Monthly Archives: October 2010

Weather Extremes Cause Pumpkin Shortage

Halloween is approaching fast and it’s time to buy your pumpkins if you haven’t already! I just bought mine, but I’ll wait another week or so to carve it. With all the Halloween commercials on TV and the pumpkins in the supermarket, it has prompted my curiosity on pumpkin growth and how weather affects it. […]

Weather Doesn’t Affect Your Life? Think Again

Jobs I’ve had that were affected by the weather?  14.  Total number of jobs I’ve had?  14.  Number of jobs that were really affected by the weather?  Hmmm  . . .  5.  Of course, those were the jobs for which the weather had a direct, continual impact on my experience day-to-day and, so I remember […]

Quiet Weather Today…but Severe Storms and Heavy Rain this Weekend

I have to say, I certainly have enjoyed the nice weather most of us in the Southeast have been experiencing at least the past week and a half. Unfortunately, it was a different story earlier this week in Arizona when at least four tornadoes touched down in the northern part of the state early Wednesday […]

Fall’s Annual Explosion of Colors…It’s Here!

Fall is my favorite time of the year and I can think of several reasons why. Okay, I’ll admit one of those reasons is football season, but otherwise it’s completely weather related. I love it when the temperatures start to fall and you wake up to a cool, fall morning. For the past several days […]

An Abrupt End to a Quiet Hurricane Season? Unfortunately, Neither

Full disclosure: once again, I’m not a meteorologist.  But I spend most of my waking hours with dozens of the industry’s best and the ones who focus on Atlantic tropical storms are by no means standing down for the season.  No doubt that for much of the country, autumn has arrived both exactly on time […]

Latest on Current East Coast Flash Flooding Event

[Thanks to guest blogger Sr. Meteorologist Fred Schmude for this update!] Some of the heaviest rain seen in several years has fallen across a large part of the Eastern Seaboard during the past 4 days as a deep layer of tropical moisture combined with a slow moving cold front and several weak low pressure areas.  […]

What Happens In Vegas…

Have you heard the one about the Las Vegas Hotel Death Ray? No, really. Guests at the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas may take home a bit more than PG-rated memories if they spend any time at the hotel pool. Though technically not a death ray (which has remained in the realm of science fiction […]