Category Archives: Extreme Weather

Storm Drops Up To 2 Feet On Colorado; 500 Flights Canceled

A powerful late-autumn storm dumped up to 24 inches of snow in the Colorado mountains on Tuesday before barreling onto the plains, prompting airlines to cancel about 500 flights at the Denver airport and leaving hundreds of miles of highways … Continue reading

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(Part II) Earth’s Axis Tilt (Precession) and Earth’s Core

Precession occurs as the result of the gravitational force between the Sun and moon having an effect on Earth’s orbit. This process is widely accepted as a major cause of climate oscillation. Earth’s axis shifts between a tilt of 22.1° … Continue reading

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How Does El Nino Warm The Entire Globe?

How is it that an event predominantly characterized by a warm blob of water in the tropical eastern Pacific can have such a pervasive effect on global land temperatures? Consider the following: in your home you have a heater that … Continue reading

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2nd Article This Week Indicating Mantle Plumes Far Larger Than Previous Studies

University of California, Berkeley, seismologists have produced for the first time a sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth’s interior that conclusively connects plumes of hot rock rising through the mantle with surface hotspots around the world. A computed to mography, or … Continue reading

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Freak Storms Likely in Coming Years

We define ‘grey swan’ tropical cyclones as high-impact storms that would not be predicted based on history but may be foreseeable using physical knowledge together with historical data. The analysis by Ning Lin of Princeton University and a colleague showed … Continue reading

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Cyclone Raquel Forms As Earliest Big Storm Recorded Off Australia’s North-East

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Tropical Cyclone Raquel has formed in the south-west Pacific near the Solomon Islands, triggering the earliest cyclone warning on record issued for the Queensland zone.

“Certainly it’s a unique scenario,” Jess Carey, a spokesman from the bureau’s Queensland office, said….

Tropical Cyclone Raquel has formed in the south-west Pacific near the Solomon Islands, triggering the earliest cyclone warning on record issued for the Queensland zone.

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“Certainly it’s a unique scenario,” Jess Carey, a spokesman from the bureau’s Queensland office, said. “Since we’ve been tracki Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Expected To Become Typhoon

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Tropical Storm Chan-hom is expected to pass through the Marianas as a typhoon over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service’s latest forecast graphic issued at 7 p.m. shows the storm passing just south of Guam Saturday afternoon, with maximum sustained…

Tropical Storm Chan-hom is expected to pass through the Marianas as a typhoon over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

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The weather service’s latest forecast graphic issued at 7 p.m. shows the storm passing just south of Guam Saturday afternoon, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.

The weather services’s tracking forecast was modi Continue reading

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