Today’s news: Ernesto, Curiosity’s first color photo, and severe weather by week’s end

Good evening everyone, Last night's post was kind of huge, so I'm just going to run through some of the major weather news right now. Once again, please e-mail with with any questions regarding any topic I cover here. Ernesto If you were following the twitter feed (@wildcardweather) today you saw that Ernesto grew to …

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Ernesto and tropical storm conditions

Before I start anything, I'd like to congratulate all involved in the Curiosity landing. This is a process that goes back years and involves thousands of people, many who will never be known publicly. It's such a huge achievement and I'm looking forward to the high-quality photos we should receive later in the week. Now …

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Tropical Storms Ernesto and Florence (and Curiosity’s set to land!)

Happy Sunday everyone, Sorry about the lack of posts the past few days. I'm going to have something prepared tomorrow on the conditions that are beneficial to hurricane formation and strengthening. In the meantime I want to run through some of the bigger stories in weather right now. The tropics are finally active! After a …

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Second highest tornado ever recorded happened this past Saturday

Good afternoon all, Two posts today, looks like wildcard weather is really settling in. On Saturday an EF-0 tornado touched down on Mount Evans, CO, which is about 60 miles west of Denver. Now it was July, so another EF-o tornado shouldn't be big news. Except the elevation at Mount Evans is 11,900 feet, almost …

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The Western US and a century of drought; welcome to the new normal.

I recently saw this livescience.com article on Yahoo. The article discussed how drought conditions in the western US, particularly the western forests, will become more commonplace in the next century. This change in climate could cause much of those forests to give way to scrub land, an ecosystem more suited for the lower rainfall rates. …

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Curiosity to be mankind’s Martian weather station

NASA's Mars rover "Curiosity" is set to land on Mars August 6th, and when it does it's going to double as a weather station. From Elizabeth Howell and Space.com In addition to looking for signs of current and past habitability to extraterrestrial life, the rover, due to land Aug. 6, will learn more about whether …

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