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.
The Tropical Season is Right Around the Corner, Starting June 1st. This year, the National Hurricane Center will implement some changes, based on lessons learned.
This morning's thick deck of cloud cover quickly disappeared! It is a feature called the Marine Layer, and it might make another appearance at the end of the week.
This Week, I Celebrated My 10th Anniversary as a TV Meteorologist. It is a bittersweet anniversary for me; as one aspect of my life was beginning, another was ending.
It took longer than usual, but those beautiful buds along the Tidal Basin are finally waking up!
Friday's forecast calls for rain, but how much? The forecast models aren't sure.
In order for snow to fall, we know that the temperature has to be 32 degrees or colder... cold enough for water to freeze. So why, you may wonder, is it possible to have snow falling with an air temperature above the freezing point?
The Blizzard of 1993 first sparked my interest in a meteorology career. I was just a few days shy of my 13th birthday when the storm hammered my hometown with a foot and a half of snow.
The Weather Channel has taken it upon themselves to name winter storms that will have an impact on the United States. Will other weather organizations follow suit?
The Midwestern plains have traditionally been our national tornado hotspot, but recent data shows that spot may be shifting further south and east!
The El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) pattern continues to be neutral, which means neither El Nino nor La Nina is dominating right now. What does this ENSO Neutral pattern, which I like to call "La Nada", mean for us in the DC Metro?
An asteroid makes a near-miss in its path past our planet, and on the same day, a meteor smashes into Russia, causing damage and injuring about 1,000 people. Are these 2 events related?
The final holiday of the winter won't be a repeat of the President's Day storm 10 years ago, but we could have some flakes falling.
I've pinpointed 0Z Saturday (7pm Friday night) on the North American Model because it shows a classic "Bombogenesis" structure. I'll take you through each layer of the model data to find the "exploding low"!
Statistically speaking, Punxsutawney Phil should make an accurate prediction about the approaching spring at least 50% of the time. Right? So, what's his excuse?
More people die in flash floods in the United States than from any other kind of weather; in fact, flood water kills more people than tornadoes and hurricanes combined in an average year. At least 8 people in the DC Metro area almost became part of that grim statistic on Thursday.
The critical thickness line, when plotted on a weather forecast map, helps meteorologists figure out whether rain or snow will fall. Learn how to find it with this article!
This winter has been a disappointment for snow-lovers so far, but all it takes is one big storm to bring our seasonal snowfall total above the average for the DC Metro area.
The Lake-Effect snow season has begun in places like Michigan and upstate New York. Which begs the question: Why don't we have a similar snow effect with the Chesapeake Bay?
The Geminid meteor shower is peaking tonight, and the weather conditions are ideal for viewing in the DC Metro area. Yay us!
Have you ever wondered how meteorologists come up with their forecast? In this article, I tell you about my method for looking at computer model data.
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Monday's storms produce three tornadoes in the Metro Area from Baltimore to St. Mary's county.
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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.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed the DC Metro area in its Moderate Risk category (MDT) for severe weather on Thursday. This is ...