Hurricane Ophelia is one extremely weird storm

It’s rare for hurricanes to tread these waters. The National Hurricane Center’s forecast track for Hurricane Ophelia on October 12, 2017. Dennis Mersereau Hurricane Ophelia is an odd storm. It’s a picture-perfect hurricane with winds around 90 MPH, but that’s not the odd part, of course. What makes this storm weird is its location. It’s way… Continue reading “Hurricane Ophelia is one extremely weird storm”

Hurricane Maria unleashes fury on Puerto Rico: ‘The winds are like out of a horror movie’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A ferocious Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico just before dawn Wednesday as some 3.5 million people girded for a day of vicious winds and drenching rain expected to devastate the American territory. The eye of the storm made official landfall at 6:15 a.m. near Yabucoa, about 45 miles southeast of the… Continue reading “Hurricane Maria unleashes fury on Puerto Rico: ‘The winds are like out of a horror movie’”

Brrrr! Forecasters say N.J.’s deep freeze will likely continue for days

So, just how cold did it get in New Jersey as the deep freeze firmed up its grip Thursday morning? Climate stations in eight counties in northern and central parts of the state reported temperature readings in the single digits — not factoring in the wind chill. And nearly two dozen climate stations had brutal sub-zero… Continue reading “Brrrr! Forecasters say N.J.’s deep freeze will likely continue for days”

Kuwaitis longed for rain, saved precious water in olden times

KUWAIT: With the beginning of winter, Kuwaitis of yore welcomed the rains that usually fall in the period of November to April. They used to welcome the season with special songs that some of us still sing nowadays, such as ‘teg ya matar teg’, ‘baitna yedeed, merzamna hadeed’ (fall rain, our house is new and our… Continue reading “Kuwaitis longed for rain, saved precious water in olden times”

‘Pokemon Go’ Adds Ability To Turn Off Extreme Weather Warnings

Since “Pokemon Go” requires its players to physically walk through the world around them to find, catch, fight and level up their charming little pocket monsters, it inherently carries greater risk than most video games. Early in December, developer Niantic added a system that alerted players to “extreme” weather in an effort to keep them safe… Continue reading “‘Pokemon Go’ Adds Ability To Turn Off Extreme Weather Warnings”

Stunning Satellite Photo Shows Lake Effect Snow Storm

More than 65 inches of snow fell in Erie, Pennsylvania this week from the record-breaking lake effect storm that started on Christmas Eve. There are plenty of photos of the storm on the ground, but views from space reveal bizarre parallel clouds crossing over the Great Lakes. The “lake effect” snow storm in Erie happened when… Continue reading “Stunning Satellite Photo Shows Lake Effect Snow Storm”

Noses Run In Cold Weather To Make The Lungs More Comfortable

Much of the United States is about to get hit with a cold snap, with temperatures dipping into the single digits at night and barely rising much higher than that during the day. And with cold temperatures, come runny noses, so pack some extra tissues before leaving the house. A cold front is expected to affect… Continue reading “Noses Run In Cold Weather To Make The Lungs More Comfortable”

Arctic cold grips Canada, northern United States

An Arctic snap gripped most of Canada and a large swath of the northern United States on Wednesday, with unusually low temperatures recorded in both countries. In Canada, extreme cold warnings were issued for scores of communities across the country, including the heavily populated provinces of Ontario and Quebec. While Toronto reported temperatures of minus 15… Continue reading “Arctic cold grips Canada, northern United States”

Wintry weather disrupts UK power, flights and roads

Britain suffered power outages and travel disruption Wednesday, with flights delayed because of brief runway closures as adverse weather hit large swathes of the country. More than 73,000 homes were left without power in central and southern English regions through the morning, due to snow and high winds. Western Power Distribution — serving 7.8 million customers… Continue reading “Wintry weather disrupts UK power, flights and roads”

Pennsylvania’s Christmas beyond all expectations

Before the Great Lakes freeze over, they are a source of relatively warm water. In the right conditions, this warmth can be transformed in piles of snow over lakeside cities. This happened with a vengeance this Christmas, nowhere more dramatically than in Erie, Pennsylvania. A “snow emergency” was announced to cover the Christmas period and it… Continue reading “Pennsylvania’s Christmas beyond all expectations”