Archive for August, 2010

What kind of September weather will we have?

August 27, 2010 0 Comments
What kind of September weather will we have?

August has been quite warm…but the heavy rain events of the summer appear to be diminishing.  If the 30 day outlook is correct, we could see that trend continue.  Here are the forecasts for September…

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La Nina shaping up already…

August 24, 2010 0 Comments
La Nina shaping up already…

Last winter we saw a fairly strong El Nino (warmer-than-normal sea surface temperature) event over the equatorial Pacific.  Now things have changed, and a moderate La Nina (colder-than-normal) is developing.  In the Midwest, El Nino usually brings about milder winters…although last winter was an exception to that…La Nina typically means colder winter weather.  Here’s a […]

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Pollution from Russian wildfires

August 12, 2010 0 Comments
Pollution from Russian wildfires

Very cool movie from NASA…shows the wide-spread  pollution from the fires over Russia… http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/earth20100811.html

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Watch for the Perseid Meteor shower this week!

August 10, 2010 0 Comments
Watch for the Perseid Meteor shower this week!

One of the highlights of Summer is the annual Perseid Meteor shower.  The peak night is Thursday 8/12 into early Friday 8/13.  From where we stand now, the weather looks good…there won’t be much light from the Moon to bother us…so grab your lawn chair and enjoy.  Here’s where to look…  http://www.astronomy.com/asy/default.aspx?c=a&id=10115  Here’s a link […]

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What’s happening in the tropics?

August 7, 2010 0 Comments

So far the 2010 hurricane season has been fairly quiet.  The forecasters with the National Hurricane Center, however, think things may pick up as the next few months go by.  Hurricane season officially lasts through the end of November.  Here’s the latest from NOAA…     Contact:          Chris Vaccaro                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 202-482-6093                                      […]

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