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  • LET'S TALK SNOW, TURKEY, AND TRAVEL

    2014-11-24T13:26:29.552Z

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    Normally I wouldn't be overly concerned with this upcoming winter storm. (To be fair I'm hard to impress with winter weather after living in MA, VT, NY and ME #toughguyinaskinnysuit) It's relatively fast moving, lacks an arctic air supply, and the track is a bit "inside"  to be a real block buster. 
     
    But normally it wouldn't fall on the busiest travel day of the year. 
     
    That's the whole issue with this system. It's more than enough rain/wind/snow...
  • FALL NOR'EASTER: IT'S NOT GOING TO BE AWESOME

    2014-10-20T19:18:33.025Z

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    So there's a fall Nor'easter on the way.
     
    Well, I consider it a Nor'easter, but I'd like to share with you a Twitter nerd battle I just had with a 16 year old. I t started with:
     
    @KeithCarson actually, this is NOT a nor'easter. Secondly, showers are expected, not widespread heavy rain :) And then continued to this:
     
     
    I'm torn on this. He is, without a doubt, incorrect...but I still can't decide whether I respect...
  • RECORD HIGHS, THEN NORMAL, THEN...SNOWFLAKES?

    2014-09-28T16:50:21.063Z

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    Just look at this temperature snapshot taken at noon today!
     
    Amazing really. Highs pushing into the 80s all over the place forcing the fine inhabitants of the Northeast to push aside their Pumpkin Spice Whatever, if only for a weekend.
     
    And before I get to the forecast and crush your dreams of a second summer; let's discuss the Pumpkin Spice trend shall we? Look, I love Fall as much as any redblooded New England resident (I currently...
  • A COOL WEEK, SUMMER'S LAST STAND AND FORECASTING FOR BRIDES

    2014-09-14T16:07:55.163Z

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again; there is no higher pressure weather situation than forecasting for a bride on her wedding day.
     
     
    Still, I find myself in these situations. Yesterday my wife was at a wedding in Massachusetts (Yes, just her. Everyone thinks TV is so awesome and glamorous but getting time off is impossible . I could tell my boss "Hey so my wife Mary is pregnant for a reason we can't quite figure, on...
  • FINE, FINE, FINE LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS WINTER

    2014-09-10T14:12:50.717Z

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    The way the Empire News satire forecast for this winter went viral tells meteorologists two important things:
     
    1. People don't read the article....they just look at the pictures and read the headline. If you actually read the "Empire News" piece you'll very quickly realize it was a joke. Everything on that site is a joke. It's like "The Onion." But people grab little nugget of information and run; it's a byproduct of the social media...
  • TASTE OF FALL? OR TASTE OF WINTER?

    2014-09-09T15:44:05.140Z

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    Here at The Weather Channel we have the ability to see what people are clicking on via our website and where they are clicking from. We call it the "Heat Map" as it displays activity as concentric rings shaded in red, getting larger with increased traffic from a particular city.
     
    "Heat Map" is kind of an ironic name for it this week as BY FAR the #1 story people are interested in is the big cool snap. It...
  • BLOW TORCH, THEN BORDERLINE CHILLY, THEN HOT AGAIN

    2014-09-02T12:55:54.016Z

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    Being a native New Englander transplanted in the south, I find it amusing how much LESS of a big deal Labor Day is down here. 
     
    In New England everyone takes the week off, there are clam bakes, barbeques and parties. The underlying message: Summer is OVA! Meanwhile in Atlanta not one of our friends had any kind of special party for Labor Day (or maybe we just didn't get the invite....single tear). The underlying message: Summer lasts...
  • REALLY, REALLY, RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING WEEK

    2014-08-25T12:23:37.078Z

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    The joke goes that I have the easiest job in the world because I "can be wrong all the time and not get fired." 
     
    (Don't even get me started on that by the way. If you are a real estate developer and NOT Donald Trump then I'd argue you've likely made some mistakes along the way...they just don't happen on live TV. Actually, even he's made a lot of mistakes...just look at Atlantic City right now. The only people...
  • THIS WEEK FEATURES A PROGRESSIVE PATTERN...KIND OF.

    2014-08-17T19:44:59.940Z

    Looking over the various computer models, I find this weeks pattern in the Northeast unusually hard to sum up with just one phrase. It's progressive . Kinda. Except there's a block in there too. It's dry ..except showers creep in by late week. Well it's warm . Meh, actually it's just about average by the numbers.
     
    Maybe, just maybe,  this week can't be summed up that easily. Take me for example... you could go with: Tight suits, smart ass,...
  • SUMMER 2014: ROUGH WORKWEEKS, AMAZING WEEKENDS

    2014-08-10T19:47:41.001Z

    Life is all about timing. Sure, it's cliche. But it's also true.
     
    Example: My deal with WCSH in Maine was about to expire and at that exact moment The Weather Channel was like, "You know what we don't have enough of? Thin guys in SUPER tight dress pants who like to make pop culture jokes at 5 am"  BAM. Deal done.
     
     
    Another example: The weekends in the Northeast this summer, in general, have been very pleasant. Even...
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