Jack’s Writing

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:

On Sept.  7, 2012 Williams wrote about Why were hurricane categories established?

Earlier Weather Gang stories:


In the Washington Post print editions and the Weather Gang blog

Below are links to a few published stories and articles before 2012

Weather & Climate Writing

Arctic & Antarctic WritingAviation & Auto Racing Writing

Travel Writing