Hurricane Joaquin: Two scenarios for what might happen, and one is pretty bad

  Joaquin has become a hurricane overnight, but whether it moves toward the United States remains highly uncertain and we may not know until Friday or so. We can be pretty confident that Joaquin will to drift to the west-southwest during the next couple of days, strengthening perhaps into a Category 2 or even 3

Tropical Storm Joaquin strengthens and may pose a significant threat to the East Coast

  The big national weather story over the next few days is the development of Tropical Storm Joaquin. WHAT WE KNOW Joaquin has really organized quickly today, and may soon become a hurricane. Given that Joaquin is over warm water and wind shear is forecast to decrease slightly I think it’s plausible that this could

NWS posts flood warning

The National Weather Service has posted a flood warning for the Still River in Brookfield. The river is already at its 12-foot flood stage. The NWS says the river is expected to be a half-foot above

Flash flood watch posted through Tuesday

Was it just yesterday that we had moderate drought conditions? Well, today and Tuesday we have flash floods to think about. The potential exists for as much as 4 inches of rain, between Sunday

Area under a severe thunderstorm watch

It’s been an unusually dry spring. But that may be about to change. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, in effect until 7 p.m. for all of southern Connecticut.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Fairfield County until 7 p.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service is warning of possible bad weather that may come with thunderstorms, including

NOAA, like everyone else, sees a quiet Atlantic hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its seasonal hurricane forecast today, calling for a quiet season. “The main factor expected to suppress the hurricane season this year is El Niño, which is already affecting wind and pressure patterns, and is forecast to last through the hurricane season,” said Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster

It’s official: Area in a “moderate” drought

Yes, it’s been a dry spring. But on Tuesday, the National Weather Service used a term for our weather that has been a buzzword in California for months. And that word is “drought.” While conditions