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Rich Apuzzo

Rich Apuzzo

I'm a passionate meteorologist with a lifelong interest in and study of the weather and climate. After 25 years on TV and 30 years on radio (and counting) I'm

SPECTACULAR HALO OVER FINLAND: Looking at the sun can be a wincing, painful experience. Yesterday in Finland it was a rare delight. "On June 24th, multiple arcs and rings of light appeared around the sun," reports Ville Miettinen of Kuopio. "What a spectacular view!" He dashed inside and grabbed his camera to record the amazing vista:

This is literally the Wild World of Weather. Love it! Mesospheric Gravity Waves and Sprites over Western Kansas June 05 2014 0617 UT to 0840 UT

Stunning photo of dual tornadoes within a mile of each other on June 16th, 2014 Photo taken by stormchaser Matt Coker. weatherpictureoft...

Rocky Point, FL - Lightning!

Most-Beautiful-Clouds-In-The-World-016

This frontal cloud formed from a northeast wind shift and lifting of humid ocean air enough to cool it below the dew point. Taken about 5 miles offshore of Seaside Heights New Jersey, 8am May 14th, 2014 This photo was taken by commercial fishermen Michael Wark on his boat. weatherpictureoft...

This frontal cloud formed from a northeast wind shift and lifting of humid ocean air enough to cool it below the dew point. Taken about 5 miles offshore of Seaside Heights New Jersey, 8am May 14th, 2014 This photo was taken by commercial fishermen Michael Wark on his boat. weatherpictureoft...

Sunbathers flock to Lake Superior... even though it's FROZEN - This was taken in late May (2014) near Marquette, Michigan. Some ice patches will easily last into June!

People laying on the beach in Marquette. Oh yeah, and a lake full of ice practically in June.

People laying on the beach in Marquette, MI...with ice on Lake Superior in late May!

Here is the precipitation departure potential for June to August 2014

Based on my analysis, this is what temperatures may look like for the summer of 2014. Rich :)

VAN GOGH CLOUDS: For a moment, yesterday, June Grønseth was transported from her home in Lofoten, Norway, into the realm of Vincent van Gogh...

Ice circle on Sheyenne River 10 miles SW of Leonard, ND | WDAY | Fargo, ND

Gorgeous shots from the Pacific Northwest cs.stanford.edu/... Panorama California, Oregon, Washington 2008 (Crater Lake, Olympic, Mount Rainier, North Cascades, Newberry Crater)

Washington, IL tornado damage after 119 reported tornadoes (not confirmed, just reported) on Sunday, November 17th. The image was from Nov. 19th.

A hibiscus flower is seen on an ash-covered plant at Mardingding village in Karo district, Indonesia's north Sumatra province November 19, 2013. The volcano continued to emit volcanic ash on Monday, throwing an 8,000m (26,247 ft)-high plume into the atmosphere, as thousands of residents fearful of more eruptions remained in temporary shelters, according to local media. REUTERS/Roni Bintang

This cloud forms as cold air rushes out of a powerful or collapsing thunderstorm. Ominous-looking, but really benign at this stage. Closer to the thunderstorm it is often associated with very strong winds. en.wikipedia.org/... A roll cloud captured on video near Amarillo, Texas.

Typhoon Haiyan before hitting Vietnam. www.nasa.gov/...

Sat imagery of Bushfires in New South Wales, Australia Posted on October 29, 2013 by Anthony Watts NASA’s Terra satellite detected dozens of bushfires raging in the Australian state of New South Wales, outside of Sydney. Emergency managers in New South Wales declared a state of emergency. More than 116,167 hectares (~287,000 acres) have already burned. www.nasa.gov/...

Nice! Mt. Etna - 10/26/13 AP Photo

Super Typhoon Usagi heads for China! Typhoons are the same as hurricanes. They're just called something different in the western Pacific. www.ssd.noaa.gov/...

An unusually quiet solar disk considering that this is the solar maximum of Cycle 24. This is the weakest cycle in 200 years and continues a trend of weakening cycles that started in the late 1980s. Likely the start of the next Little or Major Ice Age. SDO - Solar Dynamics Observatory

Not a good time for a drive... A real mess in Colorado. graphics8.nytimes...

Greenwich, England, home of the Prime Meridian, where the time zones start, and end. :) wattsupwiththat.f...