On personal and professional weather stations

Please allow me a bit of self indulgence here. As some of you may know, the technology of measuring and displaying weather is my specialty. I operate a business in…

A link between the solar magnetic field and weather patterns on Earth may explain our lower than normal severe weather in 2013

From the “science is settled” department comes this new paper that points out a correlation between the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) and polar jet streams, which drive weather events on…

2013 is a record low year for U.S. tornadoes

While many climate alarmists still try to tell us that global warming will increase tornadoes, we are in the middle of a tornado drought, and well below normal. Normally we’d…

Hurricane season begins with a new record hurricane drought for the USA

The Atlantic Hurricane season starts today, June 1st, 2013. While NOAA predicts an active Atlantic Hurricane Season, it is useful to note this other milestone of hurricane drought, a duration…

Tabloid Meteorology – The Weather Channel goes a bridge too far in storm chasing

UPDATE: I have a “before” picture of the vehicle now, posted below. UPDATE2: Perhaps storm chasing has reached a tipping point. Respected Tornado Reseacher And Storm Chaser Among Dead In…

Oklahoma tornado officially an EF5 – wind speeds still less than 1999 Moore tornado

The map below shows ‘Tornado Tracks Streak Across Oklahoma’ as measured by doppler radar. The rotation of tornadoes creates a distinctive signature in radar data, and can be used to…

Pielke Jr. on Hurricane Sandy – 'not the new normal'

Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr. has authored an excellent essay in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal that put the kibosh on the “new normal” meme seen here . As Pielke clearly shows, hurricanes…

'Their finest hour'

Meteorologist Mike Smith, over at Meteorological Musings has a great story to relay. While the source of the quote is from Churchhill, it makes me think of Apollo 13 and…

Tuesday Twitter titter

Note to Dr. Michael Mann: sarcasm only works when your don’t become the butt of the joke. Seen on Mann’s Twitter feed today with ALL CAPS for loud effect.

WUWT gets results

Readers may recall yesterday that I posted this story : As hurricane season starts, the FSU hurricane season forecast is the odd man out citing “active”. This was from the…

Open thread weekend plus poll

I have other projects to do this weekend, so I’m taking off. Moderation may be minimal or non-existent at times, so if your comment takes a long time to appear,…

Live blogging from the Weather Channel 30th anniversary

It has been a busy day for me. I chased the last remaining (yet to be surveyed) USHCN weather station in Georgia at Dahlonega, plus did historical reference interviews with…

Tornado outbreak expected through tomorrow from Texas to Nebraska

I’ve been watching this with concern, and NOAA just had a press briefing on the issue today. It seems we are headed for the “perfect storm”. The convective outlook from…

Well, that didn't take long to run the "climate is severe weather" scare story

The tornadic outbreak in Dallas is barely over and already there’s a rush to scare the public over non-existent links between tornadoes and climate. The Daily Caller reports: On the…

More fakery from "Forecast The Facts"

(Note: I can back Mike up on this, I’ve been getting several letters like this from my TV Meteorologist friends from around the country, all nearly identically worded. – Anthony)…

CSU's Klotzbach and Gray Suspend December Hurricane Forecast

UPDATE:  note to readers, Gray and Klotzbach are only discontinuing December forecasts for the season ahead due to limited predictive skill — for the time being.  A main reason is…

NOAA: leaving bad data stand in Laredo

From Dr. Roger Pielke Sr.’s Climate Science blog, a story of a poorly sited weather station, followed by leaving in the bad data when it is known to be bad.…

Snowbound USHCN weather station at Crater Lake

Last weekend, I took my familiy on a trip to see the Lava Beds National Monument (the kids had a great time exploring the lava tube caves) and also a…

George Mason University study figures out what I already knew: Climategate had a major impact on TV meteorologists

This piece of obvious research from George Mason University stems from the fact that almost every TV met takes in the entire newscast before going on the air, and if…

View the 2010 Hurricane Season in Google Earth

While we are waiting for Ryan Maue’s ACE 2010 report on the hurricane season, there’s this from the Google Earth blog: Greg at Geodesic contacted us to let us know…