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How long has it been since it rained? Check this out!

USGS has a useful set of maps depicting the number of dry days or wet days in a row counting back from the current date.  You can find them at http://earlywarning.usgs.gov/usraindry.  Check out the map below showing the number of days since it has rained!  Hat tip to Scott Doering, my…
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Watch Arctic sea ice disappear

CNN has a sobering video posted at http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2016/11/02/arctic-ice-animation-orig-bu.cnn. It shows how much the perennial sea ice has disappeared between 1984 and the present.  With such big changes in the ice cover in the Arctic, no wonder the weather patterns in the Northern Hemisphere are changing so much. It’s probably not surprising…
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Stunning time lapse of monsoon rains

Ever since I saw the movie Koyaanisqatsi, I have been fascinated with time lapse videos of clouds.  Fortunately, there are some really fantastic ones out there.  This one, by Mike Olbinski in the Southwest, was forwarded to me on Facebook from a meteorologist friend.  If you are feeling the lack…
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“Mount Washington, New Hampshire: The Most Extreme Weather Observatory on Earth”

Today WunderBlog has an interesting story on Mount Washington, the highest weather observatory anywhere on Earth.  I’ve never been there but friends who have tell me that the winds and snow can be extreme.  Temperatures there have gone below zero every month except June, July, August and September.  You can…
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