Peter Miller

A few months back, it looked like an El Niño was going to take over the global weather system this winter. El Niño patterns typically bring stormy weather to the southern U.S. and drought to places like Australia. But this morning, the National Weather Service canceled its El Niño watch. It just fizzled out, says Mark...

Last winter much of the U.S. saw hardly any snow. This season could be dramatically different, says Paul Pastelok, long-range forecaster for AccuWeather, the private weather service based in State College, Pennsylvania. Why do you think we’ll see more snow this year? We’re already seeing snow laying down from western Canada through the northern plains...

If you can’t recall the last time such a bizarre snowstorm hit the northeastern U.S. in October, it’s not because your memory’s failing. The nor’easter that dumped snow from Virginia to Maine over the weekend—as much as 30 inches in some places—was something new. “We’ve never seen a storm that produced this amount of heavy...