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New World Record for Super Typhoon Haiyan: a 180-Ton Boulder Transported

Dr. Jeff Masters, December 18, 2014

Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

New research presented by Max Engel and co-authors from the University of Cologne in Germany at this week’s American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, California found that Super Typhoon Haiyan’s surge set an all-time record for the heaviest boulder known to be moved by a tropical cyclone: an incredible 180 metric tons.

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November 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary

Christopher C. Burt, December 18, 2014

Weather Historian, Weather Underground

November was globally the 7th warmest such on record according to NOAA and 8th according to NASA (see Jeff Master’s blog for more about this). It was a cold month in the U.S. with some phenomenal lake-effect snowstorms. A powerful storm, dubbed a ‘Medicane’ formed in the Mediterranean Sea. Deadly floods occurred in Morocco, Italy, and Switzerland. It was the warmest November on record for Australia, Italy, Austria and much of Southeast Asia.Below are some of the month’s highlights.

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COLDER WEATHER ON THE WAY – ESPECIALLY AFTER XMAS

Steve Gregory, December 18, 2014

Sr. Forecaster/Risk Analysis, Weather Intel Services

COLDER TEMPS BY XMAS

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Perfect Timing for the WxGeeks Snow Episode

Dr. Marshall Shepherd, December 18, 2014

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

Tis the season to be jolly. But it is also the time of year that people start looking at the weather forecasts to see if their holiday activities will include snow. By the way, NOAA has a really neat...

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban fracking in New York State

Jim Root, December 17, 2014

Professional Bass Angler

Governor Cuomo announced today that he will move to ban the practice of fracking for natural gas in NY, citing numerous health implications and environmental hazards. It is a huge step in the right direction, and comes amidst some of the most intense protesting of environmental issues in the history of New York.

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Turn Off the Carbon Dioxide Emissions – It Still Gets Warmer

Dr. Ricky Rood, December 12, 2014

Professor, University of Michigan

Turn Off the Carbon Dioxide Emissions – It Still Gets Warmer

I have a piece that went up today on a new-to-me website called The Conversation. It’s title is: What would happen to the c...

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Portlight Year's End & 2015's Future

Portlight, December 5, 2014

Disaster Relief Organization

Portlight Strategies has launched a new year-end fundraising campaign, Giving Tuesday & Beyond. We’re excited about the coming year and all it holds in store!

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26-27 November 2014 Nor'easter

Zachary Labe, November 25, 2014

Northeast Weather Analyst

A low pressure will develop off the Southeast coast and move northeastward along the stalled front off the eastern seaboard. Precipitation will develop and expand across much of the Northeast by early morning Wednesday. Marginal cold air will limit the heaviest snow accumulations across inland locations along the foothills of the Appalachians. Most areas east of there will face slushy accumulations of less than three inches in addition to some rain.

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