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Wednesday: March 17, 2010

The great big red spot over on Jupiter has brand new glow about it.The great big red spot over on Jupiter has brand new glow about it.

Turns out that great big red spot is not just a plain old oval after all. It seems to act as a mood ring of sorts to indicate weather and circulation patterns for nearby storms systems. You can see this glow for yourself at home, assuming you have your very own infrared telescope facility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 2:09 PM | Tags (9) | jupiter | glowing | spot | sciencedaily | space | storms | weather | patterns | circulation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Forty-nine states were all recipients of some form of snow this year.Forty-nine states were all recipients of some form of snow this year.

...and can you guess of all fifty states which state was the one that managed to not get any snow? I'll give you a hint: their state fish is called 'humuhumunukunukuapua'a'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:00 AM | Tags (6) | fortynine | hawaii | snow | states | usatoday | weather |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

We're in for six more weeks of Winter according to Punxsutawney Phil.We're in for six more weeks of Winter according to Punxsutawney Phil.

The pudgy prognosticator apparently has a nose for the value of social networking. About 17,000 people had already signed up for Phil's text, Mickey Rowley, the deputy secretary for Pennsylvania tourism, said. If you send the text, you'll receive a copy of his forecast delivered to your mobile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 6:44 AM | Tags (8) | weather | winter | groundhog | phil | punxsutawney | seasons | cold | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

New study shows that we've had more record highs than lows this decade.New study shows that we've had more record highs than lows this decade.

You can thank climate change for the reason as to why you're wearing a t-shirt in the middle of November. Global warming? What global warming?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:27 AM | Tags (6) | weather | record | highs | lows | usatoday | november |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Bill Gates holds a patent for preventing and controlling... hurricanes?Bill Gates holds a patent for preventing and controlling... hurricanes?

...describes a process of using fleets of vessels to mix warm water from the surface of the ocean with colder water from greater depths in an effort to cool the surface of the water.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:20 PM | Tags (6) | billgates | hurricanes | microsoft | patent | prevention | weather |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 24, 2009

Turns out that many people don't actually understand the weather forecast.Turns out that many people don't actually understand the weather forecast.

Some think it means 30% of an area will get rain. Others think it will rain for 30% of the day. In fact, of all the forecast terms used by meteorologists, this remains one of the most baffling to the public.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:11 AM | Tags (3) | weather | forecast | percentages |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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