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  • Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Oct. 30

    Alan Raymond
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Northeast Cloudy skies can be expected for much of the area as we start Thursday.  It’s going to be a chilly morning with lows in 30s and 40s.  The clouds will continue to hang out through the day with some hit and miss sunshine.  Highs will reach the 40s and 50s in most locations with a slight chance for a few stray light showers.  Enjoy the next couple of days despite the clouds because another system looks to move in Friday and into the weekend bringing temperatures down to the 30s and 40s with rain and snow expected. (FORECAST: New York | Boston | Buffalo | Burlington) East…
  • Rocket Explodes on the Launch Pad, Questions Linger About 50-Year-Old Soviet-Era Engines

    Alan Raymond
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The Antares Rocket, a product of Orbital Sciences Corporation, was supposed to launch on Tuesday; heading to the International Space Station with supplies, science experiments and other sophisticated devices. Unfortunately, six seconds into the launch — from NASA’s Wallops Island facility on the Atlantic Coast — there was a catastrophic malfunction and the rocket came tumbling down to Earth. The resulting explosion caused a massive fireball on the launch pad. NASA engineers are already at work trying to piece together exactly what went wrong. They released the following statement,…
  • The Halloween Forecast: Spooky, Spectacular or…Snowy?

    Alan Raymond
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    It’s that time of the year again. The time when your kids dress up as their favorite Disney princess or Marvel Comic hero, eat way too much candy and stay up way too late. And this year, since Halloween falls on a Friday, adults maybe doing the same thing — except pumpkin beer may be involved. But, weather-wise, what can you expect? It’ll be a mixed bag (see what I did there?). Below, is a comprehensive forecast of what you can expect across the country on All Hallows’ Eve. Eastern U.S. Starting early Friday an upper-level disturbance will begin pushing into the Northeast…
  • Sandy’s Two-Year Anniversary: A Personal Tale

    Chris Bianchi
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Almost every meteorologist has a specific storm or weather event that they trace their love and fascination with weather back to. For me, that event came two years ago today – and I wasn’t even there. I called my Dad on the Friday afternoon of October 26th, 2012, and my message to him was simple. “Hey Dad, you and Mom should probably evacuate. It’s going to be bad.” Knowing his meteorology-obsessed son’s propensity to get excited over severe weather events, my Dad naturally took the warning with casual stride. “No, we’ll be fine. We’re…
  • Tropical Update: Depression Likely to Form in Eastern Pacific, Atlantic is Still Going Strong and Cyclone Nilofar Heads Toward India

    Alan Raymond
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Atlantic Basin It’s been a quiet year in the Atlantic Basin, but fresh off the heels of Monday’s surprise development of Tropical Storm Hanna— that storm went from having a 10 percent chance of development to a tropical storm in one update. The rapid change in status was made by the NHC after analyzing satellite-derived wind data.  The remnants of Hanna are over the Gulf of Honduras, near the resort island of Rotan. The associated convection has  a 20 percent chance of redevelopment. The current forecast has those remnants moving onshore and into Belize and Guatemala by…
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