Forecasters say the Central Pacific could see anywhere from three to six hurricanes this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Central Pacific Hurricane Center released its prediction Wednesday for the next six months. That would be an increase over the two named storms last year. An average season generally sees three to five hurricanes.
The roads near the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii burned bright blue on Wednesday as buried vegetation produced dangerous levels of methane gas that ignited in road cracks.
Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico are causing flooding in the Southeastern United States ahead of what could become the season's first tropical storm. The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday the disturbance has a 60 percent chance of becoming a subtropical or tropical system by Memorial Day. The rain is forecast to continue even if it doesn't earn the name Alberto. Heavy rains are possible from Louisiana to south Florida, and roads and bridges already are covered in Alabama.
<p>Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.</p>
Kilaeua volcano erupted three weeks ago in Hawaii. Between the flowing lava, ash, toxic gas and evacuations, it's a never-ending nightmare for Lower Puna residents.
The gushes of lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano are a mesmerizing sight. Here's how Jordan Guzzardo braves danger to film them live.
<p>A powerful cyclone in the Arabian Sea is churning toward the coasts of Oman and Yemen, where forecasters anticipate it will make landfall on Saturday.</p>
A damp and dreary Memorial Day weekend is forecast for folks along the Gulf Coast and in the Southeast, thanks to a slow-moving weather system. The National Hurricane Center said there's a 40% chance of the system becoming a named tropical or subtropical storm.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is still groaning, and now it's spewing molten-hot acid, steam, and glass into the ocean. It's a deadly dangerous concoction called laze. Take a look.
The famed volcano's eruption led to evacuations.
<p>Hotter than average temperatures have killed at least 65 people in just three days in Karachi, Pakistan.</p>
<p>Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass.</p>
<p>A needed break from the persistent rounds of showers and thunderstorms is finally on the horizon for the mid-Atlantic, but not before more downpours occur early this week.</p>
Lack of rainfall and above-average temperatures are prolonging the drought conditions that have stressed crops and rangelands and placed new pressures on groundwater sources in the Southern Plains. New Mexico State Climatologist Dave Dubois said Monday that while some parts of the Texas Panhandle and southwestern Oklahoma have received plentiful precipitation in recent days, other areas of those states plus New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas have experienced only spotty precipitation since October.
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Heavy rain and lightning strikes across Sri Lanka have left at least seven people and displaced more than 1,000. Disaster Management Center officials said Monday that lightning killed six people and a landslide killed another. Many parts of the country have been experiencing heavy rains since Sunday, prompting the government to issue landslide warnings for five districts. The meteorology department has also warned of thundershowers with strong winds.
Lava from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is causing an increase in brush fires. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.
Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano is seen in images taken from space.
In every single month after February 1985, the average global temperature has been warmer than normal.
<p>As tourist activity increases in the southwestern United States, so will the threat for wildfires into the upcoming weekend.</p>
The 27 best photos from this week in weather.
<p>As the hurricane season in the U.S. starts on June 1, let’s take a look at some of the deadliest hurricanes that have struck the country in the past.</p>
The new U.S. National Hurricane Center director says the hurricane season beginning June 1 could be busy or not, but if there's just one hurricane on Earth and it hits Florida, then it's a busy season. That's why Ken Graham says they've got to prepare every year as if we'll get hit. Preparing the public to better understand forecasts is key: He says a big storm's track, size and intensity is more important than its category on the wind-speed scale.
It's a so-called shield volcano, which is typically broader in shape and has lava that is relatively fluid.
A rare tornado hit a populated area in western Germany, leaving a trail of destruction in the area west of Duesseldorf and injuring at least two people, officials said on Thursday.