Steve Tracton
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Why fall color may peak later than normal in D.C. this year

Why fall color may peak later than normal in D.C. this year

Study finds the timing of leaf appearance the preceding spring plays key role in timing of peak fall color.

Why the U.S. desperately needs weather satellite data from China and Russia, but Congress says no

Why the U.S. desperately needs weather satellite data from China and Russia, but Congress says no

There is a looming gap in satellite data over the Middle East. Data from China and Russia could fill the gap but Congress fears U.S. reliance could pose security risks and introduce the threat of “cyber warfare“.

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.