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Hurricane Green Chile (aka New Mexico’s Monsoon Season)

Hurricane Green Chile (aka New Mexico’s Monsoon Season)

| October 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am

You may have heard about Hurricane Dorian in the weeks prior… what about Hurricane Green Chile?

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Why Do Leaves Change Colors?

Why Do Leaves Change Colors?

| October 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

As we are now in October, plants in the mid-latitudes will start their gradual process from having leaves full of green color to having no leaves at all.

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Reflecting on Rainfall in Hurricane Hugo: How Storm Speed Affects Rainfall Rates

Reflecting on Rainfall in Hurricane Hugo: How Storm Speed Affects Rainfall Rates

| October 9, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Thirty years ago on September 22, 1989, Hurricane Hugo made landfall in the United States on Sullivans Island, SC as a category 4 hurricane causing impacts through both North Carolina and South Carolina.

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What Are The Life Cycles Of A Tropical System?

What Are The Life Cycles Of A Tropical System?

| September 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am

There are many stages to a tropical system and it’s important to know the distinction between each one, especially as the peak of hurricane season is upon us.

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Taking a look at the Model Output Statistics (MOS)

Taking a look at the Model Output Statistics (MOS)

| September 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am

The Model Output Statistics (MOS) is the output from models such as the Global Forecasting Systems (GFS) and the North American Model (NAM). MOS is often used to help with forecasting for elements near the surface such as temperature and wind.

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Appreciating the Significance and Relevance of the Forecast Cone of Uncertainty.

Appreciating the Significance and Relevance of the Forecast Cone of Uncertainty.

| September 2, 2019 @ 1:15 pm

The cone of uncertainty is one of the most misunderstood forecast products in meteorology, and one of the most important.

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The Significance of Lightning in Well-Defined Tropical Cyclones

The Significance of Lightning in Well-Defined Tropical Cyclones

| September 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am

This story is very timely given the electrical activity that we have observed in Hurricane Dorian.

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What Makes the Sacramento Area a Mediterranean Climate?

What Makes the Sacramento Area a Mediterranean Climate?

| September 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am

What Makes the Sacramento Area a Mediterranean Climate?    Hot, blazing, pan-fried summers with little to no humidity and nothing in the way of rain. Mild and cool, occasionally cold, winters with about an average of no more than twenty inches of rain, the majority falling in January- these conditions are what define the Sacramento climate and make it so amicable to agriculture. Though, for anyone native to or having lived within the area long enough, they may have come acr […]

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Rainbows: The Atmosphere’s Dance Of Color

Rainbows: The Atmosphere’s Dance Of Color

| August 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

In a world full of vibrant color, nothing quite vanquishes the atmospheric phenomenon that is the rainbow.

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How Lighthouses Prepare For A Hurricane

How Lighthouses Prepare For A Hurricane

| August 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Lighthouses are beautiful, a nautical symbol of land and safety; a shoreline guardian to sailors for centuries.

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What Exactly Are Lake And Sea Breezes?

What Exactly Are Lake And Sea Breezes?

| August 25, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Whether on the Great Lakes or on the coast of an ocean, everyone has felt a lake or sea breeze.

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There’s No Sunshine… In Baseball? (Photo Credit: Sharon Sullivan)

There’s No Sunshine… In Baseball? (Photo Credit: Sharon Sullivan)

| August 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Ah, baseball season. There’s nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass, a hot dog in your hand, the crack of a bat hitting the baseball.

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Origin Behind “The Scream”

Origin Behind “The Scream”

| August 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Nature and art go hand in hand. Many choose to express their feeling of appreciation, awe, or perhaps fear of nature through artwork, whether that be protruding jagged mountains, deep canyons, lush fields, intense sculpted thunderstorms, the list goes on.

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