Saharan Dust Analysis

Dust storms from Africa’s Saharan Desert traveling across the Atlantic Ocean are nothing new, but the current dust storm has been quite expansive and NASA satellites have provided a look at the massive June plume. NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite showed the blanket of dust had moved over the Gulf of Mexico and extended into Central America and over part of the eastern Pacific Ocean.

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Amazing Noctilucent Clouds

Reposted from The Cliff Mass Weather Blog Saturday, June 20, 2020 Amazing Noctilucent Clouds One of the most extraordinary and beautiful sights this time of year are the delicate noctilucent clouds that can appear after sunset and before sunrise. Take a look at a video made by Greg Johnson of Skunk Bay weather showing the…

Are Weekends Wetter than Weekdays?

Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather Blog I have been hearing from a lot of folks suggesting that our weekends have been wetter than our weekdays, and asking me whether this was true. So is it true?  Are the weather gods preferentially punishing Puget Sound residents over the weekend? Are the weather gods punishing us?Let’s…

Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020

From the “remember, thou art model” department.Multiple climate factors indicate above-normal activity is most likely An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season,…

Global “weirding” or nature being nature?

Reposted from CFACT By Joe Bastardi |May 9th, 2020| 1)  That “climate change” would be blamed for cold the way it is warm. 2) That the cold we jumped on 2 Sundays ago had merit. But are things getting weirder?  The question is how hard did you look for weird things, or what you consider…

Prediction tool shows how forest thinning may increase Sierra Nevada snowpack

University of Nevada, Reno researchers design water quantity tool to help with forest-thinning plans University of Nevada, RenoShare Print E-Mail RENO, Nev. – The forest of the Sierra Nevada mountains is an important resource for the surrounding communities in Nevada and California. Thinning the forest by removing trees by hand or using heavy machinery is one of…

Frigid Friday (and Sat.) On The Way

Guest post by Paul Dorian, ***A remarkable cold air outbreak on the way for Friday night and Saturday…powerful winds to 50 mph or so will accompany the cold blast…rain-changing-to-snow scenario for interior sections of the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast US…warmer pattern finally on the horizon*** Overview A remarkable cold air outbreak is coming to the northeastern quadrant of…

Climate goalpost migration: if you can’t prove more hurricanes, say it’s making them relocate

From NOAA HEADQUARTERS (via EurekaAlert) and the “Climate Refugees” department comes this inane claim that can easily be explained by natural ocean current pattern changes such as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and the Atlantic Meridontal Oscillation, but instead get the universal boogeyman of “climate change” applied as the driver. Takeaway: “the global average number of…