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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...

From time to time I have talked about the importance of the Milankovitch cycle on the climate of the planet. Dr. Jay Lehr does a great job of boiling it down in a recent article that shows the wide variations in the earth’s orbit that...

Be very wary of people who advocate for never letting a crisis go to waste. The Coronavirus has presented an opportunity for climate change alarmists to make all sorts of claims connecting climate change to pandemics.  It’s already in the works, and once the virus worries...

A little over 70% of the surface of the Earth is water.  Changes in the thermal patterns we see in the oceans have a huge influence over our weather patterns.  The warm and cold areas in the ocean shift gradually over time….and usually similar patterns...