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Inside Edge on the Success of the Forecast Track for Hurricane Florence

Inside Edge on the Success of the Forecast Track for Hurricane Florence

| September 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am

There is no debate that despite the horrific flooding, wind, and storm surge impacts which have unfolded and “revealed their ugly head” in the wake of the landfall and the subsequent gradual weakening of Hurricane Florence, there are still parts of this tropical cyclone which are going to be looked more highly upon.

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Observing Gust Fronts On Radar

Observing Gust Fronts On Radar

| September 19, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

If you like to look at the radar when observing thunderstorm events, you probably have noticed a long thin line that appears to be a line of rain propagating outward and away from the storms, much like what you see in the images above.

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Different Types of Lightning

Different Types of Lightning

| September 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am

Lightning is one of the most dangerous types of weather phenomena. As of September 3rd, 2018, according to the National Weather Service, in 2018 alone there have been 20 deaths from lightning strikes in the United States so far.

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How Has Hurricane Forecasting Evolved Over Time?

How Has Hurricane Forecasting Evolved Over Time?

| September 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

There is little to no debate throughout the global atmospheric science community that hurricane forecasting has undergone a substantial and noticeable amount of improvement over the last thirty to forty years plus.

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The Anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s Cuban Landfall

The Anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s Cuban Landfall

| September 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am

With as busy as the tropical Atlantic hurricane season has now gotten here in September of 2018, it is almost crazy to contemplate what was going on just a little over one year ago.

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A Unique Radar Perspective on the Landfall of Hurricane Florence

A Unique Radar Perspective on the Landfall of Hurricane Florence

| September 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

There is no doubt that Florence has been firing up to no end on social media over the past several days, but there is more to this story “than meets the eye.” What many people will often not consider when it comes to a given tropical cyclone landfall are some of the neater things which an individual can learn by simply observing air stream flow in the vicinity of a National Weather Service radar site.

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The Resiliency of Hurricane Florence During & After Landfall

The Resiliency of Hurricane Florence During & After Landfall

| September 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am

As of this past Friday morning, Hurricane Florence finished the long journey to North America and made a historic landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. However, one of the more notable aspects about this particular tropical cyclone were the long-duration rainfall and wind impacts across a number of different cities in both North Carolina and South Carolina.

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How Solar-Based Energy May Soon Drive a Beneficial Global Energy Race (credit: UNFCCC)

How Solar-Based Energy May Soon Drive a Beneficial Global Energy Race (credit: UNFCCC)

| September 11, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

As we head further into the first half of the 21st Century, there is little to no debate among scientists from various disciplines all over the world that mankind will continue to need to swiftly and effectively change the way in which we harness usable forms of energy here on planet Earth.

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What to Do if a Hurricane is Headed Your Way?   

What to Do if a Hurricane is Headed Your Way?   

| September 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am

With us now fast-approaching the climatological peak of the 2018 Tropical Atlantic hurricane season (i.e., the period of time during which tropical cyclone formation is often found to occur most frequently over the course of recorded history), there are things you should know ahead of time.

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How is GOES-16 Impacting Weather Forecasting and Research?

How is GOES-16 Impacting Weather Forecasting and Research?

| September 10, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

With the GOES-16 (or also known as the GOES-East) satellite imager fast-approaching the 2-year mark of its existence as an orbiting highly-advanced weather and observational satellite imager, it certainly has already earned plenty of tremendous of respect and appreciation.

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Storm Surge Impacts from a Tropical Cyclone….Why Worry?

Storm Surge Impacts from a Tropical Cyclone….Why Worry?

| September 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am

As the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center office in Miami, Florida continues to work on the track as well as intensity forecasts for a number of current as well as potential storms in both the tropical Eastern and tropical Atlantic Ocean basins, there are still people who have their doubts about the rest of the respective seasons.

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Why Are Crosswinds Dangerous for Takeoffs and Landings?

Why Are Crosswinds Dangerous for Takeoffs and Landings?

| September 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

On any typical day at airports spread around the world, there are dozens of situations wherein aircraft encounter a common wind issue which is most commonly referred to as a crosswind.

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The Return of The Jökulhlaup… Or Is It?

The Return of The Jökulhlaup… Or Is It?

| September 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am

This unique annual flooding event in Southeast Alaska results from a glacial dam outburst from Suicide Basin, located about 2 miles up from the eastern side of the Mendenhall Glacier.

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Hurricane Florence May Threaten, But Don’t Panic Yet & Here’s Why!

Hurricane Florence May Threaten, But Don’t Panic Yet & Here’s Why!

| September 8, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

Over the past couple of days, there has been an increasing amount of attention paid to the development and intensification of Hurricane Florence which remains at major hurricane status as of earlier on Wednesday night (09/05/2018). Having said that, there is a lot of reason to be as well as to not be overly concerned at this point with regard to the future track of Hurricane Florence.

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How May Africa Continue to Influence the Remainder of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season?

How May Africa Continue to Influence the Remainder of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season?

| September 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am

As we now approach the heart of the 2018 tropical Atlantic hurricane season, there is little to no debate across the atmospheric science community that the tropical Atlantic Ocean basin has indeed finally fired up.

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Hurricane Olivia Initial Discussion

Hurricane Olivia Initial Discussion

| September 7, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

According to the NHC, minimum central pressure is approximately 948mb, with no current watches or warning in effect. Hurricane Olivia is a major hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph, making Olivia a category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

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Severe Storms Hit Parts of France

Severe Storms Hit Parts of France

| September 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am

Earlier on during the first half of August here in the Summer of 2018, parts of France felt the full force of several noteworthy severe weather events. During a couple of these rounds of severe weather, some locals got the opportunity to catch the full fury of some of these storms on camera.

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Fire Whirl or “Fire Tornado”

Fire Whirl or “Fire Tornado”

| September 6, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

The intense heat generated by wildfires causes air to rise. To replace the rising air at the surface, air must converge. Sometimes as it converges, it begins to rotate. Similar to an ice skater pulling in her arms, as this rotation gets squeezed smaller, it speeds up.

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