Steve Tracton
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Robin invasion: Red-breasted birds no longer a harbinger of spring

Robin invasion: Red-breasted birds no longer a harbinger of spring

I was extremely surprised to have a flock of red-breasted singing robins appear outside my condo in Southwest D.C. this week.

Change in jet stream may portend another winter of extreme storms

Change in jet stream may portend another winter of extreme storms

The configuration of the jet stream has changed since the turn of the century, and may be linked to an apparent increase in extreme, high impact winter weather events.

The scary Halloween solar storm of 2003: a warning for today’s space weather

The scary Halloween solar storm of 2003: a warning for today’s space weather

Ten years ago, the sun provided an unexpected extra dimension to the tricks and treats of Halloween.

Summer 2013 weather extremes tied to extraordinarily unusual polar jet stream

Summer 2013 weather extremes tied to extraordinarily unusual polar jet stream

The behavior and configuration of the polar jet stream this summer was rare and mind-boggling.