Tag: GWCC

Unusual Clouds of the Upper Atmosphere

Unusual Clouds of the Upper Atmosphere

| July 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Almost always, clouds form in the troposphere, the lowest level of the atmosphere where we live and where all weather takes place.

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Lightning Awareness Credit: National Weather Service/Earth Networks

Lightning Awareness Credit: National Weather Service/Earth Networks

| July 4, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

?This past week was Lighting Safety Awareness Week, and it is always important to be aware of your surroundings and know what your plan is when lightning strikes.

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GWCC Article: Closing Schools Over A Prediction

GWCC Article: Closing Schools Over A Prediction

| July 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am

When Mother Nature seems to be getting ready to strike, many people try to prepare as much as possible. 

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“Colorado Magic”- How Terrain Influences Supercell & Tornado Development East of the Rockies

“Colorado Magic”- How Terrain Influences Supercell & Tornado Development East of the Rockies

| June 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

If you’ve never heard of the phrase, “Colorado Magic,” it simply means that Colorado has shown to be quite the hot spot in storm and tornado development.

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Defining the Difference between Isolated & Scattered Thunderstorms

Defining the Difference between Isolated & Scattered Thunderstorms

| June 29, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

With the summer months now in full swing, “pop-up” rain showers are beginning to occur with increased regularity. In many portions of the US, these storms can appear almost daily and have strong impacts on outdoor summer festivities.

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The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge: What It Is And What It Meant For California

The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge: What It Is And What It Meant For California

| June 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am

For those having lived on the United States’ west coast from the era of about 2011-2017, especially those in California, drought was persistent, dangerous, and unprecedented in length and severity.

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Transient Luminous Events: The Electrifying Phenomenon Illuminating our Skies

Transient Luminous Events: The Electrifying Phenomenon Illuminating our Skies

| June 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Upper atmospheric lightning, also known as a transient luminous event, is an electrifying phenomenon that is not easily studied in the same way as “normal” tropospheric lightning that occurs in a typical thunderstorm.  The European Space Agency Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) aboard the International Space Station is a collection of optical cameras and photometers along with a x and gamma ray detector that is used to detect the electrical discharges from uppe […]

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Subtropical Storm Andrea – The First Named Storm Of 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Subtropical Storm Andrea – The First Named Storm Of 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

| June 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

The Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1stof every year. Sometimes we can see storms before that date, or after that date – but subtropical storm Andrea was the first named storm of the 2019 season, and it came 11 days early!

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Inside the Fire Weather Hazard Known As Dry Thunderstorms

Inside the Fire Weather Hazard Known As Dry Thunderstorms

| June 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Chances are you have witnessed many thunderstorms in your life, heard the unmistakable crack of thunder, seen the bright flashes of lightning, and maybe have fallen asleep to the ever familiar sound of the rain tapping against your window.

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Looking At The Factors For The Severe Weather Outbreak of May 20th, 2019

Looking At The Factors For The Severe Weather Outbreak of May 20th, 2019

| June 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

On May 20th, 2019, NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) released their severe weather outlook.

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The Importance Of Research Field Campaigns In Understanding Sub-Daily Forecasting

The Importance Of Research Field Campaigns In Understanding Sub-Daily Forecasting

| June 2, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Field campaigns in the atmospheric sciences play a vital role in allowing forecasters and researchers to obtain further knowledge on the evolution of the state of the atmosphere.

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Weather And Climate: What’s The Big Difference?

Weather And Climate: What’s The Big Difference?

| June 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am

From newspapers to news programs, talk shows to magazines, facebook to twitter comments, it isn’t at all a rarity to find talking points regarding the latest, most destructive storm and its relation to the current climate.

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A Great White Shark Was Spotted In The Long Island Sound: Environmental Clean-Ups May Have Brought It There

A Great White Shark Was Spotted In The Long Island Sound: Environmental Clean-Ups May Have Brought It There

| May 31, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

A Great White Shark was spotted off the coast of Long Island near the Long Island Sound on May 20.

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How 5G Network Could Be Problematic For Weather Forecasting

How 5G Network Could Be Problematic For Weather Forecasting

| May 31, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Recently there has been talk about the Federal Communications Commission “FCC” and wireless phone companies releasing a new 5G network to improve internet speeds and reduce lag time.

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Two Similar Soundings, Two Wildly Different Outcomes

Two Similar Soundings, Two Wildly Different Outcomes

| May 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Summer break has just started for most schools across the United States and coupled with that is the awakening of Tornado Alley.

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Weather Phenomena: What Are Asperitas Clouds?

Weather Phenomena: What Are Asperitas Clouds?

| May 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am

With their Latin route aspero roughly translating to “make rough or uneven”, these distinctive but rare clouds appear to be rippling waves in the skies above.

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