Kerry Emanuel: 2017 Hurricanes a taste of Future

Climate scientist Kerry Emanuel describes physics behind expected increase in storm strength due to climate change. http://news.mit.edu/2017/kerry-emanuel-hurricanes-are-taste-future-0921 Video via Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences MIT https://www.youtube.com/user/EAPSweb/videos Speaker: Kerry A. Emanuel, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science, Co-Director of the Lorenz Center Natural disasters are the result of the interaction of a natural phenomenon…

NOAA Forecasts a 2017 Above Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

Gerry Bell of NOAA gives an update on the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook (typically lasting from June 1 to November 30), and how to prepare for the hurricane season.

More info from NOAA available at:
Preparation http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/hurricane_preparedness.html
Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane
Active storm map http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

NASA Takes You Inside The Science Of Hurricane Matthew

We’re talking about the science behind Hurricane Matthew using NASA satellite observations from space. NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite saw tremendous amounts of rainfall throughout Haiti. GPM has now captured Matthew near the Florida coast undergoing an eyewall replacement cycle, a process that may re-intensify the storm. NASA scientists Dr. Owen…

Hurricane Matthew Hispaniola U.S. Landfall Growing Threat

October 3, 2016: Colossal amounts of rain are soaking Haiti and the Dominican Republic as Category 4 Hurricane Matthew heads for an encounter with the western end of Hispaniola. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ As of the National Hurricane Center’s update at 8:00 pm EDT Monday, Matthew was located about 200 miles south of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, moving just east…

Why is the Weather in the Northern Hemisphere so unusual mild? #JetStream #ElNino #PolarVortex

Here we look at the current weather configuration in the Northern Hemisphere, with the scope on the mild 2015 winter weather in what seems to affect many regions in northern latitudes this winter. The atmosphere in many northern regions like Canada (Northern America) or Europe is currently dominated by westerly jet stream winds. This configuration has…

Exceptionally mild temperatures in large parts of Europe and stormy UK weather with 100mph winds

2015 takes off with temperatures for parts of Europe hovering around 17C. And The Guardian warned of 100mph gale-force winds and snow to batter the UK. Temperatures in Germany spring like with meteorologists forecasting 17C in Germany Salzburg or in Wien Austria, for tomorrow the 10th of January 2015. Ironically, the ski resort Allgäu tries to…

UK Floods 2014 Could Last for Months + 1.6M Homes at Risk for Flooding

Andy McKenzie, a groundwater scientist at the British Geological Survey, told Sky News that even if the rain stopped today, so much water is soaking through the soil that levels are likely to keep rising for another two months. The risk of flooding could remain high until May, he said. According to the data from the…

UK Flooding and the Science of Climate Change

Climate change is the ultimate challenge but as a matter of fact most governments and the media are still sleepwalking and are in denial for the most part. In the video below “Influence of Arctic sea ice on European summer precipitation (2013)”, Dr James Screen explains the impacts of climate change on farming  and flooding.…

Hot Alaska, Cold Georgia: How The Shifted Polar Vortex Turned Winter Upside-Down

By Ryan Koronowski (Think Progress): It’s easy to forget about other places in the world, or even in your own country, when you’re out shoveling snow, or people who are homeless suffer the worst of urban cold snaps, or harbor seals on the Hudson River ride ice floes, or your city shuts down due to amismanaged winter storm. The polar vortex, normally…