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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
Have You Ever Experienced Thundersleet?
On February 5, some lucky people along the Iowa and Illinois border were treated to an unusual winter phenomenon. As an ice storm moved in, not only were they getting sleet, but they also were observing lightning. This type of weather is known as thundersleet. Our view out of the office this evening. It's not
Landspouts and Waterspouts are Tornadoes, Too
Tornadoes can be classified in many different ways. Some of the methods include whether or not they develop from a supercell and whether they develop over land or water. For a feature to be classified as a tornado, it must be a rotating column of air attached to a cloud and in contact with
Overnight Hailstorm in Dallas Causes Damage to Homes and Businesses
Many in the Dallas area were awakened in the middle of the night by hail up to the size of baseballs. Severe storms moved through the area after midnight. Damage to roofs and vehicles is being reported across the metro, and roofing companies and windshield repair shops will soon be bustling. RadarScope, with hail contours
A Look at Alberto and the Data Behind the Science
While many may think of WDT as the parent company of WeatherOps forecasts or RadarScope, we are much more than that. We also work with all types of weather data using GIS, APIs, and more. Let’s take a look at the variety of images we can produce using data from the recent Tropical Storm Alberto.
What Causes the Sky to Turn Green Before a Thunderstorm?
If you’ve watched a thunderstorm during the late afternoon or early evening, you may notice that the sky turns green before it begins to hail. What causes this change in the color of the sky? The effect of the green sky is usually observed with thunderstorms that occur later in the day when the sun
There Are Three Types of Supercells. Can You Name Them?
When thunderstorms develop in a strongly sheared environment, they can begin to spin. If the primary updraft of a storm is rotating, it is known as a supercell. Within this class of thunderstorm, there are three main categories. Let’s observe these supercells using RadarScope data. The most common type of supercell is a classic supercell.
Outflow Boundaries and Gust Fronts
We have all experienced a gust front, or outflow boundary, before. It is a process associated with thunderstorms and can cause winds strong enough to cause damage. While tied to thunderstorms, the gust front gets to you before the storm does. Gust fronts and outflow boundaries are the same thing. Similar to a cold front,
How Do Sea Breezes Work?
As summer approaches, you may notice when you go to the beach you experience a nice, cool breeze blowing inland during the afternoon. This is known as a sea breeze, but do you know what causes them to form? If you look up the definition of a sea breeze, you are told it is a