Thursday December 5, 2013
This Saturday, December 7, the National Weather Service celebrates SKYWARN Recognition Day--an opportunity for NWS offices to recognize and thank SKYWARN weather spotters and Amateur Radio (ham) operators for keeping their communities weather safe.
I'd personally like to send out a heartfelt thanks to all the weather volunteers for providing emergency communications during hazardous weather situations!
Interested in joining the SKYWARN program? Take the first step to getting involved.
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Saturday November 30, 2013
If you want to know what the weather looks like for next weekend, you'd know to check your 7-day forecast. But what if you're curious about this year's chance for a White Christmas--where would you go for the latest predictions? Does a forecast that far in advance even exist? Yes, it actually does. Continue reading...
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Friday November 29, 2013
Clueless as to why this week's Thanksgiving storm was called "Boreas" by some weather news outlets?
It's a Weather Channel thing...
Do you think this idea will ever catch on with other big name forecasting companies? Sound off in the comments section below.
Wednesday November 27, 2013
I'm one of those people who doesn't feel like they've had an authentic Thanksgiving or Christmas unless the weather is seasonably cold on each of these holidays. So far, Thanksgiving seems to have delivered on this...but while I've enjoyed the light accumulations of snow and ice that this week's winter storm (aka Boreas) brought, I'm also troubled by the dangers it caused this Thanksgiving week--the busiest travel week of the year.
The culprit low has now exited the Northeast in time for Thanksgiving Day, but not before it spread a round of messy weather (heavy rains, freezing rain, sleet, and snow) across the Plains, Ohio Valley, Lower Great Lakes, Appalachians, and New England in the early part of the week.
Did this week's winter storm wreck your Thanksgiving travel plans?