Weather News and Notes

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).

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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 →
Wonder When This Will Happen Here…

Wonder When This Will Happen Here…

It’s become an annual tradition…tracking the return of the Great White Shark to Cape Cod’s coastal waters. What was just an isolated sighting once or twice a summer several years ago, is now a regular part of the summer season, as more and more of the Whites enjoy the marine-life-rich (big fat seals) waters of […]

By July 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Weather Updates

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 →
Good News…Bad News…

Good News…Bad News…

Showers and thunderstorms are firing up all over the Northeast this afternoon, bringing flash flooding and pockets of severe weather. Thankfully, for those with outdoor plans on Cape Cod, the worst of that activity will stay well west of the area through the afternoon and evening hours. While a quick spot shower and rumble of […]

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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

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 […]

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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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First Tropical System of the Season Brewing

First Tropical System of the Season Brewing

An area of low pressure east of Florida is starting to become a bit better organized – showing a nice cyclonic signature and a few thunderstorms trying to develop and wrap inward toward the broad center. The combination of warm sea surface temperatures and relatively quiet upper level conditions suggest that this system should continue […]

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