Tuesday, September 2, 2014

La Niña and Our Weather



Pretty winter day
Many times, the weatherman will mention that our storms or lack of storms is because of La Niña or El Niño. These are weather patterns that can affect the weather around the world including the United States. Both La Niña and El Niño occur when there are certain changes in the temperature of the Pacific Ocean along the equator.


Understanding these different weather patterns and looking back, weatherman can forecast possible severe weather, storms and droughts for the next year. This helps farmers and ranchers and everyone else anticipate how the next season might be. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Wild Weather of Colorado

Growing up in Colorado and watching the weather for as long as I can remember has been a lot of fun. Eastern Colorado has all types of wild weather to watch and be a part of. Eastern Colorado had four distinct seasons, sometimes all in the same day which makes for some great storm watching and weather memories. As a native of Colorado, I have written about a few of the more memorable storms that I have been through and a few weather events that were before my time.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Mysterious Marfa Lights


The mysterious Marfa lights only occur at night in a remote area of southwest Texas near the town of Marfa. They don’t occur every night or every month, but sporadically people will see balls of light floating off of the ground. Scientist have even camped out to see if they can find out what causes them. Some skeptics say they are just a form of mirage and others say that the Earth forms them.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Year of Severe Weather



One of the worst years for severe weather was 2011, which saw some of the most severe weather that the United States has seen in decades. The severe weather ranged from a Midwest blizzard to some of the deadliest tornadoes in US history to devastating droughts, heat and wildfires.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Amazing Facts About Cold Fronts

Cold fronts can cause amazing and drastic weather changes. When a cold front passes through your location, you can smell and feel the change. Sometimes a cold front will bring in a dust storm with high winds or even a blizzard with a temperature drop of 40 degrees. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Facts of Global Warming

There is a great deal of debate about global warming and climate change and it seems it is more political than scientific at times. This makes it hard to know the real facts when politicians get in the way of real science. It is important for all of us to understand global warming so we can make informed decisions. Is global warming man-made or just a cycle of the Earth. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

How to Know the Temperature by Counting Cricket Chirps

It is a warm summer evening and the crickets are out chirping all night long. By counting the number of cricket chirps you can actually figure out what the current temperature is. Learn how you can find out the current temperature just by counting cricket chirps using a simple formula.