Could Temperature Explain Deflate-Gate?

Posted: November 2, 2015, 3:51 pm by mikem

If you're an NFL fan, it seems you can never watch a pre-game show, go on social media, or read a newspaper without a mention of deflate-gate. I know it's an old story, but can deflated footballs used by the Patriots in the AFC Championship game last year have a relation to the game time temperature? 

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Snow Removal Contracts Start Here.

Posted: August 6, 2015, 8:39 am by mikem

 

How many of you have been staring at the computer screen, numerous excel sheets, and looking at last year’s snow removal contract, wondering where to begin with the new season’s bids? The 2014-15 winter was above normal from Chicago to the Northeast, with even historic snowfall in New England. Should these extremes be accounted for this year? It’s been said ‘knowledge is power’, and a snowfall history or climatology is the place to begin when creating snow removal contracts.

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Straight Line vs Tornadic Winds

Posted: July 7, 2015, 9:59 am by mikem

During the spring and summer, severe weather rolls through a particular region, creates wind damage and depending on the severity, many may call the storm a tornado. But was it? When there is no striking funnel seen due to rain or the storm occurs at night, it can be hard to tell the difference between straight line winds and a tornado. In this instance, we cannot be fully confident a tornado has occurred until the National Weather Service sends a survey team to investigate, but meteorologists can help determine the difference using weather radar and experience.

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Volcanic Eruptions and Climate

Posted: April 24, 2015, 11:20 am by mikem
Pinatubo eruption in 1991. Photo courtesy of the US Geological Survey.
 

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Weather in Social Media

Posted: April 7, 2015, 9:14 am by mikem

Social media is everywhere.  From Facebook and Twitter to Pintrest and Snapchat, millions of people are communicating on these social networks daily. Weather has not escaped this social boom. Everywhere you look on these platforms you'll find people liking, sharing, and commenting on weather media like snowfall forecasts, blogs, photos and videos. For a meteorologist, all of this weather sharing is fantastic!

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Benefit from Storm Alerts this Spring & Summer

Posted: March 9, 2015, 7:07 am by mikem

As the harsh winter comes to an end, many are wondering if this year’s summer weather will be as severe as the winter. Prepare yourself with our personalized warm season Storm Alert service! The first question always asked is… what advantage would your OWN private weather service provide during the summer? I’m going to keep this short and sweet and give you the top 2 reasons why Storm Alerts will allow you to gain an extra edge on your competition.

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Winter Outlook 2014 - 2015

Posted: October 14, 2014, 3:40 pm by mikem

We all remember last year's record setting winter with seemingly endless piles of snow. Our meteorologists worked around the clock creating Storm Alerts and analyzing Certified Snowfall Totals™ as major Northeast cities accumulated a snowfall surplus of 15 - 30+ inches. In fact, Philadelphia recorded their 2nd snowiest winter of all time with 68.0" and New York's Central Park finished with 57.4", the 5th snowiest.

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Winter Outlook Upcoming!

Posted: October 8, 2014, 1:07 pm by mikem

By now you've probably heard plenty of rumors about the upcoming winter - "the farmer's almanac says"..."I saw on facebook that"... "the caterpillar was really dark"... Next week, all the hear say will either be proved or disproved as our full Winter Outlook will be released.

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Will Halloween be a Trick or Treat?

Posted: October 8, 2014, 12:36 pm by mikem

Is it really October already?? That means getting all those pumpkins carved and finding costumes to impress our friends (I’m going as Iron Man this year). Seriously through, it is also time for making those final preparations for winter. In addition, rumors have already been stirring that we are going to have an early snow event this year (considering there were some wet snowflakes in Illinois and Indiana back on October 4th). So after looking at all the guidance and discussing with our long range expert, here is your end of October/Halloween outlook.

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Full Winter Outlook Upcoming!

Posted: October 6, 2014, 11:40 am by mikem

By now you've probably heard plenty of rumors about the upcoming winter - "the farmer's almanac says"..."I saw on facebook that"... "the caterpillar was really dark"... Next week, all the hear say will either be proved or disproved as our full Winter Outlook will be released.

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