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About wxmatt

I'm a meteorologist with a deep interest in insects as well as the weather.

Quick update

Well it’s been over a year since I last posted here … and I’ll admit that is out of pure laziness. Sorry about that. I’ll try to find some time, but now that I’m in graduate school I’ve been rather … Continue reading

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Camponotus nuptial flights.

The month of March went down as one of the warmest months ever, for North America that is. The rest of the Earth was actually slightly cooler than normal. A few days ago, central NJ hit 80 and then 90 … Continue reading

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A quick look at the weather.

The weather for the first few days of April has been much different than March for much of the country. In the East and Midwest, cooler weather has been more prominent than the well above average temperatures of last month. … Continue reading

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An early start for ants.

A record warm spell across much of the eastern U.S has lead to the early emergence of many ant species here in eastern New Jersey. Temperatures over the past two weeks have been in the 70s and at times close … Continue reading

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East Coast Snowstorm this weekend?

A very interesting and tough to forecast snowstorm looks like it will affect the eastern part of the country this weekend. The storm will originate in Texas and then move northeast towards the mid-Atlantic region. What it does there is … Continue reading

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Ants, ice halos, and a sun pillar

The last two weeks saw some wild swings in the weather here in New Jersey. Jumping from warm, spring-like conditions back into winter in the matter of days. The middle of winter is not normally considered a good time to … Continue reading

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Trip to Florida

This will be the first post of this blog. For now, this blog is experimental and is a work in progress as I learn how to get things going on here. Recently, I drove to Florida with my girlfriend and … Continue reading

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