These maps are packed with information about current conditions. All you need to know is how to interpret them.

The country's main weather-modeling system is getting a boost

If you're going to be outside, get yourself a good weather-radar app and learn how to use it

Want to know what the weather is going to look like? Ask your knees.

All signs point to active weather continuing into the warmer months, which will bring a litany of new hazards

Inversions can choke all the fun out of winter in some places (looking at you, Salt Lake City)

No matter where you live, you have to be prepared when the white stuff starts falling

Think of the weather as your mood and the climate as your personality: your mood changes each day, whereas your personality is the sum of all those moods over the course of years

Yet it—along with its meteorologists—is struggling through the shutdown

And why you might just prefer a good old-fashioned website

Our northernmost state is also the most vulnerable to climate change

For those of us chasing powder, here's what the meteorologists say winter likely has in store

Result: You’ll never miss a flight again! Okay, not really, but these innovations should reassure you about flying in inclement weather this winter.   

Why was the ocean so nasty along the West Coast on Sunday and Monday? It’s all thanks to a low-pressure system thousands of miles away and a meteorological phenomenon called a fetch. Let me explain.

Unsurprisingly, the dates are getting later and later, according to the records we have

What the admittedly confusing categorization actually means

A few years ago, more than 60 percent of the country fell under some level of drought. The worst thing? These warm, dry conditions tend to lead to even warmer, drier ones.

There really is a massive difference between weather alerts depending on where they're issued. The question is: Can you handle the heat?

It's the seemingly mundane storms that will catch you off guard. Here's how to never let that happen.