Weather Around The World This Week: Pick Your Poison

Category five tropical cyclone Ita as it approached Australia. Satellite photo courtesy of NOAA

Snow, Rain, Heat, Cold, Drought, Wind, and a disappearing moon. This week’s weather had it all. Is there more in store?

Good Moon Risin’ – Red Moon At Night, Everyone’s Delight


Tonight’s full moon will look red during its total eclipse. Most in North America will be able to see the ‘Blood moon,’ if they look around 3:00 AM, EDT. It will be worth it.

Earthquakes: 106 Quakes Worldwide Between 4-10 April, 2014

Nicaragua received a USGS yellow alert level. Image by USGS.

This week’s earthquakes ranged from green to yellow on the USGS scale – how do they measure the impacts of a quake, and what do the colors mean?

Winter Storms A to Z: Zephyr To Dump A Foot Of Snow in Colorado And Wyoming

The National Weather Service forecast for 2 p.m. Sunday. Snow in Colorado; severe weather in Texas and Arkansas. Image courtesy NOAA

We’ve reached the end of the alphabet and the winter storm season. Zephyr will cause a wide variety of both winter- and spring-type stormy weather from the Rocky Mountains to the east coast.

M7.6 Earthquake Strikes off the Solomon Islands: 13 April 2014

Major earthquakes (at least M7.6) in the western Pacific since 1900. Image credit: USGS

A large earthquake south of the Solomon Islands is the second to strike the western Pacific in recent days. What caused these earthquakes, and are they linked?