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  • Typhoon Neguri

    Typhoon Neguri

    Typhoon 08W (Neoguri) is currently at 28.9 N 125.8E in the East China Sea and about 322 NM Southwest of Sasebo, Japan.  Typhoon Neoguri passed to the West of Okinawa, Japan 24-36 hours ago with maximum sustained....
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    Typhoon 08W (Neoguri) is currently at 28.9 N 125.8E in the East China Sea and about 322 NM Southwest of Sasebo, Japan.  Typhoon Neoguri passed to the West of Okinawa, Japan 24-36 hours ago with maximumMore >>
  • Update on Tropical Storm Arthur

    Update on Tropical Storm Arthur

    As of 8pm Wednesday (7/2) Tropical Storm Arthur is just below hurricane strength with 70 mph sustained winds and a central low pressure of 990 mb.  Arthur is expected to intensify into a category 1 hurricane...More >>
    As of 8pm Wednesday (7/2) Tropical Storm Arthur is just below hurricane strength with 70 mph sustained winds and a central low pressure of 990 mb.  Arthur is expected to intensify into a category 1 hurricaneMore >>
  • Possible Tropical Development

    Possible Tropical Development

    The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on an area of low pressure located 230 miles east of St Augustine, FL.  The slightly organized area of showers and thunderstorms is moving very slowly southward......
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    The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on an area of low pressure located 230 miles east of St Augustine, FL.  The slightly organized area of showers and thunderstorms is moving very slowly southwardMore >>
  • Islands Making Waves

    Islands Making Waves

    As a boat or ship travels through the water, it creates waves that spread out behind the vessel.  Interestingly enough, islands can have the same effect, just in the air.  Such an occasion happened in late November 2009...
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    As a boat or ship travels through the water, it creates waves that spread out behind the vessel.  Interestingly enough, islands can have the same effect, just in the air.  Such an occasion happened inMore >>
  • Alaskan Earthquake 6/23

    Alaskan Earthquake 6/23

    At 4:53 EST on June 23rd, 2014 there was an 8.0 earthquake near Attu Station, AK in the Aleutian Islands.  The epicenter is located at 51.8 north, 178.7 east, approximately 25 miles NW of Amchitka, AK and.....More >>
    At 4:53 EST on June 23rd, 2014 there was an 8.0 earthquake near Attu Station, AK in the Aleutian Islands.  The epicenter is located at 51.8 north, 178.7 east, approximately 25 miles NW of Amchitka, AKMore >>
  • Record High Temp Tomorrow?

    Record High Temp Tomorrow?

    In Salisbury, MD on June 18th, 1957 a daily record high temperature of 96° was reached.  There is a great chance to see that broken tomorrow with highs in the mid-90s.  So what has led to this chance to break a record?More >>
    In Salisbury, MD on June 18th, 1957 a daily record high temperature of 96° was reached.  There is a great chance to see that broken tomorrow with highs in the mid-90s.  So what has led to this chance toMore >>
  • Cooler Temps Along the Coast

    Cooler Temps Along the Coast

    A stationary front was positioned just north of the peninsula today allowing for warm temperatures and high humidity.  Though temperatures topped out in the mid-80s along the western side of Delmarva,More >>
    A stationary front was positioned just north of the peninsula today allowing for warm temperatures and high humidity.  Though temperatures topped out in the mid-80s along the western side of Delmarva, the eastern cities were a bit cooler.  
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  • Rainbows/Double Rainbows Explained

    Rainbows/Double Rainbows Explained

    A rainbow may be visible after a rain shower or storm as a pretty present from Mother Nature.   A rainbow technically isn't a thing, it's an optical phenomenon.  Rainbows are best seen after a rain shower...More >>
    A rainbow may be visible after a rain shower or storm as a pretty present from Mother Nature.   A rainbow technically isn't a thing, it's an optical phenomenon.  Rainbows are best seen after a rain shower,More >>
  • Tornadoes on the Delmarva Peninsula

    Tornadoes on the Delmarva Peninsula

    Recently Delmarva saw some severe weather including a tornado that moved through the Hartly and Camden-Wyoming area.  The NWS confirmed the tornado was ranked as EF1 with a 0.35 mile long path that.....
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    Recently Delmarva saw some severe weather including a tornado that moved through the Hartly and Camden-Wyoming area.  The NWS confirmed the tornado was ranked as EF1 with a 0.35 mile long path that wasMore >>
  • Hurricane Amanda

    Hurricane Amanda

    Hurricane Amanda is the first named tropical system in the Pacific Ocean for the 2014 season.  Amanda is currently a category 4 hurricane with a minimum central pressure of 935mb and maximum sustained winds near 150 mph.
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    Hurricane Amanda is the first named tropical system in the Pacific Ocean for the 2014 season.  Amanda is currently a category 4 hurricane with a minimum central pressure of 935mb and maximum sustainedMore >>
  • Memorial Day Weekend Forecast

    Memorial Day Weekend Forecast

    The Memorial Day holiday weekend is fast approaching, but what will Mother Nature bring Delmarva for the weekend?  Before the weekend arrives a low pressure system will push across the region from Wednesday...
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    The Memorial Day holiday weekend is fast approaching, but what will Mother Nature bring Delmarva for the weekend?  Before the weekend arrives a low pressure system will push across the region from WednesdayMore >>
  • Ice Hair

    Ice Hair

    There is an odd phenomenon that occurs only in the Northwestern potions of North America and Europe; it's called ice hair.  Ice hair is ice that forms in and on rotten pieces of wood and looks likes tiny silk hairs.More >>
    There is an odd phenomenon that occurs only in the Northwestern potions of North America and Europe; it's called ice hair.  Ice hair is ice that forms in and on rotten pieces of wood and looks likes tinyMore >>
  • Snow for Colorado in May

    Snow for Colorado in May

    Snow is practically unheard of in May on Delmarva, but it's a different story in Colorado.  Denver, CO sees an average of 1.7 feet of snow in the month of May (since 2003 that monthly total has only been exceed twice).
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    Snow is practically unheard of in May on Delmarva, but it's a different story in Colorado.  Denver, CO sees an average of 1.7 feet of snow in the month of May (since 2003 that monthly total has onlyMore >>
  • 2.5 Days of Rising Temperatures

    2.5 Days of Rising Temperatures

    A very slow moving low pressure system, has been giving the peninsula a rainy workweek.  On Tuesday morning the warm front of the system pushed north through our region, this allowed for temperatures...More >>
    A very slow moving low pressure system, has been giving the peninsula a rainy workweek.  On Tuesday morning the warm front of the system pushed north through our region, this allowed for temperatures toMore >>
  • Large Tornado Hits Tupelo, MS

    Large Tornado Hits Tupelo, MS

    A very large and violent tornado has just (4/28 at 3:30PM EST) hit the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo, MS.  Attached is a radar image with a hook visible and a tornado icon just SW of Tupelo.  AccordingMore >>
    A very large and violent tornado has just (4/28 at 3:30PM EST) hit the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo, MS.  Attached is a radar image with a hook visible and a tornado icon just SW of Tupelo.  AccordingMore >>
  • Rain Chances Friday

    Rain Chances Friday

    A quick moving cold front is expected to move across the peninsula Friday evening giving us chances for rain and a possible thunderstorm.  The attached image is from Futurecast at 8:30 pm Friday.  ThereMore >>
    A quick moving cold front is expected to move across the peninsula Friday evening giving us chances for rain and a possible thunderstorm.  The attached image is from Futurecast at 8:30 pm Friday.  ThereMore >>
  • Lenticular Clouds

    Lenticular Clouds

    Lenticular Clouds are some interesting looking clouds and are sometimes are confused as UFO’s because of their lens shape. When stable moist air moves over a mountain range or even a single mountain and then heads down the leeward side of the mountain. As this pocket of air goes down the temperature can fall to the dew point allowing for clouds to form at the top of the mountain (or just downwind from it). The particular clouds that form this way are the lenticular cloud. The clouds usually ...More >>
    Lenticular Clouds are some interesting looking clouds and are sometimes are confused as UFO’s because of their lens shape. When stable moist air moves over a mountain range or even a single mountain and then heads down the leeward side of the mountain. As this pocket of air goes down the temperature can fall to the dew point allowing for clouds to form at the top of the mountain (or just downwind from it). The particular clouds that form this way are the lenticular cloud. The clouds usually ...More >>
  • A Windy Wednesday

    A Windy Wednesday

    A low pressure system is moving through the area tonight allowing for extra clouds and a few light rain showers. As high pressure builds in for Wednesday the two systems (the low and the high) will be close enough together to see a tight pressure gradient. Let’s imagine that millibars (a line of equal pressure) are just like contour lines on a topography map. The closer the lines are together, the steeper the incline (contour lines), or the faster the wind speed (millibars). The map attache...More >>
    A low pressure system is moving through the area tonight allowing for extra clouds and a few light rain showers. As high pressure builds in for Wednesday the two systems (the low and the high) will be close enough together to see a tight pressure gradient. Let’s imagine that millibars (a line of equal pressure) are just like contour lines on a topography map. The closer the lines are together, the steeper the incline (contour lines), or the faster the wind speed (millibars). The map attache...More >>
  • The Rare Noctilucent Cloud

    The Rare Noctilucent Cloud

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:43:50 GMT
    A slivery blue cloud spotted near the poles that appears to give off a glowing light was first noticed in 1885.  These rare clouds are known as noctilucent clouds, and are usually seen between the 40thMore >>
    A slivery blue cloud spotted near the poles that appears to give off a glowing light was first noticed in 1885.  These rare clouds are known as noctilucent clouds, and are usually seen between the 40thMore >>
  • Tropical Cyclone Ita

    Tropical Cyclone Ita

    The Queensland region in Northeast Australia will be hit with a large tropical cyclone tonight(EST).  Tropical Cyclone Ita is expected to make landfall between Cape Melville and Cape Tribulation on theMore >>
    The Queensland region in Northeast Australia will be hit with a large tropical cyclone tonight(EST).  Tropical Cyclone Ita is expected to make landfall between Cape Melville and Cape Tribulation on the evening of April 11th (local time).  This system will have destructive winds as it is currently at Category 5 status. 
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  • Lunar Eclipse April 15th

    Lunar Eclipse April 15th

    On the morning of Tuesday April 15, if you step outside early enough you may be able to see a complete lunar eclipse.  The partial eclipse will begin at 1:59 am (all times in local EST) meaning a lightMore >>
    On the morning of Tuesday April 15, if you step outside early enough you may be able to see a complete lunar eclipse.  The partial eclipse will begin at 1:59 am (all times in local EST) meaning a light shadow will begin to cover the moon.
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  • A Very Windy Wednesday

    A Very Windy Wednesday

    Today (March 26th) is a very windy day with gusts up to 40 mph and sustained winds of 20-25 mph.  This is due to a strong low pressure system sitting in the Atlantic to our Northeast.  The picture attached depictsMore >>
    Today (March 26th) is a very windy day with gusts up to 40 mph and sustained winds of 20-25 mph.  This is due to a strong low pressure system sitting in the Atlantic to our Northeast.More >>
  • Slow Start to Severe Weather Season

    Slow Start to Severe Weather Season

    The start of this year has been fairly cold and that has led to a bit less severe weather across the United States.  The U.S. is way below average for the number of tornadoes so far this year, especiallyMore >>
    The start of this year has been fairly cold and that has led to a bit less severe weather across the United States.  The U.S. is way below average for the number of tornadoes so far this year, especially in the month of March.  Averages will be mentioned in the rest of this posting and those averages include the years 1991 to 2010.More >>
  • Winter Temperatures for Salisbury

    Winter Temperatures for Salisbury

    This winter seems like it will never end with the snow still falling through St. Patrick's Day.  With 6" of snow on March 17th, it becomes the 2nd highest amount of snowfall for Salisbury, MD for the monthMore >>
    This winter seems like it will never end with the snow still falling through St. Patrick's Day.  With 6" of snow on March 17th, it becomes the 2nd highest amount of snowfall for Salisbury, MD for the month of March.  The highest amount of snow in March goes all the way back to 1960, where they received 8" on the 3rdMore >>
  • A Chilly Start to Spring

    A Chilly Start to Spring

    Winter seems like it won't leave the East Coast with chilly conditions lingering into the start of spring.  The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center has issued outlook maps for temperatureMore >>
    Winter seems like it won't leave the East Coast with chilly conditions lingering into the start of spring.  The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center has issued outlook maps for temperature and precipitation for the next few months.
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  • Approaching the Vernal Equinox

    Approaching the Vernal Equinox

    The vernal equinox will upon us in 7 days (3/20) and it is usually the sign of the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere.  "Equinox" is derived from the Latin words meaning "equal night" whenMore >>
    The vernal equinox will upon us in 7 days (3/20) and it is usually the sign of the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere.  "Equinox" is derived from the Latin words meaning "equal night" when the axis of the Earth is not tilted towards or away from the sun.More >>
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