Sea-level rise is a major issue stemming from the bigger picture of Climate Change, and one that will have great impacts at the local and regional levels. Globally, it is estimated that 634 million people are at immediate risk due to sea-level rise, with the United States alone seeing around 40% of the population living in coastal areas.
Weather radar is a common tool we see everywhere, from tv to the internet to apps on our smartphones and watches. We know to look for where we are on a map and the brighter the color, the heavier the precipitation that is coming. Have you ever wondered how to read these radar images more […]
While Sub Tropical Storm Alberto got the season off to an early start this year, impacting the Gulf Coast this past week, Hurricane Season officially starts tomorrow. The start of the season is usually slow, with more tropical weather occurring from July through October when conditions are more favorable. However, preparations for a landfalling tropical […]
New England is famous for its changeable weather. “Wait a minute and the weather will change” is a comment often made when hoping for better weather. We are in the midst of such a pattern. Notice in the figure below which shows the last 10 days of weather, and the next 4 days of weather […]
Meteorology is widely recognized as being a segment of the news. A Meteorologist comes on the television, gives the forecast for the week, talks about any current advisories, watches or warnings, and talks about how the weather may impact any major local events like a Red Sox game. These forecasts can be very generic for […]
Enough of all this winter weather talk! Let’s switch gears for a minute… or a blog post. As we enter April with the “official” start of spring in a few weeks, the chance for thunderstorms is slowly increasing. For the New England area, thunderstorms are common from June to September. They can occur any time […]
So what happened with the last nor’easter? We were all saying we would get several inches of snow and it would start Wednesday and get intense that night into Thursday morning. Well, that clearly did not happen. So what caused the change? As late as the 12z GFS run, it was saying that the snow […]
The models all look like they are coming into agreement that we’ll see another Nor’easter next week, however the question is will it be a rain, ice or snow event? To determine a preliminary forecast this far out (5+ days) we turn to ensemble models to better predict these types of events. Because of Chaos […]