Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 8, 2014 11:09AM ET
The first of the back-to-back storms expected to hit Hawaii made landfall early Friday.
Jul 8, 2014 9:04AM ET
A strong typhoon struck Japan's Okinawa islands Tuesday, causing at least one death, widespread blackouts, and flight cancellations.
Jun 18, 2014 2:30PM ET
According to the two leading trackers of global temperatures, May of this year was the hottest May on record.
Jun 4, 2014 11:41AM ET
Heavy winds and large hail battered the Midwest throughout Tuesday night and is moving East on Wednesday, developing into a storm that meteorologists call a "land hurricane."
May 19, 2014 6:23PM ET
Meteorologists predict that we may see an El Nino in 2014, which means that it might be a good time to brush up on what the heck this supposedly terrifying weather phenomenon actually is. Here's what you need to know.
May 1, 2014 2:02PM ET
Massive flooding on the Florida panhandle. More rain in Central Park on Wednesday than it saw during Hurricane Sandy. Big storms with lots of rain is one of the things that we can expect more of as the world gets warmer.
Apr 28, 2014 4:54PM ET
Well, this is pretty terrifying. A mid-afternoon tornado struck Tupelo, Mississippi, on Monday prompting the staff of WTVA to evacuate in the middle of a live update on the storm.
Apr 28, 2014 4:06PM ET
As we saw this past weekend, the accuracy of tornado forecasts and warnings is rapidly improving.
Apr 24, 2014 11:16AM ET
Spring 2014 has been a quiet tornado season thus far, but that's about to change this weekend, if the predicted forecasts that meteorologists are looking at hold true.
Apr 16, 2014 3:30PM ET
Asian air pollution could be responsible for that horrible winter we just had, according to a new study.
Feb 27, 2014 12:01PM ET
The mission for NASA's shiniest new toy — The Global Precipitation Measurement satellite — doesn't sound all that compelling. But don't be fooled by the science jargon; GPM's mission is supercool—and super-important.
Feb 18, 2014 1:46PM ET
It snowed again in New York on Tuesday, bringing the city's total for the winter to 56.6 inches. Or, put another way: about four feet, eight-and-a-half inches of snow — taller than a yellow cab. This is very unusual.
Feb 16, 2014 11:28PM ET
Like most of the East Coast, New York City has been hammered by snow this winter. But now city residents have something else to worry about: snowplows.
Feb 13, 2014 1:25PM ET
Al Roker got very angry at Bill de Blasio on Twitter because the mayor left schools open despite weather forecasts. Making Roker only the latest rich New Yorker to complain about how the mayor deals with snow.
Feb 12, 2014 6:03PM ET
Much of North Carolina was hit hard by a massive winter storm on Wednesday, snarling roads, flooding Durham-area 911 dispatches with emergency calls, and covering parts of the state with as many as eight inches of snow.
Feb 12, 2014 9:26AM ET
With an ice-storm already cutting off power to thousands in the South, a civil emergency in Georgia and South Carolina, and another snow storm brewing in the North, it's really just time for all of us to band together and become Californians.
Feb 11, 2014 1:38AM ET
Following late January's storm fiasco in which Atlanta ground to a halt under two inches of snow, government officials are claiming better preparedness this time around as another storm hits Georgia this week.
Jan 30, 2014 2:50PM ET
The ice storm that shut down Atlanta this week was a "fiasco ... manmade from start to finish," according to Atlanta Magazine's Rebecca Burns. We have to note that, in part, the men who made this fiasco were white ones.
Jan 29, 2014 8:33AM ET
A massive storm has blanketed Georgia, Alabama and other deep southern states, leaving children stranded at school and on school buses and generally wreaking havoc in the state and across the deep south.
Jan 22, 2014 12:19PM ET
Life gave many people in the Eastern half of the country a snow day yesterday and today, and here are the pictures to prove it.
Jan 17, 2014 2:11PM ET
While the Northern Hemisphere trembles in fear of another frigid Polar Vortex, a record heat wave in the land Down Under is making a mess out of one of the tennis world's biggest tournaments.
Jan 16, 2014 7:06PM ET
On Oscar day the idea of a terrible premise getting a sequel should come as no surprise. Meteorologists are starting to see signs of an impending Polar Vortex sequel that could send the country plunging into a deep freeze.
Jan 15, 2014 12:55PM ET
As temperatures plunged thanks to the polar vortex last week, Australia saw record heat. We wondered: What was the widest temperature gap between the world's hottest and coldest places on a given day?
Jan 7, 2014 12:01PM ET
We don't condone frolicking outside during this Coldmageddon nor do we approve of playing around with boiling water ... but these videos of people having fun with science, freezing temperatures, and the dreaded Polar Vortex are pretty cool.
Jan 7, 2014 7:52AM ET
Travelers who dared slight the almighty polar vortex by attempting to travel from one part of the country to the other in below-zero temperatures and massive snow drifts have been stopped in their tracks, specifically their Amtrak train tracks.
Jan 6, 2014 12:33AM ET
It's really cold outside. Everywhere.
Jan 4, 2014 4:00PM ET
Education officials in Madison, Wisconsin have already cancelled school on Monday ahead of dangerously frosty temperatures.
Jan 3, 2014 11:41AM ET
When life deals you a crippling blizzard ... you might as well take a few great photos.
Jan 3, 2014 9:30AM ET
New York City's brand-new mayor Bill de Blasio got his first big administrative test, in the form of a ton of snow all over his city. But he's tackling the problem head-on — starting with his own sidewalk.
Jan 3, 2014 8:55AM ET
The first blizzard of the very young new year is (still) here and the East Coast is digging out on a freezing morning.