Raining Grasshoppers! (Or Fish or Meat or Blood): Strange Rains that sound downright Biblical

I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow. They will cover the face of the ground so that it cannot be seen. Exodus 10:4-5 July, 2019: Is Las Vegas being overrun by a plague of locusts? Is the city of sin being smitten by an angry, vengeful god? ...Well no, mostly because they're actually grasshoppers, …

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Above-Average Ocean Temperatures Contributing to Historic Boston Snowfall

Hello everyone, The top weather story this week is still all of the snow in my hometown of Boston. The totals are historic and many records have been broken. The regional transit system, the MBTA, has been crippled by the snow and the roads have not feared much better. The core of the problem is …

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Help NOAA refine its Cloud-Sensing Techniques with the SatCam App

Last week I tweeted out an article from Popular Science. http://www.popsci.com/hows-weather-over-there The article talked about two new iOS apps, SatCam and WxSat. WxSat displays real-time satellite imagery, animated and hi-resolution. More than just visible imagery, WxSat provides infrared and water vapor imagery. Infrared imagery is essential for meteorologists because it can be used at night …

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Lake-Effect Snow and the November 2014 Buffalo Storm

Welcome back everyone, It seems lake-effect snow has become this year's polar vortex, so there's no more timely subject to write about this week. This week's Buffalo snow,lasting from Monday, November 17th to Thursday, November 20th was truly a historic and devastating event. Over seven feet of snow has fallen on some areas and at …

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What will this winter be like? Two Forecasts for Winter in your Region

UPDATE: Find out which forecast won HERE. Let's get this out of the way first. This is for winter 2014-2015. Hello everyone, Since last year's post on the winter forecast was so popular, I've decided to do it again. This time, I'm going to look at two totally different winter forecasts; one from the European …

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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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