In this post we go over degree days, including the definition from the American Meteorological Society, its application to the recent Cherry Blossom bloom in Washington DC, and official HDD values for the 2018-2019 winter season.
The arrival of spring means that snowfall has or is about to melt in most of the United States. In this post, we look back at the 2018-2019 season to see how much snow fell, and if it was considered “snowier” than normal or not.
With 2018 over, it’s time to look back and see how weather stations stacked up against their period of record. This is an update to the temperature and rainfall characteristics analyzed before the year was over.
A historical analysis of temperature, precipitation, and snowfall information for the city of Phoenix, Arizona. We look at the entire 2018 year against its climatology, and also take a look at the wet month of October 2018.
How are weather stations stacking up against its period of record for 2018? Last week we looked at precipitation. This week we will examine the temperature of the United States. Are we on pace for another record warm year? Or has cold in the northern US region changed the overall results. We explore the data in this post.
How are weather stations stacking up against its period of record for 2018? How many stations are having their wettest season, before the year is even over? How many stations are close to being wettest? We answer all of these questions in our first part of “2018 in Review”
The Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City has been around since 1924, rain or shine. How many times did it shine, and how many times did it rain (or even snow?). We answer these questions using the official NYC weather station in Central Park, which has observed parade weather since its inception.
Hail is a common problem within thunderstorms, and can harm both life and property. Here we explore the location and severity of hail using a 60+ year climatology of reports. We dissect the locations of hail, including an analysis of size and season.
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.
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.
The official tropical cyclone season is from June 1st to November 30th, yet the peak of hurricane season occurs 10 days after the seasons halfway point. Why is this? Tropical cyclone data as far back as 1851 help answer this question.
Have you ever wondered which of the 32 NFL stadiums have the nicest weather days? This hard-hitting post tries to answer this question using weather and climate data.
A historical analysis of temperature, precipitation, and snowfall climatology for the city of St. Louis, Missouri. A brief breakdown of the 2012 Heat Wave is also provided.