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January 15, 2023 - Watch: FTsunami: Asteroid Impact - 66 Million Years Agoirst global simulation of megatsunami following ancient asteroid impact
The 6+ miles wide asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago, widely accepted to have wiped out nearly all the dinosaurs and roughly three-quarters of the planet’s plant and animal species, also triggered a megatsunami with mile-high waves.

Record drought gripped much of the U.S. in 2022January 10, 2023 - Record drought gripped much of the U.S. in 2022
The year was also marked by numerous severe weather events, devastating hurricanes and deadly flooding across parts of the country.

 Ken GrahamJanuary 06, 2023 - Leading Change at the National Weather Service: A Conversation with Ken Graham
Ken Graham became director of the National Weather Service last summer and recently surpassed his first six months as the agency’s 17th leader. Let’s chat with Ken to learn more about how these early days of his tenure unfolded, and what’s up ahead.

Allison AllenDecember 21, 2022 - Cold for the holidays: Blast of frigid, Arctic air to affect most of U.S.
Extremely cold arctic air is expected to plunge southward and impact much of the country through Hanukkah and into the week of Christmas, December 22–26, according to NOAA forecasters.