By: Bogon, 10:45 PM GMT on December 01, 2015

2/8/2016 4:33:43 PM - The view out my window is bleak. The days might be getting a bit longer, but it's hard to tell. This is the part of winter when I start going, "Come on, spring!" Nothing much happening yet. (After I wrote that, I went outside to look. Sure enough, daffodils and a couple of tulips are coming up. No blooms yet, just green shoots. Modest but tangible progress!)
Next stop: Valentine's Day. Time to start thinking about something for the...

Tropics Winter Weather

Updated: 9:49 PM GMT on February 08, 2016

Hurricane Watch 2015

By: Bogon, 6:43 PM GMT on August 05, 2015

In late November I'm not expecting any more hurricanes in the Atlantic. There's a swirl or two in the Pacific. Check out the big picture here.

National Hurricane Center

NOAA Geostationary Satellite Server
Northern Hemisphere Rainbow Composite

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cooperative Institute for Meteororological Satellite Studies
Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC)
Total Prec...

Autumn Forecasting Tropics Hurricane

Updated: 4:39 PM GMT on November 20, 2015

Can you be replaced by a robot?

By: Bogon, 8:21 PM GMT on July 12, 2015

After coverage of today's Tour de France stage wound up, I went outside to pick up the paper. My first impression of the outer world was one of surprising comfort. At noon the temperature lingered in the low eighties; the relative humidity was only 53%. Indeed, two couples were talking in a neighbor's yard across the street. To witness that at midday in July is somewhat remarkable. Most days we cede the noonday sun to mad dogs and Englishmen.

Ah, the...

Destinations Forecasting News

Updated: 10:29 PM GMT on July 12, 2015

Whither Now?

By: Bogon, 8:40 PM GMT on June 04, 2015

Yesterday I finally got around to reading Ricky Rood's latest blog about El Niño. Appended to that blog was the usual list of comments, entered there by the usual motley crew. BaltimoreBrian left a comment that might almost count as a blog entry in its own right. It comprised a series of links, some of which I clicked. Here is the one that inspired today's rant.

Shucks, I started working on two or three new blog updates since my previous entry....

Forecasting Physics

Updated: 11:00 PM GMT on June 19, 2015

Arrant Pedantry

By: Bogon, 6:44 PM GMT on April 15, 2015

Here is a list of homophones. These are words that sound similar but are spelled differently. People screw these up all the time. Homophones are particularly problematic for dyslexics and people learning English as a second language.

From a purely practical standpoint I suppose that it's no big deal, really, as long as the idea gets across. Communication is the goal. Unfortunately some people (like me) can spot such errors instantly and without cons...

English Humor

Updated: 11:27 PM GMT on July 01, 2015

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