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Archive: March, 2010
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Stalking storms, from 45,000 feet
Thu, Mar 11, 2010, 1:46 PM
Computer models have transformed weather forecasting in the last 50 years, but you may have noticed that sometimes they get it wrong. As...
Storm stalking: Final update
Thu, Mar 11, 2010, 11:16 PM
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...
Storm stalking: Hurricane winds
Thu, Mar 11, 2010, 8:22 PM
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...
Storm stalking update
Thu, Mar 11, 2010, 8:15 PM
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...
Stalking the storm: Bombs away
Thu, Mar 11, 2010, 4:56 PM
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...
The flood threat
Tue, Mar 9, 2010, 11:25 AM
The temperature reached the big 6-0 yesterday, and the snowpack is all but history in the immediate Philadelphia area. Nonetheless, the National...
Sneezing Season under way
Tue, Mar 9, 2010, 10:44 AM
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...
Snow a no show?
Wed, Mar 3, 2010, 11:16 AM
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...
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