Five Best Weather Web Sites

Whether you're heading out around town or you're planning a long-distance trip, you probably want to know what the weather will be like when you get where you're going—or later that day. A good, reliable weather site or service can tell you, in useful, accurate terms, and this week we're looking at five of the best,… » 2/22/15 5:26pm 2/22/15 5:26pm

The Anatomy of Chicago's Busted Christmas Eve Snow Forecast

Remember all that snow Chicago was supposed to get today? It's 41°F and raining right now. Forecasts were always honest that it might not snow, but seeing the potential for up to six inches of snow on Christmas Eve vanish in a cold, dreary rain is still a shock to the system. Here's why that happened. » 12/29/14 1:06am 12/29/14 1:06am

Ask An Expert All Your Questions About El Niño!

Mike Halpert, from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, is here today to answer our questions about El Niño, how its forecasting process works, just how likely we are to see El Niño come up again this year, and what that might mean. » 6/11/14 9:25am 6/11/14 9:25am

National Weather Service hides furlough message in forecast

Thousands of employees of the National Weather Service are currently working through the US government shutdown, but don't know when they're getting paid. And someone from the Anchorage office has expressed their displeasure in a secret message hidden in the forecast discussion. » 10/05/13 3:00pm 10/05/13 3:00pm

The first successful prediction of an undersea volcano eruption

The Axial Seamount is an undersea volcano located 250 miles off the Oregon coast. It's one of the most active underwater volcanoes in the world, and it's just started erupting. For the first time ever, scientists saw that eruption coming. » 8/09/11 11:49am 8/09/11 11:49am