A Quick Thought about the NWS Mt. Holly Apology for the Blizzard of 2015

The Blizzard of 2015 was a serious blizzard that dropped up to 3 feet of snow on portions of New England; closing roads, cancelling flights, and keeping millions of people stuck in their homes. That being said, the storm was not nearly as serious as expected for many people, including those in New York City. …

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Help NOAA refine its Cloud-Sensing Techniques with the SatCam App

Last week I tweeted out an article from Popular Science. http://www.popsci.com/hows-weather-over-there The article talked about two new iOS apps, SatCam and WxSat. WxSat displays real-time satellite imagery, animated and hi-resolution. More than just visible imagery, WxSat provides infrared and water vapor imagery. Infrared imagery is essential for meteorologists because it can be used at night …

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No two alike? Snowflake Shapes and Formation

Good evening everyone, No two snowflakes have the same shape, right? It's almost Christmas so its time for a festive post, and I personally can't think of a more festive topic than snowflakes. Those beautiful, 6-sided symmetrical designs that your mind immediately goes to. But is that really the case? Do they all really look …

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The Pineapple Express and California’s Rain

Another week and another big storm, so another post. Welcome back! California has seen some flooding rains the past few days. How much rain? San Francisco received 3.75 inches in one day, about one-third of the total received during the 2013-14 rain year. Hurricane force winds have been reported, major highways were closed, and 4.5 …

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How Nor’Easters Form

Good evening everyone, I grew up in New England, an exciting place for a budding meteorologist. The weather is ever-changing with so many types of storms; hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards are all possibilities. The most representative of the region is, of course, the nor'easter. Nor'easters like The Blizzard of '78 and the February 2013 Blizzard …

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Lake-Effect Snow and the November 2014 Buffalo Storm

Welcome back everyone, It seems lake-effect snow has become this year's polar vortex, so there's no more timely subject to write about this week. This week's Buffalo snow,lasting from Monday, November 17th to Thursday, November 20th was truly a historic and devastating event. Over seven feet of snow has fallen on some areas and at …

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