A bad hair day alert for Southwest Florida

Southwest Floridians are going to have to contend with a bad hair day, this Fri, Mar. 27, 2015. Early this morning, temperatures and dew points had risen to summery morning levels. For example, at Naples Municipal Airport (APF), the 5:00 a.m. E.D.T observations showed a temperature of 77 degrees and a dew point of 75 degrees. The Charlotte County Airport (Punta Gorda-PGD) and Regional Southwest Airport (RSW) showed…To read the entire feature, click here.

Originally published 3/27/15


Active weather pattern in the east, but dry weather continues in the west

Spring is trying to gain a foothold in the eastern U.S. But a persistent upper level trough over the Great Lakes is preventing that from happening. Meanwhile, an upper level ridge across the western U.S. is keeping that region mostly rain-free and warmer than seasonal averages. This is basically the same weather pattern that has been in place for much of the past two years…To read the entire feature, click here.

Originally published 3/26/15

astronomy, weather

Wet v. dry and more

Astronomical spring starts today, Fri., Mar. 20 at 6:45 p.m. E.D.T. Although the weather has recently turned or remained spring-like (or warmer) in some places, winter is not yet out of the picture.

First, it is important to recognize that for yet another winter season, California and other parts of the southwest U.S. failed to receive much needed rainfall…To read the entire feature, click here.

Originally published 3/20/15

"Life", education, learning

What’s really important for our children to learn and understand

Late last week, two great speakers came to Naples, FL to talk on different topics. I was able to be in the room as each spoke at a different event. Both speakers embedded three identical messages within their talks as they told similar tales of today’s youth, within a political world that reaches far into our everyday lives. Their talks provided true learning experiences for anyone with a mind open to learning…To read the entire feature, click here.

Originally published 3/17/15

"Life", astronomy, biology, education, geology, hydrology, learning, nature, oceanography, photography

Bing’s homepage images return excitement to learning

There’s probably not a better way to get a brain engaged first thing in the morning than to use the Bing home page. Each day, Bing (a Microsoft-based search engine) features an incredible homepage image involving something from nature and the Earth, the human sphere, architecture, and other categories. Images range from…To read the entire feature, click here.

Originally published 3/12/15