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Weird Weather Wednesday: St. Elmo's Fire

Posted: 03/25/2015 - You may have heard of this phenomena or maybe just know it as a film from the 80. This article looks at what exactly occurs to make objects actually appear to be engulfed in a mysterious blue glow.

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Severe Weather Outlook 2015

Posted: 03/24/2015 - With a quiet March thus far and little in the way of severe weather many are wondering when and where outbreaks can be expected this spring. Meteorologists have weighed in on these details and the predictions may surprise you.

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The Great Tri-State Tornado

Posted: 03/18/2015 - Today is the 90th anniversary of the Great Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest tornado in modern history.

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Solar Storm

Posted: 03/18/2015 - An impressively strong solar storm has skies lit up beautifully as pulses of geo-magnetic energy interacted with earth's magnetic poles Tuesday night, but scientists are concerned about the unexpected strength of this storm and what type of damage it could possibly cause.

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No Tornadoes Recorded Through First Half of March

Updated: 03/16/2015 - From Weather5280: The first half of March 2015 recorded zero tornadoes in the United States. The only time this has happened in the last 65 years was in March of 1969.

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Mesmerizing Solar Flare Video: NASA

Posted: 03/16/2015 - We are reaching what scientists say is the peak of an 11 year solar cycle where solar flares are most frequent and intense. If strong enough these flares have the capability to knock out portions of the power grid but they are certainly a sight to see!

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Cyclone Pam

Posted: 03/13/2015 - Massive category 5 cyclone bearing down on the South Pacific Nations.

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Weather Throwback Thursday: Being Tossed by a Tornado

Posted: 03/12/2015 - High school senior Matt Suter survives being blown 1,307 feet by a tornado. (The exact distance is determined by NWS GPS.) The twister rips open his grandmother's mobile home and tosses Suter into the night, launching him over a barbed wire fence and eventually depositing him on the soft grass in an open field. He suffers only a head wound from being hit by a lamp.

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Miami's Indoor Category 5 Hurricane

Updated: 03/11/2015 - A new wave and wind simulator at the University of Miami hopes to study the ferocity of a hurricane from the safety of the indoors.

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Re-creating a Tornado in 3D

Posted: 03/10/2015 - Re-creating a storm enables researchers to see the entire storm in 3-D, which offers great potential for research into how storms form.

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Lack of Snow Affects Iditarod

Posted: 03/09/2015 - While the eastern half of the United States has endured a brutally cold winter, Alaska has experienced just the opposite, warm temperatures well above average. This bizarre streak of warm weather can be attributed to EL NINO, it is forcing adjustments to be made to the Iditarod course.

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Sleet, Ice Cover Alabama Roads

Posted: 03/05/2015 - Sleet and ice coated north Alabama in a treacherous glaze Thursday, making travel difficult and forcing schools, government offices and businesses to shut down yet again because of the weather.

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Volcano Lightning

Posted: 03/05/2015 - The eruption of the Villarrican Volcano earlier this week forced thousands to evacuate and relocate themselves to a safer location. The event provided a great visual display of lava plumes and yes lightning.

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Weird Weather Wednesday: Moon Bows

Posted: 03/04/2015 - Everyone has seen a rainbow but few have seen what's know as a "moon bow". They are far more rare but use exist under the same basic principals as rainbows.

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Hail Out West

Updated: 03/02/2015 - The San Jose foothills of California saw a rare occurrence of heavy "hail" Saturday afternoon. To many it looked like a snow or sleet but in fact being 50 degrees outside it fell from a thunderstorm.

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