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Drought Conditions Continue in Areas of Southeast Australia

Much of southeastern Australia has been affected by drought for more than two years, impacting the agriculture industry as well as natural resources throughout parts of the country.

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Heat Safety: Help keep athletes safe and performing well

Because of the potentially fatal consequences of exposure to severe heat, coaches and officials need to carefully monitor weather conditions.

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The Dangers of Lightning

At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress across the globe. With them comes lightning, an electric current that most often results from small bits of ice bumping into each other as they move around in a cloud, causing a build-up of electrical charge. Thunderstorms can produce both negative and positive bolts of

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Your Memorial Day Weekend Forecast Is Here

Memorial Day weekend will be here before you know it. Whether you are traveling or staying home, it is vital to know the forecast. On Friday, take your umbrella if you live across the Central US as many will see rain and some will have severe thunderstorms. Those out West can also expect to have

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Impact Forecasting: The Future of Weather Companies

Most people think that the key to a successful weather company is providing timely and accurate forecasts. While that’s certainly essential, it’s only part of the equation. Going forward, the success of weather companies requires they do much more than furnish clients with forecasts of precipitation, winds and temperatures. They must also help forecast the

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Hurricane and Tropical Outlook for 2019

June 1 marks the official beginning of Hurricane Season in the Atlantic. While only two hurricanes made landfall in 2018, they were extremely destructive and led to more than $50 billion in damage. Overall, 2018 brought us 15 named storms, eight hurricanes, and two major hurricanes. Among those were Hurricanes Florence (Cat 4) and Michael (Cat

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The Truth About Tornadoes

When you think of tornadoes, your mind might automatically picture Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz experiencing a devastating storm in rural Kansas. However, tornadoes vary in location as much as they do in size and intensity. For example, yesterday across Oklahoma – in the heart of Tornado Alley – numerous tornadoes were spotted across

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The Value of a Meteorology Degree Goes Far Beyond “Forecaster”

Most people think that once you get a meteorology degree, you’re destined to embark on a career as a forecaster. While that’s often true, it’s sometimes the case that a degree in meteorology by itself has limited value in today’s marketplace. For that reason, I encourage those with a degree in meteorology to combine it

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