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Weather and Sunspots

What can analyzing sunspots tell us about the future weather?

Image of the sun, courtesy of NASA.   As we head through fall and into winter, the importance of two oscillations in the Northern hemisphere increase dramatically. Namely, the Arctic Oscillation...
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First Measurable Snow

When does the first accumulating snow fall in the Northeast? How about the earliest?

**Above is a NASA satellite image from the October 2011 snow event** Now that we are well into October, many in the Northeast are busy preparing for the upcoming winter season. In fact, places in the...
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What is "Normal" Weather?

With so many extremes the last few years, find out what "normal" is in the Northeast.

Above left: Plantsville, CT after the February 8, 2013 Blizzard. Above Right: Satellite Image of Hurricane Sandy. Credit: NOAA The Summer of 2013 was a wet one and meteorologists often explained how...
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The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

Before Sandy, this storm was the benchmark for New England  weather disasters...

Today marks the 75-year anniversary of the landfall of one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever impact New England. Back in 1938, what is now known as the “Great New England Hurricane” barreled ashore with an estimated forward speed of 60 mph. The storm first moved over Suffolk Cou...

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Weather & the Seaside Fire

What role did weather play in the disastrous Seaside Boardwalk Fire?

In less than a year’s time since Sandy tore through Seaside Heights, yet another disaster has struck the area. This time it wasn’t directly weather related, but the atmospheric conditions definitely magnified the disaster. Let’s discover how weather played an important role in t...

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