Greetings everyone! We’ve had quite an interesting start to December across parts of North America with severe weather episodes from Texas and Oklahoma into Illinois. Fortunately, there haven’t been any crippling winter storms that have left lasting effects in their wake. Considering we’re just starting meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere, there are many weeks of opportunities left for that. As usual, plenty of other topics to cover, so let’s get started.
- New Years resolutions are often fun and beneficial for goal setting. But, you know things are getting bad when a resolution is suggested for scientists, particularly those involved in climate and/or environmental science, to protect themselves from harassment in the new year.
- If you’re interested in contributing to citizen science, the mPING project is a great way to start. This is a great way for folks living in the USA to help out research at the National Severe Storms Laboratory.
- The Mars InSight lander has been sending back the sound of wind on the red planet…and it’s quite something to hear.
- For only the second time in history, a human-made probe has reached interstellar space.
- Complacency in the face of a potential natural disaster (earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, winter storms, etc.) is one of the leading causes of deaths related to weather events. This read takes a look at preparations in the Caribbean to offset complacency towards tsunamis.
- From Climate Central, a look at the fastest warming seasons across the USA.
- In a mere two centuries, humans have reversed a long-term global cooling trend that dates back at least 50 million years.
- Wildfires in California are nothing new. But, as we’ve seen in recent weeks, they’re becoming more dangerous in every way possible.
- The latest US Drought Monitor is out. The Four Corners states, California, and Oregon are currently the driest regions in the USA.
- NOAA takes a look back at in a review of climate and weather events for November 2018. For the contiguous USA, it was a cooler and wetter than average month.
WINTER WEATHER SAFETY
With the onset of winter weather events in full swing across much of the Northern Hemisphere, it’s never too late to review winter weather safety information. These links will help you get started.
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