Monsoons and The North American Monsoon

Good evening everyone. Welcome all of new readers to Wildcard Weather. Let's start tonight's post with a question. What is a monsoon? If you do not live in an area with a monsoon, its quite understandable to never come across the term or have any idea what it means. But don't feel bad, many people …

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Sun Dog INSIDE a Hole Punch Cloud

Evening all! I was looking through some old pictures and I found this beauty. It was taken back in December during my road trip from Boston to Albuquerque. I believe we were driving through upstate New York at the time. The picture is of a Sun Dog inside a Hole Punch Cloud. Short story on …

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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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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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