Craig James

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March 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

What a Difference Snow Cover Makes by CRAIG JAMES We had a very bright and sunny weekend March 26 and 27 with 100% of possible sunshine both days, but it certainly was cold. In fact, from the 24th through the 28th, temperatures were more than 10 degrees below average even with all the sunshine each day. Temperatures at night those five days dipped well into the teens, but [...]

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March 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

What is The Earth’s Figure Axis? by CRAIG JAMES Meteorologist Craig James, new Squire columnist Since the huge earthquake in Japan earlier this month, I have read in many places that it not only shifted the island of Japan eight feet, but it also shifted the axis of the Earth about six-and-a-half inches to the east. What hasn’t been made all that clear is that it [...]

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March 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Could a tsunami occur in Lake Michigan? by CRAIG JAMES After a large tsunami somewhere in the world, it has been very common to hear the question, “Can a tsunami occur in Lake Meteorologist Craig James, new Squire columnist Michigan?” Fortunately, the answer to that is, “If you mean something like what just happened in Japan, NO.” We have no seismic faults in our [...]

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March 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Miserable Month of March by CRAIG JAMES Isn’t there a saying that goes something like: “30 days have September, April, May, June and November. All the rest have 31, with the exception of March that has at least 80?” Or at least that’s the way it feels to me. We keep being teased by spring weather in March, but it is a long time until it actually gets here to [...]

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March 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

A Weather CSI Team by CRAIG JAMES Meteorologist Craig James, new Squire columnist Yes, there is now a CSI team that has been formed within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). They do not investigate crime scenes; they investigate what they call climate scenes. The team is comprised of 26 employees from NOAA for the purpose of determining whether [...]
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