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95L No Big Deal; 100 Feared Dead, 300 Missing in Sri Lanka Landslide

Dr. Jeff Masters, October 29, 2014

Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

An area of disturbed weather (95L) associated with a tropical wave interacting with an upper level trough of low pressure is a few hundred miles northeast of the northern Lesser Antilles Islands, and has a modest amount of spin and heavy thunderstorm activity. Wind shear will remain a high 20 - 30 knots through Friday, then increase to 30 - 50 knots Saturday and Sunday. These high wind shear values make development conditions marginal through Friday, then almost impossible beginning on Saturday.

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El Niño, California Drought, and Predictions

Dr. Ricky Rood, October 28, 2014

Professor, University of Michigan

El Niño, California Drought, and Predictions

Modified on 20141029

Back in May 2014, I wrote a couple of blogs about El Niño predictions for this year (Tracking El Niño and Underlying Models). In July, I did a summertime update. For those who need it, there are links to basic information such as definitions of terms in those blogs. This entry is an update.

As most of my readers already know, the excited, exaggerated springtime predictions have not come to fruition. The current prediction status, from the links below, is that there r...

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I Have Never Seen A Male Meteorologist Called "weather Boy" So Why "Weather Girl"?

Dr. Marshall Shepherd, October 27, 2014

2013 President, American Meteorological Society
Director of Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of Georgia

Admit it, you don't hear male broadcast colleagues referred to as "Weather Boys". Yet, "Weather Girl" is astonishingly common. The term Weather Girl is out there. It is one of the most insulting refer...

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Are you protected from Lyme Disease?

Jim Root, October 26, 2014

Professional Bass Angler

Think you're safe from Lyme Disease? You might be surprised at what you don't know.

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CYCLONE IN ARABIAN SEA / INVEST 94L / WARM WX AHEAD

Steve Gregory, October 25, 2014

Sr. Forecaster/Risk Analysis, Weather Intel Services

Unusual Cyclone Arabian Sea / Invest 94L and unseasonably mild nationwide...

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September 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary

Christopher C. Burt, October 22, 2014

Weather Historian, Weather Underground

September was globally the warmest such on record according to NASA and NOAA. Deadly flooding affected the Kashmir region of India and Pakistan as well as in southern France, China, and Serbia. Record heat occurred in Jakarta, Indonesia and south-central Canada. It was the driest September on record for the U.K.

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Disastrous: Left Behind

Portlight, October 22, 2014

Disaster Relief Organization

We’ll soon begin the touring phase of our photo documentary project, “Disastrous: Left Behind.” This collection of photographs illustrates the failures of non-inclusive emergency planning, and the often devastating aftermath for our community.

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Approach of the Climatological Fall

Zachary Labe, August 20, 2014

Northeast Weather Analyst

Seasonable weather will continue and finish off the climatological summer.

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