What Is the Difference Between a Cyclone, Typhoon, and Hurricane?

One of the biggest sticking points when it comes to weather forecasts is the public's confusion over the terms "hurricane," "typhoon," and "cyclone." Since they're three different names, people think they're three different kinds of storm. Here's a quick explainer on what's in a name. » 8/07/14 11:53pm 8/07/14 11:53pm

Watch ten years' worth of global weather unfold in just three minutes

When NASA decommissioned the GOES-12 on August 16th, the weather satellite had been locked in geostationary orbit around Earth for a little over 12 years, snapping regular photos of the western hemisphere. Here now are a decade's worth of captured images, compressed into a three-minute stop motion masterpiece. » 9/04/13 7:30am 9/04/13 7:30am

What you need to know about the upcoming 'Frankenstorm'

Folks out on the East coast of the United States and Canada are bracing themselves for what could be a remarkably severe storm, one that has been dubbed 'Frankenstorm' on account of its tripartite composition. The mega-storm is expected to make landfall early next week just as three major weather systems collide —… » 10/26/12 6:20am 10/26/12 6:20am

Watch this incredible time-lapse video of Tropical Storm Sandy becoming…

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was using its GOES-13 satellite to capture Hurricane Sandy as it went from being a fierce tropical storm, to a full-blown hurricane this morning when it made landfall on Jamaica. You can watch as the surging clouds slowly begin to cycle around each other,… » 10/24/12 1:15pm 10/24/12 1:15pm