Archive for February, 2013

27
Feb
13

Remember the excessive heat and drought last year in the Midwest/West?

Remember last year’s fires out West? Well, as this article details, it is likely to return again post-May this year as well. Little has changed between the pattern, the drouhgt, and the dry timber out west. So, it looks like a story that will repeat itself in the headdlines this coming Summer. Read on: http://www.centredaily.com/2013/02/21/3510991/drought-forecast-to-persist-in.html

14
Feb
13

An El Nino update…

With Winter more than half over, an update on El Nino might actually help us see if Winter will drag on…or end early (as Punxatauney Phil predicted a few weeks ago). La Nina tends to help us see more snow, and El Nino is more complicated…it creates a second storm track, which means we ca get into both from time to time (more snow), or get stuck in between (meaning much less snow). Here’s an interesting article on the topic: http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/02/09/new-study-helps-pinpoint-el-nino-impacts/

13
Feb
13

This would be the ULTIMATE meteor shower!

A close encounter of the asteroid kind is coming our way in a couple days! It will be as close a pass as you want, if you want Earth to go on as it has! But it has scientists all abuzz. Check out this article on the closest of close calls: http://bangordailynews.com/2013/02/10/news/portland/asteroid-to-give-earth-a-close-shave-and-usm-expert-is-looking-forward-to-it/

13
Feb
13

Are you knee deep in electronics and gadgets?

If so, this article is of particular interest to you! It has to do with solar flares and solar activity…interesting read. (Makes me glad I have very few gadget ties.)

http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/earth-will-have-15-minutes-to-protect-electronics/

05
Feb
13

A couple snow-makers in the next 48 hours

Think of the weather pattern in all of Eastern Canada as being like a hub cap, with the center roughly near Hudson Bay. Around that center, little spokes develop and rotate around it to the south and then east, and are bringing us both a little snow from themselves as well as shaking up the atmosphere over the Lake (Ontario), so that tacks on a little more each time. That will happen tonight through half of Wednesday, and again Thursday night through all of Friday. So, it comes down to timing, for us…and it comes down to how intense will each “spoke” be when it arrives and therefore, how much snow from the “spoke” and how much more from the Lake.

In the first case, I expect 1-3″. In Thu nite/Friday’s case, I suspect a little more. A good guesstimate right now might be like 3-6″, but it’s hard to say. So let’s just say, “A little more”. A warm up is still coming by the weekend.

One final thing of interest…I found this article very interesting…of course it is weather-related…research in Antarctica. Check it out: http://news.yahoo.com/antarctica-research-station-sets-shop-000921529.html

ps: Today is “National Weathercaster Day”…honoring the lowly, misunderstood, and often underappreciated Meteorologist 🙂