Category Archives: Meteorology
There are two important components of hurricane forecasting: the hurricane track (where it is going) and hurricane intensity (how and if its winds are increasing).
Hurricane forecasts are becoming more accurate and are extending further out in time. Accurate forecasts provide needed information to make sound decisions and effective risk communication. In addition to improved hurricane forecasts, technological advances, such as smart phone apps, are making the information more accessible and can alert those in harm’s way. Continue reading
New England dealt with Tropical Storm Henri over the past weekend — nearly the first hurricane to make landfall in New England in 30 years.
As it turns out, that long interval between landfalling hurricanes in that region is unusually long. Continue reading
There are clothes that have been developed that can keep us warmer. That type of clothing has been around for many years.
We have been less successful at developing clothes that can keep us cool on hot days. The solution has generally been to wear less clothing. Continue reading
As the baseball season reaches its annual All-Star break, perhaps you have noticed (as we have) that baseball broadcasters are beginning to refer to “heavy” air as the summer reaches its peak.
This “heaviness” is sometimes offered as a warning to fans that they should not expect a lot of home runs on a given night. Continue reading