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The Hotter It Gets, The Louder They Get

The Hotter It Gets, The Louder They Get

| July 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am

One sure sign we are moving into the hottest days of the summer is the loud buzzing sound of cicadas. It seems the hotter it gets, the louder they sing. It gets to the point where it’s hard to hear your friend talking while you share an iced tea on the porch.

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How Hurricanes Affect Coastlines From a Distance

How Hurricanes Affect Coastlines From a Distance

| July 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am

In the wake of what is now a departing Tropical Storm Chris after formally being Hurricane Chris over the past 24 hours or so, there still do remain one or two concerns along north-south oriented beaches along the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast United States.

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Typhoon Maria Slams Into China and Beyond

Typhoon Maria Slams Into China and Beyond

| July 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am

During the course of the day on Tuesday (07/10/2018), Typhoon Maria (which was previously Super Typhoon Maria) made its final approach to eastern China. In the process of doing so, Typhoon Maria became yet another strong typhoon hit impact both coastal and parts of mainland China in recent years.

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A Tale of Two Tropical Storms on Opposite Sides of the World – 7/7/18

A Tale of Two Tropical Storms on Opposite Sides of the World – 7/7/18

| July 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am

7/7/18: Over the past 24 to 36 hours, the international atmospheric science community and millions of people around the world just going about their daily lives observed a true marvel of Mother Nature’s raw ability, to say the very least.

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An Inside Edge to Tropical Cyclone Eye-Wall Dynamics

An Inside Edge to Tropical Cyclone Eye-Wall Dynamics

| July 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

Over the past couple of days, there is no doubt that the Tropical Western Pacific Ocean basin has continued to impress the world in the context of tropical cyclone development (i.e., which are regionally referred to as typhoons).

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Tropical Storm Chris is Here……What is the Significance?

Tropical Storm Chris is Here……What is the Significance?

| July 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am

As of earlier this morning, Tropical Depression Three was upgraded to third named storm of the 2018 Tropical Atlantic hurricane season by way of Tropical Storm Chris. This is an impressive feat for the Tropical Atlantic basin up to this point for several reasons.

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Talk About Classic U.S. Ridge Persistence!?!?

Talk About Classic U.S. Ridge Persistence!?!?

| July 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am

Over the past five to seven days and them some across the Great Plains in particular, there has been a persistent period of excessive heat which has unfolded. There is no doubt that Summer-time heat waves are not completely unprecedented.

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So, How Does Hail Form?

So, How Does Hail Form?

| July 6, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

Throughout the Spring and Summer-time months, many people around the world who live across many inland areas are often increasingly more concerned about the relatively consistent threat which is imposed by strong to severe thunderstorm activity.

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How a Satellite Can Give Insights Beyond a Storm’s Impacts

How a Satellite Can Give Insights Beyond a Storm’s Impacts

| July 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am

As atmospheric science continues to evolve with time, there is no question that higher-resolution satellite imagery continues to change the way in which we study and evaluate severe weather events.

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Severe Weather At 30,000 ft

Severe Weather At 30,000 ft

| July 5, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what happens when a flight delay occurs due to weather besides the frustration and confusion? Weather is the largest cause of delays for aircraft, affecting mostly airport arrivals and surprisingly worse for summer storms than winter ones.

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Why Have A Hurricane Preparedness Plan?

Why Have A Hurricane Preparedness Plan?

| July 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am

?As we get deeper into the 2018 Tropical Atlantic and Tropical Central/Eastern Pacific hurricane seasons, there is always a question which everyone living in or near a coastal area develops soon into the Spring and Summer-time.

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The Importance of Respecting Summer-Time Storms

The Importance of Respecting Summer-Time Storms

| July 4, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

As the Northern Hemisphere heads deeper in the Summer of 2018, it is no surprise that thunderstorm occurrence frequency is increasing along with corresponding rising average day-time high temperatures across many parts of the world.

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What Role(s) Do Updrafts Play in Severe Weather Events Anyhow?

What Role(s) Do Updrafts Play in Severe Weather Events Anyhow?

| July 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am

When it comes to forecasting and predicting severe weather events, there is no doubt that one of the critical factors in anticipating when and how fast updrafts within a given thunderstorm cell will develop and grow the course of a certain period.

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Understanding the Reality Behind July Hurricane Potential

Understanding the Reality Behind July Hurricane Potential

| July 3, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

As we head deeper into the month of July here in 2018 there is no question that many questions remain regarding the remainder of the 2018 Tropical Atlantic hurricane season. Namely, one of the primary concerns is how active the 2018 Tropical Atlantic hurricane season will be as compared to the 2017 Tropical Atlantic hurricane season.

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The Saharan Air Layer and Concept of the Optical Depth

The Saharan Air Layer and Concept of the Optical Depth

| July 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am

A bright blue sky is typically associated with clear sunshine and an overall calm weather day. But why is it at times that, in the tropics, this familiar bright blue backdrop becomes more milky white and opaque? The culprit is a feature known as the Saharan Air Layer (SAL): a warm, relatively dry, and dusty air mass that extends for several hundred miles across and resides 1-3 miles above the surface.

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The Difference Between an Excessive Heat Watch, Excessive Heat Warning, and Heat Advisory

The Difference Between an Excessive Heat Watch, Excessive Heat Warning, and Heat Advisory

| July 2, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

There are several types of heat watches, warnings, and advisories that can be issued to the public. It can be confusing if one does not know the difference between them and with the latest ongoing round of simmering summer temperatures it is that much more important to be aware of the differences.

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