Pull Up a Chair: Getting Ready for Cold

By: Saturday October 18, 2014 4:00 am

It’s almost Hallowe’en – do you feel ready for winter?

NOAA National Weather Service just released their ‘through January’ predictions, and though here in the Northeast we seem to be getting off easy through the end of the year, the ‘Polar Vortex’ is slated to dip way down into the US in January and February, bringing our temperatures way down.

Just like last year (oh, yes – this is where I say, “Climate change is a hoax’).


Scientists Predict Increased Rain, Floods for Northeast

By: Saturday June 21, 2014 11:30 am

Residents of the Mid-Atlantic and New England states will experience increased rainfall and floods if data analysis by a Penn State meteorologist and long-term projections by a fisheries biologist, with a specialty in surface water pollution, are accurate.

Delayed Deliveries Are Not a Crisis

By: Sunday January 5, 2014 6:40 pm

A short shopping season of less than 30 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, combined with extraordinary numbers of deliveries and extreme weather problems caused thousands of packages not to be delivered by Christmas. For some media, this was the top story.

But that’s not a crisis.

Superstorm Set to Batter Atlantic Coast

By: Monday October 29, 2012 7:02 am

As many as 50 million Americans living in the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Washington are bracing for the Frankenstorm, the combination of Hurricane Sandy, high tide and a nor’easter, which is likely to create storm surges of up to 11 feet in places that do not normally contend with them. Manhattan, for example. Or Atlantic City. Or Long Island’s south shore. Or Long Island’s NORTH shore, simultaneously. The National Hurricane Center describes it as a “life-threatening” storm surge. The shallowness of the water near the coast will make the storm surge higher, especially in and around the New York Harbor area.

Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall, Will Pound Gulf Coast Region for Days

By: Wednesday August 29, 2012 2:12 pm

Hurricane Isaac has made landfall in Louisiana, but it is basically hovering over the Gulf Coast, moving very slowly. The slowness of the storm and the circulation of much of it over water means that it will probably continue for some time, which means days of rain and more flooding over a broad coastal region. Wind speeds have weakened to 75mph, but this is still a big, wet storm.

Isaac Pushes Through Gulf of Mexico, Will Drop Massive Rain, Storm Surge on Gulf Coast

By: Monday August 27, 2012 11:40 am

Tampa has been given the all-clear signal for Isaac, the tropical storm expected to grow in strength to a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico, but Isaac is not out in the Gulf headed for Gulf shore areas as a Category 1 hurricane.

It’s Going to Be a Long Hot Summer, Especially for the Poor

By: Saturday July 14, 2012 9:00 am

It’s going to be bad, folks — bad all across the country. Bad for farms, and bad for anyone who eats food from farms. It’s especially bad for the poor, who are already stretched beyond the breaking point as it is.

2012 on Track to Become Warmest Year in US History

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 6:40 am

While summer here in Los Angeles has been fairly temperate – especially for those of us by the beach who get the “June gloom” most mornings – in the rest of the country, the heat index has flown off the charts. Record high temperatures have been set with a disturbing regularity in May, June and [...]

Warm Winter Economic Boost May Limit Spring Jobs Picture

By: Monday April 9, 2012 8:40 am

We experienced unexpected jobs growth earlier this year, partly from unseasonably warm winter weather. But the catch-up growth just moved some economic activity forward, and the same seasonal adjustment models that didn’t catch job growth in January and February, according to this theory, caught too much in March

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday March 10, 2012 5:00 am


Allow me to indulge a bit of hyperbole but there are probably more words expounded upon the topic of weather to less effect than just about any topic we humans know.

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