There was a great example this morning (hat tip: Derek Wanner) of NEXRAD Radar "Ducting" (which I have blogged about before) in the southern Chesapeake Bay, and I used three different AccuWeather.com radar products to explore it. A quick check of MapSpace confirmed the strong signatures where the radar beam bounced down from the atmosphere and hit the land:
Then, using our Bing Interactive Radar, I realized that not only did the anomalous propagation trace the contour of the land, it even traced the outline of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, an engineering wonder that I visited in 2008.
I was hoping that the Velocity data from RadarPlus might show the speed of the cars, as the Chicago radar once did, but it generally interpreted the velocity of the bridge as zero (which is good for the vehicles driving on it).
For more examples, the science behind it, and other radar anomalies, read my blog entry "Anomalies: Radar Bloom, Ducting Explained."
The USGS has released hundreds of thousands of aerial photos taken after Hurricane Matthew from Florida to the Carolinas- here are examples and instructions.
The four-day barrage of storms hitting the Pacific Northwest did a lot of damage. But if you believe AccuWeather.com readers, it never happened. I delve into why.
I said last night on Twitter: "Bermuda, I hope you're ready for Hurricane Nicole." What was a Cat 2 is now a Cat 4!
Hurricane Matthew is no more as of Sunday afternoon, but the flooding from the storm will continue as rivers rise. Here's a summary of the "greatest hits" from the storm:
Hurricane Matthew is making his closest approach to the Florida Coast this morning and there is hyperbole on both ends of the media scale.
Hurricane Matthew has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm and is on its way to an unprecedented bounce up the southeast U.S. coast.