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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

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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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Is severe weather season about to begin?

As the threat of winter snows recedes across the country, it is replaced by the threat of severe weather (i.e., thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.) The severe weather season, though broadly spanning March through August across the United … Continue reading

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What is an ice fog?

Each year about 700 fatalities occur in the United States as a result of traffic accidents during fog. A combination of high speed and low visibility is often to blame. A small patch of fog contributed to a fatal multi-car … Continue reading

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