Weather & Climate

Weather — what we encounter day-to-day, like sunshine, rain, wind, snow, warmth and so forth — is different from climate, which is the total of all weather occurring over a period of years in a given place. Weather includes average weather conditions, regular weather sequences (i.e. seasons) and special weather events like tornadoes and floods. Climate describes what a place is usually "like" (Seattle has a rainy climate, Miami has a warm climate, etc.). Consult MNN for up-to-date news and information about weather and climate in your area and elsewhere. (Source: EPA / Photo: Flickr)

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The nights are long but beautiful during a Norwegian winter

7 strange ice formations

A violently beautiful storm with no name churns in the Pacific

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Snow blankets Arizona desert, creating otherworldly scenes

Huge, life-threatening waves are slamming U.S. West Coast

How to make the most of the season's shortest days

8 things to know about the winter solstice

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Why does snow make the world so quiet?

Next-gen weather satellite dishes up eye candy over the Pacific