How Does a Hurricane Form?
And what does Category 5 mean?
What Is a Firestorm?
Some wildfires grow so large that they can create their own weather system.
What Is a Gust Front?
Fast winds that fall from thunderstorms
Cloud iridescence looks amazing
What Is La Niña?
Learn about this weather pattern.
Why Do Leaves Change Color?
In the fall, leaves turn bright red, orange, and yellow. But where do these colors come from?
Hi, I'm JPSS!
I’m a high-tech weather satellite that orbits our planet.
How to Read a Weather Map
What do those symbols mean for tomorrow’s weather?
What Is an Ice Jam?
As winter melts away, chunks of ice can jam up rivers and cause flooding.
What Are the Different Climate Types?
The world is split up into climate zones. Do you know which zone you live in?
What Is a Nor'easter?
Learn about this type of storm that forms along the East Coast of North America.
Types of Clouds
Learn about common cloud types and what they can tell us about the weather!
Meet a GOES-R Series Weather Satellite
A series of new, high-tech satellites that will be orbiting 22,000 miles above Earth
What Is the Gulf Stream?
Learn more about this strong ocean current!
How Reliable Are Weather Forecasts?
It all depends on how far in advance you’re trying to forecast!
Video: Why Don't Satellites Fall out of the Sky?
How do they all stay up there?
What Is a Dust Storm?
Learn all about these walls of dust that can be miles long and several thousand feet high.
Video: How Do Wildfires Spread?
Learn about how conditions in the weather and environment can cause these uncontrolled fires to spread more quickly—and how we use weather satellites to help us stay safe.
Video: What Causes a Thunderstorm?
All thunderstorms have the same basic ingredients. Watch this video to learn more!
What Is Precipitation?
This infographic will teach you about precipitation!
What Causes a Flood?
How do atmospheric conditions and an area’s geography cause a flood?
What Are High and Low Pressure Systems?
Is air super heavy?
Why Does Wind Blow?
It's all about temperature.
See how angles and distances affect your view of rainbows.
What Is Lake Effect Snow?
Why do areas near big lakes get so much snow?
What Is a Derecho?
And why are they so destructive?
What Makes It Rain?
And what causes snow, hail, and ice rain?
How's the weather on other planets?
If you think Earth can have bad weather, check out these places!
How do you make a weather satellite?
It is easy to understand and fun to think about in this little book.
Be Ready to Help
Ever wonder how you can help out?
How Big Was Typhoon Haiyan?
Satellite images show just how huge it was.
What Causes a Rainbow?
Learn how to be in the right place at the right time.
What Causes Lightning and Thunder?
What is the source of all the blinding light and earth-shaking sound?
What's the Difference Between Fog and Clouds?
Aren't they the same thing?
What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate?
Is it news or is it history?
When disaster strikes!
Families need to know where to find the stuff they need.
Can you make it rain, snow, and hail? Try it out!
How Do Tornadoes Form?
These are the most violent storms on Earth. Can we forecast them even better?
What Is the Polar Vortex?
And how does it cause such a freeze?
How do satellites help save lives?
Find out in this edition of Wild Weather Jobs.
What Is a Heat Wave?
And how can I stay safe during one?
How Do Snowflakes Form?
How does water form such intricate designs up there in the clouds?
A Brief History of Lightning Detection
Really? A tool to detect lightning? It's pretty hard to miss, isn't it?
What Is El Niño?
The temperature of the ocean's surface has a far-reaching effect on weather.
Weather Science Fair
Need some ideas for a weather science fair project?
The California Drought
It’s the worst drought in 1,200 years, so what do we do?
Explore the relationship between sea surface temperatures and hurricane strength.
What Is an Atmospheric River?
Learn more about these moving columns of water vapor in the sky!