Stunning Before and After Photos of California’s Lakes Depleted by Extreme Drought

Image credit: Google Earth (before image), California Department of Water Resources (after image). Chris Dolce (Weather Channel): Mountain snowfall plays a big role in the water supply for California, particularly in the Sierra Nevada. California’s reservoirs are severely depleted due to the ongoing widespread drought conditions in the state. As of Jan. 21, 2014, 67…

Climate Matters: Weather Systems Stalling

“It seems like the weather, increasingly, is getting stuck.” Meteorologist Paul Douglas explains this weather pattern that seems to be stuck in a rut. Swells, drought and a polar vortex! Learn how it is impacting everywhere from Hawaii/Alaska all the way to Europe. The Winter Olympics may feel more like the Summer Olympics!

The Science of the Polar Vortex and Jet Stream

At least since around 2001 we have study papers connecting the polar vortex / jet stream behavior to anomalies, such as cold weather outbreaks or precipitation changes. The polar vortex phenomenon was described as early as 1853. In recent years studies linked changes in the cryosphere to the polar vortex. Feel free to suggest further study papers in the comments.…

NRC: Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change (2013)

Published 3rd December 2013: National Research Council Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises | Release URL Both abrupt changes in the physical climate system and steady changes in climate that can trigger abrupt changes in other physical, biological, and human systems present possible threats to nature and society. Abrupt change is already underway in some…

Extreme Weather November 2013 (Super Typhoon Haiyan, Midwest Tornado Outbreak, Sardinia Cyclone) HD

Music “The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan”  by Chris Zabriskie chriszabriskie.com Video NBCNews.com Report KSFY ABC News Report Tornado footage Washington Ill. by Marc W. BBC Report Sardinia Aerial footage by Policia di Stato Images Huffington Post AFP Floods From Mediterranean Storm ‘Ruven’ Kill 18 in Sardinia, Italy http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2584 Rare November Tornado…

Superstorm Sandy One Year Later: ‘We’re Still Living Through It’

On Oct. 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy ravaged New York City’s waterfront. The Rockaway Peninsula in Queens still bears the scars. Houses damaged by floodwaters sag with rot and mold. Businesses are shuttered. The beach’s miles-long boardwalk is gone. One year later, the residents there face a difficult dilemma between staying and leaving, as the reality…

Wild Weather of the Future (1776 Edition)

By Chris Mooney| Tue Aug. 27, 2013: In this talk, meteorologist and America’s “Science Idol” contest winner Tom DiLiberto gives a forecast of the weather of the future—the weather that will be produced by climate change. While some of the details remain scientifically cloudy—according to DiLiberto, we don’t yet understand what will happen to tornadoes…