In the case of major hurricanes-- a Category 3 or greater -- the United States has been in a dry spell for nine years.
The first images of thunder are created using triggered lightning -- and a lot of microphones -- to create an acoustic signature.
A volcano in Chile that had been inactive for over 50 years suddenly erupted twice in the space of hours, blasting huge clouds of ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of around 5,000 people.
Lightning strikes are more frequent in Venezuela and the Congo than anyplace else in the world. Continue reading →
Landslides in Indian Kashmir led to six deaths, as hundreds fled their homes after flooding triggered by heavy rain.
Spring in the United States looks to be a hangover of winter conditions, though the season is warming overall.
Two cyclones spinning on opposite sides of the equator could juice the weak El Nino in place.
Check out the most common cloud types found in the atmosphere, according to the Center for Science Education.
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