Novembro 27, 2015
After becoming the latest major hurricane on record in the Western Hemisphere, a weakening Hurricane Sandra (top winds of 100 mph on Friday morning] remained on track Friday for a history-making landfall as a tropical storm early Saturday on the coast of Mexico’s Sinaloa state. Energy and moisture from Sandra will flow toward Texas this weekend, in the wake of the wettest Thanksgiving Day on record in a number of central U.S. cities. Flooding and icing will be a major threat Friday and Saturday across parts of the Southern and Central Plains.
Novembro 10, 2015
The first 10 days of November 2015 have seen record-breaking warmth for many locations in Florida and elsewhere in the U.S. while all-time November monthly national heat records have so far been broken in the U.K., Ireland, France, Estonia, Slovenia, and Finland. All-time record heat (for any month) was also observed in parts of Australia and French Guiana. Here is a brief summary.
Outubro 5, 2015
The confluence of meteorological ingredients the first weekend in October 2015 resulted in an extraordinary weather event with severe impacts. Was one of them a 1000-year flood?
Setembro 16, 2015
By now, many of you have heard or read about the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old high school student from Irving, Texas. Ahmed was arrested because school officials called the police after he showed one of his teachers his homemade clock. Mistaken for a bomb, Ahmed was taken into custody, interrogated, shamed, suspended (still on suspension today, Wednesday), and reprimanded. All of this after it has been found that the "device" he brought to school was indeed, a homemade clock.
Maio 15, 2014
It was a very interesting winter across a good part of the nation from the Rockies through the Plains to the Northeast. Let's break down the most significant winter storms on a month by month basis.
Setembro 27, 2013
Melting permafrost has the potential to release an additional 1.5 trillion tons of carbon into the atmosphere, and could increase our global average temperature by 1.5°F in addition to our day-to-day human emissions. However, this effect is not included in the IPCC report issued Friday morning, which means the estimates of how Earth's climate will change are likely on the conservative side.