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Big expansion of drought and dry conditions this week

The Drought Monitor was released right before Thanksgiving and shows a big expansion in moderate (D1) drought in Virginia, North and South Carolina this week. Georgia and Alabama do not have any drought but abnormally dry (D0) conditions expanded quite a bit. Florida is the only state that does not…
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No rain until late in the week

The latest 7-day QPF map shows no rain in most of the region this week and none at all until the last two days of the week as the next storm system approaches from the west. If you want to see the QPF maps for shorter time periods, you can…
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Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful to all my readers, especially those who get my email of posts every day! I appreciate your attention and your comments. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and a great holiday season coming up. Maybe even a little snow for some of you, although December…
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What is wind?

For those of you who are interested in the science of meteorology, here is a short explainer from Earth Networks that describes what causes wind and how it is measured. In brief, wind is just the flow of air caused by differences in air pressure that cause the air to…
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