Looking Up

By: Bogon, 9:48 PM GMT on June 30, 2014

Once in a while I like to pick a word, one that I think I know perfectly well, and look it up in the dictionary. Sometimes I discover that it doesn't mean exactly what I thought it did. Sometimes the history of the word (its etymology) is at variance with its current meaning. Today I looked up 'summer'.

Guess what? It means summer, the season between spring and fall. Apparently it has meant that for a long time. It is a very old word. Etymologists ...

Summer

Updated: 7:19 PM GMT on July 03, 2014

Waxing Warmer

By: Bogon, 4:09 AM GMT on May 04, 2014

Since February this blog featured a polar projection of snow cover in the northern hemisphere. In my part of the world that view is no longer germane. Except on high mountains all the snow and ice are confined north of the forty-fifth parallel. In the eastern hemisphere frozen stuff has retreated north of sixty degrees. Only in Canada around Hudson Bay does snow linger south of that latitude. Folks in Labrador are still waiting for spring. It may be a long wai...

Forecasting Tropics

Updated: 7:18 PM GMT on June 24, 2014

Countervailing Trend

By: Bogon, 9:59 PM GMT on February 19, 2014

It's seventy degrees (21°C) outside my window this afternoon. The back door stands ajar.

Last night we had a thunderstorm. The rain washed away whatever remained of last week's snow. Even in the shadows it has melted by now. Only in parking lots and street corners, where plows piled snow high as my head, do signs of winter linger. Under the circumstances I deem that it's time to retire the "Trending Snowy" blog. Current signs and portents point ...

Winter Weather Spring

Updated: 11:21 PM GMT on April 16, 2014

Trending Snowy

By: Bogon, 11:10 AM GMT on January 21, 2014

A month has passed since the winter solstice. Days are lengthening again, but meanwhile it has been getting colder. Heat still radiates away faster than it comes in. The snow line creeps southward.



In the southeastern states snow chances improve in late winter. The air and ground remain cold as warmth and moisture begin to return. In midwinter it's too cold for big snow. All the moisture is frozen.

In the North Carolina mounta...

Winter Weather

Updated: 10:13 PM GMT on February 14, 2014

Cycles: Rise and Fall

By: Bogon, 3:19 PM GMT on October 25, 2013

Well, here it is, the long awaited new blog header. This one introduces a new season. We might still get a hurricane or two, but this year's travestied tropical tedium is dead to me. If the Atlantic Ocean suddenly sloshes over with tropical doom, I might make time for a comment or two, but otherwise I'm done. For the latest in juicy tropical gossip check back next year.

Fall

Last night (Wednesday, 10/23) was when autumn arrived in the Dry...

Howdy Climate Change Autumn Sports Politics

Updated: 3:28 AM GMT on October 26, 2013

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