Steve Tracton
Capital Weather Gang

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Time to walk the walk: Weather Service must hasten effort to communicate forecast uncertainty

The National Weather Service has been frustratingly slow in taking on the communication of forecast uncertainty as a standard practice.

65 inches to 2 in under five miles: Buffalo’s incredible lake effect snow gradient

65 inches to 2 in under five miles: Buffalo’s incredible lake effect snow gradient

The incredible symmetry and sharp boundaries of the event, and the stubborn persistence of the factors contributing to its severity have turned this week’s lake effect snow storm into one for the ages.

65 inches to 2 in under five miles: Buffalo’s incredible lake effect snow gradient

65 inches to 2 in under five miles: Buffalo’s incredible lake effect snow gradient

The incredible symmetry and sharp boundaries of the event, and the stubborn persistence of the factors contributing to its severity have turned this week’s lake effect snow storm into one for the ages.

This week’s king tides provide a glimpse into our high-water future

This week’s king tides provide a glimpse into our high-water future

These particularly high tides are not only an incredible nuisance for coastal communities, but also exemplify the unavoidable challenges we face in coming decades.