In the 2nd part of this series on our lack of bad weather, we're looking for the reason behind the low number of tornadoes in 2013.
The 2013 tropical season is the weakest in more than 30 years. The 12 named storms is about average, but there were only two hurricanes, and neither of them became major hurricanes.
Philippe Cousteau's EarthEcho Expedition program launched this month, with rave reviews from science teachers, and their students.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its full report on Monday, with their updated assessments. The conclusion is the same, however, that humans are impacting climate change.
The air quality in the DC Metro has greatly improved in the past 10 years. The summer of 2013 included only four days of Code Orange air quality, and there were zero days of Code Red air quality.
The marine layer came back in a big way this week! This article explains why and how it happens.
A cold front is on the way, due to bring us some rain on Saturday. Will we dry out in time for Sunday's football games and other outdoor fun?
After an unusually wet summer, we are actually doing well for precipitation in the DC Metro area. However, we're about to fall behind again as we enter the autumn season.
Humberto officially became a hurricane earlier this morning, just falling short of a new record for the latest hurricane development in the Atlantic Basin during the satellite era.
Are tornadoes becoming more frequent, or is it just because we're observing more of them today, via eyewitness account and radar, than we did decades ago?
Now that the kids are back in school, our weather pattern is turning much more pleasant. The long-range forecast looks sunnier and drier than that soggy summer we just endured.
The tropical season has been relatively weak so far, but we're just entering the normal peak of activity in early September.
The summer of 2013 hasn't been too rough! So, who in the United States has been sweltering through the heat?
The National Weather Service's new supercomputer will drastically improve the forecasting ability of the GFS, or Global Forecast System model by the summer of 2015.
Last night, heavy rain moved through the Philadelphia area. We are lucky that this "bulls-eye" of rain didn't fall here in DC!
We know it's hot outside. But what about your favorite park bench, or the sidewalk in your neighborhood? These might be too hot to handle in this sunny heat wave.
Watch, Warning, Slight Risk... what do they mean? Understanding these terms will make you better prepared for severe weather.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed the DC Metro area in its Moderate Risk category (MDT) for severe weather on Thursday. This is pretty rare, and worth taking seriously.
It's been a horrible week with massive devastation caused by severe weather. The devastating tornado in Moore on May 20th was an EF-5, according to the National Weather Service.
Fourteen students and four instructors from Virginia Tech have been chasing severe weather in the Plains for more than a week. They were in Oklahoma yesterday, just minutes before the tornadoes started touching down.
So far this year, about 250 tornadoes have been reported, and the recent lack of strong tornadoes has also led to fewer tornado deaths.
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I used to live in Oklahoma City, Edmond actually from May of 1994 through October of 1997. I worked in "tornado alley" at KOCO-TV.
In the 2nd part of this series on our lack of bad weather, we're looking for the reason behind the low number of tornadoes in ...