A day in my life as a forecaster at the NWS in Fort Worth

A little over a decade ago, I was a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.  Prior to forecasting for North Texas, I was a tropical forecaster at the National Hurricane Center… my first full-time professional position after I completed my master’s degree in 1998.   I loved working in Miami, but my scientific interests […]

The Coldwater, Kansas, Supercell of March 7, 2016

On Monday, March 7th, 2016, a spectacular supercell formed in far northwestern Oklahoma and entered southern Kansas. A supercell is a thunderstorm that rotates. Conditions on Monday were favorable for a couple of supercells to initiate off the dryline in far western Oklahoma, and into western Kansas. However, given weak convergence along the dryline and meager […]

When does daylight saving time 2017 begin?

When does DST begin?  Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 12th, 2017. When does DST 2017 end?  Sunday, November 5th, 2017. States that do not observe the time change:  Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation) and Hawaii. Tidbit:  The correct name is daylight saving time… not “savings” (not plural).  More tidbits […]