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Disturbance off the Coast of Africa a Potential Threat to the Lesser Antilles

Dr. Jeff Masters, July 27, 2014

Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

An area of disturbed weather near 11°N, 31°W, about 500 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, has the potential to develop into a tropical depression later this week as it heads west at 10 - 15 mph towards the Lesser Antilles Islands. Visible satellite loops on Sunday morning showed that the disturbance had only a minor amount of spin, and the system's heavy thunderstorm activity was limited.

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June 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary

Christopher C. Burt, July 26, 2014

Weather Historian, Weather Underground

June was globally the warmest such on record according to NOAA/NCDC. See Jeff Master’s blog about this posted last Thursday. The month featured heat waves in portions of Japan, China, Western Europe, Central Asia, and Mexico. Late season cold and even some snowfall were observed in Estonia, Russia, and Scandinavia mid-month. Deadly flooding occurred in Bulgaria, Paraguay, Afghanistan, India and Sri Lanka. An intense dust storm struck Tehran, Iran on June 2nd. Yet another intense hurricane (Cristina) formed in the Eastern Pacific.

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Models and Planning for Climate Change

Dr. Ricky Rood, July 25, 2014

Professor, University of Michigan

Is this actionable knowledge? The answer for many is an, obvious, yes, because people, corporations and governments are taking actions. What is missing in action is any rational, national or global approach to reduce emissions and, therefore, to bound the changes to our weather and climate as incremental changes to our history of the past few centuries. This leads to a situation where the actions that we take are in many ways temporary patches, because over decades and the next few centuries, we will be reliably warming up and sea level will relentlessly rise. There is much more difficultly predicting changes to ecosystems, agriculture, pathogens, political systems and nations. This will require anticipation, to which models will contribute, and the willingness and flexibility to spend on adaptive strategies if we are to obtain societal stability. Those who view models as providing actionable knowledge are more likely to succeed. Otherwise, we will be like those who lived on the shore of modern Turkey at the end of last glacial period, chasing the retreating glaciers and their water into the mountains with their goats and sheep.

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Weekly Weather Roundup: Typhoon Rammasun

Wunder Video Blog, July 22, 2014

Videos from Weather Underground

Rammasun makes landfall as a Super Typhoon, major wildfires burn in the Pacific Northwest, and the Southeast sees record cold high temperatures.

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Mega week and ICAST highlight mid July.

Jim Root, July 20, 2014

Professional Bass Angler

This is a great time of year for anglers. The largemouth and smallmouth are on fire up north, and the south was just burnin up with hot new products at ICAST!

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Problems finding your station on the wundermap or station list?

Kari Strenfel, July 9, 2014

Meteorologist, Weather Underground

Improvements to the PWS database! Please leave any comments and concerns on this blog so we can continue to improve the experience for our PWS owners.

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Winter Premonitions

Zachary Labe, July 25, 2014

Northeast Weather Analyst

Despite the current lackluster El Nino, SST anomalies are expected to rise over the next few months. This may foretell some signs for the upcoming winter across the east.

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Portlight Relief Trailer

Portlight, July 2, 2014

Disaster Relief Organization

This season, we hope to deploy a disaster shelter trailer, similar to the one below, which will help us assist shelter operators in making their facilities fully accessible to people with all types of disabilities. This will include ramping, railings, cots, dinner- and drinkware, and assistive technologies for those with vision, hearing, cognitive and developmental delays.

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