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Month: October 2017

How Hurricanes Get their Names

How Hurricanes Get their Names

This hurricane season has proven to be an intense one, with several major hurricanes causing destruction across the Southeast and the Caribbean. The remnants of one hurricane, Ophelia, even caused damage in several western European countries. With names like Ophelia and Philippe, one might wonder how hurricanes get their names to begin with. The short answer is that we name hurricanes to avoid confusion in forecasting and warning and that the names are chosen by the United Nations. If you…

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Halloween forecast for Reno

Halloween forecast for Reno

Nevada Day is here and that means Halloween is right around the corner. As you head out for Halloween-related activities for the next few days, expect dry conditions and near-average temperatures. We will be leaving the month with dropping temperatures as winds in the upper atmosphere shift to bring cooler air south out of Canada. But enough of that here’s what the evenings have in store for activities this weekend and on Halloween. Friday evening Friday will see a high…

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Deep low moving across Alaska

Deep low moving across Alaska

A low-pressure system is making its way toward western Alaska and is expected to bring snow to the interior of the state Wednesday and Thursday. Winter Storm Warnings are out for areas between Nome and Fairbanks, with Winter Weather Advisories surrounding that. This is coming just days after the first snowfall of the season fell in Anchorage. As it moves north, a high-pressure system in Russia will keep the low’s center within United States territory. The low, which this morning was…

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Record breaking heat for Southern California

Record breaking heat for Southern California

Here I am, sitting in my apartment outside Reno where the temperature is in the 70s and my wife is already listening to Christmas music, but in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas record-setting heat is sending the region above 100 in many places. Yesterday, downtown Los Angeles marked down a high of 102Âș. Excessive Heat Warnings continue for Los Angeles and San Diego as temperatures are expected to climb to near or above 100 again along I-5 and…

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Personal Update

Personal Update

My wife and I recently moved from St. Anthony, Idaho to Fernley, Nevada. Fernley is in the greater Reno area on Interstate 80 and has about 25,000 people. With this move, my blog will begin to cover more weather events relevant to Nevada and California and less for Idaho and Montana. I will continue to cover events relevant to the Pacific Northwest, as well as other things that catch my fancy. I am excited for this new chapter in our…

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