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BY GEORGE: Naming Hurricanes

Why are hurricanes named and other storms, in particular tornadoes, not?

BY GEORGE: Constellations defined

The night sky has fascinated humans since we were able to turn our heads upward.

BEWARE THE GLOPPY MONSTER OF MOLASSESS SWAMP

Does anyone remember the fictional locations "Molasses Swamp", "Gum Drop Mountains", and the "Ice Cream Floats"?

BY GEORGE: Are You Tired After A Large Meal?

One belief is that heavy consumption of turkey (as for example in a Thanksgiving feast) which has been attributed to high levels of tryptophan contained in turkey.

BY GEORGE: Solar "Bombs"

Get ready for some potentially spectacular night skies (at least in the far northern hemisphere, but maybe even for parts farther south due to the intensity that might occur).  This will be co

BY GEORGE: Are Cleaners Clean?

We use them all the time around the world, for cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, floors, dishes. What’s in them, and are they safe?

UNSCREW THAT CAP AND TAKE YOUR CHANCES

"Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view". I'll be impressed if anyone can name the character who uttered those famous words.

BY GEORGE: Remembering The Dust Bowl

Droughts occur throughout North America, and in any given year, at least one

Unofficial start of summer? It'll feel like it this week!

Everybody has been waiting, or fearing, the season's first hot spell after our warm March, and now it seems like we have it!

BY GEORGE: A Little of This, A Little of That

I thought I’d touch on a little bit of short and interesting insights and discoveries that I thought you might enjoy, so please accuse the randomness of the following items.  They’

BY GEORGE: Beautiful Skies

A well-known author, after watching a beautiful aurora in its fullest splendor, concluded, "No pencil can draw it, no colors can paint

VIDEO BLOG: Where does the smoke go? Fire weather forecast

BUCKLEY'S BLOG: Where there's smoke there's fire -- well not always. That won't necessarily be the case heading through the next several days.

VIDEO BLOG: Frost? Say it ain't so!!

First of all, my apologies to loyal readers of the blog! It's been way too long since I've been on here with an update.

BY GEORGE: Baseball and Weather

All outdoor activities are influenced by weather, of course, but baseball is taking the lead in trying to deal with the elements. The Colorado Rockies and Philadel

STAND BACK, SAID THE ELEPHANT- I'M GOING TO SNEEZE

A sneeze is no laughing matter for some, especially to monkeys who befriend pachyderms.