The Weather Page

January 24, 2007|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

Weather satellites now enable anyone to watch as winter storms dump snow from the Cascades to the Texas Panhandle, then rain from Mississippi to the Carolinas. Don Gansauer, of Baltimore, wonders: "Has a storm ever been strong enough and organized enough to [circle] the entire Earth?" Vern Kousky, of the U.S. Climate Prediction Center, says upper-level disturbances may circle the globe. But weather-making surface storms head northeast and die after three to five days.

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