Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

10/15/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Assisting the Enemy with a Forecast."

Pat Shingleton: "Assisting the Enemy with a Forecast."

Posted 3:56 PM 10/14/2014 by Pat Shingleton

By October 27th, the World Series will include either the Giants, Cardinals, Orioles or Royals. After Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Office of Censorship advised radio stations to omit mentions of weather. It was a voluntary "code" as station managers feared compromising their licenses. Newspapers (More)

10/14/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Putting On A Front..."

Pat Shingleton: "Putting On A Front..."

Posted 3:48 PM 10/13/2014 by Pat Shingleton

After a return to August-like weather a well organized cold front blasted through our state on Monday. Wind damage and investigated reports of tornadoes will be validated today. The destructive nature of this front is also providing a few benefits this week. We're fortunately sliding out of the (More)

10/13/2014

Pat Shingleton: The miracle

Pat Shingleton: The miracle

Posted 1:40 PM 10/12/2014 by Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III

On October 13, 1917, 70,000 people gathered at Fatima, Portugal, to witness a miracle. They testified that the sun became detached from the sky, rolling right and left as if it were falling upon the earth. Lucia Santos and her two cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto testified that five months (More)

10/12/2014

Pat Shingleton: Columbus wouldn't have liked it

Pat Shingleton: Columbus wouldn't have liked it

Posted 3:24 PM 10/11/2014

On the heels of Typhoon Phanfone, Vongfong, meaning "the wasp," will impact Japan. The most intense storm to hit the Pacific Northwest started from the remnants of Typhoon Freda that formed on October 3, 1962. Three successive storms hit the Pacific Northwest over a 30-hour period from October (More)

10/11/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Ohmm Pa Pa..."

Pat Shingleton: "Ohmm Pa Pa..."

Posted 3:50 PM 10/10/2014 by Pat Shingleton

For 16 years, Richard and Brenda Netzberger delighted thousands by presenting an authentic Oktoberfest for Baton Rouge. They embraced the tradition of the harvest with Wurstel or sausage, Brezel or pretzels, Reiberdatschi or potato pancakes and Blaukraut or red cabbage. On October 12, 1810 (More)

10/10/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Bad for Superman, Good for Us..."

Pat Shingleton: "Bad for Superman, Good for Us..."

Posted 4:02 PM 10/9/2014 by Pat Shingleton

Krypton was bothersome to Superman but is beneficial to scientists. A commonly used method of calculating ancient ice age better understands Earth's climate and past ice ages. For years, carbon dating compared the decay of a radioactive isotope to that of a stable isotope. Carbon -14 is produced (More)

10/9/2014

Pat Shingleton: "No School Today Kids..."

Pat Shingleton: "No School Today Kids..."

Posted 3:48 PM 10/8/2014 by Pat Shingleton

Years ago, kids "missing" school at the start of deer season, in Western Pennsylvania, initiated a "day-off." Many school districts prevent make-up days by planning for snow events. Schools in Mississippi and Alabama have tornado days in place. The deadly tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma in 2013 (More)

10/8/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Tweet-Tweet..."

Pat Shingleton:  "Tweet-Tweet..."

Posted 4:02 PM 10/7/2014 by Pat Shingleton

Earth Gauge suggests that highs, lows and frontal passages compliment the movement of migratory birds. The best time for bird watchers is the day after a cold front passes providing northerly winds, dropping temperatures, rising air pressure and clearing skies. The website eBird offers tips for (More)

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