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)

9 of the snowiest places on the planet

When your day starts with black ice, ride it like the wind

Why is it snowing in the Sahara?

How urban design warms up cold-weather cities

These snowmobilers came across a pair of moose ears poking out of the snow ...

6 ways you know it's crazy-cold outside

Cities open warming centers to protect the homeless from frigid temps

5 reasons why I think winter rocks

9 wonderlands for your winter travel list

Tiny dog zooms through snowy obstacle course

6 ways winter is tough on your car

Even penguins think this weather is too much