Storm Surge, A Hurricane's Greatest Threat

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 3:46 PM GMT on July 30, 2015

Even though you see reporters blowing in the wind and debris flying down the street during hurricane coverage, the greatest threat is storm surge. If you think back to Hurricane Sandy or Camille, the legacy of storm surge is quite apparent.

We've invited 2 of the top hurricane and storm surge experts in the world to join us on Weather Geeks this Sunday. I like the way Executive Producer and Meteorologist Mike Chesterfield characterizes the guests. He writ...

Updated: 6:11 PM GMT on July 30, 2015

Geeking Out on the Science of El Nino (and Candy Bars too?)

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 12:05 PM GMT on July 21, 2015

I love Kit Kats and Mars Bars. I also live in Atlanta, home base for Coca Cola. Who knew that that companies that make these products would care about weather and climate?

Our guest on Weather Geeks this week did. Dr. Michael Ferrari is Senior Climate Scientist & Director, Climate Services for Agriculture at aWhere Inc (Link). He also worked at Mars and Coca Cola. And if you think about the things that M&M's, Sprite, and Orange Juice are made with, they a...

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Updated: 12:07 PM GMT on July 21, 2015

My thoughts on Mini-Ice Ages, Pluto, and a Weather-Desensitized Nation

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 6:25 PM GMT on July 15, 2015

A couple of things in the weather, climate, and science world caught my eye this week. I just wanted to take a moment to get some thoughts down...

A "weather-ready or weather-desensitized nation". I saw photos the past week of families watching tornadoes in their subdivision (Link) and baseball players standing in major league baseball stadiums as cloud-to-ground lightning flashed about. It made me question, is society desensitized to the dangers of weath...

Updated: 5:28 PM GMT on July 17, 2015

Weather Geeks Turns 1...And Dr. Chuck Doswell Returns

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 10:36 PM GMT on July 07, 2015

Sunday marks the 1-year anniversary of WxGeeks and almost 50 episodes. Wow.

Over the course of the year, we have tried to engage, educate, and respect our viewers by giving them insight on topics of the day in weather and climate. We have agreed, disagreed, and intelligently addressed topics of interest, inspiration, and even discomfort. Along the way, we have proven that viewers will consume science that is not watered down. Through our social media eng...


Updated: 10:37 PM GMT on July 07, 2015

Space Weather: Could a $3 Trillion Disaster Loom?

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 3:09 PM GMT on June 23, 2015

Most people are familiar with the "northern lights' or Aurora Borealis. Heck, they were visible as far south as Georgia recently. As beautiful as they are, that is not why I care about the burgeoning field of "Space Weather."

Some of the top experts in the world say there is not a question of "if" but when concerning a geomagnetic or solar storm event that could result in losses up to $3 trillion. Significant space weather events, like the one we saw earl...

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