A good chance of showers moves in Friday and Friday night. A few rumbles of thunder possible Friday evening and overnight, but nothing severe is anticipated. The RPM model’s radar simulation shows the hit-and-miss activity during the day on Friday, with the heavier stuff well after sunset:
High temperatures Friday will still reach the 50s, despite the clouds and showers:
A big warm-up Monday, ahead of another chance of showers and non-severe storms Monday night and Tuesday:
The long-range models have been hinting at the possibility of severe weather ingredients coming together late next week (Thursday night and Friday) — but that’s a LONG way off and it’s way too early to be concerned. We’ll keep an eye on it for you.
- The nor’easter this week fell short of snow expectations in places like New York and Philadelphia, but if you think meteorologists “lied” about the blizzard, you weren’t paying attention.
- The snowfall amounts kept climbing yesterday, thanks to lake-effect accumulations.
- With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang takes a look back at the snow/sleet forecast.
- NOAA’s newest weather satellite (GOES-16) isn’t “operational” yet — meaning the imagery isn’t available for day-to-day use by forecasters. But the testing phase is well underway, and NOAA released some mesmerizing satellite imagery of this week’s blizzard in the Northeast.
- NASA data released yesterday shows that February 2017 was the globally the 2nd-warmest February in 137 years of record-keeping.
- New polling data shows that climate change is of increasing concern for Americans.
- Microsoft’s Paul Allen is considering an investment of tens of millions of dollars for climate research.
- The Red Cross is using an app to urge kids to be ready for tornadoes.
- Researchers have kicked off the second year of a tornado study in the southeast US.
- The Great Barrier Reef had a pretty terrible year — large sections of the reef off the coast of Australia are now dead.
- Boeing is starting work in the design phase of a new passenger aircraft.
- As artificial intelligence creeps more and more into our lives, how do we teach machines to be ethical?
- Apple rumors: What’s so great about a curved iPhone screen?
- Some useful nerdiness: 6 tips for doing more with Google Maps.
- Scientists have identified a key gene that determines how fast your brain will age.
- An interesting article: to what extent should the scientific community engage with ideas that fall outside the mainstream? Basically, what’s the difference between skepticism and denial? The difference between a “weird-but-plausible” theory and flat-earth or chemtrail nonsense?