James Pollard Espy (or the Storm King) (May 9 1785 – January 24 1860) was a U.S. meteorologist. Espy developed a convection theory of storms, explaining it in 1836 before the American Philosophical Society and in 1840 before the French Académie des Sciences and the British Royal Society. His theory was published by in 1840 as The Philosophy of Storms. He became meteorologist to the War (1842) and Navy (1848) departments and developed the use of the telegraph in assembling weather observation data by which he studied the progress of storms and laid the basis for scientific weather forecasting.
For most people, talking about the weather is something you do when you have nothing better to say. For others, weather is a fast paced world of prediction and aftermath, involving state-of-the-art equipment, split second coordination, and nerves of steel. These weather ninjas spawned the term “weather wars“, referring to competing local television networks’ constant struggle to out “tech” each other. Whether you fall in the former or latter category, you’ve probably noticed the weather has been crazy this last year.
January-February-March also was warmest first quarter on record, NOAA reports
NOAA: More than 7,700 record highs were recorded during the month
March also saw more than 7,500 all-time high overnight lows, weather agency reports
Preliminary tornado reports (223) for the month were almost four times the average
80 tornadoes occured
Some would say the freakishly large thunder storms and tornadoes this year were made by HAARP or another countries’ HAARP, and in my opinion they might be right. Some would say, the cause of our abnormally warm winter/early spring is climate change, and they would be right. Some would say that the doppler radars we use to predict the weather are actually making the weather worse, but they don’t explain how or place blame without proof. So without further ado, I will share with you my take on this whole rigmarole.