Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:03pm

Various news outlets recently reported a fatal accident involving a motorcycle rider being struck by lightning. This is a tragic incident. It comes several days after I watched jaw-dropping video of lightning striking a tree at the Women's U.S. Open golf tournament. The amazing thing about the video, beyond the lightning itself, was the number of people still milling around outside. 

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:56am

As a former NASA earth system scientist, I am quite familiar with the wonders of our planet and how satellite-based remote sensing can reveal them. 

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:52am

CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller, "Over 40% of Greenland experienced melting yesterday, with total ice loss estimated to be more than 2 gigatons (a gigaton is equal to 1 billion tons)."

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:49am

Over 40% of Greenland experienced melting Thursday, with total ice loss estimated to be more than 2 gigatons (equal to 2 billion tons) on just that day alone.

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:43am

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a national consortium of academic and nonprofit institutions.

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:29am

By: Alan Flurry

With the 2019 hurricane season officially beginning June 1, there's another potential obstacle to predicting monster storms.

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:09am

Parts of Colorado received almost 2 feet of snow at the beginning of summer.

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:06am

June 21 was the official summer solstice, when the sun is the farthest north in the sky at noon on this date. 

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:04am

Hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, floods, volcanic eruptions and tornadoes are constant threats to society. While they have always happened, humans are now on the scene. Human lives and property are constantly threatened. Such risks are further amplified along coastlines, fault lines, volcanic regions, or flood zones. 

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:59am

This morning I woke up with something on my mind so I often write in the quiet hours before the family awakens. Recently, a television meteorologist named Jeremy Kappell lost his job for allegedly uttering a racial slur. Was this a slip of the tongue or a deliberate racial prank involving one of the nation's most important and historic figures, Dr. Martin Luther King?