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Reflecting on the Recent Impacts Left Behind by Hurricane Florence

Reflecting on the Recent Impacts Left Behind by Hurricane Florence

| October 12, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

There is no question that the impacts both prior to, during, and well after the recent landfall of Hurricane Florence along and in the vicinity of the the North Carolina and South Carolina coastlines led to impacts which will forever the lives and memories of millions of people living in these regions of the United States’ East Coast.

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The Crucial Value of Respecting and Preparing for the Power of Storm Surge

The Crucial Value of Respecting and Preparing for the Power of Storm Surge

| October 11, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

It goes without saying that even in the weeks since the coastal, semi-coastal, and further inland areas of North Carolina and South Carolina felt the full force of Hurricane Florence, there are still many lessons to be learned.

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Where Did Hurricane Michael Rank in History With Respect to Intensity?

Where Did Hurricane Michael Rank in History With Respect to Intensity?

| October 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am

It was only 72 hours ago at the National Weather Service (NWS) National Hurricane Center office located in Miami, Florida became increasingly concerned about the prospects of a potentially dangerous tropical cyclone developing somewhere within the eastern half of the Gulf of Mexico.

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The Science Behind Patchy, Dense Fog Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

The Science Behind Patchy, Dense Fog Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

| October 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

With the autumnal equinox behind us, the days are starting to get shorter and it looks like flannel and pumpkin-spice drinks are all the rage again.

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Unique View of Hurricane Walaka from the NASA GPM Satellite

Unique View of Hurricane Walaka from the NASA GPM Satellite

| October 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Satellite was launched in 2014 as a joint project between NASA and the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA). The two primary instruments carried on the satellite are the GPM Microwave Imager and the Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR).

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How Hurricane Florence Set Two U.S. State Rainfall Records

How Hurricane Florence Set Two U.S. State Rainfall Records

| October 8, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

Though it has already been a couple of weeks since Hurricane Florence barreled into the North Carolina and South Carolina coastal regions, there is still a ton of information which needs to be and is yet to be processed.

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A Satellite Analysis Recap of Hurricane Florence’s Final Days

A Satellite Analysis Recap of Hurricane Florence’s Final Days

| October 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am

There is no question that during the days leading up to the landfall of Hurricane Florence along the East Coast of the United States, there was no shortage of questions regarding what exact track the storm was most likely to take as well as questions regarding how intense the storm was most likely to be around the time of landfall.

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Curtains of Light in the Night Sky: The Northern Lights

Curtains of Light in the Night Sky: The Northern Lights

| October 7, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

30,000 years ago, early humans in France illustrated natural lights in the sky through cave paintings. The Inuit of Alaska believed that the lights were the spirits of animals they hunted. As early as the 1600’s, Galileo Galilei used the name “aurora borealis” to describe the phenomenon, after the mythical Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the wind of the north, Boreas.

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A Year of Tropical Cyclone Precipitation Records

A Year of Tropical Cyclone Precipitation Records

| October 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am

Over the past year and counting, there is no debate that a good portion of both the contiguous United States as well as Hawaii (even as disconnected from the United States mainland as it is), has not had any shortage of tropical cyclone activity.

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A Convective Explosion with a Developing Hurricane

A Convective Explosion with a Developing Hurricane

| October 6, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

As of earlier this evening (Oct 1st, 2018), there were several rather intense tropical cyclones spinning in different ocean basins around the world. However, among all these tropical cyclones, there was one particularly interesting tropical cyclone among the large global cluster of ongoing storms.

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Recognizing a Major Milestone in Space and Atmospheric Science Research History!

Recognizing a Major Milestone in Space and Atmospheric Science Research History!

| October 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am

There is no debate that over the last 50 to 60+ years, there has been a dramatic increase in the persistence and determination of the international space and atmospheric science communities to find new, innovative means of conducting both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial research.

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Looking Back at Climate Statistics From Summer 2018!

Looking Back at Climate Statistics From Summer 2018!

| October 5, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

As the nights get darker earlier and with the start of astronomical fall just beginning, NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Prediction has released their climate statistics for this past summer (June 2018-August 2018).

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The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

| October 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am

As we are in the heart of Hurricane Season, it is important to understand the logistics of hurricane strength and what typically falls within the guidelines for determining the category.

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How Weather Influences Fall Foliage

How Weather Influences Fall Foliage

| October 4, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

Now that fall has begun in the Northern Hemisphere, we find ourselves turning our attention to the foliage riot of colors. However, the simple transition from summer’s lush, leafy greens to fall’s bold reds, yellows, and oranges can be impacted in complex ways via weather conditions…

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What Fall Warming Trend Does Your City Have?

What Fall Warming Trend Does Your City Have?

| October 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am

September 22, 2018 was the official first day of astronomical fall. For meteorologists around the country, meteorological fall began on September 1st. Why is there a difference between the astronomical fall date and meteorological date?

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What Exactly Is The Fujiwhara Effect?

What Exactly Is The Fujiwhara Effect?

| October 3, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

While in the heart of the 2018 hurricane season, we have already seen and heard about the powerful effects that these storms possess. Incredible winds, torrential downpours and drastic flooding, hurricanes are already nothing to mess with—a single hurricane that is.

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How Does Upwelling Affect a Strong Tropical Cyclone?

How Does Upwelling Affect a Strong Tropical Cyclone?

| October 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am

In tropical cyclone development, one of the main sources that aid in the strengthening process is the transfer of heat from the ocean to the atmosphere. The warm sea-surface temperatures acts as a fuel pump by providing the energy needed for further development.

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Hurricane Rosa Expected To Make Landfall in Baja California

Hurricane Rosa Expected To Make Landfall in Baja California

| October 2, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

9/30/18: Hurricane Rosa is located in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and it moving towards Baja California. Rosa is a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 85 mph. While expected to continue to weaken, Rosa will bring torrential downpours as well as damaging winds to the Southwest.

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