Review of June 23 New England Severe Weather Event

By: MAweatherboy1, 1:09 AM GMT on June 27, 2015

Today’s blog entry will be on the severe weather episode that took place in New England on Tuesday, June 23. I will specifically be focusing on Southern New England. I’ll examine what caused the atmosphere to be ripe for storms that day, what potentially limited the event, and I’ll take a detailed look at the storm that spawned a brief, EF0 tornado in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Given that Wrentham is also my hometown, I’ll be sharing my own personal story f...

Commentary on Blanca

By: MAweatherboy1, 1:54 PM GMT on June 04, 2015

Good morning. Today will be another “case study” blog, this time of the tropical variety. I’m going to take an in-depth look at hurricane Blanca, and its intensity fluctuations over the past couple of days. Before the storm even formed, Blanca had high expectations, with impressive model projections and seemingly perfect atmospheric conditions. Indeed, the disturbance 92E that became Blanca developed quickly, and the cyclone intensified steadily into a hur...

Comments on 5/16 Severe Weather Event

By: MAweatherboy1, 11:51 PM GMT on May 17, 2015

Good evening. Today's blog is a bit of a new one for me, a review of yesterday's severe weather event. In their initial Day 1 outlook, the SPC issued a large moderate risk area, spanning through southern Nebraska, central Kansas, and central Oklahoma, with adjacent enhanced risk areas.


Figure 1: SPC Day 1 Convective outlook for 5/16, valid at 12z.

The entire moderate risk was associated with 15% hatched tornado probabilities, a usual ...

2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast

By: MAweatherboy1, 9:03 PM GMT on March 17, 2015

Happy Spring! It’s that time of year again: time for predictions to start being made for the upcoming 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and that is exactly what I’m doing in this entry. Without further ado, I’ll jump right in.
The 2015 Atlantic season will begin on June 1 of this year and run through November 30, with a climatological peak from mid-August through late September, when the vast majority of tropical storms and hurricanes have formed througho...

New England Fall/Winter 2014-2015

By: MAweatherboy1, 10:38 PM GMT on October 17, 2014

Hello all. It's been about two months since I've posted a blog, as I have been busily working through my first semester of college here at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. The tropics are active this evening, with Gonzalo lashing Bermuda, Ana strengthening near Hawaii and a new tropical depression in the East Pacific. This activity is all due in large part to a strong MJO pulse that has moved from the central Pacific and into the Atlantic, sp...

Updated: 10:51 PM GMT on October 17, 2014

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