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BY GEORGE: The Heat of the Valley

It’s official, Death Valley is the hottest spot on the planet, reaching 134 degrees at Furnace Creek July 10th, 1913.  At one time there was a dispute to that, putting Al Aziz

BY GEORGE: Tornadoes in the Dark

We all know tornadoes can occur at any time of the day, but not long ago it was a common misperception to believe that tornadoes at night were either weaker, and/or less desctructive.  Not onl

BY GEORGE: The colors of fat

Calories in food are a measurement of the potential energy in that organic compound.

BY GEORGE: My Summer Forecast

It’s summer season, and that means it’s time to glance at our future…weatherwise anyway.  The summer months are considered June, July, and August, and my analysis shows that

BY GEORGE: Hurricane Outlook and Discussion

Here we are again into another official hurricane season.  I’d like to expand on the current forecasts that are circulating, and add my scientific perspective to what I believe will ulti

BY GEORGE: You call this spring?

Let’s face it, for much of the past couple of months, and in particular the past couple of weeks, the weather across the country has been very unusual.  It’s not only the type of w

BY GEORGE: Tornado Alert

It’s that time of year again.  Tornado season is upon us.  I’ll talk more about the nature and formation of tornadoes in another paper.  In this paper, since it’s t

BY GEORGE: Our most precious resource

Most of us sure have it easy living in the U.S., for a wide variety of reasons.  But one in particular stands out:  cheap, clean and safe water.  As a matter of fact, if water in thi

BY GEORGE: Danger in a rip

I don’t know how many people know this, but rip currents, on average, kill more people each year across the U.S.

BY GEORGE: April Outlook

Well, that sure was a cool March.  Not only that, the weird thing is that it came one year after the warmest March on record for much of the country.  As a matter of fact, last March we e