America either. But a few others, including Harvey, Irma and Maria, have left dozens in the U.S. dead and caused billions of dollars in damage. Hurricane season continues through the end October, leaving the potential for even more destruction. This year’s unusually strong storm season comes after years of relative hurricane drought.
After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming's fingerprints.
JUPITER ISLAND, Fla. — Rainfall runoff and Lake Okeechobee discharges since Hurricane Irma hit Florida last month have turned miles of Atlantic beaches and Indian River Lagoon waters the color of coffee. Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties in Florida — given the moniker Treasure Coast because of tons of treasure left on the ocean floor when Spanish ships sunk during hurricanes — always has felt the brunt of strong storms and lots of rain in early fall, said Grant Gilmore, a marine biologist who has studied life in the lagoon for more than 40 years.
Search-and-rescue teams, some with cadaver dogs, started looking for bodies Thursday in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires, authorities said, sounding a warning that more dead were almost sure to emerge from the charred ruins.At least 26 people have died and some 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed by the blazes, which were well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in...
<p>A vast hole has re-opened in Antarctica, and it could have something to teach us about climate change.</p>
It really is the best season.
When it comes to hurricanes, powerful winds aren’t the only things circulating. Here are five of the many potentially deadly misconceptions swirling around tropical cyclones.
Several California wineries have burned in a series of fires that ravaged Northern California's wine country early this week.
Some people might like the warm temperatures lingering for a little while longer, but that could also affect fall foliage in the Northeast. Unfortunately, we can't always have it both ways.
Wildfire smoke can pose a serious threat to your health. Follow these tips to keep you and your family safe.
Dismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debate towards centre stage.
A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car's backfire or a chainsaw's pull. Just about anything could have started any one of the wildfires now tearing through...
The U.S. government is trying to undo the damage from two centuries of logging at the Great Dismal Swamp.
Beneath the beautiful Yellowstone National Park lies a supervolcano, a hidden a force of nature that has the potential to blanket the United States in ash and send the world into a volcanic winter.
Air-quality officials warned Tuesday that smoke from the North Bay wildfires has made the air hazardous near the burn areas and unhealthy all around the Bay Area. People in the fire-affected regions of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties may be overwhelmed amid the disorder, but officials nevertheless said residents shouldn’t shrug off protecting their respiratory health. “If you have masks available, you should use them,” said Kristine ...