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Explore With George: Summer Outlook

Well the official start of summer is just around the corner... the solstice occurs on Wednesday June 20-th to be exact. George Elliott has a preview of what he feels mother nature has in store for us this summer.

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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: 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

BY GEORGE: Constellations Defined

Most of the well-known constellations date back to ancient Greece or earlier, but the precise list remained somewhat fuzzy until the early 2

BY GEORGE: 4G, 3G? I Just Want To Make A Call

First things first, the "G" stands for a generation of mobile technology, installed in phones and on cellular networks.

BY GEORGE: Spring Equinox

One can define the seasons in any one of a number of ways. For example, the meteorological spring season runs from March 1st through May 31st. In parts of Europe as

BY GEORGE: Allergies…You Could Be Making Them Worse

It’s allergy season already, and as you know, the season began way earlier than usual this year due to the very warm winter across the country. Not only that, March is looking like it ma

BY GEORGE: Myths of Microwaving

There sure is a lot of misinformation about what microwaves can and can’t do, as well as some myths that seem so well grounded over the years, that it’s hard to convince people of the s