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Ask Eric: Do Tides Affect Sea Breezes?

A week ago I arrived at Salisbury Beach at 11AM on a cloudless day and was surprised there was no sea breeze.  High tide was scheduled for 12:13 that day.  By 12:30 the sea breeze […]



Ask Eric: Why Isn’t There Equal Day & Night On The Equinox?

Hi Eric, I saw on your report this evening that today daylight was 12 hours 6 minutes. But since we’re already past autumnal equinox, shouldn’t daylight be less than 12 hours? It seems odd. I […]



Ask Eric: When Is The Actual ‘Full’ Moon?

Hi Eric – You mentioned last night that the moon was full…and Todd said the same thing this morning.  All three of my calendars say it is actually tonight, the 19th.   What’s up with that??? […]



Ask Eric: What Exactly Does ‘Cooler At The Coast’ Mean?

When you say “cooler on the coast”  how far inland does it go.  I live in Peabody, MA so would I get that cooler temp? – Nancy Good question Nancy! This is a phrase we […]



Ask Eric: With A Quiet Tropical Season, What Will Winter Bring?

With such a quiet tropical season so far what impacts can we expect for this winter in NE. –Andrew Updegrove   It always comes back to winter in New England, doesn’t it! Our tropical season […]


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Ask Eric: Why Are There So Many Wildfires in CA This Year?

Via Twitter: @Sheupe –@ericfisher why are there so many wildfires in California in the past several months? #AskEric The headline fire of this season in California was the Rim Fire which roared its way through […]



Ask Eric: Least Active Tropical Season?

From @jjconlon via Twitter: Is this one of the least active seasons in the Tropics in history? Surprisingly, as of this writing on September 12th we are ahead of the average pace for named storms […]