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Ask the Weather Guys: What causes cold air outbreaks?

Almost no one in the Midwest will be unaffected by the remarkable cold air outbreak that occurred over the past weekend. And if you think that we were paid a rather early visit by such air this year, you are … Continue reading

Category: Meteorology, Seasons

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Is the number of tornadoes increasing?

Tornadoes are sometimes not seen and thus sometimes not counted. Particularly early in the record keeping. But scientists interested in this question have studied the change in the key ingredients that form tornadoes, such as wind shear, atmospheric stability and … Continue reading

Category: Meteorology, Severe Weather

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Is climate change caused by human activity?

In a recent television interview, President Trump made the claim that climate scientists who conclude that climate change is a result of human influence on the atmosphere have a “very big political agenda.” The president went on to state, in … Continue reading

Category: Climate

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What is a 100-year storm?

The phrase “100-year storm” refers to the estimated probability of a storm event happening in any given year. A 100-year event has a 1 percent chance (or 1-in-a-100 chance) of occurring in any given year. The term “100-year flood” allows … Continue reading

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Is climate science becoming a political issue?

Last week a group of four Republican U.S. senators — Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, James Lankford and Jim Inhofe — wrote to the inspector general of the National Science Foundation attacking its support of the Climate Matters program. The program … Continue reading

Category: Climate

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