Blogs

While the blogs below are from weather professionals, some might be from a single person and represent one person's view. Please keep that in mind.
  • "Eye of the Storm" blog from Jeff Masters & Bob Henson at Yale Climate Connections
    Site Thumbnail "Jeff worked as a hurricane scientist with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990. After a near-fatal flight into category 5 Hurricane Hugo, he left the Hurricane Hunters to pursue a safer passion - earning a 1997 Ph.D. in air pollution meteorology from the University of Michigan. In 1995, he co-founded the Weather Underground, and served as its chief meteorologist and on its Board of Directors until it was sold to the Weather Company in 2012. Between 2005-2019, his Category 6 blog was one of the Internet's most popular and widely quoted sources of extreme weather and climate change information."

    Jeff Masters might be on Twitter (uncertain if that is his account), but if he is he doesn't tweet often.

    "Bob is a meteorologist and journalist based in Boulder, Colorado. He has written on weather and climate for the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Weather Underground, and many freelance venues. Bob is the author of 'The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change' and of 'The Rough Guide to Climate Change,' a forerunner to it, and of 'Weather on the Air: A History of Broadcast Meteorology', and coauthor of the introductory textbook 'Meteorology Today'. For five years and until the summer of 2020 he co-produced the Category 6 news site for Weather Underground."


    In June of 2020, Jeff Masters started blogging at this site. (from October 2019 to June 2020, Jeff Masters blogged at Scientific American) In July of 2020, Bob Henson joined him. As Jeff Masters describes here, "I'm particularly excited that Bob Henson has agreed to join in and pitch in during the peak part of hurricane season." (in June of 2020 layoffs took place at Weather Underground)
  • "Inside the Eye" blog from NOAA's National Hurricane Center (NHC)
    Site Thumbnail From the blog author: "Why have we launched a blog? The staff at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) regularly conducts training and educational workshops during the off season for specific audience groups, including emergency managers and other meteorologists. However, despite our heavy emphasis on outreach, there is always a large segment of the population that does not have the opportunity to hear from us in person on important changes to NHC products or discuss topics related to tropical and marine weather events. Therefore, we've launched this blog to be able to keep you, our partners and customers, more informed on a consistent and timely basis."

    The National Hurricane Center has multiple Twitter accounts. You can view them here.
  • Site Thumbnail From the blog's page: "The Hurricane Research Division (HRD) is a part of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) on Virginia Key, FL. AOML is a part of the Oceanic and Atmospherc Research (OAR) office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States Government's Department of Commerce (DOC).

    HRD began fifty years ago as the National Hurricane Research Project and has, under various names, continued to conduct scientific research into hurricanes and related tropical weather phenomena, using theoretical studies, computer models, and an annual field program employing NOAA hurricane research aircraft. This research has resulted in a deeper, scientific understanding and in numerous practical applications which have improved forecasts. HRD employs meteorolgists, computer scientists, and other professionals, who collaborate with other governmental and academic scientists worldwide in this ongoing effort to advanced scientific knowledge and increase public safety."

  • Capital Weather Gang from The Washington Post
    Site Thumbnail From the blog's about page: "The Capital Weather Gang blog provides the most insightful and entertaining weather coverage available for the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region. Our team of forecasters and writers not only tells you what's going on with local weather, but why it's happening, and what you can expect for specific upcoming events and locations of interest. We'll explain what causes various weather phenomena, warn you about bad (and good) weather on the horizon, and during severe weather or emergencies our blog will be an up-to-the-minute resource. And we'll give you facts and figures you won't get from the average weather report."

    Note: This site may require registration.

  • Site Thumbnail "Brief summaries of tropical Atlantic activity tailored to the general public, coastal residents, and weather enthusiasts. I have been sending out these updates since 1996, and appreciate everyone's continued interest!" "Author: Brian McNoldy, Senior Research Associate at University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science"

  • Tropical Tidbits blog from Levi Cowan
    Site Thumbnail "This website's primary purpose is to be a home for Atlantic tropical forecast discussions offered by myself (Levi Cowan) and various projects I am developing related to tropical meteorology. My forecasts do not represent the prognostications of any government office. Please visit the National Hurricane Center for official information, some of which can be found on the current storm information page. I have been tracking tropical cyclones closely since 2002, and have a Ph.D. in meteorology from Florida State University."

    He also provides updates on his YouTube channel.

  • Site Thumbnail From the author's first blog post: "Welcome to Weather by me, Ryan Maue. I’m a private-sector meteorologist (PhD) that specializes in hurricane forecasting, numerical weather prediction (weather models) and making pretty colorful maps. I grew up watching the Tropical Update on the Weather Channel and waited for the microwave clock to hit :50 past the hour to see what monster storms were brewing in the Atlantic. This was in the mid-1990s so the hurricane seasons really got busy. Now I have all the best tools at my disposal to create interesting and valuable content which I primarily share on Twitter. I never really got into blogging but I think this content medium is perfect for sharing my love of weather to interested readers. Plus, you’ll have so much inside information about what’s going on that you can impress your friends and family."

  • Site Thumbnail From the blog's about page: "The intent of this blog is to showcase examples of meteorological satellite imagery and products that are available to (or created by) scientists and researchers at NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), located at the University of Wisconsin - Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC). Interesting and/or educational satellite images that are relevant to current (or recent) weather events will be shown and discussed; if no significant or newsworthy weather events are happening elsewhere in the US (or the world), we will usually focus on satellite imagery over the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions."

  • Site Thumbnail "A blog about monitoring and forecasting El Niño, La Niña, and its impacts." "A team of climate scientists offer perspectives and analysis on the progression of El Niño."

Page last modified on August 13, 2020