While this could be good news to weaken the southwest U.S. drought and lessen energy bills next winter in the far north… conditions do vary worldwide.
A warming of the central equatorial Pacific Ocean may be brewing… and this could lead to changes in our global weather patterns. This warming… called an El Nino… usually leads to lower Atlantic hurricane
Neutral conditions (La Nada) are expected to continue through spring… with about a 50% chance of El Niño developing this summer or fall.
GPM lifts off to begin its Earth-observing mission (Courtesy NASA)
We still have much to learn about how precipitation systems behave on the large scale... the earth system. With advanced instruments on the GPM Core Observatory... we will have for the first time frequent
GPM will help provide uniform... global observations of rain and snow that are difficult to obtain from ground measurements.
Mosquito cage in Mark Brown's mosquito endocrinology lab on the UGA Athens campus (Image credit: UGA)
This winter's unusually cold temperatures may have people wondering… or hoping… that Georgia's insect populations will shrink this spring. That's just wishful thinking. The truth is that insects have
As a result of their long history and widespread occurrence… insects are highly adaptable and can survive and thrive in extreme weather conditions.
Be a Force of Nature... take the next step by preparing for severe weather and encouraging others to do the same!
March 2-8, 2014 is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week... sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Hurricanes... droughts...
Hurricanes... droughts... tornadoes... snowstorms... flooding… severe weather can happen at any time... anywhere and it affects all of us.
Great Lakes Ice Cover Map ... The Lakes are Close to 80% Covered in Ice!
Ice cover on North America's Great Lakes reached a whopping 88 percent in mid-February… levels not observed since 1994. The average maximum ice extent since 1973 is just over 50 percent. It has surpassed
Ice cover on North America's Great Lakes reached a whopping 88 percent in mid-February… levels not observed since 1994.
Undulatus asperatus clouds as seen in the Atlanta area this morning.
The amazing looking cloud in the photograph to the left is known as undulatus asperatus. It was seen this morning in the Atlanta area. These clouds developed due to a gravity wave in the troposphere moving
Undulatus asperatus clouds are usually described as wild... wave like cloud structures.
A visualization of Arctic sea ice cover in Sep 2013 with a yellow line showing the 30-year average minimum extent. (Image Credit: NASA)
The retreat of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is diminishing Earth's albedo... or reflectivity... by an amount considerably larger than previously estimated... according to a new study that uses data from
As the sea ice melts… its white reflective surface is replaced by a relatively dark ocean surface.
It cut an unbelievable two-mile wide swath out of the earth, taking everything that wasn't firmly beneath ground with it. (AP Photo)
Oklahoma was the costliest state in the United States for natural disaster insurance claims in 2013 as tornadoes spurred payouts. Oklahoma had $2 billion in insured catastrophe expenses… followed by
Oklahoma had $2 billion in insured catastrophe expenses… followed by Texas at $1.51 billion… and number 3 Colorado… with $907 million in losses… was hit by wildfires.
The dark blue areas over Colorado indicate regions that received more than 1,000 percent of their normal rainfall for Sept. 10-16, 2013. Credit: National Weather Service AHiPS
Two Iowa researchers recently tested the world's most advanced weather forecasting models to predict the September 9-16, 2013 extreme rainfall event that caused severe flooding in Boulder, Colorado. The
Test results indicated the forecasting models generally performed well… but left room for improvement.
Areas of north Georgia received between 1 to 3 inches of snow at the end of January 2014. (Georgia Faces)
January was a wild weather month across Georgia... with record bouts of cold along with winter weather varieties including ice and snow. Here is a look back at January's weather from a Georiga Faces article
With a record-setting cold snap and snow-snarled highways in north Georgia, January 2014 went into the record books as one bone-chilling month.
Average highs and lows annually for Sochi... Russia (Climate Central)
A week ago today… the Olympic torch was lit in Sochi and the Winter Olympics officially commenced. In honor of the 2014 winter Olympics… we thought we'd introduce you to the climate of the city that's
In honor of the 2014 winter Olympics… we thought we'd introduce you to the climate of the city that's playing host to 2,500 Olympians… Sochi.
Widespread damage to trees occurred in areas north and west of Savannah
The Ice Storm Over Northwest Sections Of The WSAV Viewing Area Yesterday And Last Night Brought Significant Accumulations Of Ice. The Following Are Unofficial Observations Taken By Automated Surface Observation
The Ice Storm Over Northwest Sections Of The WSAV Viewing Area Yesterday And Last Night Brought Significant Accumulations Of Ice.
It's been a rough start to 2014 for airlines and flyers alike.
January was the worst month for flight disruptions in recent history... according to the cloud-based data and software company... masFlight. They say airlines alone... facing the costs of rerouting flight
January was the worst month for flight disruptions in recent history.
If flooding develops... a flood warning is issued by the National Weather Service.
Today Is The Last Day Of Severe Weather Awareness Week In Georgia. Each Day This Week We Have Focused On A Topic Dealing With Severe Weather. Here Is The List For This Week's Severe Weather Awareness
Flash Floods And Floods Are Additional Hazards Associated With Thunderstorms.
Lightning is caused by the build up of electrostatic charge in clouds.
Today Is The Fourth Day Of Severe Weather Awareness Week In Georgia. Each Day This Week We Have Focused On A Topic Dealing With Severe Weather. Here Is The List For This Week's Severe Weather Awareness
All Thunderstorms Are Dangerous Because They Produce Lightning.
The mature phase of a thunderstorm is seen in this picture... where the storm can and sometimes does produce damage.
Today Is The Second Day Of Severe Weather Awareness Week In Georgia. Each Day This Week Will Focus On A Topic Dealing With Severe Weather: Monday, February 3 - Family Preparedness/Noaa Weather
Today… The Discussion is on Dangerous Conditions Produced By Severe Thunderstorms.
This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Georgia. This week is all about being prepared and taking action when the threat of severe weather arrives. They want you to “be a force of nature” and know everything that is going on around you.
Today Begins Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. Each day of the week will focus on a topic dealing with severe weather: Monday, February 3 - Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Tuesday,
To Begin Severe Weather Awareness Week We Will Discuss General Severe Weather Preparedness And Safety.
Next Week (Feb 3-Feb7) is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia.
This year… February 3rd – 7th is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. It is a week for all Georgians to consider the impact of severe weather and to have a plan mapped out in case they are faced
Each day of the week will focus on a topic dealing with severe weather.
The Coldest and Snowiest NFL Cities (Climate Central)
We are 3 days away from the kick off of the first Super Bowl played outdoors in a cold-weather city. But did you know that East Rutherford… New Jersey isn't the coldest locale that could host a Super Bowl?
Did you know that East Rutherford… New Jersey isn't the coldest locale that could host a Super Bowl?
NOAA Satellite in Orbit.
The same NOAA satellites that helped forecasters predict severe weather... such as the Moore, Oklahoma tornado last May and November's deadly Midwest tornado outbreak... also played a key role in rescuing
Of the 253 rescues... 139 were waterborne rescues... 34 were from aviation incidents and 80 were from events on land... where PLBs were used.
Here is an example of a huge polar vortex or upper level low over the Great Lakes.
It's the "Return of the Polar Vortex" over much of the eastern United States this week… as another round of bitterly cold Arctic air plunges southwards out of Canada. Yippee right?! Just kidding! Well…
We will see high temperatures from 10 to as much as 20 degrees below normal beginning tomorrow and continuing through Saturday!