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Waves rolling into Nantucket. (Jonathan Nimerfroh/jdnphotography)

Ocean a Slurpee off the coast of Massachusetts

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Pretty much everyone knows about the brutal winter the northeastern United States has endured. Boston, for example, has an average temperature this month of 18.8 degrees. While much of the attention has focused on the incredible snow amounts, temperatures both onshore and just offshore over the coastal Atlantic have been very cold. To that end a photographer […] [Read More]
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Is heat hideous?

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Before the serious heat reaches Houston this weekend, temperatures on the plains this week are forecast to reach 100 degrees or slightly higher. And forecasters in Kansas ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT. Here’s the graphic they issued today: Heat indices in the area could rise to 105 to 108 degrees. That’s enough to trigger dangerous   [Read More]
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Incredible photo of a waterspout near Grand Isle, La.

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Hey Galveston, how would you react if you saw this monster coming ashore? Per Alexnadra Cranford, a forecaster with WWL in New Orleans, the photo below shows a waterspout coming ashore in Grand Isle, La. today. The National Weather Service confirms minor damage. [Read More]
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Hurricane Season update: Why July might be busy

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The average date of the Atlantic season’s first named storm is July 9. This year we’ve already had Tropical Storm Andrea, which formed June 5, and a tropical depression that spun up on Monday still has a fighting chance to become Barry if its emerges into the Bay of Campeche. The questions at hand: What does   [Read More]

From Africa with love: The important role the world’s second largest continent plays in our hurricanes

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One normally does not associate the very hot and arid Saharan desert with tropical storms and hurricanes that slam into the United States. But it turns out there are two important connections between the Sahara, the world’s hottest desert, and hurricanes that strike the United States. One of these links — the tropical waves propagating   [Read More]

Atlantic season’s second tropical depression forms

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The tropical disturbance just to the east of Belize has organized further this morning, and is now a tropical depression, says the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters expect the storm to move across Belize, Guatemala and Mexico during the next day, before possibly re-emerging into the Bay of Campeche on Tuesday. There it has brief window   [Read More]

Time-lapse of a supercell storm leaves one at a loss for words

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This video, showing time-lapse photography of a supercell thunderstorm, is other-worldly. But it was shot right here in Texas, in the northern tip of the panhandle, this summer. Here’s photographer Mike Olbinski, explaining how he got the shots: It took four years but I finally got it. A rotating supercell. And not just a rotating supercell,   [Read More]

Early forecasts for July suggest a continuing dry pattern

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As I noted this morning, Houston’s heading into a drier period for most if not all of the remainder of June. Thus, while much of Houston has done fairly well with rainfall since late April, by the end of this month I expect things will be drying out. With that in mind I wondered what   [Read More]