Severe Weather Weekend; November 17th, 2013


Needless to say, the weather this weekend proved beyond any shadow of doubt to be dangerous, destructive, and deadly. On Saturday, I spent some time and put together an animated GIF to demonstrate how we could see the potential for bad weather developing. The animation is a collection of ten gifs I downloaded from weather.unisys.com.…

What’s In That Raindrop?


How many times have we heard or seen some reference to the alleged purity of rainwater? People set out barrels or buckets to collect rainwater for some purpose, maybe even to drink. But, how pure is rain? Well, I think we can safely answer that question by now. We know rain requires some sort of…

Tornado Sunday; May 19th, 2013


One of the over-arching themes of weather and climate surrounds “when” weather happens. “When” means morning, afternoon, evening. “When” also means the season, referred to at times as “seasonality.” The United States, east of the Rocky Mountains, has been in “tornado season” since March. Tornadoes can occur year-round in the United States but they become…