European Model vs Old Farmer’s Almanac: Who had the better 2014-2015 Winter Forecast?

Happy (Meteorological) Spring everyone! Back on October 12th I published the post What will this Winter be Like? Two Forecasts for Winter in your Region. I looked at two different long range outlooks from two very different sources: The European Centre of Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and the from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. One is …

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Mainstream News and How a “Scientist” Began to Dislike the Term

Good morning everyone, I will admit that I had never intended for this blog to be used as a soapbox, but I find myself becoming irritated by what I see and read in mainstream news; both local and national, print and online. The source of my ire is, quite unexpectedly, the word scientist. Now, I …

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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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