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What are some good weather books, textbook or otherwise that you would recommend?

I'll start with ones I have read that don't require tremendous amounts of math & physics:

Northeast Snowstorms Volumes 1 &2  by Paul J. Kocin & Louis W. Uccellini

Meteorology Today by C. Donald Ahrens

The Philadelphia Area Weather Book by Jon Nese & Glenn Schwartz

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About to start reading Anthony Wood's Snow book. Please chime in if anyone else knows of any other good books I can add to my weather weenie collection. Any good snow recommendations other than Northeast Snowstorms by KU since I already have that one? Or would a mesoscale meteorology textbook be a good next choice?

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9 hours ago, greg ralls said:

About to start reading Anthony Wood's Snow book. Please chime in if anyone else knows of any other good books I can add to my weather weenie collection. Any good snow recommendations other than Northeast Snowstorms by KU since I already have that one? Or would a mesoscale meteorology textbook be a good next choice?

Isaac's Storm: so good 

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23 hours ago, greg ralls said:

About to start reading Anthony Wood's Snow book. Please chime in if anyone else knows of any other good books I can add to my weather weenie collection. Any good snow recommendations other than Northeast Snowstorms by KU since I already have that one? Or would a mesoscale meteorology textbook be a good next choice?

Did you start Snow yet? Excellent book so far. It reminds me of the narrative style of Isaac's Storm, offline enough. 

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The Science & Wonders Of The Atmosphere by my old college professor, Stanley David Gedzelman.

Alot of the pocket weather books are not bad either.  I don't know if they are still around, but I remember them being pretty good.

 

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Greg,

A few other suggestions.... 

These two might betray my journalistic bias because they are both prodigiously reported:

--"The Children's Blizzard," by David Laskin, about the real blizzard of '88... incredibly sad story but wonderfully told.

--"Geography of Risk," by Gilbert M. Gaul, former colleague and one of the best reporters on earth; this is a look at the consequences of risky building.

Also:

--"Into Thin Air," Krakauer, and "Alive," Pears Paul Read, weather-related and amazing for narrative detail, although don't eat before reading the latter.  

From the Wonk Department:
 

The first half is quite a fascinating treatment of the workings of climatology, way more accessible than the title, (it better be) "Climatology and the Coevolution of Life" by Stephen Schneider and Randi Londer. Probably would have sold better as "How Have all the Money, Love, and Happiness of Your Dreams," but I guess they wouldn't compromise.

And, "Ice Ages" by John and Katherine Imbrie, a treatise on the astronomical theory of ice ages.

Happy reading.

 

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I got this for Christmas last year and enjoyed reading it. About the history and current infrastructure of weather models.

The Weather Machine - a journey inside the forecast - Andrew Blum

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On 1/18/2021 at 1:48 PM, snowlurker said:

Did you start Snow yet? Excellent book so far. It reminds me of the narrative style of Isaac's Storm, offline enough. 

No, I've been working through the last chapters of my old Meteorology Today textbook, but hope to start it soon!

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My comment about Snow somehow got garbled. I think I was trying to say how much I liked the personal stories/anecdotes. Not surprisingly, each chapter reads like a long-form essay for a quality magazine like Atlantic. 

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2 minutes ago, snowlurker said:

Jealous of KU books. They're hard to find at a reasonable price. 

I believe I've read them from cover to cover twice and I pick them up occasionally to review specific storms.

I'm pretty sure I paid around $100 when I got them maybe 8 years ago or so and right now, they're at the best price I've seen so far on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Northeast-Snowstorms-1-2-Set/dp/1878220640/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1NDWKK0R6OR3M&dchild=1&keywords=northeast+snowstorms&qid=1612028767&sprefix=northeast+snow%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-1

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