Rain Wednesday; Wind + Storms Friday

We’ve been fortunate to enjoy a dry start to the week, but that’s about to change. Clouds will increase tonight, with hit & miss rain showers arriving by mid morning Wednesday, as shown by the HRRR below. Coverage will only increase into the afternoon. Early morning temperatures in the upper 30s will top out ~58˚ […]

Breezy & Warm Today; Strong Storms Possible Tonight

The Headline I think there are a few headlines that I could choose from today. Its looking fairly active across the region over the next few days, and that should keep us plenty busy. Today, we’re waking up to cloudy and breezy conditions, with temperatures in the upper 60s. As a cold front approaches from […]

Southern California Preparing for Heavy Rain

When you think of Southern California, particularly the Los Angeles Area, you don’t much think of heavy rain, do you? But the area will look nothing like this through through the weekend. A strong storm system is coming onshore for the weekend that will inundate the LA Basin with copious amounts of heavy rain. This is […]

Tropical Storm Matthew Forms

This morning, Tropical Storm Matthew got off to a strong start. A former tropical wave who has been watched closely and been forecast to develop into a Hurricane in the Caribbean, Matthew finally closed off his surface circulation this morning. During his tropical wave days, Matthew took his time developing, but even yesterday (without a closed […]

Tornado Moves Through Manila, Philippines

On Sunday afternoon, a tornado that ripped through the second largest city in the Philippines, Manila. The tornado moved across town, and produced damage along its path. Time-lapse video captures tornado ripping through Manila, Philippines on Sunday. 📷: @KarenDaphne pic.twitter.com/1gPhQn6OQA — BuzzFeed Storm (@BuzzFeedStorm) August 14, 2016 Luckily, though, the tornado has produced no casualties, […]

WxOrNotBG Tweets of the Week

Twitter is a meteorologist’s best friend and worst enemy. Meteorologists send out hundreds of tweets per day, and it is such a useful tool for dispensing information. Many times, though, hype will begin and spread like fire on Twitter. Other times, it saves someone’s life. Therefore, Twitter sees the best and worst out of meteorologists […]

Incredible Microburst Affects Phoenix

Last evening, an incredibly photogenic and scenic microburst affected the city of Phoenix, Arizona. A microburst is a strong, concentrated downburst that produces wind damage and strong gusts across a small area. They are common, but are hard to capture in picture. Well, the best weather pic I have ever seen was taken of one […]

A Technical Discussion of the June 29, 2012 Derecho

Four years ago today, one of the more infamous derechoes in recorded meteorological history formed. This formed across northern Illinois and northern Indiana, and raced southeastward across the northern fringe of an intense surface high pressure system. This was an absolutely classic derecho, and was one of the more destructive events in recent memory, and […]

Tropical Storm Colin Forms Over The Weekend

Over the weekend, Tropical Storm Colin formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico. He was named yesterday afternoon, and became the earliest “C” named storm on record in the Atlantic. Much of the model guidance had been showing a system forming in the southern Gulf, and heading for the coast of Florida as we headed […]

WxOrNotBG Tweets of the Week

Twitter is a meteorologist’s best friend and worst enemy. Meteorologists send out hundreds of tweets per day, and it is such a useful tool for dispensing information. Many times, though, hype will begin and spread like fire on Twitter. Other times, it saves someone’s life. Therefore, Twitter sees the best and worst out of meteorologists […]