Weather News

  • Bertha to Impact Caribbean, Swing East of US

    Aug 1, 2014; 6:03 PM ET

    Bertha is forecast to take a curved path near the islands in the northeastern Caribbean this weekend, then to stay off the East Coast of the United States next week.

  • Sharknado 2: Three Actual Weather Events Nearly as Wild

    Aug 1, 2014; 6:02 PM ET

    “Sharknado” fans who live in fear of a shark-filled tornado can rest easy, the idea still remains completely implausible. However, the weather has been known to cause several head-scratching events, ranging from seemingly apocalyptic to downright bizarre.

  • Southwest Storms to Aid Wildfire Efforts

    Aug 1, 2014; 6:01 PM ET

    An increase in moisture from the Southwest monsoon will fuel showers and heavy thunderstorms across the interior West through the weekend.

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High 105° Imperial, CA
Low 34° West Yellowstone, MT
Precip 3.43" Albemarle, NC

WeatherWhys®

As we move into the month of August, there are several noticeable weather trends. First, a lowering sun angle results in lower ultraviolet levels and falling normal temperatures. Also, thunderstorm frequency is on the decline as the month progresses. Lower temperatures and weaker sunshine result in more fog development. Warm ocean temperatures result in a higher frequency of hurricanes.

This Day In Weather History

Trinity County, (1917)
Dry conditions led to tinderbox conditions;

Calif. ()
80 forest fires started. Lightning struck 150 times in area of about 5 square miles.

Maryland (1983)
A 140- to 150-mph downburst swept across Andrews Air Force Base less than 10 minutes after Air Force One had landed (President Reagan was on board).

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