Welcome to New Mexico, the land of sunshine, delicious chili and snow. Snow! SNOW! According to the New York Times, we're enjoying some of the best ski conditions in the country.read more
Evelyn Browning Garriss doesn't just blog about the weather forecast; she provides insight on WHY extreme weather is happening--and a heads up on weather to watch out for. A historical climatologist, Evelyn blogs about weather history, interesting facts about the weather, and upcoming climate events that affect your life--from farming to your grocery bill. Every week, we look forward to another great weather column from Evelyn. We encourage our weather watchers to post their comments and questions--and tell us what they think!
January 2, 2012
Despite a cool La Niña shaping global weather, here in North America the weather has been amazingly warm. Winter weather sulked in the West and refused to move east. Indeed, the weather got so strange that on Christmas there was more snow in El Paso, Texas, on the Mexican border, than in Toronto, Canada!
It has been very weird weather for a La Niña.read more
December 16, 2011
December 11, 2011
Hurricane force winds slammed the coast! On December 2, fierce winds toppled trees, ripped up power lines and smashed through cities. A new tropical storm? No. Welcome to sunny California and the Santa Ana winds.
In the East Coast, the Atlantic Hurricane season just ended. People could breathe a sigh of relief. On the West Coast, however, the windy season is just reaching its peak. These winds are hot, dry, blasts from the mountains, not the flooding storms of the tropics.read more
November 7, 2011
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September 22, 2011
September 11, 2011
September 5, 2011
August 22, 2011
It didn’t seem deadly in the early days. Back in the 1970s—the era of shaggy hair and bad shirts—two scientists, Roland Madden and Paul Julian, explored an obscure wind pattern around Singapore.read more