TS FLOSSIE takes aim at Hawaii: Why is it so invulnerable to hurricanes?

Surfs up! Flossie is about to begin lashing Hawaii's big island with strong winds, heavy rain, and some big waves. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for all but the northernmost islands, which are still under watches. It seems the tropical storm season is beginning to wake up, and its chose an unusual place to …

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Tropical Storm Andrea and steering

Good afternoon everyone, Before I begin talking about one of my favorite subjects in all of meteorology, let's check on Andrea. Andrea is still a tropical storm (somehow, it's gone over a lot of land). It's over North Carolina and is moving northeast. It's created a few tornadoes and some flash flooding, but overall it's …

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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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Today’s news: Ernesto, Curiosity’s first color photo, and severe weather by week’s end

Good evening everyone, Last night's post was kind of huge, so I'm just going to run through some of the major weather news right now. Once again, please e-mail with with any questions regarding any topic I cover here. Ernesto If you were following the twitter feed (@wildcardweather) today you saw that Ernesto grew to …

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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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