Southern Alps in New Zealand

How to Make It Rain

The United Arab Emirates is looking into building an artificial mountain in order to stimulate rain. Will it work?
Sirius

What Are the Dog Days of Summer?

The "dog days of summer" are attributed to the rise of Sirius, the Dog Star, but research into the lore suggests another dog entirely.
Spiral of Plankton in Indian Ocean

The Effects of El Niño You Never Hear About

El Niño is a complex series of weather patterns that arises in the Pacific, influencing weather phenomena around the world. But what's it doing to plankton?

How the March Blizzard of 1888 Challenged New Yorkers’ Self-Perceptions

Winter's not over quite yet. The great Blizzard of 1888 was in March.
Jupiter with moons, Europa and Io.

The Art of Observing Weather on Distant Planets

Exoplanetary meteorology enables scientists to determine weather patterns on planets too far for direct observation. 
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Scene showing how things were splintered where the storm was most severe." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1882. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-62ee-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

The Economic Impact of El Niño

Looking at the economic impact of the El Nino's weather pattern across the globe.
Historical Rainfall and Temperature Charts Engraving

How Meteorology Changed Agriculture Forever

Early meteorology helped farmers predict yield, transforming the agricultural industry.

Heat Waves: 20 Years After Chicago

Two articles look at the sociological impact of the 1995 heat wave in Chicago, which killed 700 people.

Protecting People from Tornadoes in the 1880s

Two articles from 1883 and 1884 offer insight into tornadoes from another time.
So Moses extended his hand toward the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state when the sun began to rise. Now the Egyptians were fleeing before it, but the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the middle of the sea. The water returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen and all the army of Pharaoh that was coming after the Israelites into the sea – not so much as one of them survived! But the Israelites walked on dry ground in the middle of the sea, the water forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. (Exodus, Chapter 14, 27-29). Woodcut after a drawing by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (German painter, 1794 - 1872) from the "Große Haus-Bilder-Bibel (Large House Pictures Bible)" by Dr. Martin Luther. Published by J. Ebner, Ulm (1877)

The Science Behind Weather Miracles

Can science explain legendary weather myths and legends?