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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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Does this cold wave prove the globe is not warming?

What had been a warmer than normal December, with the first 22 days averaging nearly 4.8 degrees above normal, was transformed to slightly below normal by a dramatic cold wave to end the month. Over the last week of December … Continue reading

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Can weather satellites see the fires in California?

Sensitive instruments on some weather satellites can see the fires, but only at night. They do not see individual trees burning but they detect that a region is on fire. We can see the flames during the night because it’s … Continue reading

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Will the roller coaster of early winter temperatures continue?

The past month was very clearly split into two nearly equal but opposite halves temperature-wise. The first 15 days of November were routinely, though not exclusively, below normal with 10 days falling into that category. In fact, the eight days … Continue reading

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