Josh Morgerman is an obsessive stormchaser. As hurricanes grow fiercer and more destructive, what does it mean to be someone who loves them?
The Outside Guide to Weather
When it comes to enjoying the sports we love, weather is king. Here's some of our favorite advice and inspiration for enjoying the outdoors—rain or shine.
Sep 10, 2020
With stormchasing tours more popular than ever, our writer set out to discover why this risky pastime is once again taking off
Mar 7, 2017
Mike Olbinski is a photographer with an obsession—chasing storms throughout the southwest. It sounds crazy, but when you see his photos you'll understand.
Mar 29, 2017
Ryan Knapp is a weather observer and meteorologist at the Mount Washington Weather Station in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Winters are windy, icy, and frigid. Summers aren't much better. We called him up to ask what it's like to be knocked down by wind and how he endures working in some of the world's worst weather.
Mar 29, 2017
For almost 40 years, Don MacGorman has launched truck-sized data balloons into storms while enduring drenching rain and potentially lethal hail. For the National Severe Storms Laboratory physicist who literally wrote the book on lightning, it's all just another day's work.
Jun 25, 2013
When Hurricane Sandy closed in on New york City, the Weather Channel dispatched (who else?) Jim Cantore, the world’s most fearless meteorologist. Nick Heil tagged along for a wet, wild adventure that quickly became something else—a survival challenge in the darkest hours of a killer storm.
Jul 8, 2013
The Colorado skier puts out winter storm alerts that track the essentials: Where exactly the snow will fall, how much, and when. As fellow weather nerd Michael Behar finds out, it’s wonderful when it works.
Jun 18, 2019
Your head is pounding, your muscles are cramping, and your heart is racing. Then you get dizzy and the vomiting starts. Heatstroke kills thousands of people every year. This is what it feels like—and how to know when you’re in danger.
Mar 6, 2020
With his leg stuck and temperatures dropping, one hiker thought he'd never get out of a remote Utah canyon alive
Sep 14, 2017
As the hurricane raged toward Turks and Caicos, our writer desperately looked for a way off the island
Apr 4, 2017
Survival isn't about copying the stuff you see Bear Grylls do. Here's what should you do if you're caught outside in extreme weather.
Jan 24, 2020
Yes, that is frostbite on your earlobe
Read the Weather
Oct 15, 2020
These maps are packed with information about current conditions. All you need to know is how to interpret them.
Jul 22, 2016
Reliable weather apps are crucial for summer adventure-planning, so we spent a month testing dozens to find the best ones
Jun 7, 2018
After thousands of trail miles, here's how our columnist makes sure he's prepared for whatever the terrain throws at him
Jul 19, 2018
As wildfires get worse, these powerful new tools will help keep you safe
Apr 30, 2019
If you're going to be outside, get yourself a good weather-radar app and learn how to use it
May 1, 2015
You’re deep into a long hike and the clouds start rolling in. This is how you interpret the signs—all on your own.