Weather News and Notes

Global Analysis – June 2014 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center NCDC

Global Analysis – June 2014 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center NCDC

According to data released by NOAA, “the combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June 2014 was the highest on record for the month…” Read more: Global Analysis – June 2014 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center NCDC.

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National Overview – June 2014 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

National Overview – June 2014 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

  Here’s a look at the June 2014 climate summary for the United States, from NOAA: National Overview – June 2014 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

By July 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
What is the difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon?

What is the difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon?

  The answer…perhaps surprisingly…is NOTHING. An explanation from the folks at NOAA: What is the difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon?.

By July 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Weather Updates

About To Lose The Sunshine

About To Lose The Sunshine

We managed to squeeze in sunshine through most of the morning hours, but clouds are now approaching from the west and skies will become generally overcast as we move into early afternoon. Beneath these clouds a few showers are pressing eastward from Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts. A few downpours and rumbles of thunder have […]

By July 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bit More Sunshine Around This Afternoon

Bit More Sunshine Around This Afternoon

Sunshine during the first part of the morning has been overtaken by a deck of mid-level clouds, leaving us with a bright but grayish sky during the late morning and early afternoon hours. However, latest satellite imagery shows this area of thicker cloud cover shifting to our north and east and a thinner deck of […]

By July 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Top 10 Summer Day

Top 10 Summer Day

High pressure is building in to the area and will provide us with a couple of very nice days as we close out the work week and head into the weekend. Friday is looking like a “Top 10″ day, as sunshine generally prevails from start to finish, humidity remains nice and low, temperatures warm to […]

By July 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Photos

Rover Snaps Pictures of Earth, Moon

Rover Snaps Pictures of Earth, Moon

From NASA: Researchers used the left eye camera of Curiosity’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) to capture this scene about 80 minutes after sunset on the 529th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on Mars (Jan. 31, 2014). The image has been processed to remove effects of cosmic rays. A human observer with normal vision, […]

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Sun Releases M-class Flare

Sun Releases M-class Flare

This image of an M5.2-class solar flare that occurred late on Feb. 3, 2014, was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The solar flare can be seen as the bright flash near the center of the sun. The image shows light in the 304 Angstrom wavelength, which is typically colorized in red. Credit: NASA/SDO

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HS3 Hurricane Mission to Delve into Saharan Dust

HS3 Hurricane Mission to Delve into Saharan Dust

From Nasa.gov – NASA’s 2013 Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel or HS3 mission will investigate whether Saharan dust and its associated warm and dry air, known as the Saharan Air Layer or SAL, favors or suppresses the development of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean. The effects of Saharan dust on tropical cyclones is a […]

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Inside the Forecast

SST Questions

SST Questions

SSTs warm right up until Hurricane Arthur passes. Big cooling behind it. Boston Buoy drop >5F. Pattern switched around and very strong SW flow affected near-shore coastal waters. As a result, near shore temps struggle to recover…note warming offshore. Local fisherman report bass moving offshore to warmer water a few miles out. Report to me […]

By July 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Shot of Heat Next Week?

Shot of Heat Next Week?

While the overall weather regime through the end of the month looks to favor a ridge out in the western part of the nation and a corresponding trough over the Great Lakes and Northeast – and thus not much in the way of prolonged heat – we may get a brief shot at some hot […]

By July 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Severe Threat For Western New England

Severe Threat For Western New England

The combination of a slow moving frontal zone, a rather fast-moving and southerly displaced jet stream for this time of year, and plenty of warm, moist air will ignite numerous showers and thunderstorms across the Northeast today. As these storms move east from Pennsylvania and New York State they will strengthen and likely become severe […]

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