It was only a two days ago that I wrote a piece in Forbes highlighting the potential threat of a named tropical system forming in the Atlantic and moving into Bahamas. At that time, the models and the National Hurricane Center were bullish on development. Chances for development over the 5-day period were as high as 90%.
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It is the time of year when those of us in the United States are honoring our veterans or thinking about Thanksgiving turkey. However, an Atlantic hurricane season that has already given us Florence and Michael is not ready to exit stage left. A new disturbance in the tropics has formed, and it actually has the chance to develop into a pre-Thanksgiving week tropical or subtropical system.
I have watched the narrative play out with the "migrant caravan" over the past few weeks. On one hand, political manipulators have tried to make them out to be a dangerous group of bandits.
The wildfires in California have been utterly remarkable and equally destructive. Cal Fire reported on November 9th that the Camp Fire had surpassed 90,000 acres but was only 5 percent contained. At the time of writing, nine people were confirmed dead in the Northern California fire. Tragically, some of the bodies were found inside their cars, according to officials.
I often refer to geosynchronous weather satellites as the "lead singers" of the weather satellite rock band. They get much of the attention and produce stunning views of hurricanes, tornadic storms, and other real-time weather events. However, polar orbiting satellites are equally important, but often have a much lower profile like the drummer or bass player.
There is always something special and important about elections. They affirm a basic right that we have as citizens of the United States. On November 6th, the United States midterm elections will take place. While there is no Presidential election, any political junkie or casual observer knows the importance of this election.
Weather is a part of our day. We are aware of it. We plan for it. We are affected by it. Many people take weather information for granted. Its on our phones, television screens, Internet pages, or radios.
As an atmospheric scientist, I thought it would be interesting to explore the meteorology of actual baseballs in flight and the innovative capabilities of a new company called Weather Applied Metrics.
While many U.S. eyes tend to be Atlantic Ocean-centric when it comes to hurricane activity, the eastern Pacific basin has been very active in 2018. For context on that statement, look at the Tweet from FEMA hurricane expert Michael Lowry on October 22nd,
The eastern Pacific has just experienced its most active hurricane season on record (since 1971).....This record is especially…
While tempted to expand on Chicken Little, I decided to pass and move on. On most Thursday mornings before I head to the University of Georgia, I take the trash and recycle bins to the curb. On this particular morning, I looked up at the sky as I often do. As an atmospheric scientist, something immediately caught my eye. It was the presence of a "hole punch" cloud.