The Tehuano Wind and a rare May appearance

Good afternoon all, Sad news continues to stream out of the Midwest as severe storms destroy homes and claim lives. My heart goes out to all of those affected, including those in Moore, OK.  We'll take some closer looks at severe storms and tornadoes as the spring and summer progress, but today I wanted to bring attention …

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Isaac’s track and the subtropical ridge

Good afternoon everyone, I'll be on vacation over the next week and a half so this will be my last post for a bit. There's a lot to talk about with Isaac right now so lets get to it. Right now Isaac is a tropical storm south of Hispanola with 60 mph winds. It's currently …

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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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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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