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05/11/2020 05:32 AM
Daily coronavirus briefing: US recognizes Memorial Day amid new normal
The coronavirus pandemic altered life as humans knew it in 2020, and as much of the world starts to examine how and when to resume daily activities, it’s clear that there are many challenges to overcome before normal daily life can resume in full. The outbreak, which originated in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, officially...
05/19/2020 06:02 AM
Here they come: 17-year cicadas to emerge in 3 states this spring, summer
Following a 17-year period of underground development, periodical cicadas are set to burst above ground in the coming days and weeks, with three states in particular expected to be hotspots for the bugs to emerge and sing their own song of summer.    Periodical cicadas can appear in 17 or 13-year intervals and cicadas of...
05/25/2020 05:46 AM
Severe storms with torrential rain to hammer central, southern Texas
As a disturbance pivots eastward from New Mexico, a new round of thunderstorms will erupt and become severe over central and southern Texas from late Memorial Day to early Tuesday. The storms will threaten to cut short gatherings and limited memorial services as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. People on the road after dark could be...
05/25/2020 07:26 AM
Tale of 2 seasons to unfold across Europe this week
The pattern setting up across Europe will have residents across the continent experiencing very different forms of weather for the final days of May. While summerlike conditions flourish in one region, an early-spring chill will be in store for another location. Sunny skies and a southerly wind will allow some places across Western Europe to...
05/25/2020 01:24 AM
Mother Nature to switch gears into summer across the Northeast to finish May
After the first two weeks of May featured well below-average temperatures across the Northeast and East Coast, Mother Nature will conclude the month on a much different note as summerlike conditions are expected to settle in. A combination of meteorological entities will play a key role in the prolonged warmup across much of the eastern...
05/25/2020 07:54 AM
Heat advisories issued as record-challenging warmth builds across Southwest
A recent pattern change has allowed stifling heat to build gradually across the southwestern United States. As the week continues, meteorologists caution that the heat will further intensify over the region, which will allow numerous daily records from Sacramento to Phoenix to be challenged. Temperatures began to climb on Sunday with some locations in the...
05/05/2016 08:55 PM
3 weather obstacles that SpaceX faces when launching rockets into space
When SpaceX prepares to launch a rocket into space, they monitor the weather carefully for days ahead of time to make sure that it does not interfere.
05/24/2020 01:04 AM
Beginning Memorial Day, rounds of flooding rainfall to target south-central US
The threat for flooding will escalate across the south-central United States this week as rounds of heavy rain and storms batter the region. Many cities across the South Central states have already recorded more than their average amount of rainfall for the entire month of May. Less than two weeks ago, several locations, including Dallas...
05/22/2020 01:50 AM
Heavy rain to threaten flooding in south-central US next week
A prolonged period of heavy rainfall will be likely in parts of the South Central states beginning on Memorial Day and continuing through much of next week, heightening the risk of flash flooding. The rainy pattern will come courtesy of a system high in the atmosphere that will become cut off from the main flow...
05/22/2020 09:03 AM
What's expected for the 2020 California wildfire season?
There was real concern - and good reasons for it - earlier this year about the potential for a prolonged 2020 California wildfire season. The state's peak wildfire season typically runs from May through October, but wildfires can occur at any time.  "The combination of a very dry January and an even drier February resulted...