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  • Space Weather: Northern Lights Currently Visible

    Space Weather: Northern Lights Currently Visible

    The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis have been visible recently over North America and some incredibly beautiful pictures have been coming in from across several regions. The attached photo was takenMore >>
    The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis have been visible recently over North America and some incredibly beautiful pictures have been coming in from across several regions. The attached photo was takenMore >>
  • Tropical Storm Cristobal Brings Dangerous Rip Currents

    Tropical Storm Cristobal Brings Dangerous Rip Currents

    Tropical Depression Four was upgraded to Tropical Storm Cristobal yesterday with winds now sustained at 50 mph and a central pressure of 994 millibars. This system is expected to become a category 1 hurricaneMore >>
    Tropical Depression Four was upgraded to Tropical Storm Cristobal yesterday with winds now sustained at 50 mph and a central pressure of 994 millibars. This system is expected to become a category 1 hurricaneMore >>
  • The Lack of 90 Degree Weather

    The Lack of 90 Degree Weather

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-15 12:11:33 GMT
    Last month I wrote a blog about how cool this summer has felt and that July was the coolest we've seen it in about 5 years. We are now halfway through August and the pattern remains to be cool in termsMore >>
    Last month I wrote a blog about how cool this summer has felt and that July was the coolest we've seen it in about 5 years. We are now halfway through August and the pattern remains to be cool in termsMore >>
  • Rainfall Records Shattered

    Rainfall Records Shattered

    The pattern lately sure has been an extreme one in terms of rainfall from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic and all the way to the Northeast. The culprit has been an area of low pressure and a cold frontMore >>
    The pattern lately sure has been an extreme one in terms of rainfall from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic and all the way to the Northeast. The culprit has been an area of low pressure and a cold frontMore >>
  • Severe Storms Possible Today

    Severe Storms Possible Today

    It is looking more likely that Delmarva will be in a prime spot later this afternoon for some strong to severe storms. In order to get severe storms you typically need a few ingredients. Those ingredientsMore >>
    It is looking more likely that Delmarva will be in a prime spot later this afternoon for some strong to severe storms. In order to get severe storms you typically need a few ingredients. Those ingredientsMore >>
  • July 2014: Coolest July Since Last Decade

    July 2014: Coolest July Since Last Decade

    Well, July is over and officially in the books, so how hot has it been! The short answer is "hot, but not too hot."After crunching some numbers and doing a little research, July has turned out to be theMore >>
    Well, July is over and officially in the books, so how hot has it been! The short answer is "hot, but not too hot."After crunching some numbers and doing a little research, July has turned out to be theMore >>
  • Watching the Tropics: Invest 93-L

    Watching the Tropics: Invest 93-L

    The National Hurricane Center (NHC) put out their tropical forecast several months back and they forecasted a quiet hurricane season for the Atlantic this year. So far the Atlantic has remained quiet withMore >>
    The National Hurricane Center (NHC) put out their tropical forecast several months back and they forecasted a quiet hurricane season for the Atlantic this year. So far the Atlantic has remained quiet withMore >>
  • Tornado Strikes Near Boston Massachusetts

    Tornado Strikes Near Boston Massachusetts

    An EF-2 tornado hit the suburbs of Boston on Monday morning with winds up to 120 mph. Specifically, it tore through Suffolk county and did the most damage in the town of Revere and Chelsea. Revere MayorMore >>
    An EF-2 tornado hit the suburbs of Boston on Monday morning with winds up to 120 mph. Specifically, it tore through Suffolk county and did the most damage in the town of Revere and Chelsea. Revere MayorMore >>
  • Will Cooler Pattern Continue Into August?

    Will Cooler Pattern Continue Into August?

    Believe it or not, this summer has actually been warmer than normal. June was above average and so far July has been warmer too, but it doesn't seem that way to me or a lot of others. Why is that? DespiteMore >>
    Believe it or not, this summer has actually been warmer than normal. June was above average and so far July has been warmer too, but it doesn't seem that way to me or a lot of others. Why is that? DespiteMore >>
  • Cool Summer Air Across Mid-Atlantic

    Cool Summer Air Across Mid-Atlantic

    The last few days have been cooler than average across the region with highs only in the 70s. A normal July forecast would be for hot and humid conditions, but that hasn't been the case recently.The attachedMore >>
    The past few days have been cooler than average across the region with highs only in the 70s. A normal July forecast would be for hot and humid conditions, but that hasn't been the case recently...
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  • Arizona Monsoon Floods Phoenix Metro Area

    Arizona Monsoon Floods Phoenix Metro Area

    The southwestern part of the United States experiences a monsoon season every year. Yes, the desert areas of Arizona, Phoenix for example, do see rain. And sometimes it can flood and cause major problems.OverMore >>
    The southwestern part of the United States experiences a monsoon season every year. Yes, the desert areas of Arizona, Phoenix for example, do see rain. And sometimes it can flood and cause major problems.OverMore >>
  • Severe Weather Outbreak Possible Next Week

    Severe Weather Outbreak Possible Next Week

    The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has highlighted our region as "an area of concern" for severe weather Tuesday of next week. The ingredients seem to be coming together for a possible severe weather outbreakMore >>
    The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has highlighted our region as "an area of concern" for severe weather Tuesday of next week. The ingredients seem to be coming together for a possible severe weather outbreakMore >>
  • Canadian Wildfires Impacting United States

    Canadian Wildfires Impacting United States

    The Des Moines National Weather Service (NWS) in Iowa posted a visible satellite image this morning of smoke from Canadian wildfires traveling into the United States.More >>
    The Des Moines National Weather Service (NWS) in Iowa posted a visible satellite image this morning of smoke from Canadian wildfires traveling into the United States.More >>
  • Coastal Upwelling Along the Eastern Shore

    Coastal Upwelling Along the Eastern Shore

    Upwelling is a oceanographical and meteorological process that occurs in oceans all over the world. In fact, it just happened recently here along the waters of the eastern shore. Upwelling is a term usedMore >>
    Upwelling is an oceanographical and meteorological process that occurs in oceans all over the world. In fact, it just happened recently here along the waters of the eastern shore. Upwelling is a term usedMore >>
  • Arthur Becomes Category 1 Hurricane

    Arthur Becomes Category 1 Hurricane

    The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has now become an official hurricane with winds of 75 mph. Hurricane Arthur is expected to move north and have an impact on the Delmarva peninsula.AMore >>
    The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has now become an official hurricane with winds of 75 mph. Hurricane Arthur is expected to move north and have an impact on the Delmarva peninsula.AMore >>
  • High Rainfall Totals Last 48 Hours

    High Rainfall Totals Last 48 Hours

    With the high humidity values the last couple of days, rain has been easy to come by for some spots on the peninsula. If you're thinking that Salisbury hasn't seen much rain and you have no idea what I'mMore >>
    With the high humidity values the last couple of days, rain has been easy to come by for some spots on the peninsula. If you're thinking that Salisbury hasn't seen much rain and you have no idea what I'mMore >>
  • Lightning Safety Awareness

    Lightning Safety Awareness

    This week (June 23 - June 27) is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. There are a lot of common misconceptions when it comes to lightning...More >>
    This week (June 23 - June 27) is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. There are a lot of common misconceptions when it comes to lightning, and this week is dedicated to informing and reminding the public of the danger that lightning imposes.More >>
  • High Dew Points Bring Sticky Conditions

    High Dew Points Bring Sticky Conditions

    It's that time of year again when the heat begins to increase and the dreaded humidity takes over. So far, this spring season has been pleasant and comfortable, but that's not going to be the case this week.More >>
    It's that time of year again when the heat begins to increase and the dreaded humidity takes over. So far, this spring season has been pleasant and comfortable, but that's not going to be the case this week.More >>
  • Rip Current Awareness Week

    Rip Current Awareness Week

    The National Weather Service has declared this week as Rip Current Awareness Week. As we head into the summer months it is important to be aware of the dangers that exist at times within the water.A ripMore >>
    The National Weather Service has declared this week as Rip Current Awareness Week. As we head into the summer months it is important to be aware of the dangers that exist at times within the water.A ripMore >>
  • Hurricane Preparedness Week

    Hurricane Preparedness Week

    The start of Hurricane season is just a few days away and the time to prepare is now. Hurricane season officially starts on June 1 and runs through the end of November.The National Hurricane Center (NHC)More >>
    The start of Hurricane season is just a few days away and the time to prepare is now. Hurricane season officially starts on June 1 and runs through the end of November.The National Hurricane Center (NHC)More >>
  • Moore, Oklahoma: A Year After The Devastating Tornado

    Moore, Oklahoma: A Year After The Devastating Tornado

    Moore, Oklahoma was hit very hard during tornado season last year. One of the strongest Tornadoes hit the town on May 20, 2013, leaving a path of total destruction.More >>
    Moore, Oklahoma was hit very hard during tornado season last year. One of the strongest Tornadoes hit the town on May 20, 2013, leaving a path of total destruction.More >>
  • Unbelievable Supercell Thunderstorm in Wyoming

    Unbelievable Supercell Thunderstorm in Wyoming

    This amazing picture was taken by Colt Forney Photography (@Basehunters). These stormchasers caught this epic view of a classic supercell thunderstorm near Newcastle, Wyoming on Sunday evening.More >>
    This amazing picture was taken by Colt Forney Photography (@Basehunters). These stormchasers caught this epic view of a classic supercell thunderstorm near Newcastle, Wyoming on Sunday evening.More >>
  • Soaking Rain Possible Friday

    Soaking Rain Possible Friday

    Some big changes are coming to the forecast as we head into Friday. A strong cold front currently over the Midwest will push across Delmarva and bring the potential for heavy rainfall and some flooding.More >>
    Some big changes are coming to the forecast as we head into Friday. A strong cold front currently over the Midwest will push across Delmarva and bring the potential for heavy rainfall and some flooding.More >>
  • Lake Superior Still Covered In Ice

    Lake Superior Still Covered In Ice

    As we approach the middle of May I know no one wants to hear about this past winter, but it doesn't seem to want to go away.More >>
    As we approach the middle of May I know no one wants to hear about this past winter, but it doesn't seem to want to go away. The evidence of a very cold winter still exists for parts of the Great Lakes. Ice is still covering parts of Lake Superior.More >>
  • Back Door Cold Front Brings Slightly Cooler Weather

    Back Door Cold Front Brings Slightly Cooler Weather

    A warm front lifted north of the area yesterday bringing the warmest temperatures the peninsula has seen in over 7 months.More >>
    A warm front lifted north of the area yesterday bringing the warmest temperatures the peninsula has seen in over 7 months. Salisbury reached 87 degrees. The last time that occurred was October 7, 2013.More >>
  • Summer-Like Temps Expected By End of Week

    Summer-Like Temps Expected By End of Week

    The first real heat wave of the season is currently impacting the Southern Plains. Temperatures may exceed 110 degrees in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arizona.More >>
    The first real heat wave of the season is currently impacting the Southern Plains. Temperatures may exceed 110 degrees in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Some of that heat will arrive to the eastern shore by Thursday.More >>
  • May Averages Across Delmarva

    May Averages Across Delmarva

    The month of May has finally arrived and that means a lot of things. The weather will become warmer, the days will get longer, and of course the beaches open for the summer in about 24 days!More >>
    The month of May has finally arrived and that means a lot of things. The weather will become warmer, the days will get longer, and of course the beaches open for the summer in about 24 days!More >>
  • Large Comma Cloud Develops Across U.S.

    Large Comma Cloud Develops Across U.S.

    A classic comma cloud has taken shape across the central and eastern sections of the country.
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    A classic comma cloud has taken shape across the central and eastern sections of the country. This is the same system that has caused the severe weather outbreaks for a significant section of the U.S. over the last few days.More >>
  • An Omega Block Pattern

    An Omega Block Pattern

    Have you ever heard of an Omega Block? Well, it's actually a type of weather pattern.
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    Have you ever heard of an Omega Block? Well, it's actually a type of weather pattern that can develop. It's called an Omega Block because the height lines in the upper-levels of the atmosphere resembles the shape of the Greek letter Ω (Omega).More >>
  • Record Low Tornado Count For 2014

    Record Low Tornado Count For 2014

    It's that time of year again when the severe weather season really gets going, especially for the Midwest, Plains, and South. Luckily the number of tornadoes so far this year is at a record low.
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    It's that time of year again when the severe weather season really gets going, especially for the Midwest, Plains, and South. Luckily the number of tornadoes so far this year is at a record low, but will that change this weekend?
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  • Elevated Fire Threat For Delmarva

    Elevated Fire Threat For Delmarva

    Delmarva has been under a Red Flag Warning for the past few days, but what does that really mean?
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    Delmarva has been under a Red Flag Warning for the past few days, but what does that really mean? It's a warning we see occasionally, but it isn't too common. It simply means that there is an elevated threat for wildfires.More >>
  • El Nino Returning

    El Nino Returning

    El Nino and La Nina are common terms used by meteorologists, but a lot of people don't understand exactly what they mean. Before I explain the difference, forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) are predicting a return to El Nino conditions this summer, and it may last into next winter.More >>
    El Nino and La Nina are common terms used by meteorologists, but a lot of people don't understand exactly what they mean. Before I explain the difference, forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) are predicting a return to El Nino conditions this summer, and it may last into next winter.More >>
  • Climate Prediction Center Releases Three Month Outlook

    Climate Prediction Center Releases Three Month Outlook

    Well it's April 18th and we are once again waking up to chilly temperatures in the 30s. Two days ago we recorded trace amounts of snow and sleet, and literally two days before that temperatures were inMore >>
    Well it's April 18th and we are once again waking up to chilly temperatures in the 30s. Two days ago we recorded trace amounts of snow and sleet, and literally two days before that temperatures were in the 80s. It's been quite the roller coaster ride this spring and we all know the winter was rough. So what about the rest of spring and into the summer? Should we expect more of the same?More >>
  • April Lyrids Meteor Shower

    April Lyrids Meteor Shower

    The Lyrids meteor shower, sometimes referred to as the "April Lyrids" occurs each year in April from the 16th to the 25th. The showers occur near the constellation Lyra, which is in the eastern sky. ThisMore >>
    The Lyrids Meteor Shower or sometimes referred to as the "April Lyrids" occurs each year in April from the 16th to the 25th. The showers occur near the constellation Lyra, which is in the eastern sky.More >>
  • Big Weather Changes Come Mid-Week

    Big Weather Changes Come Mid-Week

    I hope everyone has been enjoying this nice warm weather lately. It's been the first extended streak of sunny weather with temperatures in the 70s and 80s since October of last year. We are still in aMore >>
    I hope you've been enjoying this nice warm weather. It's been the first extended streak of sunny weather with temperatures in the 70s and 80s since October of last year. We are still in a transition season (Spring), so we still expect to see some cold snaps every now and then, but they will become fewer and fewer over time. One of those cold snaps looks to occur across the peninsula by the middle of this week.More >>
  • Bodies Of Water And Their Impact On Air Temperature

    Bodies Of Water And Their Impact On Air Temperature

    Water plays a big role when it comes to the air temperature of coastal locations. The peninsula is very familiar with this weather "phenomenon" and we've experienced it here on Delmarva just in the lastMore >>
    Water plays a big role when it comes to the air temperature of coastal locations. The peninsula is very familiar with this weather "phenomenon" and we've experienced it here on Delmarva just in the lastMore >>
  • Retiring Hurricane Names

    Retiring Hurricane Names

    The Delmarva Peninsula sure has had its share of tropical systems impact the region due to our close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. When certain tropical systems become very strong, cause large scaleMore >>
    The Delmarva Peninsula sure has had its share of tropical systems impact the region due to our close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. When certain tropical systems become very strong, cause large scale amounts of damage and deaths, then the name that system received will "retire" and never be used again. For example, Hurricane Katrina was so powerful and caused unbelievable amounts of damage, so Katrina will never be used again as a name for a Hurricane in the future.More >>
  • DC Cherry Blossoms About to Peak

    DC Cherry Blossoms About to Peak

    If you are new to this area or a native to the peninsula and you haven't seen the DC Cherry Blossoms yet, it's definitely worth the trip over to check them out. The beautiful scenes these blossoms createMore >>
    If you are new to this area or a native to the peninsula and you haven't seen the DC Cherry Blossoms yet, it's definitely worth the trip over to check them out. The beautiful scenes these blossoms create bring crowds from all over the country and from other parts of the world.More >>
  • Nice Stretch Of Weather Ahead

    Nice Stretch Of Weather Ahead

    After a soggy and cool Monday, the weather looks to improve nicely as we head through the rest of the week. Computer guidance is indicating a very warm stretch of weather, especially late this week intoMore >>
    After a soggy and cool Monday, the weather looks to improve nicely as we head through the rest of the week. Computer guidance is indicating a very warm stretch of weather, especially late this week into next week.More >>
  • Tornadoes Strike the South

    Tornadoes Strike the South

    Severe season has really picked up lately for areas to our south. Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, and Tennessee were hit hard yesterday with severe storms and some tornadoes.A warm front lifted throughMore >>
    Severe season has really picked up lately for areas to our south. Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, and Tennessee were hit hard yesterday with severe storms and some tornadoes.More >>
  • Severe Storms For the South on Thursday

    Severe Storms For the South on Thursday

    Severe season started out quite slowly across the United States, but as we continue into April, the weather may become more active in terms of severe storms and potential tornadoes.The areas most proneMore >>
    Severe season started out quite slowly across the United States, but as we continue into April, the weather may become more active in terms of severe storms and potential tornadoes.More >>
  • Weekend Washout Brings High Rain Totals

    Weekend Washout Brings High Rain Totals

    This past weekend sure was a wet one across the peninsula. Some of the highest rain totals the area has seen in several months. You'll have to go back to early December before finding the last time weMore >>
    This past weekend sure was a wet one across the peninsula. Some of the highest rain totals the area has seen in several months.More >>
  • Record Snow Once Again This March

    Record Snow Once Again This March

    Another record snowfall occurred in Salisbury yesterday (March 25), and that wasn't our first snowfall record this month. It has been a very impressive and snowy month.Yesterday's final snowfall totalMore >>
    Another record snowfall occurred in Salisbury yesterday (March 25), and that wasn't our first snowfall record this month. It has been a very impressive and snowy month.More >>
  • Impressive Coastal Storm Off U.S.

    Impressive Coastal Storm Off U.S.

    March 25 brought record snow across the peninsula. The same storm that brought Delmarva the snowfall then rapidly intensified and moved northeastward just off the coast of Maine. It turned into a veryMore >>
    March 25 brought record snow across the peninsula. The same storm that brought Delmarva the snowfall then rapidly intensified and moved northeastward just off the coast of Maine. It turned into a veryMore >>
  • Winter's Last Punch

    Winter's Last Punch

    We are almost a week into the official start of spring, but it hasn't been feeling like it. However, there are signs that spring weather will return and stay for a longer period of time.The next threeMore >>
    We are almost a week into the official start of spring, but it hasn't been feeling like it. However, there are signs that spring weather will return and stay for a longer period of time.More >>
  • Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!

    Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!

    We can finally say goodbye to the winter season and say hello to spring! Spring arrives at 12:57 this afternoon at the vernal equinox. And Mother Nature has a gift for us all. It will start to feel likeMore >>
    We can finally say goodbye to the winter season and say hello to spring! Spring arrives at 12:57 this afternoon at the vernal equinox. And Mother Nature has a gift for us all. It will start to feel like spring today with temperatures near 60 under mostly sunny skies. And just three days ago we were digging out from a snowstorm. Temperatures look to remain warm tomorrow and Saturday before much cooler air arrives. Enjoy the next three days!More >>
  • Dust Storms Impacting the Plain States

    Dust Storms Impacting the Plain States

     Picture courtesy of @Rickenstrom on Twitter Picture courtesy of @Rickenstrom on Twitter
    While the east coast has been hit hard with cold and snow all winter, try and remember it could always be worse. States from Colorado through Kansas and all the way to Oklahoma and Texas are dealing withMore >>
    While the east coast has been hit hard with cold and snow all winter, try and remember it could always be worse. States from Colorado through Kansas and all the way to Oklahoma and Texas are dealing with a severe drought and blinding dust storms.More >>
  • Record Cold & Snow on St. Patrick's Day

    Record Cold & Snow on St. Patrick's Day

    If you think we've been unusually cold and snowy this winter, you're right! The winter that seems to never end brought Delmarva record cold and record snow on St. Patrick's Day. Salisbury recorded 5 inchesMore >>
    If you think we've been unusually cold and snowy this winter, you're right! The winter that seems to never end brought Delmarva record cold and record snow on St. Patrick's Day.More >>
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