Matthew Cappucci

All Stories by Matthew Cappucci

  1. Climate

    Explainer: The furious eye(wall) of a hurricane or typhoon

    The eyewall is the most intense part of a hurricane. Here’s what drives its fury.

  2. Climate

    Is Hurricane Florence one sign of new climate trend?

    Despite making landfall as a mere Category 1 tempest, Hurricane Florence proved a beast. And there were warnings it would be as it rapidly strengthened at sea.

  3. Climate

    Hawaii’s record 2018 rains may foretell wetter times ahead

    Another rainfall record was set in Hawaii. But how does this stack up to other rain records across the United States?

  4. Climate

    When the moon throws shade, the weather can change

    Scientists have been puzzled about how a solar eclipse can impact weather. Here’s some of what they learned during the August 2017 event.

  5. Physics

    Explainer: What is thundersnow?

    Wacky weather produced lots of thundersnow during New England’s recent winter storms. Some scientists now suspect Mother Nature got some human help.

  6. Climate

    A meteor explodes over Michigan

    Here’s how scientists tracked down the source of a heavenly explosion over rural Michigan, last week.

  7. Physics

    Explainer: Winds and where they come from

    Temperature and pressure are critical factors affecting why the wind blows where it does. Understanding the nature of wind can teach us a lot about weather.

  8. Climate

    Wacky winter dumps snow on every single U.S. state

    Here’s a look at the meteorology behind the unusual winter weather that hit the United States in late 2017 and early 2018.

  9. Climate

    Did Maria set another U.S. rainfall record?

    Weather scientists are investigating whether Maria set another U.S. record for flooding rainfalls.

  10. Climate

    Here’s why Irma caused some coastal water to temporarily go missing

    The first sign of an impending storm surge — and serious danger — may be the sudden, wholesale retreat of water from coastal beaches.

  11. Climate

    Five portraits of Hurricane Irma’s record-breaking fury

    A series of remarkable images capture Hurricane Irma’s power and might — and the lessons they can teach scientists.

  12. Climate

    Hurricane Harvey proved to be a tornado master

    Harvey and other hurricanes have spawned tornadoes — sometimes by the dozens. And these tropical cyclones don’t need the typical recipe to spin those twisters loose.