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With the recent eruption of the volcano on St. Vincent island in the Caribbean, people are once again paying attention to how powerful volcanoes can be. Volcanoes inject huge amounts of ash, debris, and gasses high into the atmosphere, and help to block the incoming solar...

What, exactly, is considered “normal” or “average” for a global temperature reading? It depends on the data you choose to use. Climate scientists use a 30-year time period to define the global average temperature. If one only looks at temperature data and not the methods for...

Bear with me a little bit on this post as I am going to get a little bit technical, but it’s necessary so that you understand how CO2 works in our atmosphere. Decades of misinformation about carbon dioxide have taken their toll, and we are...

Meteorological summer comes to an end on Monday, August 31st.  So, it’s a good time to take a look at the weather patterns we’ve been dealt this summer and where we go from here. But first, just a few random thoughts: As you are likely aware,...

Meteorology, and climatology are disciplines that require a combination of study, logic, and education, using proven physical laws as the basis for deriving conclusions. If any one of those components is missing the end result is, at best, bad science.  At worst, it leads to...

Meteorologist Mike Smith gives us a look at the latest example industrial wind turbines blocking or interfering with Doppler radar signals during storm outbreak when that data is essential to the safety of residents who need the warnings! http://www.mikesmithenterprisesblog.com/2020/06/wind-turbines-pruitt-igoes-of-plains.html Kansas Governor Kelly recently announced another addition to...

As we approach the start of summer in the northern hemisphere, the sun is reaching its northernmost pinnacle in our skies. As a result, daylight exceeds darkness by its greatest amount during the 24-hour day. And, it makes it much easier to heat up...

COVID-19 has become a convenient excuse for almost anything you can think of. Now, the industrial wind industry is climbing on the bandwagon to attempt to extend their production tax credits for another year. They claim that the coronavirus outbreak delayed construction of industrial wind...

With over 33 million Americans out of work thanks to the shutdown of the due to COVID-19, there should be an increased focus on how and where we spend our tax dollars. Efficiency should be the primary concern for legislators if we are to recover...

April just ended, and in much of the United States it was a cold one!  In the Kansas City area, April was over 2° below normal. With the exception of southern Florida and parts of the Pacific Northwest, almost the entire nation felt the chill! Global temperatures...