Weather Around The World This Week: All (Mostly) Clear On The Western Front

Precipitation forecast for the next week. Heavy rain on the Pacific coast and rain connected with thunderstorms in the heartland where tornadoes are possible. Forecast courtesy of NOAA

Air pollution in China, a continuation of the unusual warmth in Europe, a single tropical system, and some actual signs of spring in the United States are prominent in this week’s weather. Plus: Defining Tropical Storm Terms

Weather Around The World This Week: Pick Your Poison

Category five tropical cyclone Ita as it approached Australia. Satellite photo courtesy of NOAA

Snow, Rain, Heat, Cold, Drought, Wind, and a disappearing moon. This week’s weather had it all. Is there more in store?

Good Moon Risin’ – Red Moon At Night, Everyone’s Delight

lunar-eclipse

Tonight’s full moon will look red during its total eclipse. Most in North America will be able to see the ‘Blood moon,’ if they look around 3:00 AM, EDT. It will be worth it.

Winter Storms A to Z: Zephyr To Dump A Foot Of Snow in Colorado And Wyoming

The National Weather Service forecast for 2 p.m. Sunday. Snow in Colorado; severe weather in Texas and Arkansas. Image courtesy NOAA

We’ve reached the end of the alphabet and the winter storm season. Zephyr will cause a wide variety of both winter- and spring-type stormy weather from the Rocky Mountains to the east coast.

Weather Around The World: Activity In Both Hemispheres

Precipitation forecast for the next week: no rain for drought-stricken west; thunderstorms in the Mississippi Valley. Forecast courtesy of NOAA

Winter, with its cold and snow, departs the northern hemisphere. But what will take its place? Will 2014 be an El Niño year?