A Trip through southeastern New Mexico; Roswell, Cavern Weather, and Dust Devils

Welcome back! Living in Albuquerque, New Mexico has felt like living on a different planet. From the altitude to the blazing sun to the bone-dry air, Boston may as well be across the galaxy as it is across the continent. Forecasting here has been quite a challenge too; little microclimates form around the mountains that …

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Adventures in Cloud Seeding

Hi everybody,   Call it a lack of interesting weather news, an overcrowded schedule, or maybe just writer's block, but blogging has been at a crawl lately. In order to spark some life back into this page I've decided to return to my favorite topic: cloud seeding. Cloud seeding has a long history, not all …

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Two Articles that caught my eye this week; glass rain and weather balloons

Good evening, First of all I'd like to say "Thank you" and "Welcome" Wildcard Weather's new followers. Don't forget to also follow on Twitter @wildcardweather and e-mail me any question at wildcardweather@gmail.com. Two short bits of news from this week. The first I saw on BBC News' Twitter feed under the title Glass rain may …

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Cloud Seeding: A Brief History and an Introduction to the Science

Good evening, I have to admit I'm pretty excited about this post. Cloud seeding is my single favorite subject in all of meteorology. I love it because what it represents; that as we continue to better understand weather we will become more able to control. Now this may not mean weather-on-demand, but proactive measures to …

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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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