Dr. Jeff Masters steals my thunder, but “wunderfully” explains Saharan Dust and Atlantic Hurricane Activity

Good evening everyone, I admit I'm a little down this evening. You see all day at work I had this great idea for tonight's post, but it seems the king of all weather bloggers has stolen my thunder! THE Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground's fabulous Wunderblog wrote a wonderfully masterful entry today on African …

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Is “Sharknado” the best weather movie ever? and Tornadoes in Hurricanes

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. And when the high-speed winds form tornadoes in the desert, nature’s deadliest killer rules water, land, and air. Hello everyone, Sounds like Oscar gold doesn't it? Well, like it or not, the world is abuzz over Syfy's newest hit Sharknado. Yes, …

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Tropical Storm Andrea and steering

Good afternoon everyone, Before I begin talking about one of my favorite subjects in all of meteorology, let's check on Andrea. Andrea is still a tropical storm (somehow, it's gone over a lot of land). It's over North Carolina and is moving northeast. It's created a few tornadoes and some flash flooding, but overall it's …

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El Nino and Atlantic Basin Hurricane Activity

Hello again, Tonight I wanted to delve a little deeper into something I mentioned in my last post. We were discussing seasonal hurricane forecasts and how the forecasted El Nino conditions factor in. Short explanation of El Nino: The above images show the different ENSO conditions. In El Nino, the surface water in the eastern …

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El Nino and seasonal forecasting

Good evening everyone, Two articles caught my eye today. This one, from accuweather.com 's Meghan Evans, discusses their current seasonal forecast this winter. Due to an expected weak to moderate El Nino condition the mid-Atlantic and parts of New England will see above-average snowfall while the upper Mississippi Valley and high plains will see less …

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