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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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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...
The Fight for Fall
The US and Canada are in for a real battle this autumn. Think of it as a battle of the heavyweights...
Blame Those Troublemaking MJOs
Are you already tired of the Atlantic hurricane season? Now that we have some El Niño conditions in...
Steering Hurricanes: The Mysterious Bermuda High
The Bermuda High—it is as mysterious as the Bermuda Triangle. In summer, it can steer tropical heat...
It Came From Outer Space
Some things only happen in summer. One of these is an eerie electric blue cloud, made from meteor...
Dreaming of El Niño Winter
I promised several readers last week that I would write about winter. There is nothing like a heat...
An August El Niño?
Today’s blog will be short and sweet. Do you want cooler temperatures and more rain? It may be ...
Magic in the Skies: The Real Sprites, Elves, and Trolls
Ever heard of lightning’s stranger cousins—red sprites, blue jets, elves, trolls, and gnomes? No,...
Steamy, Stormy Summer
What happens when you take North America and simmer it in hot water? You produce a record-breaking...
The Freaky Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2012
Every hurricane season has its own personality. The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season is already...
Wildfires, Smokey Bear, and the Deep Blue Pacific
This week, the largest wildfire in its history is scorching New Mexico. Nine Western states,...
El Nino to the Rescue?
For the first time on record, both the Atlantic and the East Pacific have had tropical storms form...
Tropical Storms in May?
It’s official – the Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1.So why did a number of weather blogs...
Early Birds and Bears and Whales And . . .
“Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a bear … HUNGRY!” Look out! That clanking sound you hear may...
Snow? Sputter, Sputter, Snow!
After a warm and relatively dry winter and early spring, April brought snow! A huge April Nor’...
A Tornado Season on Steroids
Welcome to the extreme tornado season of 2012—a tornado season on steriods. Have you seen the storm...
The Vanishing La Niña
Here is the good news. The La Niña is vanishing. One of the major factors that shaped the autumn...
It's Spring! It's Allergy Season!
March 20 (sniffle) was the first official day of spring. It was the day of the spring equinox. (...
The Volcano That Blasted This Winter
First Grímsvötn volcano erupted through a glacier. Then it exploded through the air. Finally, its...
The NAO: The Crossing Guard of the Atlantic
If you think this winter has been weird, blame the North Atlantic Oscillation. If you find the term...
A Cozy, Old-Fashioned Valentine's Day
If you are basking in unusually warm weather this February 14, you may be enjoying an old-fashioned...
What An Extreme Year 2011 Was!
Did you think last year’s weather was weird? Now it’s official. You were right! Last December it...
A Blast From the Sun
It came from Outer Space! Yes, that’s the title of an old Sci-Fi movie, but it’s also the solar...
Snow With a Side of Chili
Welcome to New Mexico, the land of sunshine, delicious chili and snow. Snow! SNOW! According to the...
The Extremely Weird La Niña
Despite a cool La Niña shaping global weather, here in North America the weather has been amazingly...
Look out, Santa! According to some reports, Good St. Nick not only has to worry about delivering a...
California Blowing on Such a Winter's Day
Hurricane force winds slammed the coast! On December 2, fierce winds toppled trees, ripped up power...
Tropical, Extratropical, and Subtropical Storms: What's the Difference?
The official 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season is over, which brings us into a most confusing period—a...
The Glow of Space Weather
It’s time for some pretty weather. With the drought in Texas, last week’s Halloween Nor’easter,...
Halloween's Trick−The October Nor'easter
BOO! It’s snowing! It’s October, 2011. You’ve seen the headlines. Northeast was hit by a Nor’easter...
Knowing the Weather and Saving Money
I am fascinated by the weather – it is my hobby, my job and my passion. I love to save money,...
Balloons Going Up! Snow Coming Down.
It’s autumn! It’s time for leaves to turn and, if you are in New Mexico, balloons to float....
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