30 Inch Hype: Don't Believe it!
Over the past few days, many have been asking about a 30 inch blizzard next week. My advice to you, is please don't believe it. Many of these blizzard rumors have roots in amateur weather facebook/twitter pages that just post whichever model produces the most snow. Most of these pages are created by those who do not have a degree in meteorology and just like the weather. Every operational forecaster on our staff (including the social media department) have either bachelor's or master's degrees in meteorology and that's why you will NOT find this storm currently mentioned in our media.
November 17th Severe Weather Outbreak: An In-Depth Look
Top Weather Events of 2013
Another whole year of weather has come and gone, and now that 2013 is officially in the books we thought it would be a good time to look back on some of the more extreme weather events. This past year certainly did have its fair share of active weather, not only here in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, but across the nation and even the world. Below we will highlight some of the most significant weather events of 2013.
Mid-Winter Report Card
Well the winter of 2013-2014 is just about at its half-way point. Meteorological winter is considered to be December, January and February; although winter weather will often linger into at least the first half of March. Based on the definition of meteorological winter the mid-point would be January 15th. With this in mind, I was curious how this winter "stacks up" so far. I'm sure anyone can tell you that this winter is off to a fast, very active start; all areas in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic have already seen several snow and ice events along with outbreaks of brutal cold.
WeatherWorks Storm Alert Service
With the threat for significant snow Thursday and Friday in the Northeast, many snow "predictions" have been thrown out from just a few inches to a foot or more. Imagine if your company could have 24/7 consultation with a meteorologist specifically covering your region to clarify reality from fantasy? WeatherWorks provides just that with our Storm Alert service.
Introducing Our Staff, Part 4
The next employee I would like to introduce is Christina Speciale. After graduating from Rutgers with her B.S. in meteorology in 2011, Christina started working at WeatherWorks immediately after and is marking her 2nd year with us. Christina helps with many different departments including, data and stats, social media, publications, and of course forecasting. I asked Christina a few questions about weather and some other interesting topics:
1. What sparked your interest in meteorology?
Introducing Our Staff, Part 3
For this next staff interview, we’ll be focusing on another more recently hired employee, Matt Potter. Matt began at Weatherworks in August of 2012. Born in one of my favorite cities to pronounce, Worcester, MA, he has since spent most of his life since in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Matt has received his B.S. degree in Meteorology from Millersville where he also graduated Cum Laude back in 2010. More recently, Matt received his M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Albany in August 2012.
I sat down with Matt and asked him a few general questions: