Posts filed under “Weather”
Um: Today: Rain, mainly before noon. High near 49. Windy, with a west wind between 22 and 26 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Tonight: A slight chance of rain showers, mixing with snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Breezy, with a west wind [...]
Even as inland Gustav retains hurricane strength, now-Hurricane Hanna is joined in the Atlantic by Ike. And according to the National Weather Service, Josephine may form off the African coast within in day or so. Totally unrelated–how many times will the phrases “global warming” or “climate change” be mentioned at this week’s GOP convention?
Good luck to my Gulf coast readers. Be safe.
Geez. And what you don’t see in this loop are the three other disturbances to the east which might get us up to the letter L by mid-September.
So, a badass thunderstorm went through Brookland this afternoon, say about 2 or so, and knocked out my power. It just came back on. At 10:30. I don’t care what Joel Achenbach says, I blame global warming.
Felix Salmon catches a talk hosted by insurance firm Munich Re on the potential cost of natural disasters. He reports back (with charts!): Here, for instance, is a chart of H1 natural disasters in the US going back to 1980. While the number of geophysical disasters has remained very low, the number of climatological disasters [...]
I long ago made peace with the fact that this would be the second most-disappointing winter since I moved to the Washington area in 2001 (the first one being the first one). But I didn’t really think it was already over. But man, it seems to be. I know March can surprise, but the two [...]
I’m at home, and yet I’m too busy to write anything. Weird. I would like to direct everyone’s attention to the secret hurricane lurking off the Southeast coast. Pretty wild, huh?
Four inches of sleet = nearly two feet of snow.
So, I’m going to quit the weather forecasting business, having gone ofer in my attempts to predict snow. It’s not that I’m bad at reading the models per se, it’s more that predicting the weather is just a giant pain in the ass. This weekend it was supposed to snow, but the cold and wet [...]