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Q: Who was Verner Suomi?

Verner Suomi was born on Dec. 6, 1915, and became a professor at UW-Madison. He is known as the “Father of Satellite Meteorology” because of his historic role in defining that field of study. In the late 1950s, he and … Continue reading

Category: History, Meteorology, Uncategorized

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Do the Rocky Mountains influence our weather?

Our string of beautiful days at the end of last week were related, believe it or not, to the presence of the Rocky Mountains hundreds of miles to our west. Last week, the atmospheric flow at levels just above the … Continue reading

Category: Meteorology, Seasons

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What is mud rain?

Mud rain is rain that contains a noticeable concentration of particles of sand or dust. The soil can be of local origin or it can originate from very distant regions. As rain falls through the dust layer, the raindrops collect … Continue reading

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Is COVID-19 leading to cleaner air?

Many states have implemented lockdowns and shelter-in-place or “safer at home” orders to help contain the spread of the disease caused by the new coronavirus. In these challenging times, our local businesses need your support. Find out how to get … Continue reading

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Will the recent volcano eruptions change global weather patterns?

Spectacular images of volcanic eruptions have recently appeared in the media, including an eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines, which began January 12. At any given time of the year, there are about 50 active volcanoes across the … Continue reading

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