Approach of the Climatological Fall

By: Zachary Labe, 12:10 AM GMT on August 20, 2014

"Current Northeast Surface Station Plots"

"Current Surface Map and Weekly History of Jet Stream Position"

"Regional Radar"

"Regional Satellite"

"Regional Advisories"

"Current Great Lakes Water Temperatures"

Current Northeast Snow Depth and Northeast Wind chills...

"Current NAO and PNA Predictions"

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Northeast Extreme Precipitation Events

By: Zachary Labe, 5:31 PM GMT on August 15, 2014

Zachary Labe
"Northeast Extreme Precipitation Events"
15 August 2014

According to the 2014 National Climate Assessment, increasing frequency and intensity of heavy precipitation events are likely over the next several decades. For those cleaning up from this past week's record breaking flash flooding in the Northeast, this comes as no surprise. The northeastern contiguous United States is expected to see the greatest increase in this threat as h...

Weather Pattern Observations Research Blog Hydrology Concerns

Updated: 11:53 PM GMT on August 19, 2014

Winter Premonitions

By: Zachary Labe, 6:21 PM GMT on July 25, 2014

Zachary Labe
25 July 2014
Winter Premonitions

In the land of long-term seasonal weather forecasts, accuracy and skill are two difficult words to define. Forecasting for large time scales is essentially a game of detective work; even though clues may point to one suspect, it probably is not him. Nevertheless, finding these clues requires an interesting approach to understanding the earth's weather and climate. The rossby pattern is one of a cont...

Winter Forecast Weather Pattern Observations

Updated: 6:43 PM GMT on July 25, 2014

Benign Summer Pattern Continues

By: Zachary Labe, 4:13 PM GMT on June 27, 2014

Zachary Labe
27 July 2014

Warming temperatures and increasing humidity levels are the big weather stories for the upcoming stretch before the 4th of July. A temporary shift in the rossby wave patterns have allowed for increasing upper level thicknesses over the eastern contiguous United States. 1000-500mb thicknesses will rise to approximately 575dm across portions of the Middle Atlantic with H85 thermals at nearly 20C during the peak of the warmth.<...

Weather Pattern Observations

"The Coming Global Earth"

By: Zachary Labe, 4:49 PM GMT on June 13, 2014

Zachary Labe
13 June 2014
The Coming Global Earth

A few years ago, I picked up a fictional book at the library titled "The Coming Gobal Superstorm" by Art Bell and Whitely Strieber. For those familiar, the plot is the inspiration behind the Hollywood hit The Day After Tomorrow. To summize the plot, global climate change leads to the eventual shutdown of the Thermohaline Circulation (THC) signaling an ice ago across North America and Europe.

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