This blog began in November, 2009, the day before Climategate broke. Of course, Climategate was one of the worst scandals in the history of atmospheric science. We were so busy reading the Climategate emails and trying to verify information that we were beginning to wonder what we got ourselves into.
Kim Dugger, Mindy Cook, and I have had a great deal of fun writing the blog. It received high praise during Hurricane Sandy as the “gold standard” of coverage of the run-up to that storm. At one time or another more than three million people have visited the blog.
After more than seven years, the blog is going to continue but with a different emphasis. With the exception of storms that are scientifically unusual, I am going to discontinue daily coverage of breaking weather news. There are two reasons:
- The first is that my duties at AccuWeather are important and demanding. I don’t have the time I used to have.
- The need for real-time weather information has changed. In 2009, sophisticated smartphone apps to warn of storms did not exist in the form they do today. The need for “heads up’s” are not as great as they used to be.
So, the emphasis of this blog going forward will be issues facing weather science and related areas. I plan to post several times a week with some occasional help from Mindy. Hope you'll continue reading.