Weather or Not Archive: March, 2010

Stalking storms, from 45,000 feet

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Computer models have transformed weather forecasting in the last 50 years, but you may have noticed that sometimes they get it wrong. As... Read more

Storm stalking: Final update

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The reconnaissance jet has completed its work for the day, having dropped 16 data probes to measure some of the most-ferocious winds on Earth... Read more

Storm stalking: Hurricane winds

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The reconnaissance jet just passed over a jet-stream wind of 161 m.p.h., equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane, and then some. The plane is... Read more

Storm stalking update

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The government jet prowling the atmosphere over the North Pacific now is riding above a solid cloud mass and probes directly into the upper-level... Read more

Stalking the storm: Bombs away

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Over the North Pacific, where nature harbors some of its most-dangerous secrets, Charles Lynch is in the rear of a jet dropping bombs from... Read more

The flood threat

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The temperature reached the big 6-0 yesterday, and the snowpack is all but history in the immediate Philadelphia area. Nonetheless, the National... Read more

Sneezing Season under way

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Aesthetically, this is one of the year's most-underrated periods, with the still-bare swollen with buds and tinted ever so subtly. But it... Read more

Snow a no show?

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In terms of snow this season, the region has witnessed storms over-perform and under-perform this season. So far, this one has none-performed... Read more