Monthly Archive: January 2014

Climate Change: More or Less Snow?

Climate change…does it mean more or less snow? After a period of time from the late 1990’s into the early 2000’s, it seemed as if every winter was getting warmer and less snowy. Then,...

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Tornado? Actually, No.

This may look like a funnel cloud or even a tornado, but it’s not. What the heck is it? It’s actually called a scud cloud. These clouds are often mistaken for tornadoes or funnel...

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Was Sandy a Hurricane?

The simple answer is yes, Sandy WAS a hurricane when the storm impacted Connecticut. A couple of key questions to answer: Did the National Hurricane Center (NHC) consider Sandy a hurricane at that time? Did...

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Be Hurricane Prepared in the Fall

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms are favored along the east coast in the fall. Believe it or not, the hurricane season actually peaks from September into early October. And as we get into October, storm tracks...

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What if the Ice Caps Melted?

The polar caps are melting, it’s been measured over the past decades. As the global temperature rises, we are slowly seeing the ice turn into water. What has happened so far? Well, based on...

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Soil Moisture and Low Temperatures

Soil moisture affects low temperatures in a different way than high temperatures… If the ground is moist at night: There are two consequences. The first is evaporational cooling, but the result does not necessarily mean...

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Heat Lightning is a Myth?

Lightning on a hot summer night. That’s “heat lightning”, right? Contrary to common belief, the “heat lightning” phenomena is simply lightning from a distant thunderstorm. Lightning doesn’t simply form from heat on a summer...

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Hurricane of 1938 Reanalysis

A team of researchers recently finished a reanalysis, which included the Hurricane of ’38. The original intensity was Category 2 with winds near 100 MPH at landfall on Long Island. The new data increased...

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