The continental US as a whole is on pace to be the fifth wettest year on record and eight states are on track to have their wettest years on record.
Debris, including leaves and litter, was apparently lifted some 6,000 feet into the atmosphere Tuesday afternoon in Port Orchard
The polar vortex could be making a return engagement to the U.S. sometime later this month or in January.
A major storm that will plow into the eastern half of the United States late this week could throw a wrench into plans for early holiday travelers as well as holiday shipping. AccuWeather Chief Broadcast Meteorologist Bernie Rayno said major travel delays are likely as the storm shifts from the Southeast to the Northeast. "This late-week storm is gonna impact a large chunk of the eastern half of the United States with rain and wind," Rayno said....
A fun compilation of the year's "Best News Bloopers" posted Monday features mistakes on all fronts of live broadcasts. But the weather reporters emerged as the true stars, including the guy who called for "drist and mizzle" and the woman whose mangling of the word "precipitation" forced her to give up and call it rain. The weather is often hard to predict, but forecasting that reporters will make mistakes is about as easy as saying the sun will...
by Keith Schneider for ProPublica On the afternoon of July 23, a tire on a recreational trailer blew apart on the pavement of State Route 299 about 15 miles northwest of Redding, California. The couple towing the Grey Wolf Select trailer couldn’t immediately pull it out of traffic. As they dragged it to a safe turnout, sparks arced from the tire’s steel rim. Three reached the nearby grass and shrubs; two along the highway’s south shoulder, the...
As wildfires rage and threaten to destroy everything in their paths, we often hear that they are "contained" by a certain percentage as firefighters continue making progress with battling the blazes. As the percentage steadily increases from 30-, 60-, 90- and eventually up to 100-percent containment, it may seem like the hard work of emergency responders is complete and the wildfire is extinguished. However, that's not the case, as there's a...
Powerful and potentially destructive waves are expected to hit California's coast through Tuesday, bringing dangerous conditions that have prompted forecasters to urge surfers and swimmers to stay out of the ocean. A deep...
Expect more storms with heavy rain, heavy mountain snow and rough seas to lash the West Coast of the United States into Christmas Day. The main focus of the storms has been and will continue to be the Northwest into this weekend. The storm train over the northern Pacific has seas greatly agitated. Occasionally, stronger storms have been sending large waves that frequent the coastal Northwest farther south along the coast of California. "While...
A December warmup has a lot more people outside than we typically see this time of year. The average high temperature so far this month is 30.9 degrees, John Lauritsen reports (2:06). WCCO 4 News At 10 – Dec. 17, 2018
Storms with the greatest potential to disrupt travel will focus on the East and the Northwest in the days leading up to Christmas.
The weather has been dry for the past 13 days, but that’s all coming to an end. An area of low pressure in the mid-Atlantic region is going to move through New England, bringin potentially heavy rain. 
An earthquake centered in eastern Tennessee also was felt in three other states. The U.S. Geological Survey website says the epicenter of the magnitude 3.0 earthquake early Sunday was southeast of Mascot. It also was felt in parts of Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina. No injuries or damage are reported. It's the second earthquake in eastern Tennessee in the past week. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake on Wednesday was centered near Decatur.
Pacific storms bringing 60 miles-per-hour winds, up to 30 foot-high waves, and continuous rain are expected to last through Wednesday.
Officials are scrambling to stabilize the crumbling Del Mar bluffs, with four collapses having occurred since August. Emergency efforts to reinforce the eroding cliffs, atop which Amtrak and Coaster trains run daily, have been in the works for nearly a year. Now officials say they hope to break ground on a number of key projects by summer. In the meantime, transportation officials have said the trains are safe to ride, barring a major...
Pacific storms, coastal reef create Mavericks' 60-foot surf waves
Large storms and cold air are likely to take a break over much of the nation during much of next week ahead of the Christmas holiday. 
A strong earthquake has struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Sunday's magnitude 6.1 quake had a depth of 61 kilometers (38 miles).
All evacuation orders have been lifted in Paradise more than a month after a devastating wildfire that wiped out the Northern California town. The fire that broke out Nov. 8 killed at least 86 people and destroyed 14,000 homes in Paradise and nearby communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. This will be the first time many residents get to see their property since fleeing the firestorm.
Tens of thousands of homes across Sydney and the Central Coast are without power after thunderstorms, torrential rain and wild winds savaged the NSW coast. Fears of tropical 'zombie' cyclone Owen reforming off the QLD coast (left) continue. Hailstones the size of golf balls (top right) lashed Sydney and the Hunter region on Saturday afternoon bringing down trees and taking out hundreds of power lines. The SES said they received more than 4,600...
Flooding will plague residents living along many swollen rivers in the southeastern United States despite dry weather taking hold from Sunday through Wednesday. 
Rain, wind, mountain snow and rough surf will take aim at the Northwest and California at the end of the weekend as the barrage of Pacific storms continues.
A report on firefighter injuries in a deadly Northern California wildfire details the harrowing conditions they faced and a few close calls with death. The report released Thursday by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the Camp Fire overtook three firefighters working to stop the blaze Nov. 8. It says two inmate firefighters were burned when they tried to escape the flames and ran into barbed-wire fences. A fire captain also was burned.
Wilmington, North Carolina has seen an abundance of rain over this last week. So much so that an over 100 year old record for rainfall has been broken. Jonathan Petramala reporting.
The best photos from this week in weather events.