Category: Weather

Millions prepare for potentially ‘paralyzing’ east coast winter storm

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianWashington DC is at the center of the blizzard’s aim, where forecasters have warned residents to brace for more than 30in snow and wind gusts up to 50mph. Topic: Weather

Record US temperatures are work of El Niño and polar vortex, experts say

Temperature Chart
Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianTwo weather systems keep 2015 on track to be hottest year ever, with current El Niño phenomenon likely to be one of three strongest in half century   Topic: Weather

Convection Cycles, Atmosphere, and Ocean Work Symbiotically

Scientists review studies of the tropical Madden-Julian Oscillation to better frame its role in air-sea interactions. Topic: Weather

Thousand-year deluge in South Carolina

Originally Published by Climate.govWhat does it take for a weather event to eclipse in attention the development of a Category 4 hurricane just offshore of the southeast U.S. coastline? Topic: Weather

Ocean warming leads to stronger precipitation extremes

Simulated precipitation
Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth ScienceDue to climate change, not only atmospheric, but also oceanic, temperatures are rising. Topic: Climate

In the Journals: Forecasting

A snowman at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Image Credit: National Park Service/Erin Whittaker

Earthzine examined the ramifications of inaccurate forecasts in its most-recent mini theme. Here are other examples of crystal balls being more cloudy than clear.

Weather, Risk, and Searching for Normal in a Rapidly Changing World

A rain storm over Colorado. Image Credit: David/Flickr

How will we adapt to climate change and increasingly severe storms if humans aren’t very good at interpreting risk?

Swansea Bay tidal energy scheme on brink of winning planning permission

Swansea Bay, the proposed site for a tidal lagoon energy scheme. A decision on planning permission is imminent. Photograph: Phil Rees/Alamy
Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianRealisation of ambitious construction project, subject of vocal and high-profile opposition, will depend on subsidies from government Topic: Policy, Technology

The Deadly Combination of Heat and Humidity

It’s not just the heat; it’s also the humidity. Together, they can be lethal, even if the heat doesn’t seem quite so extreme.

Originally Published by New York Times Op-Ed It’s not just the heat; it’s also the humidity. Together, they can be lethal, even if the heat doesn’t seem quite so extreme. Topic: Weather

Plan to build treetop bridges to save critically-endangered Hainan gibbons

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianArtificial canopy bridges in China’s rainforest will provide vital habitat needed to stop the first ape species from becoming extinct Conservationists will begin constructing a series of treetop bridges later this year in a bid to save a critically-endangered species of gibbon. Just 25 Hainan gibbons, Nomascus hainanus, are […]