Archive for the ‘Weather’ Category

Blizzard miss: Meteorologists apologize … some blame climate change.

January 28, 2015

I often ask: ”Do weather forecasters feel guilty accepting their pay?”

Most people would say: “They certainly should”.

After clearing the streets of NYC for “an unprecedented blizzard of epic proportions”, weather forecasters had to eat crow when the snow-that-would-end-the world turned out to be, well, a garden-variety winter snow storm.

At least one weather-dude had the decency to apologize.

According to CNBC:

“Gary Szatkowski, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service’s office in New Jersey, stunned people in the wee hours Tuesday with a heartfelt apology for the blown forecast.”


How did the forecasters get things so wrong?


When’s the Super Bowl? … you may be surprised.

January 27, 2014

Couple of weird things going on with this year’s Super Bowl.




First, the question of when it’s being played.

The odds-on answer is that Denver and Seattle are scheduled to kick off the Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J., at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2.

Notice the words “are scheduled” … that could change


A bad week for global warmers …

January 7, 2014

In 2008, Al Gore boldly declared to a German audience that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.” Source


5 years later, most folks are hoping for a little warming … probably even Al.


It’s had to get too excited about global warming when …


Weather: Make it, don’t just report it.

January 25, 2013

A CEO I worked for used to oft say “ I pay you to make the weather, not just report it.”

I thought it was a clever line … and use it in class … to raise the old expectation’s bar.

Well, apparently former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon and his buddies at Davos heard the same admonition.


According to sources, the Davos leaders are calling for an unprecedented investment of $14 trillion to green the global economy, to stop climate change and to preempt hurricanes.

Here’s more …


When was the last time DC had a “real” snowstorm?

January 11, 2013

First, a definition: anything less than 2 inches doesn’t count as a “real” snow event …

According to the Wash Post, the frequency of 2” snow storms per year has been steadily declining.


And, the answer to the question …


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