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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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How do I prepare for severe weather?

Severe summer weather can happen at any time and anywhere. The three biggest severe weather killers in the United States today are tornadoes, lightning and flash floods. Your best protection is to be prepared. First, you need access to reliable … Continue reading

Category: Meteorology, Severe Weather

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When does spring begin?

The 2018 vernal equinox occurs Tuesday March 20th at 11:15 a.m. Civilizations throughout the long span of human history in our hemisphere have celebrated this day as it marks the beginning of a continuous six-month period during which the daytime … Continue reading

Category: Seasons

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How severe was our just-completed meteorological winter?

Employing data from the last 70 winter seasons (December, January and February) we have been examining the extent of air colder than 23 degrees over the Northern Hemisphere. This year’s winter season was the 23rd warmest of the last 70. … Continue reading

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Does the U.S. have a new weather satellite?

Yes! The U.S. launched a new weather satellite on Thursday March 1st. This is the second in a series of four next-generation weather satellites now in orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth. It will reach its final orbit location in … Continue reading

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