A blizzard isn’t just any old snowstorm. It’s extreme winter weather. Watch and learn what makes these storms special.
Learn how the 2013 intense week-long rainstorm could have been devistating for Boulder, Colorado, but thanks to city planning and floodplain management, the city fared relatively well.
A 2005 flash flood fills a West Virginia creek in seconds.
How do hailstones form, and why are some much larger than others? Watch to learn how hail can form during a thunderstorm.
Why is it so hard to predict when we’ll have a snow day? Find out what factors determine whether precipitation will fall as rain, sleet, or snow!
Clouds are made of water or ice crystals, but how do they form? Learn more about cloud formation and when it’s likely to happen
Learn what makes a hurricane a hurricane, as well as how these storms can cause damage from storm surge, heavy rain, and fierce winds.
Learn what makes a tornado a tornado, and how these powerful storms can cause property damage and are a threat to our safety.
When there is a hurricane or tropical storm heading towards the coast, get to know all about it to learn what hazards it could cause.
Did you know that raindrops are not shaped like teardrops? They actually look like tiny hamburgers falling through the sky. Watch this video to learn why!
This sunny day video was captured on Eagle Ridge above Lyons, Colorado near the Front Range of the Rockies by David Niels as part of his research for the Colorado Climate Center.
This timelapse video was captured July 4, 2017 on Eagle Ridge above Lyons, Colorado near the Front Range of the Rockies by David Niels as part of his research for the Colorado Climate Center.
Watch this timelapse video to see how the weather over a day in Lyons, Colorado changes when a front moves through the area.
NCAR researchers visualizing hurricane impacts created this animation to show how quickly nine feet of storm surge can flood a coastal city.
A bomb cyclone can cause cold and stormy winter weather. Watch this video to discover what makes a bomb cyclone.
Do you know that snowflakes are different shapes? Find out why some snowflakes have simple shapes and others are more intricate.
Do you know what the terms 100-year, 500-year, and 1000-year flood actually mean? Watch the video and see if you're right.
Learn about the polar vortex and the polar jet stream and how we can get particularly chilly winter weather in the mid-latitudes when the air circulating around the North Pole wobbles to the south.
Discover how a weather front can cause clouds and storms with rain or snow.
When it’s freezing outside, it can be icy too. People walking down the street find their feet sliding in directions that they didn’t intend. A few unlucky ones slip and fall. But have you ever wondered why we slip?
Learn how air pressure in the atmosphere causes wind.