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  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 27, 2015

    06/27/2015 9:15:56 AM PDT · by Excellence · 8 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | June 27, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Really, really complicated talk on pressure systems, the dust coming off the west coast of Africa, the El Nińo, the JMO. It's more like a college lecture than a weather report. Indulge. Learn.
  • Mysterious Weather-Changing Machine Used For Secret Solstice

    06/24/2015 6:59:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Reykjavík Grapevine ^ | Published June 23, 2015 | Paul Fontaine
    British scientists came to Iceland with a machine that reportedly keeps the weather temporarily sunny and dry, and it was used for the Secret Solstice festival. Vísir reports that this is actually the second year the scientists have come here with the express purpose of ensuring good weather at the festival. While it is unknown how the machine works, it allegedly changes the air pressure in an area for a limited time, thereby reducing the chances that clouds will gather. Jakob Frímann Magnússon, one of the organisers of Secret Solstice, would not comment in detail about what the device is...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 20, 2015

    06/20/2015 10:29:27 AM PDT · by Excellence · 8 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | June 20, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Must see, Joe goes into the implications of the crash of the Southern Oscillation Index and the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Rain and cooling in the mid-west, hell on Earth west of the Rockies.
  • A message from the Pope: Hey you, stop ignoring climate change

    06/18/2015 6:22:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN two degrees ^ | June 18, 2015 | John D. Sutter, CNN
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) You could be forgiven for thinking the reason the world isn't doing nearly enough to fight climate change is that the American Ostrich Politicians are holding us back. You know these guys: Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush. These AOPs have their heads stuck so far in the sand that they aren't willing to see that climate change is real, that we're largely causing it -- and that failing to act puts the entire world at serious risk. But when I read Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and climate change, I was struck by his mention of a...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 13, 2015

    06/13/2015 1:58:23 PM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | June 13,2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe is doing a remote from Madison Wisconsin, so it's short and all about the rain in Texas.
  • Twin Peaks – Twin Lies

    06/13/2015 4:28:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tom Tamarkin.A recent NOAA article is just what Doctor Doom ordered. It claims the 18-year “hiatus” in rising planetary temperatures isn’t really happening. (The “pause” followed a 20-year modest temperature increase, which followed a prolonged cooling period.) The article states: “Here we present an updated global surface temperature analysis that reveals that global trends are higher than reported by the IPCC, especially in recent decades, and that the central estimate for the rate of warming during the first 15 years of the 21st century is at least as great as the last half...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 6, 2015

    06/06/2015 2:37:21 PM PDT · by Excellence · 11 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | June 6, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi's take on weather and climate.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (5/30)

    05/30/2015 4:09:14 PM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | May 30,2015 | Joe Bastardi
    The Seal Team 6 of weather. Joe and Ryan predicted summer weather, US government just now catching up. AGW drought in Texas now AGW flood. Good Grief. MJO gaining a lot of amplitude, confirming El Nino. Rainfall way above normal, but Texas drying out as the storms moves east. More cool weather in center of country, moving east.
  • Floods in Texas, Flood Mapping, Flood Dollars [never let a crisis go to waste]

    05/26/2015 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Climate Lawyers ^ | May 25, 2015 | J. Wylie Donald
    Floods on the Rio Blanco these past few days demonstrate the link to climate change, but not in the way you think. It was a horrible Memorial Day weekend in Hays County, Texas. At least three people died from the worst flooding seen since 1922. The Rio Blanco crested at 43 feet, 30 feet over flood stage. Over 400 homes were destroyed and the interstate (I-35) was under water. The flood warning posted on the San Marcos, Texas website identifies the areas of evacuation. One area is that in the Blanco Vista neighborhood nearest to the river. Police officers and...
  • Bounce House Goes Airborne With Kids Inside

    05/25/2015 5:00:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Chris Perez
    A Memorial Day beach bash in Florida was shockingly cut short Monday when a waterspout made it’s way ashore and uprooted an inflatable bounce house, sending it — and the kids playing inside — soaring across a parking lot and into a roadway. Four children were injured, including one seriously, according to NBC Miami. They have all been rushed to a nearby hospital.
  • Climate, extreme weather top concerns at global weather congress

    05/25/2015 5:46:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Swiss Info ^ | 5/25/14 | John Heilprin
    Weather experts from around the world began convening in Geneva on Monday for a congress where Swiss Interior Minister Alain Berset emphasized the need to reduce the impact of natural disasters and climate change. Organizers of the congress, held by the World Meteorological Organization once every four years, say it will focus on how to strengthen weather and climate services to meet the needs of a growing global population and to cope with climate variability and change, extreme weather and related shocks on all socio-economic sectors. "To ensure sustainable development, the global community needs reliable information on the state of...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary May 23, 2015

    05/23/2015 10:47:06 AM PDT · by Excellence · 7 replies
    WeatherBELL Anaalytics ^ | May 23, 2105 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi vs. 0bama disaster du jour.
  • DUTCH SEA LEVEL RISE EXPERT: MIAMI WILL BE "THE NEW ATLANTIS," A CITY IN THE SEA

    05/22/2015 3:49:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 5/21/15 | Jessica Weis
    ...after Hurricane Sandy bared down on New York, killing over 150 people and wreaking $65 billion in damage, federal leaders cried for help to make the Northeast more flood-proof. Dutch expert Henk Ovink answered..... ... there's good cause to be worried when the Dutch expert says there’s no place in worse shape today than Miami. He’s begun calling the city “the new Atlantis,” after the legendary and beautiful island subcontinent that was submerged by the sea in one night. “If we look around the world and take into account sea level rise and the increase of water related disasters, among...
  • Lack of Hurricanes Attributed to Luck, Not Global Warming [What about Aliens?]

    05/16/2015 3:23:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Front Page ^ | May 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Here’s how cynically anti-science the Warmunist lobby is. These people blame every single weather event, from earthquakes to winter storms, on Global Warming. Al Gore and others tried to claim that Global Warming was causing hurricanes. But the hurricanes weren’t showing up. Now the Warmunists could have attributed the pause to Global Warming. We’re talking about people who claim the rise of ISIS is caused by Global Warming. They clearly don’t have a problem attributing everything to the Warming Devil. But what scientific explanation is being credited for the pause? Luck. In a stroke of luck, no major hurricanes rated...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary May 16, 2015

    05/16/2015 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Excellence · 13 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics LLC ^ | May 16, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Short term forecast.Long explanation of current and future drought. The effect of oncoming El Nino on rain in California.
  • El Nino Delivers Drought-Busting but Flooding Rain to Texas; California May be Next

    05/15/2015 10:59:42 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | May 15, 2015 | By Alex Sosnowski
    An El Niño pattern has been contributing to drought-busting rain in Texas and the southern Plains. California may be next up for much-needed rain during the winter of 2015-16. El Niño, which began during the past winter, occurs when ocean water temperatures climb above normal across the central and eastern Pacific, centered around the equator. According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Ben Noll, along with impacting weather patterns around the globe, an El Niño tends to bring significant rain to the southern part of the United States. "The pattern of El Niño strengthens the southern storm track across the U.S., especially during...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (5/9)

    05/09/2015 12:13:21 PM PDT · by Excellence · 20 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | May 9, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Hurricane outlook for summer. El Nino a "full blown" event, but no "super" El Nino. Global ice almost a full standard deviation above the mean.
  • New Cold Climate to Devastate Global Agriculture within Ten Years

    05/03/2015 9:55:53 AM PDT · by citizen · 168 replies
    Space and Science Research Corporation ^ | April 30, 2015 | John L. Casey
    The Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC) announces today that the predicted new cold climate will soon begin to end the historic era of growth in US and global agricultural output that began after the end of World War II. Specifically, as a result of recent events on the Sun and changes in the Earth's climate, the SSRC again warns that record crop yields and volume in the US and Canadian corn, wheat, and soybean belts are about to end. The SSRC expects the first substantial damage could be observed at any time but certainly within the next ten years....
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary May 2, 2015

    05/02/2015 1:50:29 PM PDT · by Excellence · 10 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | May 2, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Another "Garden of Eden" summer for Texas and the plains states.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 25, 2015

    04/25/2015 1:29:04 PM PDT · by Excellence · 20 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | April 25, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Near-term forecast and discussion of coming El Nino.
  • Advection: The Forgotten Weather Factor.

    04/24/2015 6:48:03 AM PDT · by all the best · 5 replies
    drtimball.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Dr. Tim Ball
    The early Greeks had a better, more basic understanding of weather and climate than the people involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Indeed, the word climate derives from the Greek word klima, meaning inclination, referring to the climate conditions created by the angle of the Sun. They paid great attention to the wind, realizing its role in creating local, regional and seasonal conditions. They even erected a tower to the wind in Athens (Figure 1) with sculptures representing each major compass direction. The Greeks focused on the more important horizontal movement of air, technically called advection or...
  • Chinese hack U.S. weather systems, satellite network

    11/12/2014 1:08:46 PM PST · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/14 | Mary Pat Flaherty, Jason Samenow and Lisa Rein
    Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning, aviation, shipping and scores of other crucial uses, officials said. The intrusion occurred in late September but officials gave no indication that they had a problem until Oct. 20, according to three people familiar with the hack and the subsequent reaction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA, which includes the National Weather Service. Even then, NOAA did not say its systems were compromised.
  • Obama Warns: 'No Greater Threat to Our Planet Than Climate Change'

    04/19/2015 1:21:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 67 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 18, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    In Saturday's weekly address, President Obama declared 2014 the "warmest year on record" and because of that, he furthered, "climate change can no longer be denied -- or ignored." "This winter was cold in parts of our country -- as some folks in Congress like to point out -- but around the world, it was the warmest ever recorded," Obama said. The result, he continued: stronger storms, deeper droughts, and longer wildfire seasons. And with a nod back to his recent statements about how climate change caused his daughter's asthma, Obama warned that the air kids breathe is dangerous.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 18, 2015

    04/18/2015 6:20:02 PM PDT · by Excellence · 7 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | April 18, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi weather forecast and rant!
  • 'Isis' removed from listing of hurricane names

    04/18/2015 6:07:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ...'Isis' has been taken off from the formal checklist of names of foreseeable future hurricanes as it was now considered inappropriate mainly because of the eponymous militant group....
  • Northeast Has Snowiest Winter Since 1717

    04/14/2015 11:31:14 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    Pirates Cove ^ | April 13, 2015
    A report from the Overheated Planet (Daily Caller) This past winter broke tons of low temperature records across the eastern seaboard, but would you have guessed the Northeast just had the snowiest winter since the “Little Ice Age”? “Looking back through accounts of big snows in New England by the late weather historian David Ludlum, it appears for the eastern areas, this winters snowblitz may have delivered the most snow since perhaps 1717,” wrote seasoned meteorologist Joe D’Aleo with Weatherbell Analytics.
  • Photographer recalls covering the Palm Sunday tornadoes (50th anniv & Live tweets)

    04/12/2015 9:44:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies
    Wane ^ | April 11 2015 | Sara Wagner
    – This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Palm Sunday tornadoes that tore through the Midwest. The National Weather Service recorded 47 tornadoes between April 11th and April 12th, 1965. 261 people died, making it the third deadliest outbreak on record. These details of the storm are something Carl Hartup witnessed first-hand. He worked as chief photographer for the News-Sentinel for 37 years. One can see a lot in a career that spans nearly forty years. snip “I took a corn stalk that was driven into a concrete block. The power of a tornado is just unbelievable,” Hartup said....
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 11, 2015

    04/11/2015 6:20:41 PM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | April 11, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi's forecast and ever elucidating rant.
  • TORNADO WATCH 41 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR (N IL, SE WI)

    04/09/2015 11:54:53 AM PDT · by UB355 · 11 replies
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  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 28, 2015

    03/28/2015 8:41:57 AM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 28, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Weather for Easter weekend and coming weak El Niño.
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (3/21)

    03/21/2015 10:46:02 AM PDT · by Excellence · 15 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 21, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Six to ten day forecast, long range through May.
  • THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816 IN MAINE

    03/18/2015 2:42:50 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 30 replies
    http://www.milbridgehistoricalsociety.org/ ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Lee-Lee Schlegel
    THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816, IN MAINE By Lee-Lee Schlegel MONTHS THAT SHOULD BE SUMMER’S PRIME SLEET AND SNOW AND FROST AND RIME AIR SO COLD YOU SEE YOUR BREATH EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FROZE TO DEATH (An old rhyme) -------------------------------------------------------------1771 REUBEN WHITTEN 1847 SON OF A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER, A PIONEER OF THIS TOWN, COLD SEASON OF 1816 RAISED 40 BUSHELS OF WHEAT ON THIS LAND WHITCH KEPT HIS FAMILY AND NEIGHBOURS FROM STARVATION ( Tombstone in an Ashland, N.H. cemetery) Imagine! It’s June. Or July. Or perhaps August in Down East Maine. In Milbridge. That’s easy enough to do,...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (3/14)

    03/14/2015 5:20:59 PM PDT · by Excellence · 34 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 14, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Weather for the next several weeks. "The hits just keep coming." Best Easter skiing ever in the east. Meanwhile, in the West, it's HOT!
  • Federal gov't closes down as Washington paralyzed by blizzard

    03/05/2015 11:11:21 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 80 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | 3-5-15 | EFE
    The U.S. government on Thursday suspended its operations due to a blizzard that forced schools and offices in the Washington metropolitan area to close and expectations are for up to 20 cm (8 in.) of snow to blanket the region. The U.S. government, which employs some 300,000 people in Washington and its vicinity, closed its doors although it is expected that some employees will be able to work from their homes. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will hold a private meeting but do not have any other activities on their agendas for today and the daily White...
  • NASA Admits That Winters are Going to Get Colder…Much Colder

    03/03/2015 9:48:29 AM PST · by Perseverando · 67 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | November 18, 2014 | Chris Carrington
    The Maunder Minimum (also known as the prolonged sunspot minimum) is the name used for the period roughly spanning 1645 to 1715 when sunspots became exceedingly rare, as noted by solar observers of the time. Like the Dalton Minimum and Spörer Minimum, the Maunder Minimum coincided with a period of lower-than-average global temperatures. During one 30-year period within the Maunder Minimum, astronomers observed only about 50 sunspots, as opposed to a more typical 40,000-50,000 spots. (Source) Climatologist John Casey, a former space shuttle engineer and NASA consultant, thinks that last year’s winter, described by USA Today as “one of...
  • Travel information for Interstate 80 is as follows: Last update at: Mar 03, 2015 06:06 am

    03/03/2015 5:17:12 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Wyoming State Government:, Travel Information Services ^ | Mar 03, 2015 06:06 am | Wyoming State Government:, Travel Information Services
    Travel information for Interstate 80 is as follows: Last update at: Mar 03, 2015 06:06 am...Road Closed Due To Winter Conditions...All travelers are encouraged to check present conditions and forecasts before departing. Cameras [Be sure to see the Webcams for the "Road Closed Due To Winter Conditions" locales.
  • Blizzard Conditions Expected for Parts of Upper Midwest

    03/03/2015 5:06:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 3, 2015, 7:29 AM ET | Associated Press (AP)
    Residents across the Upper Midwest may soon get the snowfall some have been wanting more of this winter. Heavy snow is expected Tuesday in parts of Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. A band from west-central to northeastern Minnesota could see the heaviest amounts, 4-6 inches. Blizzard conditions are expected in south-central and west-central Minnesota as well as across south-central to northeastern South Dakota.
  • Climatic Jihad?

    03/02/2015 9:58:25 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    WUWT ^ | February 28, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    ISIL and other Islamist jihad movements continue to round up and silence all who oppose them or refuse to convert to their extreme religious tenets. They are inspiring thousands to join them. Their intolerance, vicious tactics and growing power seem to have inspired others, as well. After years of claiming the science is settled and unprecedented man-made catastrophes are occurring right now, Climate Crisis, Inc. is increasingly desperate. Polls put climate change at the bottom of every list of public concerns. China and India refuse to cut energy production or emissions. Real-world weather and climate totally contradict their dire models...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary

    02/28/2015 8:21:58 AM PST · by Excellence · 14 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | February 28, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Weather forecast for March. So, how well did Joe's prediction for winter pan out? Let's go to the video.
  • Snow for all 50 States Forecast in Next 7 Days

    02/27/2015 2:24:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Roy Spencer.com ^ | February 27,2015 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    The unseasonable cold is expected to continue over much of the U.S., with some interruptions, and the latest GFS model forecast shows some snow for portions of all 50 states in the next seven days. (Graphic courtesy of Weatherbell.com, click for full-size):
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 21, 2015

    02/21/2015 11:05:03 AM PST · by Excellence · 24 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | February 21, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Long discussion about the meaning of winter, which USA Today cut off on the 18th, and declared THE WARMEST EVER or something close, even though meteorological winter doesn't end until the end of February. It's called quitting while you're ahead.
  • Eastern U.S. record breaking cold and snow as seen from space

    02/21/2015 9:49:37 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 64 replies
    WattsUpWithThat.com ^ | 21FEB2015 | Anthony Watts
    From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center: NASA snaps picture of Eastern US in a record-breaking ‘freezer’ NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the snow-covered eastern U.S. that looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer. In addition to the snow cover, Arctic and Siberian air masses have settled in over the Eastern U.S. triggering many record low temperatures in many states. On Feb. 19 at 16:40 UTC (11:40 a.m. EST), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured a picture of the snowy landscape. The snow cover combined with the frosty...
  • More Arctic Cold to Flow Across Eastern US Through End of February

    02/21/2015 7:02:33 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 39 replies
    Accumeather ^ | 21FEB2015 | Alex Sosnowski
    Additional rounds of frigid air will continue to drill the eastern United States into the end of February, riding on the heels of bursts of record-breaking low temperatures. By way of Siberia, additional waves of cold air will continue to roll into the Eastern states. This cross-polar flow, as it is called, travels thousands of miles across the North Pole, over frozen tundra, seas of ice and/or snow cover. As a result, the frigid air experiences little moderation until it reaches the southern U.S. According to AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, "In some cases the cold has been rivaling that...
  • Record cold continues; next week could be colder

    02/20/2015 9:07:46 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 43 replies
    WoodTV.com (Channel 8; Grand Rapids, MI) ^ | 19FEB2015 | Kyle Underwood
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Cold weather records continue to fall across West Michigan and more brutal cold is on the way. Friday morning’s low of -13 degrees in Grand Rapids tied the existing record low set in 1966. Hundreds of schools closed due to the extremely cold temperatures with wind chills colder than -20 degrees. Thursday’s high of 7 degrees in Grand Rapids was a new record for the coldest high temperature for the date, and we’re already on pace for this to be one of the coldest February months ever. We’ll briefly warm to the upper 20s on...
  • This winter has been rather warm. Really.

    02/20/2015 8:15:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 20, 2015 | By Silvia Ascarelli
    Boston is running out of room to dump snow. Niagara Falls has partially froze. Flint, Mich., has tied its all-time low of minus-25 degrees on Friday. The New York area had real-feel temperatures of well below zero on Thursday night and into the Friday morning commute. As for the day’s highs, temperatures on Friday will be 10 degrees to 25 degrees below normal from Maine to Florida. But overall, it’s been the sixth-warmest winter on record in the U.S. and the warmest since 2012, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Globally, temperatures on land and well as for...
  • 27.1 f and dropping like a ROCK!

    02/19/2015 10:46:50 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 117 replies
    The little weather station on my bedside table | 02/20/15 | ME
    Ten miles West of St. Augustine Florida.No warm globals in sight!
  • Weather Research Survey: University of Oklahoma?

    02/17/2015 5:57:01 PM PST · by DBCJR · 7 replies
    We are from the School of Meteorology and we invite you to participate in our research project entitled Tornado Warning Communication and Response. This research is being conducted at The University of Oklahoma. You were selected as a possible participant because you received the link to the online survey. What is the purpose of this research? The purpose of this research is to study how different individuals respond to severe weather communication. What will I be asked to do? If you agree to be in this research, you will answer 10 questions regarding severe weather communication, each with multiple parts....
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 14, 2015

    02/14/2015 12:33:00 PM PST · by Excellence · 28 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | Fedruary 14, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Late February and early March forecast. More cold and snow.
  • Study: Megadroughts A Future Reality For Much Of Western United States

    02/13/2015 6:35:54 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 21 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | 2/13/2015 | Seth Borenstein
    SAN JOSE, California (AP) – As bad as recent droughts in California, the Southwest and the Midwest have been, scientists say far worse “megadroughts” are coming – and they’re bound to last for decades. “Unprecedented drought conditions” – the worst in more than 1,000 years – are likely to come to the Southwest and Central Plains after 2050 and stick around because of global warming, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances on Thursday.