Category Archives: Weather Communications

PBS NewsHour – Hurricanes and Climate Science

Thanks to the folks at PBS NewsHour for inviting me to discuss hurricanes and climate science on Labor Day weekend.

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Social Media and Disasters – Guest Post

Below is a guest post from Tanya Ferraro. She is a Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator for two emergency-based units that cover southwestern and central Virginia, and she has been working in the emergency management field since 2007. The original post can be found … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Almanacs – For Entertainment Purposes Only

First of all… which one? There are two, and they are different. But really, it doesn’t matter if it’s The Old Farmer’s Almanac or just The Farmers’ Almanac.  That’s like choosing between palm readers. As a general rule, I have no … Continue reading

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Lightning and Youth Sports

I thought in 2014 the message would be obvious. Nope. My son plays youth baseball. One evening in May, a thunderstorm approached the fields where he was playing.  I was needed in the office, and my wife was at the game. We … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts June 1.  Remember, the heart of the season is mid-August to mid-October. So, if there have been no hurricanes by the end of July, it does not mean anything is wrong. Just about any question … Continue reading

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The Deterministic Dilemma

I’ve thought about it for a few years now. Greg Fishel, Chief Meteorologist at WRAL in Raleigh, mentioned it at a conference a couple of years ago. More recently, I read a supporting post from the blog of Chuck Doswell (who has probably forgotten more … Continue reading

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Snow Threat for Tuesday, March 25

Final Update: 6pm Monday, March 24. The long advertised major storm still stays too far to our east.  Once it takes shape and races northeast, it has a good shot at bringing a genuine blizzard to coastal New England. But before … Continue reading

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