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 […]

Tropical Depression Two Forms Over The Atlantic

Yesterday afternoon, Tropical Depression Two formed off the coast of the Carolinas in the Atlantic ocean. The system was fairly weak, and still is. It currently has winds of 35 mph and 1009 mb, but is expected to strengthen into a Tropical Storm later today. When I saw that this was Tropical Depression Two, I was […]

Stormy Weekend For Bowling Green Weather

Real time Bowling Green Weather radar: Today: Partly cloudy, with showers/storms likely. Highs around 80°F. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers. Lows around 64°F. It is nice to admit that yesterday was a day that fully ruled across the region. Highs ended up in the mid 80s (3 degrees below my forecast high, […]