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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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2019 Queensland Flood Event

A very active monsoon trough across northern Queensland and a tropical low-pressure system that developed along the trough have resulted in record-setting rainfall amounts across the area.

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Have You Heard of the Pineapple Express?

The Pineapple Express may sound like a fast train in the tropics, but did you know it’s an actual term to describe at atmospheric feature? Another long-lasting, wet & snowy period for Northern California over the next 2-days. "Atmospheric river" or "Pineapple Express" terms for the continuous moisture stream arriving out of the subtropical Pacific.

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Significant Severe Weather Strikes the US

Just about every type of weather happened somewhere in the US over the past weekend. Heavy rains, tornadoes, blizzards, flooding, and even a typhoon near Guam caused, and continue to cause automobile accidents, flooded land, destroyed homes, and three fatalities. At 520 PM CST, a confirmed large and extremely dangerous #tornado was located over Columbus, moving

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Accurate Weather Forecasts Lead to Less Costly, More Efficient Snow and Ice Removal

It’s no secret that snow, slush, sleet and ice can wreak havoc on roads, often creating nightmare traffic conditions. But more than a mere nuisance, adverse weather can be tied to measurable human and economic losses. Each year, bad roads cause, on average: 500 million vehicle-hours of delays 1,921 deaths 146,647 injuries $3 billion in

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