Articles for the Washington Post Capital Weather Gang blog and newspaper beginning in 2012
On April 24, 2015 Jack wrote about The volcano that led to the year without a summer
On April 13, 2014 Jack wrote about NHC plans to test watches and warnings for storm surge
On Dec. 19, 2014 Jack wrote an obiturary for the famous USA TODAY Weather Page
On Dec. 17, 2014 Jack wrote about new hurricane sure watches and warnings.
On Oct. 17, 2014 Jack described upcoming changes in severe weather alerts
On Sept. 27, 2014 Jack explained why lighting doesn’t cause airliner crashes
On Aug. 1, 2014 Jack explained permafrost.
On July 29, 2014 Jack wrote about Mayfly swarm, or bug derecho signals cleaner environment
July 18, 2014: Jack showed how airliners help improve forecasts
On Oct. 25. 2013. Jack wrote about U.S. once had air pollution to match China’s today.
On July 8, 2013, Jack described why you, like weather weenies, should love dew point.
On June 25 and 26 the CWG posted my two stories on lightning safety.
On June 19, 2013 Jack Williams wrote: A tropical storm with six lives: the history of Barry.
On April 11, 2013 Williams wrote: Going inside the bottom of a tornado with IMAX and mobile radar
On April 10, 2013 Williams wrote: Tornado data could help forecasters increase warning times and reduce false alarms.
On August 23 and 24, 2012 Williams wrote two stories on the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew about covering the storm at the National Hurricane Center:
- 20 Years ago: Andrew survives near-death experience
- Andrew Anniversary, Part II: at the Hurricane Center
On Sept. 7, 2012 Williams wrote about Why were hurricane categories established?
Earlier Weather Gang stories:
- Warmth hobbles Greenland flights
- An inside look at Greenland’s melting surface ice
- 200 degrees of separation: South Pole and Washington
- An alternative temperature-based summer, seasons
- Rip currents, not sharks are big beach danger
- NOAA forecasts average number of 2012 hurricanes
- California hurricane odds extremely low, but not zero
- Scientist answers question about tornado story sidebar
- Review of the “Tornado Alley” IMAX movie
- Weather forecast accuracy versus skill: skill is what matters.
- CAPE is a measure of potential thunderstorm strength
In the Washington Post print editions and the Weather Gang blog
- Scientists try to figure out what causes some storms to spawn deadly tornadoes (Ran on Page 1 of the Post’s May 1, 2012 Health & Science section and online.)
- Researchers find a surprise in radar data (Ran as a sidebar to the May 1, 2012 Health & Science section tornado research story and online.)
- Local forecasters get a new crystal ball (Ran in Feb. 28, 2012 Health & Science section and online.)
Below are links to a few published stories and articles before 2012