Right on cue, a potent cold front swept through from the northwest today, bringing a round of steady rain and then snow as temperatures plunged. While conditions have calmed a bit behind the front, a few rain and snow showers remain in the area.
As meteorologists, when we talk about long term forecasting, we look at global changes in the weather pattern. While there are several different types of these teleconnections, or oscillations, the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is one of the most influential for North America.
Tonight and tomorrow morning, the best meteor shower of the year will come into play. This particular meteor shower has been known to produce anywhere from 60-80 multicolored meteors per hour; and at it's peak, can yield up to 120 per hour! The Geminids Meteor Shower is the result of the Earth passi