The Great Blue Norther

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This is a continuation of my series of Historical Weather Events. The Great Blue Norther of November 11, 1911 “If you don’t like the weather, wait fifteen minutes…” The meaning of this often-quoted statement, credited to Will Rogers, is well … Continued

1869 Saxby Gale

The Saxby Gale was the name given to a tropical cyclone which struck eastern Canada’s Bay of Fundy region on the night of October 4–5, 1869. The storm was named for Lieutenant Stephen Martin Saxby, a naval instructor who, based … Continued

First Day of Summer

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The summer solstice occurs (at 6:34pm today) when the tilt of a planet’s semi-axis, in either northern or southern hemispheres, is most inclined toward the star that it orbits. Earth’s maximum axial tilt toward the Sun is 23° 26′. This … Continued

History of NOAA

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AS part of my weather education series I thought I would do a post on NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Previous educational material on my blog posts pertinent to weather may be found on the Weather 101 menu item … Continued

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