Severe Weather's Different Form in the NortheastWill Cano
Everyone seems to know the tornado capital of the United States: Tornado Alley in the central Great Plains. But this obviously isn't the only place that tornadoes occur.
The Fascinating Science behind Fire CloudsColin McCarthy
Pyrocumulus clouds, also known as fire clouds are one of the most dangerous, yet fascinating forms of extreme fire behavior that only occur on the most intense wildfires. These fire clouds can generate erratic winds, prolific lightning outbreaks, and even fire tornadoes.
Scud Clouds: Meteorology's Misdiagnosed PhenomenaWill Cano
A tsunami in the sky? A funnel cloud about to become a tornado? Wisps of fog forming? Nope, it’s none of the above. What you're looking at is a "Scud Cloud", and the science hidden behind them explains why they appear to be something they're not.
Las Rayas de Calentamiento: ¡Acción Contra el Cambio Climático!Joseph Trujillo-Falcón
Cada año, ciudadanos de todo el mundo unen sus fuerzas para concienciar sobre el calentamiento de nuestro clima. Al participar en la campaña #ShowYourStripes, nuestro equipo se enorgullece de apoyar un esfuerzo global de concienciación sobre el cambio climático.
#ShowYourStripes: A Commitment to Our FutureJoseph Trujillo-Falcón
Every year, citizens around the world join forces to raise awareness of our warming climate. Participating in the #ShowYourStripes campaign, our team is proud support a global effort to raise awareness of climate change.
Despite Growing Drought Conditions, Central U.S. Flirts with Rain Chances for Independence DayGunnar Consol
If I were to describe this summer so far in the heartland, I would call it HOT and DRY. We typically do see temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90s here in my home base of Evansville, Indiana; however, what's unusual is the amount of consecutive days that we've reached that temperature ...
A Ferocious Start to Fire Season in the WestColin McCarthy
The West has already seen a historically bad start to fire season. New Mexico has seen a deadly wildfire this spring and two of its largest wildfires in state history. Expect fire season to pick up rapidly across the rest of the West in the coming weeks.
¡La Semana Nacional de Seguridad Contra los Relámpagos!Joseph Trujillo-Falcón
La Semana Nacional de Seguridad contra los Relámpagos se inició en 2001 para llamar la atención sobre este asesino subestimado. ¡Aprende más sobre estas amenazas!
Heatwave Waning over Central US after Shattering Records Day & NightGunnar Consol
If you live anywhere in the Midwest, you have certainly felt the furnace cranking over the Central United States so far this week. Even though the heatwave is still gripping the region today, its intensity is diminishing and is soon set to give way to more seasonable temperatures in the ...
Record Rain-on-Snow Flooding Forces Closure of Yellowstone National ParkColin McCarthy
Yellowstone National Park and surrounding areas are experiencing one of their worst floods on record due to unprecedented heavy rains on a supersized snowpack.
Heatwave to Bring Sweltering, Record Heat to SouthwestColin McCarthy
An intensifying heat dome over the Southwest is about to bring the region its hottest string of days so far in 2022. Daily record highs from the Bay Area to Phoenix will be smashed as the intense dome of high pressure slowly shifts east over the weekend.
Chasing Down A Dusty Red Texas Twister By DRONE!Aaron Jayjack
The North American continent is a vast diverse landscape. From the open prairie land in southern Canada and North Dakota, to the badlands of South Dakota, into the Sandhills of Nebraska, through the cornfields of Iowa, and the open grassland plains of Kansas and Oklahoma, then down to the red ...
As we begin the first month of summer, below average temperatures grip the Central U.S.Gunnar Consol
Picture the typical summer weather where you live. For majority of the Central U.S., summer is occupied by many hot and humid days. We've seen our fair share of muggy and warm conditions last month despite it still being astronomical spring –even still in early June. As we reminisce on ...
Where do hurricanes come from? | Tropical Weather Expert ExplainsDavid Ryglicki
Hurricanes and tropical storms are some of the most significant weather events we see every year. MyRadar tropical weather expert Dr. David Ryglicki breaks down where hurricanes come from before they even have a name.
ONE-on-ONE | MyRadar Senior Software Engineer Bradley AndersonBradley Anderson
Have you ever wondered what goes into building a mobile app? In the latest episode of ONE-on-ONE, Meteorologist Mike Linden speaks to Senior Software Engineer Bradley Anderson. Brad is a jack of all trades on the team - from business development, to programming to working on the Star Citizen features in the app, Brad's done A LOT at MyRadar (and answers some of YOUR questions too).
The Research Behind the Categories: Beyond the Language BarrierErica Lopez
This past week, the NWS Storm Prediction Center released new SPC risk categories in Spanish.
Oh Yes, It's Allergy Season in the NortheastWill Cano
Allergies ravage residents of the Northeast every spring, and this year is no different. Where do these allergies come from, and how does the weather complicate them?
Heatwave to Shatter Daily High Temperature Records Across Central U.S. Today and TomorrowGunnar Consol
If you live in the Central United States and stepped foot outside yesterday or today, you may be wondering "who turned up the heat?" Seemingly out of no where, we went straight from our perfect and mild May weather with highs in the 70s to sudden scorching temperatures. It's no ...
Seguridad En Caso de InundacionesJoseph Trujillo-Falcón
El meteorólogo Joseph Trujillo Falcón les brinda recomendaciones que usted y su familia pueden tomar durante las inundaciones. Es muy importante tomar en conciencia las alertas del Servicio Nacional de Meteorología y nunca subestimar el poder de las corrientes.
Durante el Tornado: Recomendaciones de Seguridad para Cada EscenarioJoseph Trujillo-Falcón
Los tornados son columnas de aire que giran violentamente y se extienden desde la base de una tormenta eléctrica hasta el suelo. La fuerza de los tornados puede destruir estructuras bien construidas, arrancar árboles y lanzar objetos por el aire. Los tornados pueden producirse a cualquier hora del día o ...
How the Central U.S. went from Snow to Severe Weather in the Same WeekGunnar Consol
In the spring-time, it isn't uncommon for many of us to be confused as to what we need to wear as we head out the door. For much of the United States, just like fall, spring is a time of weather rollercoasters. Each day of the week seems to require ...
Spring Warmup on Tap Across the NortheastWill Cano
April Showers have been the case so far this month across the Northeast. So, will they bring May flowers? Tulips may be tempted to bloom soon after seeing this week's forecast.
Precipitation Whiplash Battering CaliforniaColin McCarthy
California has gone through wild swings in precipitation from record wet to record dry in just the last 6 months. This phenomenon of abrupt transition from record wet to record dry or vice versa is known as "precipitation whiplash" and is expected to increase with climate change.
Why is the American Heartland and central United States the heartbeat of most tornadoes?Gunnar Consol
We've all heard the famous quote by Benjamin Franklin... "In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes." While that rings true to this day, I propose to add an amendment to that list if you live in the Midwest/Central United States. What else is certain you might ask?
An Active March: Texas & Deep South Hot-ZonesAaron Jayjack
65,000, that is the average number of miles I drive each year in pursuit of the extreme's of mother nature: tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and more. As we near the end of March, I found myself deep in central Texas on March 21st. Deep into Texas, but familiar ground for me.
Strongest storm since December slated to hit CaliforniaColin McCarthy
California is expecting its strongest storm in three months - delivering widespread soaking rainfall and heavy mountain snowfall above 6,000 feet.
Tracking Down the Winterset, Iowa EF-4 Wedge TornadoAaron Jayjack
Just a couple weeks are officially left in the winter season. On March 20, we’ll officially begin spring. It’s the time of the year when great clashes of air masses occur over the United States resulting in severe weather and sometimes tornadoes.
Unpredictable March in the NortheastWill Cano
The weather has been hectic across the Northeast...to say the least. It doesn't look to stop anytime soon, as an impactful storm is expected to race through the region this weekend and "Bomb Out". Extreme weather events have impacted the region in March for centuries. So, what makes March so extreme?
Go For Launch - MyRadar Secures FCC License for April Rocket Lab LaunchAndy Green
ACME AtronOmatic, LLC, makers of the popular MyRadar weather and environmental awareness app, has secured its FCC license for the upcoming launch of its first batch of prototype satellites out of New Zealand on a Rocket Lab Electron rocket. The launches are expected to begin in April.
Hunting Tornadoes In Winter - Deep South Severe ThreatAaron Jayjack
It's mid-February and generally that means hunting down Nor'Easters, blizzards and winter storms across the United States. We are in the dead of winter, but that doesn't mean tornadoes can't happen somewhere in the United States.
Late October Severe Weather - Second Season CrankingAaron Jayjack
Most people associate severe thunderstorms and their winds, hail and tornadoes, with spring. But severe storms can happen anywhere, at any time of the year. In fact, one of the first severe events of 2021 happened on March 10th, with wall clouds appearing over frozen lakes and snow in Minnesota. ...