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  • Rainfall maps showcase the haves and the have-nots for 2014
    Rainfall maps showcase the haves and the have-nots for 2014
    As the southwestern drought intensifies (there may be no rain for the remainder of the month in the hardest hit drought areas of California and Nevada), many places east of the Rockies have seen a plethora of rainfall in 2014. It is easy to see...
  • Water vapor imagery and high temperature pattern closely linked
    The Nation’s temperatures are just too hot, too cold and just right
    The weather during the past few days could easily be compared to the fairy tale, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” However, the extremes in temperature are quite real, albeit unusual.Much like Goldilocks discovered by tasting the bear...
  • Surface weather map for evening of Feb. 26, 2014
    Southwest Florida gets another brief cool down
    February temperatures have been well above average across southwest Florida. Naples has averaged more than 4 degrees warmer than usual for the month; temperatures in Fort Myers have averaged about 2 degrees warmer than seasonal values. Warm...
  • Typhoon Wipha arrives in Aleutians (Oct. 18, 2013)
    Warm in Alaska and cold across much of the lower 48 states
    For the past week, a persistent upper level wind flow pattern has carried a series of storms from the western Pacific into the Alaska region. These have produced abnormally warmer and wetter than average weather in Alaska. Several locations have...
  • August 2013 U.S. temperatures map
    Astronomical autumn started today, Sept. 22, 2013
    Astronomical summer ended today at 4:44 p.m. E.D.T. However, if you’ve been monitoring the weather, you had clues this transition to autumn was underway weeks ago.One hint was the dearth of tropical storm activity in the Atlantic Ocean basin...
  • L.Todd Rose
    The Myth of the Average
    The following is an interview Todd Rose, faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education,author ofSquare Peg,and co-founder ofProject Variability. In his recentSonoma TedX talk “Ban the Average”he explains the myth of the...
  • Just when the warm-up begins, a new arctic air mass looms
    Just when the warm-up begins, a new arctic air mass looms
    Temperatures across the central United States (including the high plains of Colorado) soared into the 70’s and 80’s this last Sunday of April. St. Cloud, MN reached 76 degrees; Denver, CO topped out at 77 degrees; and Lincoln, NE rose...
  • Gasoline Pump
    Gasoline prices take a post- Super Storm Sandy tumble
    Americans are paying less at the pump in the last couple of weeks, bringing much needed relief to recession- strapped budgets.According to Reuters Financial, the average price per gallon of regular gasoline has fallen to $3.5454, a decline of...
  • Dungeon Defenders game has chosen Mitt Romney as their GOP president
    Dungeon Defenders game mocks Mitt Romney as President's Day GOP contender
    Thanks to the wonders of the Internet and distribution companies like Steam, video game developers can add new content to their games easily and regularly. As of January, 2012 there were over 1500 games available to Steam's over 40 million...
  • Bowling Duo
    What's Your Strike Percentage?
    While bowling averages are the main barometer of any league, a new statistic has emerged as another key indicator of a bowler's success: Strike Percentage.Strike percentage is calculated by dividing the total number of strikes by total number...