Skip to main content

The Latest

  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 12/27/14)
    Clouds, Light Rain Sunday; Below Average Temperatures To Round Out The Year
    Saturday was another beautiful Spring-like day across the region with a mixture of sunshine, higher clouds, and a southerly wind around 10mph; Specifically at Philadelphia International Airport the high this afternoon reached 57 shortly after 3pm...
  • Fall streaks from altocumulus clouds
    Virga and other unusual precipitation-like events
    On the morning before Christmas (2014), one of my interns (he lives near Tampa), texted me that, “it was raining from cirrus clouds.” This observation, made in the excitement of the moment, left out the transition step that allows ice...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 12/26/14)
    A 50/50 Weekend Ahead With Highs In The 50s
    Boxing Day was another seasonably mild day across the region; there was plenty of sunshine and a light westerly wind that made it feel more like early March(and I also noticed some trees budding already!). Specifically at Philadelphia...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 12/22/14)
    Morning Showers/Clouds, Partial Sunshine In The Afternoon
    Monday was an average late December day; after a low of 27 at Philadelphia International Airport with clouds we did have some breaks of sunshine early in the day before clouds, fog, and drizzle approached from the south by noontime. There were...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 12/21/14
    Increasing Clouds Monday, Showers By Late Afternoon(Quick Mix N&W)
    Sunday was a typical Winter day as astronomical Winter began at 6:03pm(even though it's been meteorological winter since December 1st); after a morning low of 31 with clouds at Philadelphia International Airport we had sunshine in the...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 12/20/14)
    Seasonable With A Sun & Cloud Mix Sunday
    Sorry for the lateness of this post; I, like you was watching the Eagles game and cannot believe that we not only lost our third game in a row, but now won't even make the playoffs(I know as I am writing this the Eagles aren't OFFICIALLY...
  • Wave cloud formations
    Wave shaped clouds fill the Arizona skies
    Over the summer, my boyfriend announced that we were going on a trip to California and then on to Tennessee where I could meet up with my family. I had not seen my family in years. The trip to California has always been a great time, meeting up...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 12/17/14)
    Sunny Yet Seasonable Thursday
    Wednesday was a carbon-copy temperature day as Tuesday, but with vast differences; after a low of 39 at Philadelphia International Airport we did have sunshine and a gusty westerly wind. HOWEVER the sun heated the surface and rose it back into the...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 12/15/14)
    Increasing Clouds, Light Rain Tuesday Evening
    Monday was pretty much a carbon copy of Sunday across the region; after a balmy low of 43 at Philadelphia International Airport with cloud cover we once again had to wait for the weak December sun to erode the clouds. The high reached 48 which is...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 12/14/14)
    Remaining Seasonable On Monday
    Sunday was another seasonable day despite the cloud cover; after a morning low of 37 with clouds at Philadelphia International Airport it took most of the afternoon to have those clouds erode. The high did reach 47 which is pretty much average for...
  • Cirrocumulus clouds over Naples, FL Dec. 12, 2014
    Wave clouds over Naples – part 1
    The sky over Naples, FL (and much of southwest and south Florida) early on Dec. 12, 2014 was filled with patches of clouds that appeared as ripple marks (Fig. 1). This pattern meant that the clouds were banded -- there were lines of clouds, each...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 12/13/14
    Seasonable For Sunday, Flirting With 50 Monday
    Saturday was a decent late December day(despite it being the middle of December) with a mixture of sunshine and higher clouds in the afternoon. Mind you that the average high at Philadelphia International Airport is 45 while the average low is 31....
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 12/11/14)
    Partial Sunshine Friday With Lessened Snow Shower Threat
    Thursday felt like a January day with plenty of clouds and even some snow showers....even though it's just the middle of December! The high of 38 at Philadelphia International Airport was achieved shortly before 10am and before the snow...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 12/7/14)
    Increasing Clouds, Breezy Monday Ahead Of Coastal Low
    Sunday was your average early December day, but it was one windy day! At Philadelphia International Airport the low was 36 with even some leftover light showers(just amounting to a trace). The wind gusting out of the north between 20-30mph made...
  • Full Moon
    Full cold moon Saturday morning
    The December full moon occurs Saturday morning at 7:27 AM. Clouds in the sky tonight may obscure the viewing but Saturday night the clouds should clear leaving a nice view of the moon.Every full moon is given a name. This one is the Full Cold Moon...