El Niño-Southern Oscillation

A snow blower clearing a road near Echo Summit Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Wild winter this year? Not likely, NOAA forecasts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The weather forecast for this winter is mostly a shrug of the shoulders. For most of the nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicts equal chances for unusual warmth, cold, snow, rain […]

11/21/2013

This Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Typhoon Haiyan over the Philippines, at 22:30 UTC (5:30 p.m. EST). Haiyan, the world's strongest typhoon of the year, slammed into the Philippines early Friday. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Hurricane? Cyclone? Typhoon? Here’s the difference

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the South China Sea: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOON? They’re all the same, officially tropical cyclones. But they just use distinctive terms […]

11/09/2013

NOAA: Warm winter in West, but East? Who knows

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal meteorologists are forecasting a milder and drier winter for much of the western United States, but say they are stumped about what will happen in the East. The National Oceanic and […]

10/18/2012

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