As a student and observer of meteorology, it constantly bums me out that people do not understand what it means when someone says there’s an “X% chance of rain” tomorrow. A 50 percent chance of rain does not mean there’s a 1-in-2 chance that you’re going to get wet.
Weather, as weather is wont to do, fucked shit up earlier tonight at the Colorado Rockies’ park before the team’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The field looked completely unusable, until the grounds crew worked their magic.
You might not be able tell this apart from everyday MLS action, but if you look closely, you’ll see that the field is a bit, uh, damp.
Man, Dale’s employers at Metal Works of High Point must really hate him.
It’s a bright, sunny day in El Paso for today’s Sun Bowl, where the snow is coming down so hard the ball is disappearing:
Your team is hosting the #21 Northwestern Wildcats in a crucial late-season game. You’re understandably pumped and there’s snow on the ground. You should throw a snowball! But no Northwestern fans are in range. Should you throw it at the nearby cheerleaders?
Hurricane Joaquin, currently churning off the Bahamas, is expected to dump a ton of rain on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast at best, and at worst, come ashore as a powerful storm. Some models put it arriving in Virginia, perhaps right in time for Sunday afternoon’s Eagles-Skins game.
The sky just dumped an ungodly amount of rain on Kansas City. The region was under a severe thunderstorm warning, and sporadic tornados have been reported. The Royals were supposed to begin their game against Tampa Bay in about 30 minutes, but it has been postponed until tomorrow. Besides the widespread flooding…
Eugene, Ore., where the USA Track & Field National Championship is underway, is gripped in a heat wave. The steamy conditions produce a nice muscle-loosening affect on athletes whose events last less than 60 seconds, but it’s been less accommodating for the distance events. The preliminary rounds of the women’s…
Fresh off his bizarre antics a few days ago, WEWS chief meteorologist Mark Johnson turned his Cavaliers fandom up another notch on tonight’s late local news, as the ABC station’s weatherman brought a weed-whacker and a concrete block onto the set with him in reaction to tonight’s Cleveland loss.
After a disastrous opening night that saw fans peeing in cups to avoid enormous lines for the bathroom, the Cubs hauled in portable toilets in an effort to remedy the situation for future games. They didn’t get to try them out, however, because the club skipped their second game Tuesday night, postponing it due to…
It just keeps happening: a TV reporter's live shot covering bad weather gets the most effective illustration when a car wrecks onscreen. This is from Chattanooga CBS affiliate WDEF last night via reader Jake. We have to ask the question: is it really safe for reporters to be hanging out on road-sides?
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If you've ever read one of those "ten million car pileup on [insert Midwestern highway here]" stories and wondered how it happened, this video of I-94 near Battle Creek, Michigan from yesterday should help explain it. Visibility is so low that once a couple of vehicles wreck, the ones coming behind can't see them…
If you live in Colorado and you don't want to be consumed by tumbleweeds, now is the time to evacuate.
Heavy rains at Valhalla put a hold on the final round of the PGA Championship today. Play was suspended at 12:53 p.m. and what officials initially thought would be a quick delay soon ran longer as the rain worsened. It got so bad that many areas of the course, including greens were completely under water.
Viewers in southern New York and northern Pennsylvania missed the ending of today's World Cup final when Elmira ABC affiliate WENY cut away from the action with six minutes left to cover a tornado warning.
An international friendly between Belgium and Tunisia was stopped in the first half because golf-ball sized hail stones were raining down on the players. The hail became unmanageable at around the 24 minute mark, with the match still scoreless, and play was halted for approximately 40 minutes. As you can imagine it…