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BY GEORGE: Update World...Drought Or Not

Much of the U.S. continues to suffer significant drought conditions.

BY GEORGE: Heat Burst?

On Sunday, July 1, 2012, much of the southeastern United States was in the grip of a record-breaking heat wave.

BY GEORGE: On the Front

There's a lot of information that the surface daily weather map contains, from high pressure areas and low pressure areas, to all types of precipitation, and of course, "fronts." Here, I'd like to tak

BY GEORGE: Dust Bowl Remembered

Droughts occur throughout North America, and in any given year, at least one region is experiencing drought conditions.

BY GEORGE: Light My Way

Progress in electrical engineering, pollution control, and energy security are just a few of the reasons the good old fashioned incandescent light bulbs continue to decline in significance when it com

BY GEORGE: New Eye In The Sky

NASA has recently launched an earth-observing satellite that will test new technologies aimed at improving weather forecasts and monitoring climate change.

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.

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?

BY GEORGE: Remembering The Dust Bowl

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

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

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