Books, Bylines, and Press


The Skies Above (April 1, 2022)

My latest book, The Skies Above, is now available!

Did you know a puffy cloud can weigh millions of pounds? Or that every rainbow you see is unique to you?

Our atmosphere is full of spectacular sights that are always within your reach. Glistening layers of fog, gorgeous sunsets, and brilliant meteors flashing through the sky can light up even the calmest day.

The Skies Above, published by Mountaineers Books, is a celebration of what we overlook when we look up. I was thrilled to work with the editors and illustrators at Indelible Editions to share with you the quotidian beauty of our sky.

Order your copy now and learn about the wonders we take for granted every day.


"Comprehensive and informative, exceptionally well written and organized, 'The Skies Above: Storm Clouds, Blood Moons, and Other Everyday Phenomena' provides readers with insights and understandings of the processes and events that are in the atmosphere...which not only reduces anxiety produced by raucous storms by understanding what is happening and why, but instills a stronger and more meaningful appreciation of the beauty of days both stormy and calm weather." — Midwest Book Review

"The Skies Above is really the guide I need, a fun and readable overview of what we can observe by looking up. It covers everyday weather, major meteorological phenomena and astronomy. It’s a comprehensive go-to guide, perfect for a summer evening or camping trip." —

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The Extreme Weather Survival Manual (2015)

ISBN 13: 978-1-61628-953-9 

I teamed up with the editors of Outdoor Life magazine to write the ultimate guide to understanding and surviving the worst nature can throw at us. Whether you're stuck outdoors during a raging blizzard or safely inside watching the skies with weather radar, The Extreme Weather Survival Manual has you covered with hands-on tips, helpful advice, and new bits of knowledge.

The 240-page paperback book, published by Weldon Owen, was released on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. I talked about the book with Dr. Marshall Shepherd on his Weather Channel show WXGeeks on October 11, 2015.

You can purchase The Extreme Weather Survival Manual from Amazon and the shelves and websites of retailers worldwide. 


The Weather Network — I began contributing to The Weather Network as an on-call digital writer in June 2021. I help the digital team cover active weather across Canada and wherever storms are swirling around the world. 

Forbes — I've contributed to Forbes Science since February 2016, where I translate complicated weather forecasts and analyze important weather information for thousands of readers.

Gawker's The Vane — I ran Gawker's weather vertical for 21 months, helping hundreds of thousands of readers every month appreciate and prepare for the worst (and best) nature can throw at us.

Mental Floss — I contributed more than a hundred articles to Mental Floss between 2015 and 2017, helping the site's readers understand all sorts of weather events and prepare for dangerous storms on the horizon.

Capital Weather Gang — I've occasionally contributed to the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang since 2013, covering everything from the Philippines' deadliest typhoon to conspiracy theories about weather control. One of my articles appeared in print on March 12, 2019.

Popular Science — I covered the 2017 and 2018 hurricane seasons for Popular Science's website.

Outside — I contributed a column called Heavy Weather to Outside Magazine's website in 2018 in 2019.

Observer — I contributed five weather articles to in the spring of 2018.

Other Writing

 "Why Trump's NOAA Pick Has Scientists and Forecasters Seriously Concerned," Earther, October 13, 2017

TV/Podcast Appearances

Television/Digital Video:

The Weather Network, Canada's summer severe weather risk, June 2, 2024

The Weather Network, Experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime aurora, May 11, 2024

The Weather Network, Explaining Mexico's Tehuantepecer winds, November 2, 2023

The Weather Network, Reporting on Tropical Storm Ophelia's impacts, September 23, 2023

The Weather Network, Discussing rapid intensification of hurricanes, September 10, 2023

The Weather Network, Explainer on special types of clouds (voiceover), April 27, 2023

The Weather Network, Hurricane Sandy ten-year anniversary (voiceover), October 28, 2022

The Weather Channel's WXGeeks, Surviving Weather Disasters, October 11, 2015


In The ElementsEp. 7: The Harassment Facing Meteorologists, February 22, 2018

WeatherBrainsEpisode #528, February 29, 2016


"How to Interpret Weather in the Backcountry," Sierra Magazine, July 19, 2022

"Stupid Wind Is Ruining The Olympics," The Cut, February 14, 2018

"Why Don't You See Pink Sunsets In The Wintertime?", The Hairpin, August 25, 2017

"How To Survive The Worst Weather, From Mudslides To Nuclear Winter," Wired, October 17, 2015

"Experts debate whether Fahrenheit is the right choice," The Weather Network, March 23, 2015

"The National Weather Service Should Be Replaced By Gawker," Slate, August 7, 2014