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Weather, October 2021

Sometimes we just need to laugh. Dealing with the global pandemic over the past year and a half has been tough on all of us. On top of this, the past two Atlantic hurricane seasons (this one is not quite…

Weather, August 2021

We are now well into the 2021 hurricane season and are watching the evolution of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and the Pacific. In the past I have used these newsletters to present some information about particularly memorable hurricanes,…

Weather, January 2021

The 2020 hurricane season was one for the history books. For just the second time in modern times, the list of Atlantic storm names was exhausted, requiring the use of the Greek alphabet. The last time this happened was in…

Weather, December 2020

Bomb storms Given the right conditions, low-pressure systems can sometimes experience rapid intensification. This is called explosive cyclogenesis. It is driven by an extremely rapid drop in pressure within an extra-tropical cyclone. Generally, an explosive low or “meteorological bomb” designation…