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And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — And now for the weather on Mars: NASA’s newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet’s frigid winter. Starting Tuesday, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is posting the highs and lows online , along with wind speed and atmospheric pressure from the InSight lander. On Sunday, InSight recorded a […]
Tags: Weather, Science, News, Ap, Nasa, Nation, Mars, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla


Tokyo Is Testing a New System to Detect 'Guerilla' Rain and Tornadoes Up to 30 Minutes in Advance

Officials in Tokyo are testing a new technology that utilizes weather radar and terrestrial digital radio waves to “quickly and precisely predict torrential rain and tornadoes” up to 20 to 30 minutes in advance, the Mainichi reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Japan, Science, Technology, Climate Change, Tokyo, Meteorology, Rain, Tornadoes, Mainichi, Extremeweather, Guerilla Rainstorms


Why America's Northernmost City Is Having a Weird, Hot Winter

Something strange is happening to the northernmost city in the United States. It’s the dead of winter, and temperatures in Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow) should be well below zero. Late last week, they soared into the 20s and 30s—practically beach weather for Arctic Alaska.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate, America, United States, Alaska, Utqiaġvik, Ice On Thin Ice, Arctic Alaska Read


California Battles With Intense Flash Floods and Mudslides Amid Record-Breaking Rainfall

California was hit this week with a massive , with the state bracing for potential mudslides and flooding. By Thursday, multiple counties were reporting record rainfall amid chaotic road closures and unprecedented flash floods.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, California, Rain, Atmospheric river, Weather Is Happening


A Giant Atmospheric River Is About to Dump Loads of Rain on California's Snowpack, Threatening Floods

California gets most of its rain during the winter, but this wet season has proven especially juicy so far. The moisture parade continued on Wednesday with a major atmospheric river descended on the Golden State, raising concerns of flooding and mudslides as it dumps heavy rain and snow across a wide region through…
Tags: Weather, Science, California, Pineapple Express, Golden State, Atmospheric Rivers


Washington Reels From Snow-Induced Mayhem as It Braces for More Unusual Winter Weather

Washington state knew that it was in for an unusual snow event over the weekend—but the storm delivered a full-on Snowmageddon. Snow blanked the region beginning Friday and into Saturday, delivering to Seattle what the National Weather Service said was “the most snow in February in 70 years.”Read more...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Science, Washington, Snow, Seattle, Snowmageddon, Extremeweather


Washington Reels From Snow-Induced Mayhem as It Braces for More Usual Winter Weather

Washington state knew that it was in for an unusual snow event over the weekend—but the storm delivered a full-on Snowmageddon. Snow blanked the region beginning Friday and into Saturday, delivering to Seattle what the National Weather Service said was “the most snow in February in 70 years.”Read more...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Science, Washington, Snow, Seattle, Snowmageddon, Extremeweather


Washington Governor Declares State of Emergency as It Braces for Biggest Snowstorm in Years

As the Pacific Northwest hunkers down, huddles up, and prepares to be pummeled by snow, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency and warned the state’s residents to avoid driving in what could be one of the most intense snowstorms the state has seen in some time.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Washington, Snow, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Jay Inslee, Washington Governor Declares State of Emergency, Snowpacalypse


NOAA says 2018 was 4th warmest year on record, in an undeniable global warming trend

2018 was the fourth warmest year ever recorded on planet Earth, NOAA reported today. “Earth’s long-term warming trend continued in 2018 as persistent warmth across large swaths of land and ocean resulted in the globe’s fourth hottest year in NOAA’s 139-year climate record,” NOAA said. 2018 ranks just behind 2016 (the absolute warmest), 2015 (second warmest) and 2017 (third warmest). “In separate analyses of global temperatures, scientists from NASA, the United Kingdom Met Office and the Worl...
Tags: Weather, Post, Science, News, Climate Change, Russia, Environment, Global Warming, US news, Nasa, United States, New York Times, Middle East, Noaa, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean


Chinese Scientists Launch Weather Rocket From Semi-Submersible Vehicle for Typhoon Measurements

In an apparent first, Chinese scientists have launched a weather-observing rocket from an uncrewed semi-submersible vehicle (USSV). I guess anything can be a “first” if no one has done it before and it’s specific enough.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, China, Submersibles, Weather Balloons


New NASA Visualization Shows What the Dreaded Polar Vortex Really Looks Like

It was cold in the Continental US the this week. Colder than Alaska, Mars (technically), and even parts of Antarctica, which isn’t so surprising because it’s presently summer in Antarctica, but sounds wild nonetheless. You probably want to forget about the cold—but we won’t let you.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Polar Vortex, Nasa, Physics, Antarctica, Continental US, Alaska Mars


‘Polar vortex event’ brings subzero temps to U.S. — and it could become more common.

Cold Arctic air will bring temperatures near or below zero degrees Fahrenheit for more than 100 million Americans.A disruption in the swirling mass of air above the Arctic Circle – a pattern known as the polar vortex – is causing this weather event.Although counterintuitive, it's possible that global warming leads to these kinds of disruptions. None A huge mass of Arctic air is sweeping across the U.S., bringing subzero temperatures that have grounded flights, closed schools and killed at least ...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Science, Minnesota, Climate Change, Cbs News, Earth, Chicago, North Dakota, Innovation, Arctic, Antarctica, Planets, Huffington Post, Arctic Circle, New England


Science Says: Get used to polar vortex outbreaks

Americans were introduced to the polar vortex five years ago. In early January 2014, temperatures dropped to minus 16 degrees in Chicago and meteorologists, who used the term for decades, started talking about it on social media.
Tags: Weather, Science, News, Chicago, Nation


Bummer: Global Warming Won't Make Giant Winter Snow Storms Go Away

Climate change is going to have a lot of unpleasant consequences. But at least those of us on the East Coast won’t face as many nasty winter snowstorms, right? Well... a new study is throwing a bit of cold water on that silver lining.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate, Snow, Winter Weather, East Coast, Noreaster, We Cant Have Nice Things


Man Attempts to Carve Peace Sign Into Maine's Colossal Ice Disk With Chainsaw

We have evidently reached the vandalism stage of the public’s fascination with Maine’s 300-foot-wide ice disk.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Maine, Ice, Ice Disk


Man Attempts to Carve Peace Sign Into Maine's Colossal Ice Disk With Chain Saw

We have evidently reached the vandalism stage of the public’s fascination with Maine’s 300-foot-wide ice disk.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Maine, Ice, Ice Disk


Total lunar eclipse Sunday January 20 will be 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, North and South America will have a chance at seeing 2019's only total lunar eclipse, from start to finish. Our Earth, Moon and Sun line up on Sunday night for the only total lunar eclipse of of the year. Catch it if you can. And especially because it's a “supermoon.” That's when the moon is closer to Earth, and therefore looks larger and more bright than it normally does. Weather in much of the United States during the eclipse is expected to make fo...
Tags: Europe, Weather, Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Africa, Ap, Earth, United States, Moon, South America, North, Eclipse, Rice University


The U.S. Government Was Supposed to Tell Us How Hot 2018 Was Today, But, the Shutdown

If you’re wondering exactly how warm it was in 2018, you may have to wait for the U.S. government to start functioning again.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Politics, Science, Climate, Policy, Government Shutdown


'Wet Sidewalk Effect' Solves Mystery of Rain on Saturn's Moon Titan

Scientists have found evidence of seasons on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan, thanks to observations akin to sunlight reflecting off of wet pavement.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Saturn, Titan, Cassini, Space Weather


If You're Missing a Colossal Disk of Ice, This City in Maine Definitely Found It

This week in the city of Westbrook, Maine, a huge, rotating circle of ice formed on the Presumpscot River. While it seems like it could be an omen of the impending apocalypse or a particularly low-effort attempt at a crop circle by extraterrestrials, in reality it appears to be another example of a natural yet rare …Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Winter, Environment, Physics, Maine, Ice, Meteorology, Rivers, Rare, Earth Sciences, WESTBROOK Maine, Dude Wheres My Ice Disk, Ice This City, Presumpscot River


The U.S. Government Shutdown Is Screwing Up the World's Biggest Weather Conference

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) will host the largest annual gathering of the world’s largest weather nerds this weekend. But a key group of constituents will be notably absent.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate, Missed Connections, Shutdown, American Meteorological Society, American Meteorological Society AMS


It Snowed in the Arizona Desert, and the Photos Look Otherworldly

The deserts of the southwestern United States have a spare, ethereal beauty, and it turns out a light dusting of snow only cranks up the enchantment.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Winter, United States, Arizona Desert, Let It Snow, Weather Is Happening


Yet Another Weather App Accused of Collecting Too Much User Data

As data breaches and privacy concerns become a frighteningly common feature of our digital world, it’s increasingly important that we think critically about the kinds of apps with which we share our information. A new report from the Wall Street Journal finds that a popular weather app has been asking users for an…Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Weather, Science, Data, Wall Street Journal, Privacy And Security


2018’s heat set some records; 4 of Seattle’s 5 hottest years have now come this decade

With a record number of days reaching 85 degrees, Seattle recorded one of its hottest years in 2018. That's consistent with recent trends.
Tags: Health, Weather, Science, News, Environment, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound


Warmer-than-normal water mass emerges in Gulf of Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Scientists say another mass of warmer than normal water is slowly re-emerging in the Gulf of Alaska. KTOO Public Media in Juneau reports the new “blob” could affect weather and fisheries in southeast Alaska, but scientists say it doesn’t appear as strong as the one first noted in 2013. Washington State […]
Tags: Weather, Science, News, Ap, Alaska, Washington State, Juneau, Juneau Alaska, Gulf of Alaska, KTOO Public Media, Nation & World


Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Negotiators from around the world opened the United Nations’ annual climate change conference Sunday in a Polish city built around mining coal, widely seen as a main culprit behind global warming. Arriving for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change, conference participants cast off hats, scarves and heavy coats as […]
Tags: Weather, Business, Science, News, United Nations, Poland, Katowice Poland, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Scientists plan to spray the sky with light-reflecting particles to dim the sun

Scientists hope to launch the world's first solar geoengineering project next year. The project involves spraying calcium carbonate into the stratosphere. The team hopes to get people thinking more seriously about bioengineering. If all the pieces can be put together by then, a trio of researchers from Harvard hope to begin the testing phase of their plan to reduce the amount of sunshine the Earth receives as a means of cooling down the planet as it heats up from climate change. If they manage ...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Earth, Harvard, Philippines, Engineering, Innovation, Anthropocene, Keith, Boulder CO, Dai, Mount Pinatubo, Janos Pasztor, Fahey


Climate change is more extensive and worse than once thought

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate scientists missed a lot about a quarter century ago when they predicted how bad global warming would be. They missed how bad wildfires, droughts, downpours and hurricanes would get. They missed how much ice sheets in West Antarctica and Greenland would melt and contribute to sea level rise. They missed much […]
Tags: Weather, Science, News, Washington, Ap, Greenland, West Antarctica, Nation & World


Weatherwatch: radar in Cumbria sheds light on extreme rainfall

Mobile device is gathering data that could ultimately feed into more detailed local forecastsThe hamlet of Seathwaite in Cumbria is the wettest inhabited place in England, with an average of 3,552mm of rain a year. Meanwhile, the town of Ambleside, a 10-mile stomp over the fells from Seathwaite, receives an average of only 2,061mm of rain a year. So why do clouds empty themselves over poor old Seathwaite, and how does Ambleside dodge so many showers?Scientists may soon have the answer to questio...
Tags: Weather, England, Science, Technology, Environment, UK News, Flooding, Cumbria, Seathwaite, National Centre for Atmospheric Science


America's Northernmost City Is Having Another Dramatic Climate Change Year 

The northernmost city in the U.S. continues to be ground zero for the impacts of climate change. As sunlight fades from the Arctic, sea ice began to form this week around Utqiaġvik, an Iñupiat whaling community located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. And that’s...not right.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate Change, Climate, America, Ice, Sea Ice, Arctic sea ice, Arctic Ocean, Baked Alaska, Utqiaġvik



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