Craig James

WORDS on WEATHER & CLIMATE

February 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

Don’t believe everything you hear or read by CRAIG JAMES My mother always used to tell me to believe almost nothing of what you hear and only half of what you read (except in The Rockford Squire, of course, where you can always believe what you read… right?). With the advent of the Internet, it is now getting even more difficult to believe some of the things you [...]

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February 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

We Deserve a Break Today by CRAIG JAMES We are finally getting a break in the prolonged winter weather pattern we’ve been having. If you, like me, think a day above freezing feels like a heat wave, it is because we just aren’t used to this “warmth.” The cold air arrived back on the first of December when five inches of snow fell, and there have only been seven [...]

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February 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

Snowmageddon by CRAIG JAMES  Snowmageddon. Snowzilla. These are both terms I have heard used to describe some of the snowstorms of the past couple of years. How many more ways can the media hype winter weather? It is generally agreed that this past storm in our area was not as bad as either the 1967 or 1978 blizzards. If we have another storm to top those two, the media [...]

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February 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

Confused  by CRAIG JAMES  I admit to being confused about many things, but this time it is about record low temperatures. I doubt many people spend much time wondering about such things, but once a weatherman, always a weatherman. The idea for this article was put into my head by a post on the blog, “WattsUpWithThat” by E. M. Smith. Consider the following. [...]

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January 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Trends in Snow Cover  by CRAIG JAMES  On the morning of January 12, 2011, an amazing 71% of the lower 48 states had at least a little snow on the ground. You can see on this map from the National Weather Service National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center in Minnesota that Florida was the only state with no snow, although it was not far away. That means at [...]
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