The Bootleg fire in southern Oregon has already consumed an area greater than the metropolis of Los Angeles. At least 2,000 people have been displaced from their homes, and 160 homes and buildings have been destroyed. There are more than ...

Extreme heat and dry conditions are fueling raging wildfires in the western US, charring more than a million acres, requiring evacuations, and creating smoky conditions visible from space. Additionally, due to high winds, smoke from the West Coast wildfires stretched ...

Monsoon season is in full swing in the West with no end in sight, bringing hopes of a dent in the unrelenting historic drought — but with thunderstorms comes lightning and the potential for more wildfires. Monsoon thunderstorms this week ...

During the record 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, something happened that many people overlooked — hurricane forecasts improved. And that saved lives. With another active hurricane season expected, that’s great news. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) believes it can build upon ...

s brutal heat continues to scorch the West, it is sparking wildfires that are burning through hundreds of thousands of acres of land. This year’s wildfires are outpacing the damage caused by last year’s record-setting fire season in California. One ...

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck south of Lake Tahoe Thursday afternoon was felt across the Bay Area. The quake struck at 3:49 p.m. in a region about 250 miles east of San Francisco and south of Lake Tahoe. Its ...

The setup for the coming heatwave will be different from what unfolded in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada from June 29 to July 2. A heatwave occurs when a system of high atmospheric pressure moves into an area and ...

What’s in a name? It’s a question that’s been ruminated over since the time of Shakespeare, and one that is still being contemplated today when it comes to tropical storms and hurricanes. “Giving it a name definitely makes a difference ...

An extreme heatwave has been sweeping the Pacific Northwest, and now the region has gotten so hot, it caused an ice quake in Alaska. A 2.7-magnitude ice quake was recorded 25 miles east of Juneau on Tuesday, caused by melting ...

The North American monsoon brings much-needed rainfall across the Desert Southwest this week amid a relatively late start to the monsoonal season in many locations across the region. This annual phenomenon is the change in wind direction from the prevalent ...