Friday, July 27, 2018 - 8:52am

Friends and family in social media were sharing an article claiming that on July 27th, 2018 Mars would be as large as the moon. This is a myth.  There is a "blood moon" this weekend, and there will be something fascinating about Mars too.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:26am

As I wrote this week in Forbes, the duck boat tragedy in Branson, Missouri was preventable. In that article, I discuss numerous meteorological warnings and guidelines recently issued by the American Meteorological Society on planning for weather at outdoor venues.

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:19pm

Like everyone else, my heart aches for the victims of the duck boat accident in Branson, Missouri this week. In fact, I write this piece with the hope that future incidents like this can be prevented. According to news reports, there were 13 fatalities (and counting) and several injured riders…

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:29am

In a few weeks, many colleges and university students will return to school. A few days ago at breakfast, a nice cashier in Athens, Georgia asked if I was a professor at the University of Georgia. I said yes.  The next question was "what do you teach?" and what we do in the summer.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:47am

This week a colleague sent me a private message saying that she was going to block a person on Twitter because he was being rather uncivil in his approach to her. It is unfortunate because I have noticed that some people are particularly aggressive towards my female counterparts on social media…

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:19am

A new statement released this week by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), one of the leading weather-related professional organizations in the world, suggests that prior planning can also prevent weather-related injuries or fatalities at outdoor venues and public gatherings. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:52pm

Mount Kilauea has been putting on a spectacular but dangerous show. There are so many fascinating vulcanology, geology, oceanography, and meteorological lessons that an entire book could have been written by now.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:36am

Most experts adjusted their projections for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season because one of the primary formation regions has exhibited cooler than normal sea surface temperatures.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:32am

According to the NOAA Hurricane Research Division website, a super-typhoon is a "term utilized by the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center for typhoons that reach maximum sustained 1-minute surface winds of at least 65 m/s (130 kt, 150 mph).

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:22am

A study published in the American Geophysical Union journal, Geophysical Research Letters, examined 12 years of global lightning stroke data (2005 to 2016) from the World Wide Lightning Location Network.