The Ice Dam Cometh

Hello everyone and welcome back! It's been two months since my last post, but a cross-country move doesn't happen quickly and I've just begun to get settled. I have to say that although quite brown, New Mexico is a beautiful and I'm loving the warmth. Today I wanted to talk about a very real threat …

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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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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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From the meteorologist’s bookshelf: The Cloudspotter’s Guide

Hello again, From time to time I'd like to use this blog to introduce some of my favorite weather-related books. (Don't worry, not textbooks.) I will make sure they're interesting, informative and reasonable with the science. Hopefully, this will become a monthly thing. Feel free to e-mail me suggestions! Tonight's book is The Cloudspotter's Guide: …

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Radiosondes (Weather balloons) and their role in forecasting

Hello everyone, I wanted to switch gears today and talk forecasting. Now we all know that forecasting is done with weather models, but you can't just press "Start" on a model everyday. You need to enter a great deal of current observation. Across the nation surface observations are taken hourly at airports and NWS forecast …

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