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Archive - 2013 - Blog entry

A Ford Bronco and eight animatronic reindeer...

One of my fondest Christmas memories as a child was riding to look at Christmas lights, an activity we enjoyed two nights each Christmas season.

After striking out in Wilmington, Braves' big league plans again hinge on public financing

Last year the Atlanta Braves struck out in their attempt to get the City of Wilmington to spend tens of millions of dollars to build them a minor league baseball stadium.

BY GEORGE: What really is a monsoon?

Most of us think of the “monsoon” season as the beginning of warm and wet weather from the previous season’s hot and dry period.  That is, the transition occurs in areas that

"What's it like to be a meteorologist?"- Part II: Severe Weather

In terms of staffing, a television station has different tiers of severe weather coverage.

BY GEORGE: Autumn Outlook

It seems like it was just yesterday when we were talking about the summer, now here we are firmly into the autumn.  As we progress through the rest of the season, you will find a few emerging

"What's it like to be a meteorologist?" - Part 1

For starters, the preceding question needs to be a little more specific. There are many different types of meteorologist. Some work in the military, others work for private forecasting firms.

BY GEORGE: Where's the Hurricanes?

Even though the total number of named storms this hurricane season has been average, (nine as of mid-September…the statistical peak of hurricane season), the season seems very, very quiet.&n

GEORGE ELLIOTT: Advanced Doppler Radar

It’s been a number of years since Doppler radar has been in use across the country.  Hard to believe, seeing in how it is routine now to see Doppler radar images on television, but at on

BY GEORGE: Dual-Doppler Radar Sees More

It’s been a number of years since Doppler radar has been in use across the country.  Hard to believe, seeing in how it is routine now to see Doppler radar images on television, but at on

Of cheeseburgers and pomposity...

“The promise of better days through better ways…”

BY GEORGE: The Arctic Ocean ice melt accelerating

Even more evidence is in, and it’s solid science, from numerous agencies, and from all political persuasions.  The Arctic Ocean expansive ice shield is shrinking, and shrinking extremely

BY GEORGE: The Code Of Life

We’ve come a long way with regard to understanding the biology of the human species.  And with advances in genome research, we now have a map of the human genome, which, as it turns out,

BY GEORGE: Big Self-Sustaining Storms

They’re big, potentially destructive, and more common than you might think.  These systems also can produce (though not all do) tornadoes, and sometimes the biggest and most powerful tor

BUCKLEY'S BLOG: A summer without heat?

Ben Franklin said the only things certain in life are death and taxes. Usually, you can add summer heat in SE NC to that list, but this year seems different.

BY GEORGE: The ocean's 'conveyor belt'

We know the atmosphere is in constant flux and motion. Just witness the daily changing weather patterns.