The Promise of Spring

By: MargieKieper, 6:43 PM GMT on March 22, 2008

We just had nine inches of wet snow in the Minneapolis suburb where I live, so it looks more like a Dr. Zhivago wonderland than anything else, but the temperatures are warm, so there's hope for spring, which came officially at the end of this week.I'm working extreme hours now to complete some research which I will present at the AMS spring meeting on tropical meteorology. This is what I've been doing since leaving the blog, but since the first of the year it's bee...

Checking In Briefly

By: MargieKieper, 2:23 AM GMT on December 11, 2007

Temperatures in my neck of the woods in Minnesota have been below freezing for two weeks straight now. The lowest overnight was -9F, I believe. We have six inches of snow on the ground. And I'm keeping tabs on a subtropical storm in the western NATL. :)Working hard, and making some good progress, regards tropmet.Back to the fireplace and hot chocolate now.

Goodbye, blog!

By: MargieKieper, 4:45 AM GMT on July 08, 2007

This weekend, everyone, especially those in the tropical weather community, is ready to cover their ears and go, "La la la la," or say, "Please, I'll talk about anything -- AMM, AOD, MJO, SAL, SOI, even that George Carlin hippy dippy weatherman * -- anything except what's been in the news. We'd all like a break until Monday.Oh, well. I could write about a wonderful afternoon in the local park eating ice-cold fresh cherries from the cooler while dangling my feet in...

Proenza Likely To Resign

By: MargieKieper, 6:38 PM GMT on July 06, 2007

Even though Friday morning Bill Proenza was saying in news interviews that he would not resign, by Friday afternoon, on a widely-distributed

Updated: 5:10 AM GMT on July 07, 2007

The Storm at the NHC

By: MargieKieper, 5:05 PM GMT on July 04, 2007

Updated: 4:21 AM GMT on July 06, 2007

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