It’s Not Rain, Its Liquid Sunshine!

I stem from the Pacific Northwest where we live in a constant state of damp. The last few weeks in North Dakota we have had thunderstorms and severe rain storms which has led our fields to be flooded and ecosystem management in a scurry. But the part that I love most about rain is listening…
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Nothing Like Ice On A Warm Summer Day

As the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler, it’s only a matter of time before we see the first snowflakes dancing through the air. More often than not, these first bold flakes come before the temperature is below freezing. This seems a little strange, but it’s only just above freezing, so…
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Polar Vortex

How many of you in the northern United States can say you felt the affects of the polar vortex? I hope all of you rose your hand in spirit, because it does affect the northern region of the United States, and most certainly, the Canadian Provinces. Some, I’m sure, are wondering what the “polar vortex”…
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Not One, Not Two, But Three Typhoons In Two Weeks

Taiwan will be buckling up once again as we see a system, that is being labeled a category 2 Typhoon, start to head in Taiwans direction. Already this Typhoon/Hurricane season they have seen 20 plus inches of rain from a Super Typhoon that had just pasted through about 10 days ago. Taiwan has been getting…
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Jet Streams

Jet streams are like fast -east to west- flowing, narrow river currents of wind high above in the atmosphere (about 7 miles above the surface, known as the tropopause). These air currents of strong winds are a relevant influence on climate. They have the power to push air masses around the globe and affect weather…
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