Posted by Dave Gorham on September 27, 2012
A tumultuous event with twists and turns both before and during, the 40th Republican National Convention was held several weeks ago in Tampa and ACP’s Steve Elliot had a unique ring-side seat for the event. Elliot, the Corporate Director of Membership and Programming for the Association of Contingency Planners, helped staff the City of Tampa’s […]
Posted by Dave Gorham on September 26, 2012
Here’s a guest-posting from ImpactWeather meteorologist and lead hurricane forecaster Chris Hebert. Even though we’re just past the peak of the hurricane season (September 10th), the tropics are showing signs of shutting down for the year. Cold fronts (along with the jet stream) are dipping into the Gulf of Mexico, making conditions there quite unfavorable […]
Posted by Dave Gorham on September 25, 2012
You may have noticed a few hiccups in the satellite images on your evening news or your favorite internet weather sites over the past week or so. Images included a lot of static or “noise” initially, then advanced into portions of the image that were missing. These image issues are the result of problems with the GOES 13 weather satellite. Initially GOES 15 picked up the slack, but starting yesterday GOES 14 has been called into duty while technicians attempt to isolate the problem with GOES 13.
Posted by Dave Gorham on September 24, 2012
Here’s a question for you: What was the cause of the largest human evacuation in history? The surprising answer is 2005’s Hurricane Rita. Hurricane Rita? The one-time Category 5 storm that made landfall on the border of Texas and Louisiana? The #10 costliest tropical storm on record? The one that, unless you live (lived) nearby, you might not even remember? Yes, Hurricane Rita.
Posted by Dave Gorham on September 18, 2012
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.