Tropical Storm Bret: One For The Fishes

Bret certainly put residents of the Atlantic Seaboard on notice that the hurricane season is alive and well. However in this case most will see it as fortunate that this is a storm for the fishes. The tropical storm is now well east of FL...

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Bret slowly strengthening this morning

Bret was located just northwest of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas at 5am this morning. He is slowly getting his act together with 50 mph max sustained winds. This was found through direct observation by Hurricane Hunter Aircraft. With this said the big question...

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Tropical Season Heating Up In the Atlantic

It appears the Atlantic is finally beginning to awaken as this afternoon the second tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. The system has developed as of 5pm Eastern Time just north of the Bahamas. It is likely the system will become Tropical Storm...

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The Worst Heat Index

It is July, and of course with the arrival of mid summer comes the heat and humidity across much of the US (Especially from the Plains eastward). When it is hot and humid you will often hear meteorologists refer to the heat index.  The heat...

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Hurricane: It only takes one

As we head toward the heart of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season we are often reminded by media outlets of the predictions. Most focus on how many storms there will be and how many major hurricanes can we expect (category 3 or higher). While these...

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Fighting Wildfires – A Quick Look

There is no question 2011 has already seen wildfires make the headlines. In particular The Wallow Fire in Arizona (still ongoing but closer to being contained) set the record as the state’s largest in recorded history. With this in mind I decided to take a...

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