Kasha Patel

Washington, D.C.

Editor and writer focusing on weather, climate change and the environment.

Education: Wake Forest University, BS in Chemistry; Boston University, MS in Science Journalism

Kasha Patel is the deputy weather editor for the Capital Weather Gang at The Washington Post, covering weather, climate change and the environment. Before joining The Post, she produced news stories, videos and features about the Earth sciences, climate change and satellite research for NASA. She specialized in topics at the intersection of the environment and public health, such as tracking infectious diseases from space. Patel also has significant on-screen experience, appearing on the Weather Channel and BBC, among others. She hosted an award-winning miniseries on NASA TV highlighting Ear
Latest from Kasha Patel

How a rather mundane space storm knocked out 40 SpaceX satellites

As the sun enters a more active phase, even minor geomagnetic activity could pose problems for smaller SpaceX satellites

February 12, 2022

Dams alter river temperatures and endanger fish, yet 3,700 more will be built

A new study finds future dams in developing regions will cool downstream rivers, threatening marine life.

February 9, 2022

Mountain glaciers may have less ice than estimated, straining freshwater supply

A study published Monday in the journal Nature found that mountain glaciers may have less ice than previously thought.

February 7, 2022

Groundhog Day 2022: Punxsutawney Phil furrsees six more weeks of winter

We think Punxsutawney Phil might be digging himself a hole with this prediction.

February 2, 2022

‘Bomb cyclone’ lashes New England with extreme snow, wind

The blizzard eased in eastern New England on Saturday evening.

January 29, 2022

Temperatures — and iguanas — set to plunge this weekend in Florida

Temperatures may drop 15 to 25 degrees below normal and could prove problematic to those not used to such cold, such as humans, crops and iguanas.

January 28, 2022

Covid-19 may have seasons for different temperature zones, study suggests

Colder regions may experience more cases during the winter, while warmer regions may see spikes in the summer.

January 28, 2022

Australia hits 123 degrees, tying highest temperature on record in Southern Hemisphere

The Australian high is just one of many high temperature extremes to occur in the past two years.

January 13, 2022

Gulf of Maine waters spiked to record warm levels in fall 2021

The gulf has seen an onslaught of marine heat waves and is warming faster than 96 percent of the world’s oceans

January 12, 2022