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Eclipse 2017 Weather...
total solar eclipse of 2017
inches nearer and nearer, our attention turns to what will make or break the event: the weather! We took a look ahead to...
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Flooded! When Monsoons Suck up Hurricanes
If you are in Texas and the Southwest, you saw weather go from drought to flooding. Phoenix almost...
Cloud Shapes 2: What Do You See?
If you like to look for familiar shapes in clouds, you’ve come to the right spot. Every few weeks,...
Surrounded by Troublemakers!
Look out! You’re surrounded! No matter where you look—east or west—the cool little MJOs are causing...
High and Dry: Going Up in the World
Californians know the current drought is leaving them high and dry, but recent scientific findings...
A Time for Tropical Storms?
Look out for little troublemakers. Small weather patterns in the Tropical Pacific can trigger...
El Niño: A Pack of Predictions
El Niño is coming! It’s going to be HUGE! No, it’s dying! No, it’s coming but it will be weak!...
Mysterious Craters-When Weather Plays a Crude Joke
When does exploring a mystery end up sounding like a crude joke? Scientists exploring a mysterious...
When Is Your Summer Heat Going to Hit?
It’s the middle of summer. Are you hot yet? NOAA has released a map showing when you can normally...
When Jet Streams Wiggle
It’s a bird; it’s a plane—no—it’s a polar vortex! AAAAAGH! The jet stream wiggled far to the...
Salads and Chocolate: The El Niño Effect
With the rising price of salads, it’s harder to eat healthy. Here’s some good news—El Niño is ...
El Niño and the Atlantic Hurricane Season
If it’s May, it’s time to work in your garden and (apparently) plan for the upcoming hurricane...
Mother’s Day and Other Ridiculously Late Snowstorms
Mother’s Day is supposed to the perfect time for flowers and family outings! Except this year, moms...
Hot, Hot, Hot: The Changing Pacific
The Tropical Pacific is thousands of miles away from the chilly Midwest. Despite the distance, the...
Frozen: The Great Lake Story
♫ “The cold never bothered me anyway.” ♫ If you live near the Great Lakes, “Frozen” is not just...
River in the Sky, Rain and Snow on the Ground!
Watch overhead! A river may be coming at you. If you are in California, you will welcome the giant...
Give Me A Break!
Having the weather woes? If you are in the East, you are probably complaining about the cold and ...
The Blizzard Brought Donuts!
Imagine walking out on a cold winter morning and finding the landscape covered with icy snowballs,...
Why Dry? The Reason California has Drought
It’s called the PDO, the long-term weather pattern sucking the Golden State dry. Think of it as the...
When Is A Snowstorm Like A Sword?
An ancient story tells of Damocles and a sword. Damocles was a nobleman who exclaimed how fortunate...
It Was So Cold That . . .
It's been a cold one! Take Saturday, January 4. The the Earth’s orbit around the Sun put the globe...
As I write this, another storm is sweeping through the nation. Heavy snow and ice left tens of...
Keeping Warm in Winter
Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits. Whether your area is colder or...
Holiday Weather Crash
Crashes are messy. When it is crashing weather systems during the Thanksgiving Holiday it becomes...
White Gold—An Update on Snow and Drought
Once again, South Dakota has had record-breaking snowfall, although, fortunately not the four to...
November’s Tropical Storm Sonya: the Bad and Good News
Have you heard the saying, “It’s an ill wind that blows no good”? It must be about hurricanes....
The Four-fold Fiesta of Foul Weather!
October arrived with a bang! For the first time in modern records the US experienced a simultaneous...
It snowed in the Rockies last month—two weeks early. Yes, I know the folklore: “The chill is here,...
A Good Year for Polar Bears
Do you want to hear some good news? The Arctic Ice has returned! If you were worrying about polar...
The Stubborn Drought. Any Good News?
Once again, more than 50% of the contiguous US, where most people live, is in drought. Sigh! This...
Get Out the Umbrella. It’s Volcano Weather!
It was a strange weather report: cloudy with thunder, lightning and a chance of rocks and ash. On...
Happy Hurricane Dust (or, Why the Sahara Desert Could Be Your Best Friend)
The Atlantic Hurricane Season has been quiet. Hurricane experts saw how hot the Atlantic Ocean was...
Dogs and Weather—Sun Dogs
Never write a weather blog about your cat if you have a dog. It will pout. It’s never pretty. To...
North America High Temperature Map
Weather Satellite Image
Northeast Weather Radar
North American Weather Radar
The Lonely Tornado
It was the last thing I expected to see while driving through the Arizona desert—a tornado. YIKES!...
Surf’s Up—The Two East Coast Tsunamis
This year, on April 11 and June 13, the East Coast was slammed with tsunamis that almost nobody ...
The Straight Talk about Derechos
The derecho is coming! Prepare for the “land hurricane”. “The Line Storm,” by John Steuart Curry...
Cloud Watching 102: The Rarest Clouds
They’re back! Noctilucent clouds, the rarest, newest and most mysterious of clouds have begun....
Cloud Watching 101
Hello, my name is Evelyn. I am a weather addict. Maybe some of you readers are sane, sober people...
It Got Drier Last Week! HUH?
Though the Mississippi fought floods and thunderstorms drenched the South this May of 2013, the US...
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