Raining Grasshoppers! (Or Fish or Meat or Blood): Strange Rains that sound downright Biblical

I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow. They will cover the face of the ground so that it cannot be seen. Exodus 10:4-5 July, 2019: Is Las Vegas being overrun by a plague of locusts? Is the city of sin being smitten by an angry, vengeful god? ...Well no, mostly because they're actually grasshoppers, …

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Above-Average Ocean Temperatures Contributing to Historic Boston Snowfall

Hello everyone, The top weather story this week is still all of the snow in my hometown of Boston. The totals are historic and many records have been broken. The regional transit system, the MBTA, has been crippled by the snow and the roads have not feared much better. The core of the problem is …

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Finding the Jackpot Region, Coastal Fronts in Nor’Easters

The Blizzard of 2015 may have been the blizzard that wasn't for those in NYC, but it was still an impressive storm. Towns in my native Massachusetts received up to 35" of snow, and the pictures made me jealous. https://twitter.com/capitalweather/status/562651895119220736 Okay, okay. Not that jealous. I admit I love storms; watching the models, watching the …

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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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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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The Cut-off Low and the Colorado Floods: In Pictures

Good evening everyone, I was watching Monday Night Football tonight in Colorado and I couldn't help but think about the terrible flooding that state has experienced. Lives have been lost, more people are missing, and roads, homes, and businesses have been left in ruin. The numbers are staggering: 17 to 18 inches of rain in …

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Find out EXACTLY what this Winter will be like in your area, thanks to The Farmers’ Almanac

*Accuracy not guaranteed, and probably not likely Good evening all, I have great news tonight. The Farmers' Almanac, not to be confused with The Old Farmer's Almanac (who knew?), just released its winter forecast for this year, so plan your next 8 months accordingly. (Follow here for their article) Let's take a look for what …

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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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