Advertisement

You are browsing the archive for 2012 July.

30 July 2012

Tulsa Hits 108 Degrees Sunday- Forecast for Wednesday 113!

The temp. at midnight in Tulsa was 95 degrees after a high of 108 on Sunday. The heat goes on and on and on… FYI- the all time record for Tulsa is 116 degrees in the dust bowl August of 1936. From what I see on the numerical models tonight, that record is in jeopardy. Update 1 am EDT Tues. 31 July: Tulsa set an all time record high minimum …

Read More >>

2 Comments/Trackbacks >>


29 July 2012

Great Summer Reading- Two Brilliant Books

A couple of books to recommend that I have enjoyed immensely. One has nothing to do with science, other than the fact that Abraham Lincoln’s opinion of weather forecasters was ( and deservedly so at the time) rather low. Science First: The Magic of Reality Richard Dawkins has produced a fantastically illustrated book for young adults called the Magic of Reality. I say young adults, but I certainly enjoyed it. It’s a must read for …

Read More >>

4 Comments/Trackbacks >>


26 July 2012

Greenland Melt Was Predicted In Advance By Paper Awaiting Publication

The image above is based on data from the Indian Oceansat-2 satellite and shows that on 12 July 2012 virtually all of the Greenland ice sheet surface was melting. The highest point on the ice sheet, Summit at 3,200 meters saw temperatures at 36 degrees! The melt areas can be detected by the albedo of the ice sheet and this can be confirmed by a network of automated surface stations …

Read More >>

3 Comments/Trackbacks >>


24 July 2012

How To Destroy A Scientific Enlightenment- Neil de Grasse Tyson

    ..and this hour long interview from The Science Network (click the image below to watch it):

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


22 July 2012

Climate Expert Dr. Michael Mann Plans Libel Suit Against The National Review

I am amazed at how political beliefs can lead people to say and do really ignorant things. I had a comment this week from someone who complained that it was nearly impossible to get information about climate change from a non political source, and he has a real point. It’s one of the reasons that I started writing this blog and hopefully I have made it a little easier to sort out the politics …

Read More >>

24 Comments/Trackbacks >>


21 July 2012

Why You Can Drink Milk- A Story of Life and Science

  I just ran across this video, and being narrated by one of my fave science communicators Neil de Grasse Tyson, I had to share. It truly is amazing how quickly we evolve as a species. It’s from NOVA Science Now. Kudos to PBS for being the best science broadcaster in America. If you are a young person considering science as a career, pay close attention to what she says …

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


18 July 2012

Death Valley Low of 107 (41.7ºC) Sets Record For The Planet!

The temperature at sunrise in Death Valley on July 12 was 107 degrees. This ties the warmest overnight temperature ever recorded on Earth. Death Valley also holds the record for the hottest ever in America at 134 degrees, just two behind the planet record of 136 (58ºC) in Libya (but far below the 180 degrees last August, in the queue for Dumbo at Disney World ;).) The heat this summer has been nothing less than amazing and …

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


17 July 2012

Dare Mighty Things

Read More >>

4 Comments/Trackbacks >>


14 July 2012

Tornado/Land Spout On The Eastern Shore of Virginia Today

This was probably a water spout over land, but the thunderstorm was very intense and it may have been a regular tornado. The damage was light but there was some power outages and trees down, along with some minor structural damage. The storm formed along the sea-breeze and the local changes in wind direction likely helped to produce the rotation that was stretched vertically by the updraft, and formed the funnel. Notice that the funnel forms in the updraft part …

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


12 July 2012

X-Class Solar Flare Today Was Facing Earth. Major Geomagnetic Storm Possible

Late word from NASA this evening is that the X 1.4 solar flare today IS headed in our direction, and may produce a moderate to severe geomagnetic storm on Saturday when it arrives. It may produce auroras Saturday down to a latitude of 35 degrees! There is also a significant risk for geostationary satellites and cross polar flights will likely be impacted as well due to HF radio blackouts and some minor radiation risk. The flare produced a notable CME that will take …

Read More >>

3 Comments/Trackbacks >>