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  • Water Vapor imagery(evening of 5/13/14)
    Cooler And Damp For Wednesday
    We reached 76 at Philly International Airport at 9:11am! We cooled down quickly as a backdoor cold front pushed through shortly thereafter and reached our low of 64 at 11:36am before jumping back to the lower 70s by the afternoon.Our low overnight...
  • Almost everything is on today’s weather menu
    Almost everything is on today’s weather menu
    The “Born Loser” comic strip on Mar. 15, 2014 said it all. The cartoon starts with an, “Oh, no…what’s the matter” panel (Fig. 1). It ends with a…well, take a look and see the full cartoon.For many in the...
  • Surface weather map - March 13, 2014
    More winter storminess for the eastern half of the U.S.
    The seemingly, never-ending winter of 2014 is going to continue to be never-ending, at least in the eastern half of the Nation. Computer-generated and human-made forecasts indicate two significant eastern U.S. storms (and two accompanying...
  • Top weather stories of Jan. 26, 2014
    Top weather stories of Jan. 26, 2014
    There doesn’t appear to be a whole lot of weather going on across the contiguous 48 states this Sunday morning (Jan. 26, 2014), except along the northern tier. However, the national watch-warning map (Fig. 1) can be a bit deceiving,...
  • Sunday evening US national surface map
    A Mild Monday, But Then It's Into The Icebox !
    Sunday was all about location, location, location; if you were north of Philly it was cloudy with even some snow showers throughout the morning and then there was sunshine by the afternoon. If you were south of Philly it was a great sunrise with...
  • Surface weather map forecast for morning of Jan. 22, 2014
    Chilly air vacationing in Florida
    The other day, forecasts called for three cold fronts to pass through Florida this week. Two have already done so. A third is on track for a passage early on Saturday (Jan. 18, 2014). Now, a fourth cold front is readying itself for an arrival here...
  • Upper level wind forecast for early on Jan. 18, 2014
    Three cold fronts on tap for southwest Florida this week
    Enjoy today’s unseasonable warmth. The downhill slide begins tomorrow (Tues., Jan. 14, 2014) and continues through the upcoming weekend. A series of three cold fronts (with a mixture of Pacific and polar air) will send southwest Florida...
  • Roller coaster temperature pattern to repeat across southwest Florida
    Roller coaster temperature pattern to repeat across southwest Florida
    Four days ago, a strong cold front plowed through Florida, dropping temperatures dramatically (Fig. 1). In almost as rapid a time frame, the mercury rebounded (Fig. 2 and Fig. 3). Well, it’s time for a replay of the wild roller coaster...
  • NWS Miami radar image early on Dec. 30, 2013
    Stalled front means stalled weather for Southwest Florida
    A cold front snuck through southwest Florida overnight. It’s arrival was announced with widespread cloudiness, scattered showers (generally less than a quarter of an inch of rainfall), a wind shift from southwest to north, a small lowering...
  • Radar-estimated rainfall
    Falling Temperatures On Tap For Monday
    Normally I start off with a brief almanac summary from Philly Int'l, but today's event is still ongoing as I write this; case in point that the temperature is still rising a couple of degrees around 50 degrees and will still do so until...
  • NWS Tampa Bay radar image at 7:54 a.m. E.S.T. on Dec. 15, 2013
    Cooler and drier air is on the way to Southwest Florida
    Step outside this Sunday morning (Dec. 15, 2013) anywhere in southwest Florida and you’ll likely have memories of summertime heat and humidity. Naples Municipal Airport (APF), for example, was reporting a sultry temperature reading of 75...
  • Kathy Wakile
    'RHONJ' star Kathy Wakile thinks the trip created a united front
    “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kathy Wakile traveled to Arizona along with the rest of the cast to celebrate Melissa Gorga's birthday. The goal of the trip was to go through some therapy and address some issues between...
  • Arctic cold front brings dramatic temperature drops
    Arctic cold front brings dramatic temperature drops
    Cold fronts are well-known for their transitions from one air mass (warm and humid) to another (cold and dry). In addition to a drop in temperature and dew point with frontal passage, winds shift from southwest before the front to northwest after...
  • Stormy weather expected across southwest Florida on Dec. 11, 2012
    Stormy weather expected across southwest Florida on Dec. 11, 2012
    Yesterday proved to be an unusual December day for many places in the southeast. There were at least nine reported twisters, including one in the Orlando area. Several of the tornadoes caused significant localized property damage. There were also...
  • Weather this week will be warm and humid followed by cooler and drier
    Weather this week will be warm and humid followed by cooler and drier
    We’ve managed a couple of cold frontal passages this fall here in southwest Florida. Now, however, it looks like autumnal warmth and close to summertime dew points will dominate our weather for the next two days. The south Florida air mass...