climate

The National Climate Assessment: Make it Relatable to Me

“Nobody in Iowa cares about sea level rise.”

Another quote that has resonated with me recently. It’s a call to action to make science stories relatable to people, especially if you are trying to talk about the risks of climate change. The recent National Climate Assessment report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program is trying to do this, and we explore some of its key messages.

The Wonderful World of World Series Weather

Most Major League Baseball games take place in the summer, where temperatures are at their warmest. However, as fall approaches and October baseball commences, the temperatures cool as the bats heat up. We take a look at typical World Series game time conditions at all 30 MLB parks, and provide a brief insight into one of the coldest World Series to date.

Better Know a City Climatology: Nashville, TN

A historical analysis of temperature, precipitation, and snowfall information for the city of Nashville, Tennessee. We look at the warm 2018 summer, and compared it to other years, including an analysis of Cooling Degree Days. The May 2010 heavy precipitation event is also looked at in detail.