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Keeping Insects Off Houseplants In Winter
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:29:15

Each fall I bring in about 25-30 houseplants which have been outside since early May. There really isn’t a good reason for all this work. Many of the plants I have could be easily replaced and they are all inside 7 months of the year as...


Fall Foliage Likely The Best In Several Years
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 07:00:23

Fall foliage is one of those annual events many of you look forward to. While the changing leaves certainly represent the end of the growing season, they also bring some wonderful colors against a backdrop of blue skies and crisp air. ...


El Nino and Predictions for the Winter
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 08:47:26

Many of you have heard there is going to be an El Nino developing later this fall and continuing through winter. This meteorological phenomenon is somewhat predictable and will impact on not only our weather, but weather around the worl...


Weather Wisdom
Nor'easter Loosening Its Grip On Southern New England
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:10:40

The nor’easter raged overnight with heavy rain, wind, thunder and lightning. The power went out in multiple communities and is still out for hundreds of people, mostly inside Route 128. The major band of rain continues to shift furthe...


Heavy Rain Still On The Way
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:07:05

In my college meteorology class I teach, today we started the lesson on computer models. I began with an example of the model limitations and with how the models just can’t “see” all aspects of any weather event. While I didn’t think ...


Long Duration Nor'easter Keeps Clouds and Wet Weather Here Into Friday
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:28:45

Someone tweeted me a question yesterday asking if the media was hyping the storm or we really were getting a nor’easter. The answer to the first part of the question is probably, (depending the media source) on yes to the second part.


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