What's in Store For the 2015 Hurricane Season? WxGeeks Asks The Experts

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 4:02 PM GMT on May 26, 2015

The start of the Atlantic hurricane season is approaching (even though we've already had 1 named storm). If you pay attention at all, you also know that we are in the midst of an El Nino that appears to be strengthening Link). You also probably know that the U.S. has not experienced landfall of a major hurricane in a decade or so (Link).

Minor Rant Alert: It is important in the discussion to keep in mind that "landfalling" storms do not define activity i...

Hurricane seasonal prediction el nino

Updated: 5:32 PM GMT on May 26, 2015

A Weather Geeks Episode Hard To Explain But You'll Be Glad You Watched...

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 9:10 PM GMT on May 21, 2015

Dr. Travis Taylor is a fascinating guy so I can see why he has his own new show 3 Scientists Walk Into A Bar (Link) debuting on The Weather Channel on May 31st. Look at this description:

-Grew up in the heart of Dixie Alley in northern Alabama
-holds 3 masters degrees and 2 phd degrees (in astrophysics, engineering, etc.)
-wrote 16 sci -fi novels
-worked for NASA
-has a black belt
-is a Pilot
-lead singer for for several roc...

15 Ways NASA Earth Science Benefits You That You Don't See

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 6:56 PM GMT on May 15, 2015

As a fresh debate wages about whether NASA should be doing Earth Sciences, 4 things have become apparent to me:

a. Most people haven't read the Space Act that Congress actually passed creating NASA. If so, it clearly gives NASA a mandate to study space and our planet. I wrote about that in the Washington Post Capital Weather Gang recently (Link).

b. There is often a misunderstanding of NASA's Earth Science program. I was a Research Meteorologis...

NASA Earth Science

Updated: 7:35 PM GMT on May 15, 2015

Weather Analytics: What is It and How it Affects Your Life and Our Economy?

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 2:29 PM GMT on May 05, 2015

Consider the following questions........

Do you know what temperature will cause a coffee shop to sell more hot drinks than cold drinks (or vice versa)?

What food product sells the most during hurricane watches in certain big box stores?

Can we optimize energy or healthcare costs based on the weather?

Each of these questions affects day-to-day life (Oh, and we answer them on the show). Yet, there is a powerful wrinkle in...

weather analytics weather and economy

Updated: 2:30 PM GMT on May 05, 2015

NASA's Eyes on Rainstorms, Hurricanes, and Floods

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 5:10 PM GMT on April 30, 2015

Sunday's WxGeeks is really special for me because it is rooted in my professional legacy. Often, viewers are curious about my professional background as a meteorologist. They may know that I am a Professor at the University of Georgia or that I was 2013 President of the American Meteorological Society. But many WxGeeks viewers may not realize that I spent 12 years of my career as a Research Meteorologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. During that time, I de...

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