Blocking High Brings Warmth to West, Cold to East, and yes…Boston snow

Hello everyone, Last time I wrote about how above-average ocean temperature's off the coast of New England were contributing to Boston's historic snowfall. Today I'd like to discuss another factor, as well as the reason for this winter's warm temperatures in the western US and colder temperatures in the east. A blocking high, or blocking …

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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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No two alike? Snowflake Shapes and Formation

Good evening everyone, No two snowflakes have the same shape, right? It's almost Christmas so its time for a festive post, and I personally can't think of a more festive topic than snowflakes. Those beautiful, 6-sided symmetrical designs that your mind immediately goes to. But is that really the case? Do they all really look …

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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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