Palm Sunday

April 11, 1965 was Palm Sunday.  That day at least 21 tornadoes were recorded with 17 of those being rated as a F3 or higher.  By the end of the day 271 people lost their lives with over 3000 more injured from those tornadoes.  It is known as the Palm Sunday outbreak and at the…
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Record Alaska

Last weekend Anchorage,Alaska recorded nearly 5 inches of new snow.  Certainly not unusual for the time of year, but that additional snowfall was enough to bring their seasonal total to 134.5 inches which made the 2011-2012 snow season the snowiest on record.  The old record was 133.6 inches recorded during the winter of 1954-1955.   The…
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It Was Close

Regular readers of this space will likely remember that March 1910 was by far the warmest March on record until this year.  March 1910 was not only warm locally, but throughout much of United States just like this year.  As last month was coming to a close many people, including myself, were curious if March…
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Rising Spring

The current 30 year average temperature in April is 44.2 degrees.  What was amazing about last month’s record breaking temperatures was that the average temperature in March was 41.6 degrees, almost as warm as the average for this month.  Plus, the average temperature last month was actually warmer than the monthly average high of 36.3…
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Forecasting The War

At a recent speaking engagement I had the opportunity to have a brief but fascinating conversation with a World War II veteran that was a meteorologist in the Pacific Theatre during the war.  Even with modern technology, forecasting in thePacific Oceanis difficult because of the lack of weather information due to the shear size involved…
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