Welcome to my blog and the AccuWeather.com Weather Community. As you will see in our community section soon, we are actively working on a number of ways to interact with you, our worldwide audience, and have you report the weather to us.
It's hard to say right now what exactly this blog will cover -- but that's somewhat up to you, so let me know what you want to see.
For now, I'll let you know what's going on in... 1.) The weather, 2.) Here at AccuWeather, and at WeatherMatrix (which some of you may know me from), 3.) The Community (that's y'all), and 4.) My Mind.
The (lofty) goal is to make this page the place where, if I may create a trite slogan, you put your finger on the pulse of weather.
The damage from the Moore, Okla., tornado of May 20, 2013, is incredible. These radar loops show the immensity of the tragic storm.
When I saw that Google had created a 30-year satellite time-lapse of Earth, I knew where the most impressive weather-related animations would be.
Whatever you call them -- "Ice Needling," "Ice Surges," or "Ice Shoves," or "Ice Heaves" -- a phenomenon that I first blogged about in 2009 is back -- with a vengeance!
17 years ago on this date, while I was taking my freshman exams at UNCA, a "cut-off" low was rumored to dump 57" of snow at nearby Mount Pisgah... but is that reading reliable?
Tornado reports and warnings are down for 2013 so far, and the last 12 months, but what about severe-thunderstorm-warned areas and lightning strikes?
The last two weeks have featured no less than four storm days, one with four storms, here in Central Pennsylvania and I've taken some neat pictures.