Archive for February, 2013

Burning Fire Pit Video IS NOT From Russian Meteor Strike

Feb 15, 2013 Comments Off on Burning Fire Pit Video IS NOT From Russian Meteor Strike by

A meteor (or meteorite I think technically) has struck Russia and incredibly there are dozens of amazing videos capturing both the strike and the incredible audio from the sonic boom that followed. Here is a great news article from Russia that has many of these amazing videos: http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/2013/02/14/what-is-happening-in-chelyabinsk/?fb_action_ids=10151298314763807&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map=%7B%2210151298314763807%22%3A273310476132480%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210151298314763807%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D Naturally though, fake videos are also appearing, such […]

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Radar Animation of Rain/Snow Line Approaching Chicago

Feb 07, 2013 Comments Off on Radar Animation of Rain/Snow Line Approaching Chicago by

The new dual pol radar products are fascinating to use. Right now (3:26pm February 7th 2013) there is a changeover from rain to snow occurring across the Chicago area. Normally this is hard to pick up on ordinary reflectivity (right) but using a new dual pol product called the Correlation Coefficient (left), you can actually […]

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Scattered vs Isolated Thunderstorms – What is the Difference?

Feb 03, 2013 4 Comments by

As a weather junkie one of the questions I often get asked is what is the difference between Scattered and Isolated thunderstorms. Though not obvious, there actually is a difference. First and foremost. Scattered vs isolated has NOTHING to do with the intensity or severity of the storms. Anytime thunderstorms are forecast for your area […]

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