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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....
La Niña: Good or Bad?
Here’s the news – La Niña, that cool pool of water in the Tropical Pacific, is back. It’s...
Hurricanes: Does Size Really Matter?
Hurricane Irene was huge! But are the big storms more harmful? You might be surprised to find the...
When Irish Skies are Raining--A Visit From Hurricane Katia
When we are lucky enough that a hurricane doesn’t hit us, we seldom ask where it went. We are...
Weather Recipe: How to Make a Hurricane
So you want to cook up a hurricane in the Atlantic—reach into your cupboard and take out: 1. ...
Hurricanes and the Deadly Ripple
It didn’t seem deadly in the early days. Back in the 1970s—the era of shaggy hair and bad shirts—...
The Return of La Niña???!!!
La Niña might return. The huge Pacific weather event that shaped last winter and this year’s...
Roadtrip through the Texas Drought
OK—the only thing higher than July’s temperatures is the price of gasoline. So why am I on a road...
The Heat Dome that Fried the U.S.A.
The heat wave that is baking America is being called a “heat dome”. A better name would be “Hadley’...
Basic Meteorological Terms, Concepts, and Phenomena
Confused by weather forecasts? Here are some of the more common and basic meteorological terms,...
Here Comes the Tropical Trio
Are you ready for the Tropical Trio—heat waves, monsoon storms and hurricanes? Ready or not, it’s...
Another One Bites The Dust
My young friend from Arizona was not happy. He had served in Iraq and learned to hate haboobs. The...
La Nada in the Pacific: A Whole Lot of Nothing
La Niña, that trouble-making cold spot in the Pacific, is gone and now we are being told to brace...
Wildfires—When the World Ends in Fire
This week the air is filled with smoke. I am over 200 miles from the huge Wallow wildfire in...
Boom! The Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano
Volcanoes such as Grímsvötn are nature’s wildcard. First there is the fiery eruption , followed by...
Drought in the South
While the Mississippi floods grab the headlines, Texas and the South are baking in a drought. Crops...
Spring 2011: Floods and Droughts
Most springs bring April showers and May flowers. This year, springtime has brought floods,...
Yikes! Record-breaking Tornado Activity
There were an estimated 305 tornadoes that swirled through the South in late April—a new record....
Few things in creation are as terrifying as a tornado. A list of weather statistics can never...
On April 11, the Japanese government raised the Fukushima nuclear accident level from five to seven...
Ding, Dong, the Drought is Dead!
On March 30, the Jerry Brown, the new governor of California, announced that the state’s three-year...
March: Out Like a Lion
According to weather folklore, a stormy March that comes roaring in will meekly leave with sunshine...
La Niña's Goodbye Gift: Springtime Floods and Droughts
In Spanish, La Niña means “Little Girl”. Don’t let the cute name fool you. La Niña is one cold...
Earthquakes and Weather
This week I’ve been asked a number of questions about earthquakes and weather. Is there “earthquake...
Storm in the Salad Bowl
Mother Nature has had a lot of people stewing. This year, the stormy 2011 winter weather has been...
Myth-Busting: Blizzards, Bergs, and Other Urban Legends
Have you heard the latest urban legends? A “Biblical blizzard” buried the hearty citizens of North...
Space Weather: Big Solar Storms And Itty-Bitty Earth
If a scientist tells you sunny days are ahead – duck and cover! He may be talking about space...
When, Oh When, Will La Niña End?
La Niña is still strong and still here. Expect more cold stormy blizzards. Ugh! When will winter...
La Niñas, Arctic Oscillations, and Blizzards, Oh My!
Welcome to Weather Math 101. Today’s equation: 1 Strong La Niña + 1 Insane Arctic Oscillation = 1...
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