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Glacial Pace for Southern Hemisphere Cyclone Season; Tornado Threat in Midwest

By Dr. Jeff Masters
February 28, 2017

In a turn of events that’s mystified even the experts, hurricane-strength cyclones have been virtually absent since July from the entire Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean south of the equator. Meanwhile, there is a risk of strong tornadoes on Tuesday afternoon and evening from parts of Missouri and Arkansas to Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky.

California Precipitation: From Famine to Feast

By Christopher C. Burt
February 25, 2017

It’s amazing what a difference one year can make. California’s five-year long drought has come to a dramatic halt (or at least interruption) this winter season. The latest California Drought Monitor report, released on February 23rd, has no portion of the state under ‘Extreme Drought’ conditions for the first time in four years. Last year on this date 61% of state was enduring such.

An extraordinary meteorological event; was one of its results a 1000-year flood?

By Stu Ostro
October 5, 2015

The confluence of meteorological ingredients the first weekend in October 2015 resulted in an extraordinary weather event with severe impacts. Was one of them a 1000-year flood?

Why the Arrest of a Science-Loving 14-year-old Matters

By Shaun Tanner
September 16, 2015

By now, many of you have heard or read about the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old high school student from Irving, Texas. Ahmed was arrested because school officials called the police after he showed one of his teachers his homemade clock. Mistaken for a bomb, Ahmed was taken into custody, interrogated, shamed, suspended (still on suspension today, Wednesday), and reprimanded. All of this after it has been found that the "device" he brought to school was indeed, a homemade clock.