Christopher C. Burt
April 15, 2014
March featured a number of anomalous extreme weather events such as the floods in portions of Egypt and New Zealand, a freak hailstorm in Asmara, Eritrea, record warmth in much of Europe, severe cold and snow in the eastern half of the U.S. and heavy rainfall in the Pacific Northwest that culminated in a deadly landslide in Washington. Preliminary data from NASA indicates that globally (land-ocean temperature index), it was the 4th warmest March on record (since 1880).
Dr. Jeff Masters
April 15, 2014
We are transitioning to a completely new logo, as part of a site-wide redesign aimed at furthering our mission of unlocking and sharing vast amounts of weather data with as many people as possible using the latest digital technologies, in a way that is visually appealing and engaging. We kept the colors and vibrancy of the rainbow but replaced the rainbow shape with the letters "WU"; a raindrop over the "U" represents rain falling into a rain gauge, a nod to our incredible Personal Weather Station (PWS) community (34,000 strong!)
January 10, 2014
Some thoughts about the recent viral meme(s).
December 23, 2013
The Weather Underground elves have been hard at work developing a brand new layer for the WunderMap and they made their deadline. Enjoy the newest addition to the WunderMap. Also remember to give us your feedback!
September 27, 2013
Melting permafrost has the potential to release an additional 1.5 trillion tons of carbon into the atmosphere, and could increase our global average temperature by 1.5°F in addition to our day-to-day human emissions. However, this effect is not included in the IPCC report issued Friday morning, which means the estimates of how Earth's climate will change are likely on the conservative side.
March 1, 2013