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Weathering The Storm 2014

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  • A chilling day

    October 31, 2014

    A strong push of colder air enters the region today behind another cold front.

    Forecast Discussion: The second cold front this week will provide far more noticeable change than its predecessor. A deep and strong upper level trough is carving out a slot in the Eastern half of the country. At... more »

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  • Pat Shingleton: "Rubbed the Wrong Way"

    October 31, 2014

    Some believe weather changes create additional cold and allergy symptoms. Our grandfather professed this and on his nightstand would place a bowl of apples, onions, and garlic, laced with whiskey, when he experienced chest congestion. As noted in a previous column, mom would send us to school with Vick's Vapor... more »
  • Part 3: A communication nightmare

    October 31, 2014

    On October 23, 2012, the European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) computerized weather forecast model was suggesting the metamorphosis of a Hurricane by the name of Sandy into a monstrous extra-tropical cyclone. This is not uncommon for late season tropical cyclones racing into the North Atlantic. What was... more »