Winter is not going away without a fight

pattern says not quite yet – at least not for much of the central and eastern US. Not only is a chilly air mass coming for later this week, it…

Polar bears can come ashore any time of year and cause trouble: a timely reminder

If you thought polar bears were only a danger to people in summer when sea ice is low, think again. Bears do occasionally come ashore early to mid-winter looking for…

Major storm to impact the central and eastern US

Guest post by Paul Dorian A colorful surface forecast map by the 12Z GFS for Saturday evening depicting a multi-hazard event with significant snow (blue) and ice (purple, pink) on…

Extreme heat increasing in both summer and winter

From Eurekalert Public Release: 26-Nov-2018 American Geophysical Union IMAGE: Soybeans show the effect of the Texas drought near Navasota, TX on Aug. 21, 2013. Credit: USDA WASHINGTON, DC –A new study shows…

Were Late Season Snowstorms and the Long Cold Winter Caused by Anthropogenic Global Warming or a Cold Northern Polar Region?

Image Credit: Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” I recommend that everyone watch this brief Weather Channel segment titled “Blame Climate Change for Long Winter“, the…

Germany Weathers Darkest Winter in 43 Years

“Overly Overcast: Germany Weathers Darkest Winter in 43 Years” It seems that there’s a lot of gloom in Germany this Winter, more so than usual. This article in Spiegel explains…

Why are we so bad at long range weather forecasting?

By WUWT regular “justthefacts” In researching the use of tidal forces in long range weather forecasting, I came across an interesting August 30th, 2010 Associated Press/ MSNBC article based on…

Snowmageddon II: Monster blizzard to bomb New England?

Merry Christmas!  The best numerical weather prediction models in the world have been churning out 5-day forecasts for the past few days that will make someone pull their hair out. …