7 Innovations Since the Last Time a Major Hurricane Made Landfall in the United States

By Ian Livingston and Brendan Heberton Hurricane Wilma in October 2005 was the last major hurricane to make landfall in the United States. That storm came »

Notes from the Steamboat Weather Summit 2016

Out of dozens of conferences a year I prefer one, the Steamboat Weather Summit. The venue is perfect, obviously. The number and content of speakers are appropriate and broadly based. The members are a perfect blend »

What is the Denver Convergence Vorticity Zone?

The Denver Convergence Vorticity Zone (DCVZ) is a unique mesoscale, terrain-driven feature that occurs east of the Front Range, primarily during the warm season (May-August). The »

Lake-effect Snow Explained

This past week, we have been hit another meteorology buzz term of “Lake-effect Snow” (known in the meteorological community as LES). Buffalo, NY was inundated by »

Winter Comes to a Close

Although the calendar says spring starts today, in the meteorological community spring started March 1st. We consider December, January, and February as the winter months. The »