The Human Element of a Weather Forecast

Being a meteorologist is a difficult job some days. Usually, it’s an academic problem: Trying to decide between two weather forecast models, gnashing your teeth over a couple degrees on a forecast, adding a chance »

The Importance of Shortwave Troughs and How to Identify Them

With the severe weather season upon us, I thought I would revisit and update an old post I wrote before joining Weather5280. Shortwave troughs are features »

Comments on Last Week

85 degrees. That’s the temperature swing we saw between last Sunday’s high of 71° and Thursday morning’s low of -14° at Denver International »

The Making of a Weather Forecast Headline

These days a lot of thought goes into social media messaging and news headlines, but maybe not enough. While the ultimate goal is often to generate »