Share

PHOTOS: Southern California Wildfires Erupt

May 15, 2014

Hot, dry air combined with Santa Ana winds pushed the fire threat to full alert in Southern California this week.

San Diego County has seen the most damage so far. The number of large fires crews are fighting dropped from nine to six Thursday, but the forecast calls for another day of gusty winds and high heat.

The photos above span several different communities. You can get the latest on the state of emergency here.

NEXT UP: Turkey Coal Mine Explosion, Fire Kills More Than 200

Featured Blogs

Fred Weakens after Lashing Cape Verde Islands

By Dr. Jeff Masters
September 1, 2015

Downgraded from hurricane status on Monday night, Tropical Storm Fred carved its way into the record books as it made the most direct hurricane strike on the Cape Verde islands in modern records. Meanwhile, the extremely active Pacific has made this the busiest Northern Hemisphere year to date in modern records in terms of accumulated energy from tropical cyclones.

UPDATE: Crazy Summer in Hawaii: Record Rainfall, Record Heat, and Snow!

By Christopher C. Burt
August 26, 2015

Although much media attention weather-wise (at least recently) for Hawaii has been about tropical storms an even more interesting story has been the record wet August in Honolulu and Lihue and the hottest summer and hottest single month (August) on record for many Hawaiian cities. Despite a record warm July, accumulating snow managed to dust the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island. Here are some details about the above events.

Not a tropical cyclone?

By Stu Ostro
August 15, 2015

PWS Service Interruption Update

By Shaun Tanner
June 16, 2015

The development team here at Weather Underground has been hard at work producing a new homepage! Please take a look at the sneak peek and tell us what you think!

2013-14 - An Interesting Winter From A to Z

By Tom Niziol
May 15, 2014

It was a very interesting winter across a good part of the nation from the Rockies through the Plains to the Northeast. Let's break down the most significant winter storms on a month by month basis.

What the 5th IPCC Assessment Doesn't Include

By Angela Fritz
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.