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Snoopy Grounded?

For 87 years, millions of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade enthusiasts flock to the heart of Manhattan to watch one of the holiday’s best kept traditions. This past Thanksgiving did not disappoint, with live dance performances, Broadway musical numbers, floats, celebrities and of course, Santa. However, one tradition that might have been snuffed was seeing our […]

When Mother Nature shows no mercy

Typhoon Haiyan. A name now synonymous in history books with the Great Bhola Cyclone, Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. The Category 5 storm set the world record for the most powerful typhoon or hurricane ever to make landfall with wind speeds of 195 mph, and was more than 300 miles wide. This super typhoon, as […]

The Day We Stopped Thinking of Hurricanes the Same Way: Eight Years Later

Katrina. A name so infamous it need not be preceded by the word hurricane. A name that conjures images of people rowing boats past destroyed neighborhoods, seeking shelter in a rapidly disintegrating sports stadium and desperate hospital staff scrambling to arrange patient rescue. Presently immortalized as the costliest United States storm to date, we cringe […]

Tornado Relief: Where to Donate

perhaps the best thing I can do is to use YourWeatherBlog to try to make it easier for you to find opportunities and organizations that can quickly send resources to Moore.

You Asked the Meteorologist and Here Are Your Answers

Last week we offered to take any type of weather question from readers and honestly I thought we’d receive more questions along the line of, “I live in D.C. and my birthday is March 21st. Can we have the party outside?” Or “Why do TV weather people use such exaggerated hand gestures?”  In fact, each […]

Already Another Storm System to Again Test Mettle of Sturdy East Coasters

Here’s what we know: By the beginning of next week, a low pressure area will form off the coast of the Carolinas then move northward while remaining offshore. Should this occur, another round of locally heavy rain and gusty coastal winds could impact these regions from late Sunday through early Thursday.

Election Day Weather Outlook? Nationwide Mostly Great

Here’s a post from this morning by Houston Chronicle SciGuy Eric Berger about what we can expect on Election Day, including a few graphics provided by ImpactWeather.  The short version?  Absent any delays caused by the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy, the weather won’t provide many excuses for anyone not to get out and vote.

Fluffy White Stuff Falling in the Last Place You’d Expect It

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been poring over data collected from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and have discovered snowfall, in the form of carbon dioxide snowfall, that fell to the surface of Mars six years ago (six years means a lot of data are coming from the MRO, yes?). Frozen carbon dioxide by the way, in frozen form, is as close as your local Earth supermarket’s sub-zero freezer: it’s called dry ice.

Obscured Vision Leads to Fatal Air Crash? CFIT Again?

A recently released NTSB preliminary report on the fatal crash of a single-engine Cirrus SR-22 in Utah states that moments before the crash the plane was above 13,000 feet in the midst of clouds between 9,000 and 27,000 feet mean sea level (MSL). Light rain was reported. Both the pilot and his wife were killed in this July 14th crash. A local newspaper speculates that the pilot’s vision was obscured.

Just How Rainy A Downpour? Time-Lapse Video Shows

As this week’s U.S. severe weather event made its way through Houston yesterday, ImpactWeather TropicsWatch Manager Chris Hebert took a few moments every ¼-hour or so to check one of the local bayou cams – the “Harris Gully Box Culvert” cam – and to trap the occasional image.   Here’s a 20-second compilation that spans a […]