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Volcanic Explosivity Index
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Mother’s Day and Other Ridiculously Late Snowstorms
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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...
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
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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)
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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
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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...
Spring 2013: Weather Chaos
Welcome to the spring of 2013! We have something for everyone. If you want cold, this is the second...
Finicky Tornado Seasons
Who knew that tornadoes could be like Baby Bear. It can’t be too hot. It can’t be too cold. It has...
The Storm That Ate the Atlantic
Spring 2013 came. So did a blizzard. The spring storm rumbled through North America, and left snow...
California Snowing on Such a Winter’s Day
Brrrrr! It’s not a word you normally hear in sunny Southern California, but last week was not so ...
The Return of the NAO: The Crossing Guard of the Atlantic
It’s been cold in the South. Freezing temperatures, even snow, hit Florida. (Denver and Tampa had...
When Chicken Little is Right and the Sky Falls
Most “space weather” is remote – a solar flare or a geomagnetic storm that causes auroras and radio...
Clipped by the Alberta Clipper
Are you cold yet? Frigid Arctic air finally arrived in the Midwest and East Coast. For those of you...
Blowhards! How Hot Water is Changing Hurricanes and Warnings
Being in hot water is really bad for lobsters, but it is great for tropical storms! Hurricanes are...
Fire Hose in the Pacific
Beware the MJO! It will flood California with a “Pineapple Express” and leave most of the Midwest...
Hurricane Sandy and Winter
Did you know that originally weather services said that Hurricane Sandy would die off when it left...
The Peculiar Poles
It’s official – the Earth has schizophrenia! The North Pole’s Arctic ice pack reached record lows....
An Almanac Minute: Woolly Worm
According to folklore, the woolly worm’s stripes predict winter weather. Watch this short video and...
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