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Mar 20, 2015 04:30 PM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
Spring in the United States looks to be a hangover of winter conditions, though the season is warming overall.
Mar 18, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
A solar eruption was strong enough make the Aurora Borealis much more dramatic than usual and was seen over a much wider area. See photos from the show on March 17.
Mar 17, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
This year's El Niño may deliver a quiet tornado season.
Mar 16, 2015 01:45 PM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Stunning lightning storms inside of towering volcanic ash clouds created tiny glass balls.
Mar 16, 2015 11:00 AM ET
The latest storm in an epic winter edged the total just over the 9-foot mark.
Mar 5, 2015 01:54 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
The long-anticipated El Niño has finally arrived, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Continue reading →
Mar 4, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Check out the most common cloud types found in the atmosphere, according to the Center for Science Education.
Feb 20, 2015 05:59 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Pollution and the urban heat island effect may cause slightly more thunder and lightning than rural areas get. Continue reading →
Feb 9, 2015 04:38 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Is all the snow this year proof that climate scientists have it wrong, and the Earth actually is cooling? In a word: no. Continue reading →
Feb 9, 2015 01:39 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
People in Washington, Oregon and Idaho are pondering the origin of a mysterious ash shower last week. Continue reading →
Feb 9, 2015 11:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A company is planning to offer weather forecasts via a system of small satellites that will watch as GPS spacecraft pass through Earth's orbital horizon.
Feb 618 2015 01:30 PM ET // Climate Central
Cold nights are on the decline in cities across the country. Explore our latest interactive to see what this warming will look like for you.
Jan 9, 2015 01:50 PM ET // Climate Central
See when the coldest day of the winter season usually descends on your town.
Dec 22, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Discovery News
If you were interested in freaky weather, 2014 had it all: snow in full effect, super storms and a drought for the ages.