Featured articles

severe dust storm crete march 22 2018

Severe dust storm hits Crete, Greece

A cutoff low in the central Mediterranean pushed huge amounts of Saharan dust from Libya toward the eastern Mediterranean on March 22, 2018, heavily impacting the region, especially the island of Crete. A thick layer of Saharan sand reached Crete around 16:00 local...

March 23, 2018

dangerous debris flows and flooding likely california f

Record-breaking rain hits California, worst yet to come

A powerful Pacific storm dropped record-breaking rain on parts of California on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. This was a direct hit by an atmospheric river system and forecasters warn the heaviest rain is expected on Thursday, urging residents to stay vigilant....

March 22, 2018


4th nor'easter in 3 weeks to bring heavy snow, gusty winds and coastal flooding

The 4th nor'easter in 3 weeks will bring another round of heavy snow, gusty winds, and coastal flooding to the east coast US today and tomorrow. The last time 4 nor'easters marched through the region within 3 to 4 weeks weeks was in 2015 and before that in...

March 21, 2018

russellville alabama damage march 19 2018.

Hailstorms and tornadoes cause significant damage across southeastern US

A line of severe storms swept through the southeastern United States on March 19 and 20, 2018, producing heavy rain, strong winds, very large hail and several damaging tornadoes. The storm downed trees and power lines, and caused significant hail and tornado damage....

March 20, 2018

california rainfall accumulation march 20 25_2018

Heavy flooding, debris flows expected in Southern California as dangerous atmospheric river forms in Pacific

An atmospheric river event is expected to plummet Southern California bringing heavy rain and snow into the area. Flash flood warnings have been issued in parts of Southern California, with potentially very dangerous debris flows expected as the strongest storm of...

March 20, 2018

goes east 18z march 18 2018

Baseball-sized hail hits Texas, extreme weather threatens Tennessee River Valley today

A powerful hailstorm hit parts of Brazos Valley, Texas on March 18, 2018, leaving impressively sized hail behind. On Monday, strong tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging winds are expected across parts of the Tennessee Valley and Southeast during the late...

March 19, 2018

tropical cyclone eliakim madagascar march 2018 f

17 fatalities as Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" moves over Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" hit Madagascar's Mananara region on March 17 with wind speeds of 85 km/h (53 mph) and gusts to 120 km/h (75 mph). It then moved over the provinces of Analanjirofo and Antsinanana over the next 2 days, killing at least 17...

March 19, 2018

geoeffective np coronal hole march 13 2018

Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm

A persistent negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) sparked G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm on March 18, 2018. A gradual return to background levels is expected on March 19 as CH HSS influence subsides. However, enhanced solar wind parameters are...

March 19, 2018

floods kenya march 2018

Widespread floods hit Kenya, at least 19 killed and scores injured

Three days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding across Kenya this week, killing at least 19 people and injuring and displacing scores of others. Heavy rains are expected to continue for at least 5 more days. The deaths happened as flood and river waters hit...

March 18, 2018

tropical cyclone marcus 17 30z march 17 2018 ir f

Tropical Cyclone "Marcus" hits Darwin as Category 2 system

Tropical Cyclone "Marcus" formed March 16, 2018 as the 8th named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region tropical cyclone season. Marcus passed over Darwin as a Category 2 system on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale with sustained winds near...

March 17, 2018

lesotho hailstorm march 2018

Deadly hailstorm hits Lesotho, southern Africa

An intense hailstorm hit Lesotho's southern district of Quthing on March 14, 2018, leaving a trail of destruction and at least 5 people dead. The storm that hit the kingdom on Wednesday, March 14 smashed windows on many cars, homes and other structures, killed...

March 17, 2018

tc eliakim terra modis march 15 2018 f

Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" to make landfall over NE Madagascar

Tropical Storm "Eliakim" formed 02:00 UTC on March 15, 2018 east of northern Madagascar as the 6th named storm of the 2017/18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season. Eliakim's current forecast track takes it right over northeastern Madagascar on March...

March 15, 2018

texas oklahoma fireball march 13 2018

Daylight fireball explodes over Oklahoma and Texas, sonic boom reported

A daylight fireball was recorded streaking Oklahoma and Texas around 21:16 UTC (16:16 CDT) on March 13, 2018. The object turned 'blindingly bright' before it disappeared and was followed by a sonic boom. Numerous residents across central Oklahoma and...

March 14, 2018

landslide hrvatska kostajnica march 13 2018

Landslide destroys 7 homes in Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia

Heavy floods and landslides are affecting parts of central Croatia two weeks after record-breaking snow paralyzed the region. At this time, the worst affected is the city of Hrvatska Kostajnica (population 2 700) where heavy floods and landslides resulted in the...

March 13, 2018

campania tornado italy march 12 2018

A major tornado, intense hailstorm hit Caserta, Campania, Italy

A major tornado preceded by intense hailstorm hit the region of Campania in southwestern Italy during the afternoon hours of Monday, March 12, 2018. Local media is reporting serious damage and at least 15 injured people. A severe storm hit Campania's Province of...

March 12, 2018

kickem jenny

Increased activity at Kick 'em Jenny: Alert level at Orange, 5 km exclusion zone

Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano is showing signs of increased activity on March 12, 2018, forcing authorities to raise the alert level to Orange. The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has been informed of ‘increased activities’ at...

March 12, 2018

noreaster gfs model march 13 2018

Third nor'easter: A multitude of hazards expected from Mid-Atlantic to New England

A new low will form off the Southeast Coast by Monday morning and bring a multitude of hazards to the Mid-Atlantic and New England through Tuesday, including snow, minor coastal flooding and the potential for strong winds. This will be the third nor'easter to...

March 11, 2018