Tropical Cyclone Land Interactions… A Proposal

The worst hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin, so far, have made catastrophic landfalls. Two of them, Irma and Maria, took interesting paths from a research standpoint, that I’ll point out. In the original 1960s Star Trek there was an episode involving a “doomsday” automated planet killer machine that Captain Kirk figured out how to stop […]

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Forecasting a Warm? Fall 2017

I’m going to quote myself from late spring when I attempted to make a summer forecast: “Forecasting for a season is perhaps the most difficult, and as the public knows, most unreliable product put out by any group be it those, for example, from NOAA or people putting together The Old Farmers Almanac. If farmers, power companies, construction companies, those […]

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Planetary Record Temperature Trends for 2017

I have been using the following NCEI site to do my U.S. record statistics for years. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/datatools/records Recently I have used the site to investigate record temperature trends in other countries such as Canada and Russia. Not many people know that the site keeps tallies of all records coming in from the entire planet. There […]

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