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  • Hurricane strikes - eastern U.S. - 1950 to 2011
    Hurricane season 2015 begins
    ALERT: This is a weathertorial (a.k.a., weather editorial). I assume all responsibility for its content.Residents, visitors and governmental officials of New Jersey know what happens when unusual events make a return visit. Hurricane/Sub-tropical...
  • U.S. Drought Monitior (Mar. 17, 2015)
    Wet v. dry and more
    Astronomical spring starts today, Fri., Mar. 20 at 6:45 p.m. E.D.T. Although the weather has recently turned or remained spring-like (or warmer) in some places, winter is not yet out of the picture.First, it is important to recognize that for yet...
  • House of Cards: Hurricane episode
    'House of Cards' recap: The hurricane episode
    A storm is brewing in Chapter 34 of "House of Cards." Hurricane Faith looks to be heading straight into the American East coast, and Frank has diverted a significant amount of funds from FEMA to America Works. Congress and the public...
  • The great holiday weekend storm of 1962
    The great holiday weekend storm of 1962
    In 1962, on the 12th of October (and continuing into the early hours of October 13) Hurricane Frieda wreaked enormous damage in Greater Vancouver. Gusts reached 78 mph (125 k/ph) at the Sea Island Weather Station. Windows of downtown department...
  • Visitors sight a whale in Los Cabos
    Trip to Los Cabos: Verify if your hotel is operating
    If you plan to visit Los Cabos, Mexico from October to December 2014, take notice that some hotels will be closed for three months to get repaired after they were damaged by the hurricane Odile last September 14, 2014. Did you book your trip to...
  • Almanac
    Multiple shipwrecks, hurricane remnants, and record cool air
    Multiple shipwrecks, hurricane remnants, and record cool air top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on September 25.1851 - The wood side-wheel...
  • 2014 Accumulated Cyclone Energry (ACE) data through Sept. 19
    Update on the 2014 hurricane season
    In recent years, there has been a growing trend by many in the meteorological community (media and scientists) to predict expected seasonal tropical cyclone frequency in the Atlantic and Eastern and Central Pacific Basins. Most predictions are...
  • Almanac
    Tropical rain, shipwrecks and record heat
    Tropical rain, shipwrecks and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on September 14.1867 - The wood schooner, 2-mast Wellington,...
  • Almanac
    Wrecked barges, hurricane Ike and record heat
    Wrecked barges, hurricane Ike and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on September 13.1890 - The...
  • Forming thunderstorm in a hurricane
    Norbert a disappointment with no rain for San Diego
    The once hurricane Norbert failed to provide much needed rain to San Diego as it was predicted to do. Norbert began to form just off the shores of southern Baja California where it intensified into a hurricane near Cabo san Lucas. It remained a...
  • Spaghetti plots explained
    Spaghetti plots explained
    Listen to any TV weather report concerning Atlantic Ocean area tropical storms and hurricanes and you’ll hear the term, “spaghetti plot” mentioned. Today (Sun., Aug. 24, 2014), spaghetti plots (Fig. 01) surfaced as soon as...
  • Hurricane Julio
    Walkabout rescue at sea during Hurricane Julio
    Three sailors—Ben Nealy (61), Lee Nealy (22) and Mike Vanway (22)— caught in Hurricane Julio were rescued at sea on Monday, August 11, after their 42’ sailboat Walkabout was disabled—a hatch and their life raft were blown...
  • Hurricane season
    Hawaii: It's time to be prepared for hurricane season again!
    Aloha all you environmental readers!Did you know that once again it is hurricane season!Do you think you're ready for a hurricane in caseit does hit the islands?What is a hurricane?Hurricane came from a Spanish word called "huracan"...
  • Almanac
    Record cold, heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, and a tornado
    Record cold, heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, and a tornado top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on August 4.1894 - The second record cool...
  • Arthur offers an opportunistic spin on hurricane math
    Arthur offers an opportunistic spin on hurricane math
    Hurricane Arthur is now exiting the North Carolina Outer Banks, and racing toward the Canadian Maritime provinces, enroute to its demise during the next few days (Fig. 1). Such is the case with these tropical weather systems. Born of tropical heat...
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