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Blue Norther

December 19, 2016

Lots of interesting weather happening in the US as we are all aware.  On last Friday morning the observatory at Mt. Washington, NH was the second coldest location in the world, at a temperature of -35°F and with 70mph winds a wind chill of -86°F.  The observatory is famous for extreme weather and until Cyclone…

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Omega Block & Smoke from Canada

May 6, 2016

What were the hottest places in North America yesterday? South Texas and southern Arizona tied with southern Canada which were all sitting around 95°F. The unusual heat in southern Canada is being caused by an upper-level atmospheric feature known as an Omega block, aptly named because the jet stream buckles so severely that it resembles…

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Oklahoma Dust Storm

April 7, 2016

Two evenings ago, a dust storm spanning from the Texas Panhandle to the Oklahoma Panhandle whipped through the area, throwing dust nearly 2,000 feet into the air.  The dust storm marked the leading edge of a very strong cold front, and featured winds gusting to 73 mph near Goodwell, OK and Tradewind Energy’s Goodwell Wind Project….

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TODAY MARKS THE 1ST DAY OF METEOROLOGICAL SPRING

March 1, 2016

Today marks the first day of Meteorological Spring.  As a link from the National Climatic Data Center explains below, meteorologists use whole calendar months that more closely represent the temperature cycles of the earth to denote the seasons, rather than an astronomically-based designation.   As a result, March, April, and May comprise meteorological spring.  As if…

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Smog over Eastern China

December 7, 2015

For the first time ever it appears that a red alert for air pollution has been issued for Beijing.  More details on the color-coded alert scale and its implications can be found here.  The high-resolution satellite image of the pollution, which was taken this morning and shows the pollution stretching far beyond Beijing, is almost…

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