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How Does Fog Form Anyhow?

How Does Fog Form Anyhow?

| January 27, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

During a typical Summer or Winter morning (or sometimes during the evening to overnight hours), there are often scenarios in which a given region can have a substantial amount of warmer and moistened air flowing in overnight.

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Fascinating Meteorology Terms: Graupel

Fascinating Meteorology Terms: Graupel

| January 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Graupel is formed by a process called accretion. Accretion occurs within a cloud where ice particles, supercooled water droplets, and snow collide with each other as they get tossed by turbulent air.

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The Koppen Climate Classification System

The Koppen Climate Classification System

| January 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Aside from the Thornthwaite Climate Classification system which was reported upon a couple of months ago, the classification system that came before Thornthwaite’s time is the Koppen Climate Classification.

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Watching Cupcakes… Watch vs. Warning – What’s The Difference?

Watching Cupcakes… Watch vs. Warning – What’s The Difference?

| January 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am

When you’re planning to bake cupcakes, you might go to the store to buy ingredients, follow a recipe, and measure out certain portions of sugar, butter, and flour.

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Atmospheric Turbulence And The Evolution Of Aviation Technology In The A220

Atmospheric Turbulence And The Evolution Of Aviation Technology In The A220

| January 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Often many do not see the connection between aviation and meteorology, there can be a basic assumption that aircraft can withstand a wide variety of weather phenomena, which is often true but some are lacking in overall capability.

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Why Is The Eye Of A Tropical Cyclone So Interesting?

Why Is The Eye Of A Tropical Cyclone So Interesting?

| January 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

When it comes to studying tropical cyclones, there is no debate that there are several very interesting features which to mind with some of the more intense tropical cyclones which come into existence.

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How May Global Aviation Interests Be On The Cusp Of Revolutionary Changes?

How May Global Aviation Interests Be On The Cusp Of Revolutionary Changes?

| January 7, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

As more and more people find various needs to travel via commercial aviation from around the globe, there is an increased demand for there to be more and more flights offered to various destinations around the world.

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An Interesting Assessment of Hurricane Florence’s Rainfall Event Via Regional Rainfall Gauges

An Interesting Assessment of Hurricane Florence’s Rainfall Event Via Regional Rainfall Gauges

| January 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Although it has now already been a few months since Hurricane Florence smacked into the coastal and semi-coastal sections of the Carolinas, there is still much to be gained from this event and much learning which is still yet to come in the context of furthering current and future scientific knowledge.

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Why Hillsides And Heavy Rainfall Events Can Often Lead To Major Issues And Why Be Worried?

Why Hillsides And Heavy Rainfall Events Can Often Lead To Major Issues And Why Be Worried?

| January 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Every day in many places and regions spread around the world, there are substantial concerns tied to the ongoing threat of unpredictable landslide and/or mudslide events.

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Why Is Aviation And Fog Such A Bad Mix?

Why Is Aviation And Fog Such A Bad Mix?

| January 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Around the world every day, there are major issues when it comes to airports and private and/or commercial aircraft dealing with various types of fog.

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Sandstorms And Aviation: What’s The Big Fuss About?

Sandstorms And Aviation: What’s The Big Fuss About?

| January 4, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Every day around the world, millions and millions of people travel via private and/or commercial aircraft to get to various places they need to travel to for business or leisure.

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Rare Cloud Observed In An Unexpected Location

Rare Cloud Observed In An Unexpected Location

| January 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Earth’s atmosphere can be divided into four layers based on how temperature changes with height. In the lowest layer of the atmosphere (troposphere), temperature generally decreases with height.

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The Impacts And Common Types Of Lake-Effect Snow Bands

The Impacts And Common Types Of Lake-Effect Snow Bands

| January 1, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Photo: Satellite image of Lake-Effect Snow over the Great Lakes region on January 5, 2015.  (Image courtesy of The Weather channel)​ ​Lake-effect snow primarily affects the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States but can have an impact on any region near a lake, capable of the ideal temperature differential to form these snows. The difference of 13 degrees Celsius in lake water temperature and air one mile above the surface is the ideal and primary ingred […]

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How Powerful Hurricanes Are Changing Minds In North Carolina

How Powerful Hurricanes Are Changing Minds In North Carolina

| January 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am

In 2016, Hurricane Matthew walloped North Carolina. The state was still recovering from Matthew when Hurricane Florence severely flooded the Carolinas this year.

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Wet Weather In 2018 Makes Record-Breaking History

Wet Weather In 2018 Makes Record-Breaking History

| December 31, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

2018 has been another active weather year featuring more extreme droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, extreme flooding events, and tornadoes.

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Northern California Has A Below-Average First Quarter Of 2019 Water Year

Northern California Has A Below-Average First Quarter Of 2019 Water Year

| December 31, 2018 @ 9:30 am

As 2018 draws to a close, so does the first quarter of the water year for Northern California. The water year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30 as set by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in order to accurately take account of snow that would fall in autumn and winter and not melt until the following summer.

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