Tag Archives: snow

Dreaming of a white Christmas? You just might get your wish.

It’s (considered) the best time of the year when children and adults alike share in the wonderment of the season of giving. Sparkling lights glisten on giant Fir trees, while holiday crooners Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. play softly in the background. Tales of sugar plum fairies and The Night Before Christmas […]

The new definition of “emergency”: when hospitals are impacted by severe weather

Like a scene from a blockbuster horror movie or sci-fi thriller, the quiet town of Estes Park, Colorado, is facing the daunting reality of being cut off from the rest of the world with limited roadways available to and from the rural hamlet. Following the recent historic flooding in the state, a majority of the […]

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.

Where’s the Snow? Skiers Holding Their Breath…and Their Skis

The current storm track situation — the past couple of weeks, this week and, to a large degree, next week — is making skiers across the country quite frustrated. It’s making those running ski resorts quite frustrated, too. Why? Both fall and early winter have been under the influence of La Niña and a positive phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation.

Dow Up; Temps Down – Yes!

While the stock market packs on another day of gains, the temperatures are set to move in the opposite direction over the next few days. Both trends are welcome news, given the past several months of market volatility and scorching temperatures.

Deadly Storms Rock Winter in the North and Spring in the South

Here we are in the middle of April and it’s snowing across parts of the Northern Plains/Upper Midwest. It’s days like this I’m glad I live in the south where temperatures this afternoon in the Houston area will reach the mid 80’s. This isn’t the case across parts of the Plains where temperatures today will […]

March Goes Out Like a Lion

Significant snow, severe thunderstorms, even tornadoes are possible across the U.S. today and tomorrow. The next week and a half will include dramatic weather in many areas as cold air from the north collides with warm, humid air in the South.

Late-Week Snow Storm? No April Foolin’…

Severe weather season is here and there’s a slight threat for severe storms across the southern U.S. this week. Today, a low pressure system and its associated upper level disturbance will develop across the Southern Plains and Mississippi River Valley before moving eastward across the Deep South tomorrow and pushing off the Carolina coast on […]

No Break As This Harsh Winter Yields To Severe Weather Season

It sure doesn’t feel like spring today across the northern U.S. from the Northern Plains into the Northeast as a fast moving low pressure system brings a good chance of locally heavy snow through Thursday morning. Snow will increase in coverage and intensity across Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and Michigan this afternoon and evening. Then it […]

Spring Is Here! But Maybe Not Everywhere…

Spring has finally arrived (at 7:21 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 20 to be exact), but today will be the first full day. Both the spring and fall months are without a doubt my favorite two seasons. Summers here in Houston are pretty hot and even though it doesn’t get very cold here during the […]