Scud Season Is Upon Us

With a warm, soupy air mass in place this time of year, conditions become ripe for rogue, “pop up” thunderstorm development. With summer creeping up, it’s safe to say, scud season is upon us. What’s Scud? The official definition for scud, taken from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, is as follows: Scud (or Fractus) […]

Fallstreak Hole Appears Over Australia

A rare ‘Fallstreak Hole‘ appeared over Australia earlier today.  The National Weather Service describes a fallstreak hole as follows: A fallstreak hole (also known as a “hole punch cloud”) is a large circular or elliptical gap that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds. Fallstreak holes can result from a number of things, one being […]

Phoenix Flood Impact

Massive flooding is taking place across Phoenix, Arizona.  It is estimated that rainfall amounts topped 4″ in a little over an hour, resulting in widespread flooding across portions of the city. Monsoon deluge flooding near Phoenix, water rescues in progress. More: Image via @12news — Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) August 19, 2014 Flooding […]

Muhlenberg County Flooding

Sunday’s weather setup provided the marginal threat for severe storms.  As it turned out, a few tornado warnings were issued, with one being confirmed in Henderson County. The tornado and strong winds weren’t the only nuisance felt by Kentuckians yesterday.  A rapidly intensifying cell trained across portions of western Kentucky, dropping rainfall amounts at rates […]

Tornado Hits Henderson County

Tornado Hits Henderson County: A tornado was reported south of Henderson, KY around 5:00pm local time this afternoon. A picture of this tornado was captured and posted on Twitter as seen below… Southern Henderson ky NOW — Grimlock (@bluzmman) August 17, 2014 Here’s some radar data around the time of the reported tornado earlier: […]

Volcano Heat Melts Popular Yellowstone Road

Heat radiating from an underground supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park combined with the summer sun to create a hazard to tourists last Thursday.  The combination of these heat sources literally melted a frequently-used roadway in the park, causing officials to shut it down.  The following is a snippet from’s piece on this event: Yellowstone […]

Hurricane Arthur Damage

With Hurricane Arthur making landfall along the North Carolina coast last night, the damage made visible by the sunrise came as no surprise.  Here’s are what the scenes are looking like: Damage seen at bridge on Hwy 12 in North Carolina after Hurricane Arthur – @NCDOT — BuzzFeed Storm (@BuzzFeedStorm) July 4, 2014 Damage […]

Tornado Digest: June 15-21

If you’re a fan of our Weather Buzz section, you know last week had three big days of severe weather across the Plains, which included several tornadoes.  The following video displays the deadly EF4 tornado that hit Pilger, NE on June 16th, 2014 to refresh your memory: I ran across a great article produced by […]

Severe Weather Outbreak Over Europe

A severe weather event unfolded across portions of Europe yesterday and today.  Areas hardest hit included locations in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.  Europe’s Severe Weather Europe ( relayed info of a high risk for inclement weather over portions of these countries earlier today: @WetterOnline upgrade to HIGH risk today! — severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) […]