Space Weather: Aurora Borealis May Be Visible in Ohio Next Few Nights

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Every once in a while,  Ohio gets lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis – the “Northern Lights” – soaring by overhead.  We may have that very chance tonight through Monday night.   A solar flare (known as a coronal mass ejection) ejected from the sun on July 14th and will impact the earth’s upper atmosphere,  giving … Read More

Watching Two Tropical Waves in the Atlantic

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Despite the official start of hurricane season starting less than three weeks ago, we are watching two tropical waves in the Atlantic basin, one of which may eventually impact the United States. These two tropical waves (dubbed 92L and 93L) have been monitored for development by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) for several days now. Of the two, 93L located … Read More

Active Severe Weather Pattern

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Tomorrow features a risk of severe weather essentially where Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas all come together. While an isolated tornado can not be ruled out, the main risks look to be from damaging wind and large hail. Tuesday looks to be the beginning of what could be a very active convective weather period. This would stretch from the Great … Read More

Evening Look at the Weather Across the US

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There are a couple of areas of thunderstorm activity this Monday Evening. First area is up in the Great Lakes region, including portions of Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. The second area is down in the Ark-La-Tex region. Most of this activity will be diminishing in intensity tonight as the amount of instability in the atmosphere lessens. Every single storm report … Read More

Severe Weather Possible Tomorrow in TX and OK

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The Storm Prediction Center has highlight much of Oklahoma and Texas for a risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday. An area of higher concern would be in Northwest Texas and Southwest Oklahoma. That is where the SPC has mentioned the risk of significant severe weather (as shown in the hatched area in the picture above). Many of the convective allowing forecast … Read More

Severe Weather Possible across the Plains tomorrow

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The SPC (Storm Prediction Center) has placed parts of the Central and Upper Plains under a Slight and Marginal risk for Severe Weather tomorrow. A narrow area from the Texas to southern Nebraska will have the greatest risk for severe weather. A upper level trough will move east from California overnight tonight into tomorrow.  A low pressure will develop and … Read More

The Gulf Stream and Weather

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The strong current of the Gulf Stream has been a subject of study from the early days of European settlement in North American. It was then and remains today a major influence on navigation. Benjamin Franklin was the first to map this current,  but at that time there was little known of its contribution to weather. Apart from local impacts … Read More

Mount Washington: Extreme Weather

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The most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River is Mount Washington. Stationed with the Presidential Range in New Hampshire,  it is home to some of the most extreme weather. The mountain is best known for wind,  with average speeds of 32 mph. On April 12,  1934,  a 231 mph gust was recorded. It was the highest recorded on Earth until … Read More