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What You Need to See to Understand Blizzard ‘Nemo’

What You Need to See to Understand Blizzard ‘Nemo’

The blizzard is also pulling in an extraordinary amount of moisture, which is consistent with recent trends in the Northeast toward more frequent 1-day precipitation extremes during the cold season, including heavy snowstorms. … Read More

Blizzard of 2013 Brings Another Threat: Coastal Flooding

Blizzard of 2013 Brings Another Threat: Coastal Flooding

Sea levels are rising worldwide due to warming ocean temperatures, melting polar ice caps, and sinking land masses, along with other factors. Higher sea levels provide a higher launching pad for storm surges from hurricanes and nor’easters, making it possible for relatively weak storms to cause damage. In Boston, the top five highest storm tides, w… Read More

Threat Of Upcoming Blizzard Seen Through 6 Images

Threat Of Upcoming Blizzard Seen Through 6 Images

The blockbuster snowstorm headed for southern New England beginning on Friday is expected to unleash a potentially crippling amount of snow in some areas, perhaps greater than two feet. Due to the combination of high winds and heavy snow, blizzard warnings have been issued from Maine to Long Island, including Boston, Hartford, Providence, and New Y… Read More

Life-Threatening Blizzard Poised to Strike New England

Life-Threatening Blizzard Poised to Strike New England

A life-threatening and historic blizzard that could rank among the top 10 snowstorms on record in southern New England is poised to plaster the region this weekend with snow that will be measured in feet rather than inches. The storm could also cause major coastal flooding and produce hurricane force wind gusts, forecasters said.… Read More

Historic, Crippling Blizzard May Strike New England

Historic, Crippling Blizzard May Strike New England

Early February is a notorious time of year for bringing major storms to New England, with the benchmark storm, known as the Blizzard of ‘78, occurring 35 years ago this week. That storm caused damaging coastal flooding, dumped well over 2 feet of snow in Massachusetts, and trapped many people in their cars. In Boston, 27.1 inches of snow fell, in… Read More

Deadly Georgia Tornado First in a Record 220 Days

Deadly Georgia Tornado First in a Record 220 Days

The tornadoes were part of a three-day outbreak of severe weather associated with a sprawling storm system that brought spring-like temperatures and humidity to the Midwest and East Coast, along with howling winds on Wednesday night into Thursday. Winds gusted as high as 81 mph in Massachusetts, and topped 60 mph in New York City, where scattered p… Read More

Research Spawns Stunning Hurricane Sandy Animations

Research Spawns Stunning Hurricane Sandy Animations

Mel Shapiro, an atmospheric scientist who studies how tropical storms and hurricanes transition into powerful extratropical storm systems, recently produced a series of astonishing animated visualizations showing the inner workings of Sandy as the storm moved up the Eastern Seaboard and eventually made landfall on the evening of Oct. 29. … Read More

Risks of Hurricane Sandy-like Surge Events Rising

Risks of Hurricane Sandy-like Surge Events Rising

Timothy M. Hall, a climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, and Adam Sobel, a researcher at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Observatory, set out to investigate how common Hurricane Sandy’s impact angle was under static climate conditions. Given that global average temperatures are rising, their findings supp… Read More