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2018 Has Been a Bit Wetter Than Average

If we get no more rain this December, we'd still come in above average for the year. See the white line on the chart below. It shows the cumulative rainfall for 2018. The blue line is the long-term average. Here…

Greenland's Ice Sheet Is Melting

Greenland's ice is melting and fast. So why is that a big deal? The ice is over a mile thick in spots and contains enough water to raise sea level 23 feet. Take a minute and think about that. If…

California's Firenado

The massive Camp Fire in California touched off a Firenado. That's exactly what it sounds like - a Fire Tornado. Estimates are that it had winds of more than 140 mph as it ripped through Northern California. So what caused…

Update on This Weekend's Storm

This weekend will be wet here in the Midlands as a slow moving storm will swing through. And in the last few days, there has been a lot of discussion about this storm producing snow. Just a few things to…

NASA is Back on Mars

Three days ago, a NASA probe, called InSight, landed on Mars. This is the 8th time that NASA has successfully landed on Mars and it's no small feet. InSight traveled more than 3 million miles. It entered the Martian atmosphere…

Trump Tweet About Global Warming - Not Accurate

Earlier today President Trump tweeted the following: This tweet flies in the face of evidence. The following image shows the global temperature today. Yes, the northeastern United States and eastern Canada is a lot colder than average. But the global…

Climate Change Could Make World "Uninsurable"

Although there are some folks who remain skeptical of Climate Change, the folks who make a living insuring us are not. Many more insurers are seeing such significant destruction (that would not be the case if the climate were not…

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

The Leonid Meteor Shower peaks Saturday night. The skies will be clear for some great viewing. The best time to see the meteor shower will be within a few hours before dawn on Sunday morning. Here's a link to a…

First Nor'Easter of the Season Sets a Record

The first snow storm of the season to impact the northeastern US has already produced a record. New York City's Central Park reported 6 inches of accumulation earlier tonight. That makes it the earliest in any season since records began…

Homes Being Built in Soon to be Flood Zones

Although sea level is rising, homes continue to be built along the coast in what will become flood zones in the not-to-distant future. Doesn't make much sense. This image shows the number of homes (and their values) built in South…

California Fire Season Is Getting Longer

The fire season in California (and the Western US) is getting worse. It's longer and there are more fires. While there are a lot of reasons for this, including land use, tree disease, influence fire activity, climate change is playing…

Earth's Orange Glow

This is one of the coolest pictures from space. The upper atmosphere is glowing orange. NASA calls it "airglow."  Live Science says its "...caused by chemical reactions high in Earth's atmosphere, NASA reported. This ghostly glow usually happens when ultraviolet…

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