Share

Weather.com's Top 100 Photos of 2013

By Camille Mann and Edecio Martinez
Published: January 1, 2014

The year 2013 packed a powerful punch. From the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history to a destructive tornado tearing through Oklahoma flattening entire neighborhoods, there was no shortage of weather events to capture.

However, the year’s most compelling images didn’t just consist of natural disasters. They were also inspiring photos of the natural world.

Other images that made weather.com’s list include a photo of the Milky Way from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, a photo of a cloud inversion filling the Grand Canyon and a polar bear swimming at the Moscow Zoo.

The collection features 100 images highlighting some of the best weather, news, travel and science images of 2013.

(MORE: Incredible Snow Art Created By Foot)

Featured Blogs

Fred Heading for Cape Verde Islands; Ignacio Skirting Hawaii

By Dr. Jeff Masters
August 30, 2015

Residents of the Cape Verde islands are going through a rare experience today--a hurricane warning--as Tropical Storm Fred intensifies in the far eastern North Atlantic. The remnants of Erika are bringing heavy rain to Cuba and Florida, while three Category 4 hurricanes swirl in the North Pacific, including Ignacio, which is moving on a path just north of the Hawaiian Islands (where tropical storm watches remain in effect).

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 (Kilo’s possible impact on the Hawaiian Isles and more in the pipeline) an even more interesting story has been the exceptional rainfall that has drenched the islands in recent days and the on-going record hot summer. 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.