Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Boring Weather

Summer weather on the west coast is boring due to static ocean temperatures & jetstream aiming elsewhere.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Careful what you claim

Recent extreme weather is just that - extreme weather. Natural variation in weather is far more likely to be the cause than global warming. Future issues (think century scale) will be linked to global warming, which is a serious issue to be addressed.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Lots of Rain

Seattle got more rain Thursday/Friday than a normal July from a deep trough pulling tropical moisture up to us. Closed low settling in for cooler but still wet weather Sunday/Monday.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thunderstorms and Flash Floods

Lots of thunderstorms & a few flash floods lately. Flash flood watch for much of Eastern Washington. Be careful!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lightning is dangerous

Stay safe around lightning! Stay inside away from plumbing & electronics. Stay in car. If outside, find low spot, crouch (don't lay down!), cover ears. Be careful!


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Texas Global Warming Article Problems

Recent study of 2011 Texas heat wave/drought is flawed but produces hyperbolic media statements on global warming, reducing scientific credibility.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Its called Thunder apparently

Low pressure system over Olympia blocked onshore flow (which kills thunderstorms here). Thus, thunderstorms!
Image shows recent tweets referencing thunder in our area (by UW Atmospheric Sciences Grad Student Luke Madaus)




Monday, July 9, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wet Past Dry Future

Tuesday was weird. Otherwise NW has been more wet than normal, soil has been more wet, & that keeps us cooler and more humid longer.

Monday, July 2, 2012