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Fascinating Meteorology Terms: Chinook Wind

Fascinating Meteorology Terms: Chinook Wind

| April 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

If you are living or spending some time east of the Rocky Mountains, you may experience a certain type of weather that may raise your eyebrows as much as it raises the temperatures.

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Spring has Sprung: An Analysis of CPC’s Spring 2019 Outlook

Spring has Sprung: An Analysis of CPC’s Spring 2019 Outlook

| April 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

About a month ago, the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) released its three-month outlook for spring temperatures and precipitation.

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What Must One Study To Obtain A Degree in Meteorology?

What Must One Study To Obtain A Degree in Meteorology?

| April 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Maybe you’ve found yourself fascinated with the weather, endlessly gazing at the atmospheric ceiling, supine in the grass, eyes trained on the sky.

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What Atmospheric Conditions Cause the Appearance of Rainbows?

What Atmospheric Conditions Cause the Appearance of Rainbows?

| April 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

A rainbow is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that can be seen in the sky right after it rains, when the Sun is shining behind the viewer and there are no clouds blocking the view.

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Rainfall Events Becoming More Extreme

Rainfall Events Becoming More Extreme

| April 2, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

In recent weeks, the spring-time thaw has been forecasted and broadcasted across the contiguous United States.

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Differences Between Graupel, Hail, And Sleet

Differences Between Graupel, Hail, And Sleet

| April 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Graupel is a snow particle (or snow pellet) that is irregularly-shaped. Graupel is formed when the snow pelts collect snow crystals, rian, or partially melted snow stick, like glue, to the snow pellet – which adds an icy layer on the outside.

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Catatumbo Lightning: An Electrifying Phenomenon

Catatumbo Lightning: An Electrifying Phenomenon

| April 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Chances are, you’ve seen lightning light up the sky numerous times.  Thunderstorms, and the lightning associated with them, are fairly common occurrences, depending on where you live.

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Rainbows at Night? The Phenomenon Known as Moonbows

Rainbows at Night? The Phenomenon Known as Moonbows

| April 1, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Chances are, you’ve likely seen many rainbows in your life, whether it’s the classic bow shape of colors painted across the sky or just a quick glimpse of rainbow colors peaking through the spray of a sprinkler on a hot summer day.

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Taking A Look Back at Winter 2019 Climate Statistics

Taking A Look Back at Winter 2019 Climate Statistics

| April 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am

As the cold days of winter fade away, spring is starting to go into full gear across the United States. The National Center for Environmental Information has released their climate statistics from this past winter.

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Weather Folklore: Fact Or Fiction?

Weather Folklore: Fact Or Fiction?

| March 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Weather folklore has been going on for generations and was mostly started by sailors many centuries ago and possibly even from the very beginning of time.

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Derechos: A Rare Event

Derechos: A Rare Event

| March 30, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Derechos are rare because for them to thrive for such a long time with such intensity, they need consistent fuel (instability) and enough shear throughout the environment to support constant wind speeds of that nature.

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The Three Stages To A Thunderstorm

The Three Stages To A Thunderstorm

| March 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am

There are three stages of a thunderstorm: the cumulus stage, the mature cumulus stage, and the dissipating stage.

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What is a Rain Shadow?

What is a Rain Shadow?

| March 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

           In the northernmost region of the large island of Hawai’i, there is a tall mountain that separates the east from the west: Kohala Mountain. It has long been a trademark of the region for its incredible effect on the island. It’s responsible for creating the obvious rift in geography between the leeward and windward sides of the mountain that one can see in the image above. What about the mountain though causes one side to be lush with v […]

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The Science Behind Sea & Land Breezes

The Science Behind Sea & Land Breezes

| March 29, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Astronomical Spring is here for those in the Northern hemisphere, and more “spring-like” weather is approaching.

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A Look Back at the Nebraska Floods of March 2019

A Look Back at the Nebraska Floods of March 2019

| March 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am

The State of Nebraska, along with several nearby states, is slowly recovering from one of the most extreme flooding events in recent memory.

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Tornado Alley May Be On The Move: Where it is Going and What You Need to Know (Credit: Nature Journal)

Tornado Alley May Be On The Move: Where it is Going and What You Need to Know (Credit: Nature Journal)

| March 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Recent tornado outbreaks in the Southeast U.S. have spawned talk of extreme severe weather that is occuring in an area of the country that is not typically used to such extreme tornado outbreaks.

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