January 2, 2019

Hourly cloud cover, dewpoint temperature, and temperature for 2018.

September 3, 2018

When you think back on the weather of August (and the summer) of 2018 what will you remember most? Likely not much as our weather memory tends to be very short, and recency bias tends to skew our perception of recent events. Here is some context for Islip, NY along wit...

March 30, 2017

A few months back I decided to take a look at the number of days during which there is measurable rain vs measurable snow during climatological winter (December 1 to March 1) in the NYC area.  This was partly inspired by the fact that many people seem to think it is "s...

February 10, 2017

Blizzard of February 9, 2017

The Blizzard of February 9, 2017 was the 10th largest snowstorm on record (since 1984) in Islip, NY. 13 of the other 14 storms have occurred since 2003. According to the National Weather Service Islip recorded blizzard conditions for 7 hours...

October 24, 2016

The following GIFs show the changing path of the Sun for select latitudes at intervals of one month for an entire year. 

All images were captured from the "Motions of the Sun Simulator" found here: http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/coordsmotion/sunmotions.html

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August 19, 2016

“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”  You have undoubtedly heard this cliche.  There is validity to it though; the presence of large amounts of water vapor in the air decreases the rate at which water or sweat can evaporate from our bodies thereby reducing the body’...

January 10, 2016

Clear and calm nights are meteorologically notable for allowing Earth’s surface to cool with maximum efficiently. The term used to describe nights where these conditions are present is Radiational cooling.  The lack of clouds is ideal for Earth’s radiated ene...

December 26, 2015

The work that Eric Webb (@webberweather) has been doing to create an ensemble from numerous ENSO (El Nino/Southern Oscillation) data sets has yielded the chart below which shows his “best guess” ENSO phase for each winter season dating back to 1865. 

Among other th...

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