Today's Five Best Columns
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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 25, 2014 4:42PM ET
Everyone in the Midwest seems to be having a wonderful time on the nearly-frozen Great Lakes, and we're definitely cool with it and not feeling bitter in the gross Northeast.
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.
Feb 4, 2014 9:53AM ET
Those dreaming of warmth during the polar vortex should've been considering Alaska, where an unusual and potent heat wave raised temperatures to 40 degrees above average.
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 4:35PM ET
The polar vortex, the crippling North Pole hurricane that is making boiling water turn into snow and wreaking havoc with air-travel across the nation, is also threatening oil production.
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.
Jan 2, 2014 8:58PM ET
"Hercules" is yet another one of the Weather Channel's attempts to horn in on the World Meteorological Organization's storm-naming territory.
Jan 2, 2014 9:00AM ET
Look alive, people: We aren't even 48 hours into 2014 and the first blizzard of this young year is slated to slam the East Coast today.
Dec 10, 2013 3:03PM ET
Federal government offices in Washington shut down Tuesday because of a snowstorm that basically didn't happen. America, you should be embarrassed.
Dec 9, 2013 8:54AM ET
This past weekend, a series of winter storms swept across the country from Dallas all the way up to Milwaukee causing 30-car pileups and blizzard football games along the way — here are some of the weekend's most stunning and shocking photos.
Nov 25, 2013 12:43PM ET
This year's Thanksgiving travel nightmare got an early start on Monday when a New York-bound Amtrak train carrying over 200 people derailed in South Carolina.
Nov 18, 2013 12:45AM ET
A fast-moving storm in the Midwest on Sunday left at least six people dead after dozens of tornadoes touched down across the region.
Aug 14, 2013 11:18AM ET
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Northeast blackout of 2003, the largest power outage in North American history. But a decade later, it seems a faded memory.