Monthly Archives: March 2010

MLB Opening Day: Summer vs. Snow

Conversation around the ImpactWeather espresso machine these days is dominated by the return of Major League Baseball, and with opening day less than two weeks away the timing couldn’t be more perfect to bring you two pictures that landed in my Inbox yesterday. The first photo is the grounds crew at Kauffman Stadium, home to […]

Freak Storm Batters Perth, Australia

Tens of thousands of homes are without power today after a severe storm late Monday brought huge hailstones, torrential rains, flooding, landslides and wind gusts of more than 75 mph. The cost of the damage is estimated at more than $100m (£66.5m). Image: afp.com Almost a month’s average rainfall fell in just seven minutes at […]

Another Round of Snow for Wyoming and Colorado Today

Another round of snow is expected across portions of Wyoming and Colorado today as a low pressure system pushes across the Rockies and into the Southern Plains. Snowfall amounts of up to 9 inches will be possible with isolated heavier amounts into the higher elevations. Of course this next round of winter weather only comes […]

But it’s a cold heat…

Heat, as they say, is relative: whether it’s the salsa or the temperature, what’s hot for one is not necessarily hot for another. Even in science, heat is a process involving the transfer of energy, not a specific number as it relates to temperature. And so this story from the Great White North about the […]

Tropical Activity: Pacific and Indian Oceans

As the Atlantic Hurricane Season is still about 9 weeks away, we have to look well to the east for tropical activity where two tropical cyclones are being watched for further development in the Eastern Hemisphere. East of the Philippines, about 1,430 miles east of Manila, Tropical Depression 02W now has sustained winds of 35mph […]

All-Time Snowfall Records Expected to Fall

Who would’ve guessed that on the first day of spring (tomorrow), all-time snowfall records would be in jeopardy in places like Oklahoma City and Tulsa? Oklahoma City needs just over four inches to break their all-time seasonal snowfall record, Tulsa needs eight inches. Springfield, MO is actually right about normal for the year but if they […]

Winter Storm could cause Travel Disruptions

Last week, ImpactWeathers StormWatch Manager Fred Schmude was the first to predict the winter storm forecasted to impact portions of the Rockies, Plains, and Upper Midwest beginning today. A strong low pressure system will develop across the Southern Plains and with a cold Canadian airmass diving southward, this will set the stage for an early […]

Latest: Snow Storm In the Plains

Significant snow is on target for the Plains and the Middle Mississippi River Valley as we head into this first day and first weekend of spring. (15283 KB) Watch on posterous

Coming Soon: El Niño and the Tornado

At the risk of making YourWeatherBlog begin to sound like YourElNiñoBlog, I wanted to tie the two main weather features of the coming couple of months into one sentence: El Niño will likely enhance the spring severe weather season with more frequent storms, stronger storms and more tornadoes. Tornadoes can generate wind speeds of 250mph […]

Snow Storm Still on Target for the Central Plains

(19842 KB) Watch on posterous With accumulations of 12 inches near Denver and nearly a foot in the central and southern Plains, combined with blowing and drifting snow, this is a storm that would be more at home in the middle of January, not the middle of March. ImpactWeather Meteorologist Lauren Whisenhunt has the latest […]