A Gulley-Washer: Wild West Weather History

Temperature Blankets–A Fun Way to Chart the Weather

January 23, 2018
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Temperature Blankets–A Fun Way to Chart the Weather

The start of a temperature blanket by Maria Blanco. Photo by Maria Blanco.  When my friend, Maria Blanco, told me she was making a “Temperature Blanket” I was–believe it or not–absolutely thrilled! For weather bugs like me, this is such a fun and exciting idea. I could imagine making such a blanket for a...

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Derechos: Widespread, Curved Windstorms

February 22, 2014
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Derechos: Widespread, Curved Windstorms

      Map of the Right Turn Derecho of  July 12-13, 1995. US Government photo/Public Domain. Derechos are windstorms generally associated with thunderstorms that assume a curved, or bowed shape, producing waves of winds with deadly force! Wind: A blessing and a curse for sailors. Harnessing the wind is the goal of every sailor....

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The Blue Norther of 1948: Prelude to a Deadly Winter

February 24, 2013
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The Blue Norther of 1948: Prelude to a Deadly Winter

The Blue Norther of 1948 was a deadly blizzard that left residents of the American Midwest, particularly Nebraska, stunned by its suddenness and ferocity. Like a curtain dropping between scenes in a play, the Blue Norther is a dramatic weather event that signifies the end of autumn and the beginning of cold winter days....

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Tornado Watch in Colorado

Storm moving in on Severance, Colorado. Photo by D.S. Dollman. For the second time in a month Eastern Colorado is tracking a string of...

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