Weather

Meteorologists, oceanographers and snipers have to account for this deformation.
Will Sullivan, Staff Writer
A better understanding of the physics of storm formation may lead to more accurate forecasts.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New Orleans is suffering now, but almost everywhere in the country can experience power problems during extreme weather.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
The accuracy of the next season's weather forecast dives every spring, because of the volatility of Pacific Ocean conditions.
Carolina Cuellar, Contributor
A better understanding of past rainfall swings may help scientists better predict future ones.
Nikk Ogasa, Contributor
This month brought unusual weather to many spots around the world.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
New research links cloud top appearance to the unusual phenomenon of lightning during a snowstorm.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
The finding illustrates the value of regular weather observations made by commercial airplanes.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Surreal images from the Pacific Northwest
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Here's how researchers are working to harvest energy from unconventional sources such as falling droplets of water -- and the math behind it.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The hurricane season is just getting started and the storms are predicted to have a big impact this year.
Emilie Lorditch, Contributor
New data sheds light on the impact of an ancient drought.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor