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My Story: 25-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Hugo
My Story: 25-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Hugo
September 22, 2014; 11:55 AM

Twenty five years ago this morning, I awoke to a loud tempest of wind and rain in North Carolina. Today, I take a look at new maps and information available.
Hurricane Odile Bashes Baja, Threatens SW Flooding
Hurricane Odile Bashes Baja, Threatens SW Flooding
September 17, 2014; 1:26 PM

A very impressive-looking Category 3 Hurricane Odile slammed into the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico Sunday. Now, a new threat for the Southwest U.S.: major flooding.
Central PA Meteor Turns Night into Day!
Central PA Meteor Turns Night into Day!
September 15, 2014; 1:16 PM

I found three security cameras that caught the light from the Sunday night fireball, including two from my house.
iPhone Barometer, Eat My Weather Dongles!
iPhone Barometer, Eat My Weather Dongles!
September 09, 2014; 3:25 PM

The iPhone 6 - with barometer - and Apple Watch were announced today, but I've been wearing barometer watches for 30 years.
2014 AMS Summer Meeting, Twitter's Ugly Secret
2014 AMS Summer Meeting, Twitter's Ugly Secret
September 03, 2014; 1:54 PM

I was pleased to serve on an AMS panel "The Impact of Ubiquitous Data Availability and Social Media" at the summer community meeting.
Weather Mistaken as UFOs, Recent Pennsylvania Reports
Weather Mistaken as UFOs, Recent Pennsylvania Reports
August 29, 2014; 10:12 AM

Last weekend, I presented the weather science side of UFOs at a paranormal conference in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Since then, there have been several local UFO sightings of note.
Recent Close Lightning Videos Strike Social Media
Recent Close Lightning Videos Strike Social Media
August 27, 2014; 11:58 PM

A trend I've noticed this Summer on Social Media is a large increase in "lightning strike selfies." Here are a few examples.
Wichita Undular Bore: This Time, It's Personal
Wichita Undular Bore: This Time, It's Personal
August 26, 2014; 10:14 AM

I documented a couple of undular bores on my blog before, but today, it's personal.
Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Snow: The Simpsons Marathon
Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Snow: The Simpsons Marathon
August 20, 2014; 1:27 PM

The Simpsons Marathon has started on FXX. Today, I look at the number of episodes featuring weather, share some weather-related quotes, and other tidbits:
Into the Storm (of Movie Nitpicking)
Into the Storm (of Movie Nitpicking)
August 12, 2014; 1:42 PM

Yes, I went to see "Into the Storm" on opening night. Here, a few observations about the movie and about the vitriol out there in the reviews.

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