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Capital Weather Gang Archive: News & Notes

A new view of weather and climate

I recently toured a unique art show in Seattle, which opened during the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The show, presented by the AMS and EcoArts Connections, offers new ways to engage with weather and climate information. It features not only your typical depictions of weather, such as cloud photographs, but also extremely imaginative representations of weather and climate phenomena, including a homemade and functional weather station comprised of blown glass and mixed media.

By Andrew Freedman  | February 18, 2011; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Cloud streets, Hawaii calls, Commutageddon, communication, and climate change

There have been lots of interesting and entertaining weather and climate nuggets in the news the last few days, too many to write about as individual items. So here is an aggregation of them for your reading pleasure...

By Jason Samenow  | February 16, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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The winter the Arctic shifted south

Between the Chicago blizzard, and the parade of east coast snowstorms that have dropped so much snow on the northeast that local news coverage in southern New England of late has been dominated by reports of roof collapses, this is certainly shaping up to be a winter to remember. Yet for a key region of the globe, it's actually proving to be a remarkably warm winter so far, which, believe it or not, may help explain why it's been so cold and snowy in the U.S

By Andrew Freedman  | February 7, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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At weather expo, top snow expert shares views

At the American Meteorological Society annual meeting in Seattle, the crowd of top weather and climate scientists has been buzzing about the potential East Coast storm event. Today I caught up with one of the foremost experts on winter weather forecasting, Dr. Louis Uccellini, to get his take on the situation. In addition to getting his thoughts on the forecast, I also asked him why the computer models have struggled to agree on projections for several winter storms so far this season, especially compared to last winter.

By Andrew Freedman  | January 25, 2011; 7:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Blizzard blasts coastal cities from Va. to Mass.

The powerful nor'easter that largely bypassed Washington delivered one of the most punishing blows in years to many coastal locations from southeastern Virginia and Maryland to coastal New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Snowfall amounts were most impressive in parts of New Jersey, where a persistent band of very heavy snow set up late yesterday afternoon and barely budged for much of the night. The result: around two feet in many parts of the "Garden State."

By Andrew Freedman  | December 27, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Freak pattern brings Europe record cold & snow

One of the things that makes tracking the weather so interesting is that even though conditions may be boring where you live, they're bound to be extreme somewhere else. The 2010-2011 meteorological winter (which started Dec. 1) has been no exception to this rule so far. Although Washington hasn't seen any "Snowmageddon"-style storms so far this winter, Europe has been slammed by relentless assaults of bitter cold and heavy snowfalls. So what has been causing this freak winter weather onslaught in Europe, and the colder-than-average conditions in much of the eastern U.S., including Washington?

By Andrew Freedman  | December 20, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Climate change can be a conversation killer, Andrew Freedman , December 8, 2010
Omaha baseball team re-named "Storm Chasers", Jason Samenow , November 16, 2010
TWC says live weather coverage still comes first , Andrew Freedman , October 28, 2010
Weather Channel to reduce weather coverage, Andrew Freedman , October 26, 2010
Is new global warming poll cause for despair?, Andrew Freedman , October 18, 2010
Hansen projects hottest year on record... in 2012, Andrew Freedman , October 5, 2010
Katrina: A lesson in risk mismanagement, Andrew Freedman , August 30, 2010
Relentless heat wave roasts Russia, Andrew Freedman , August 9, 2010
Hot weather records falling left and right, Andrew Freedman , August 3, 2010
NASA eyeballs glacial melt in Greenland, Andrew Freedman , July 12, 2010
Thinking cool thoughts during the heat wave, Andrew Freedman , July 6, 2010
Newspapers retract faulty climate reporting, Andrew Freedman , June 30, 2010
Arctic sea ice melting unusually fast, Andrew Freedman , June 22, 2010
String of floods raise climate change questions, Andrew Freedman , June 15, 2010
Revolving doors in TV Weather, Jason Samenow , May 25, 2010
2010 on track for warmest year on record, Andrew Freedman , May 18, 2010
News & Notes: An Earth day mishmash, Jason Samenow , April 22, 2010
Iceland volcano unlikely to cause global cooling, Andrew Freedman , April 19, 2010
Why is climate change more popular online?, Andrew Freedman , April 15, 2010
TV weathermen should re-think climate coverage, Andrew Freedman , April 5, 2010
Geoengineering 'fixes' help us view climate change, Andrew Freedman , March 29, 2010
D.C.'s winter was cold, but the globe stayed toasty, Andrew Freedman , March 15, 2010
How to calm the climate science confidence crisis, Andrew Freedman , March 9, 2010
Meteorological bomb explodes over New England, Andrew Freedman , March 1, 2010
Hurricane study unites formerly divided experts, Andrew Freedman , February 23, 2010
'Snowmageddon' name traced back to CWG reader, Andrew Freedman , February 19, 2010
Expert: Blizzards "consistent with" climate change, Andrew Freedman , February 14, 2010
Help CWG name the potential storm, Andrew Freedman , February 3, 2010
Farewell to Mt. Washington's wind record, Andrew Freedman , January 28, 2010
El Niño-linked weather arrives with a vengeance, Andrew Freedman , January 26, 2010
2009 saw erosion of clarity on climate, Andrew Freedman , December 29, 2009
A climate of mixed expectations in Copenhagen, Andrew Freedman , December 14, 2009
The snowy legend of Dec. 5 continues, Andrew Freedman , December 7, 2009
Expert: E-mails show perils of 'activist' science, Andrew Freedman , December 4, 2009
Scientist: Consensus withstands climate e-mail flap, Andrew Freedman , December 1, 2009
Climate scientist criticizes skeptics, press, Andrew Freedman , November 24, 2009
Science historian reacts to hacked climate e-mails, Andrew Freedman , November 23, 2009
Australian PM unloads on 'climate skeptics', Andrew Freedman , November 10, 2009
Remarkable fall storm showed links to El Niño, Andrew Freedman , November 3, 2009
Global warming poll finds puzzling trend, Andrew Freedman , October 26, 2009
For climate activists, '350' is a call to action, Andrew Freedman , October 21, 2009
Record Cold Exposes Climate Misconceptions, Andrew Freedman , October 14, 2009
Another Slapshot in Climate 'Hockey Stick' Faceoff, Andrew Freedman , October 5, 2009
Wear a Condom... Save the Planet?, Andrew Freedman , September 29, 2009
Obama Needs to Give a Climate Speech - ASAP, Andrew Freedman , September 1, 2009
Climate Change and the Scary Jellyfish Scourge, Andrew Freedman , August 3, 2009
Summer 2009: Northwest Sizzles, Texas Withers, Andrew Freedman , July 31, 2009
A Cool Summer Here, But Not Everywhere, Andrew Freedman , July 22, 2009
University Release Misleads Media on Climate, Andrew Freedman , July 20, 2009
Hearing Today on Controversial Flight Safety Plan, Andrew Freedman , July 16, 2009
Weather Channel Launches New Morning Show, Andrew Freedman , July 13, 2009
Think Tank Reverses Course on Climate Lobbying, Andrew Freedman , June 18, 2009
VORTEX2 Turns Heads in Tornado Alley, Andrew Freedman , June 15, 2009
MIT Climate Study Garners More Attention, Andrew Freedman , May 21, 2009
Renaming Climate Change - Does it Matter?, Andrew Freedman , May 18, 2009
Scientists Suggest Re-framing Emissions Goals, Andrew Freedman , May 11, 2009
Social Science Uncovering New Climate Angles, Andrew Freedman , April 20, 2009
Climate Extreme Reporting Presents Challenges, Andrew Freedman , April 13, 2009
NY Times Climate Story Stirs Controversy, Andrew Freedman , March 30, 2009
Bob Ryan Challenged to Climate Change Debate, Andrew Freedman , March 17, 2009
Heartland Institute Criticizes CWG's Climate Post, Andrew Freedman , March 16, 2009
Weather Channel Founder Talks Climate 'Scam', Andrew Freedman , February 20, 2009
2008 Was Warm, But Coolest Since 2001, Andrew Freedman , January 21, 2009
Ex-Bush Official Lautenbacher Joins AccuWeather, Andrew Freedman , December 18, 2008
Hotel Savings a Reason to Root for Cold, Dan Stillman , December 14, 2008
Where Will Obama Lead NOAA?, Andrew Freedman , December 8, 2008
Solid Start to Mid-Atlantic Ski Season, Dan Stillman , December 5, 2008
Politico Falls Into Climate Coverage Trap, Andrew Freedman , December 2, 2008
Weather Channel Cuts Earn Mixed Reviews, Andrew Freedman , November 24, 2008
NBC Fires Weather Channel Environmental Unit , Andrew Freedman , November 21, 2008
The Candidates on Climate Change Science, Andrew Freedman , October 6, 2008
Stormy Science: Hurricanes and Climate Change, Andrew Freedman , September 16, 2008
Freedman: Weather Almanacs Grapple with Warming, Andrew Freedman , September 15, 2008
Freedman: In-flight Magazines and Polar Bears, Andrew Freedman , August 11, 2008
Local Weather Conference: July 18-19, Ian Livingston , July 13, 2008
Gas Pains: A Perfect Storm?, Steve Scolnik , June 3, 2008
Bangladesh's Example for a Post-Nargis World, Andrew Freedman , May 14, 2008
Freedman: Sale May Improve The Weather Channel, Andrew Freedman , April 14, 2008
Freedman: The Price of Al Gore's Climate Battle, Andrew Freedman , April 7, 2008
Freedman: Climate Change Low on Public Agenda, Andrew Freedman , March 31, 2008
News & Notes: Southeast Tornado Outbreak, Jason Samenow , March 15, 2008
News & Notes: Atlanta Tornado and More, Jason Samenow , March 15, 2008
News & Notes: Wind, Ohio Snow & Bob Ryan, Jason Samenow , March 9, 2008
Freedman: To Be Renovated, Andrew Freedman , March 3, 2008
Watch Out: Weather Warnings Could Change, Dan Stillman , February 29, 2008
News & Notes: Md. Snow, Va. Ice, D.C. Q&A, Dan Stillman , February 27, 2008
News & Notes: Freedman Moves to Monday, Jason Samenow , February 24, 2008
Freedman: Super Tuesday Spin, Andrew Freedman , February 7, 2008
Phony Airline Weather Delays?, Jamie Jones , January 24, 2008
News & Notes: Geek me out!, Steve Scolnik , January 8, 2008
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