Summary of the April 14-16 US tornado outbreak

While Mike Smith over at Meteorological Musings has a great post on predicting the recent tornado outbreak in the eastern USA, NOAA has this postmortem summary of the event below,…

Atmospheric audio ducting

Amateur radio operators are very familiar with atmospheric ducting or “skip” as we call it, which (with the help of the ionosphere when the sun is cooperative) enables some very…

Uh, oh…the clash of ice and warmth brings storms

Snowcover hangs tough…with warm Gulf of Mexico…spells spring trouble By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, WeatherBell Snow as the first week of April drew a close was still extensive across Canada and…

"Snow" in Fairfield California – Gore effect?

My lovely wife and I are back home now from our medical diversion to Stanford, and everything is OK. Looks like this was the last time surgery was needed. Thanks…

Oklahoma tech scenery

One of the most interesting things around here is the hi-tech/low-tech  scenery. For example, where else can you see cutting edge weather radar systems juxtaposed with oil rigs pump jacks?…

Stormchasing in Oklahoma

Well not exactly, there’s no storms here today, but there are a lot of vehicles like this one: I’m attending this conference, not as a storm chaser, but as a…

Mega storm in the midwest

Of course, it will only be a matter of time before some pundit blames this storm on “global warming”. Readers feel free to post links to such stories in the…

Watching lightning jets hit the ionosphere

From Spaceweather.com: You know what comes out of the bottom of a thunder storm–lightning. But do you know what comes out of the top? On Sept. 28th at 7:01 am…

25 years ago today: an event that changed meteorology and aviation

The 25th Anniversary of the Crash of Delta 191 By Mike Smith of Meteorological Musings. ( a video and reconstruction follows – Anthony) At 9:30am this morning, a long-overdue memorial…

Anatomy of a Microburst

From Mike Smith @ Meteorological Musings A central Oklahoma microburst descends from the parent cloud to the ground. Photo from National Severe Storms Lab At 6:46pm yesterday (Sunday) evening, a…