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A Prolonged Series of Severe Threats—But How Severe?

Dr. Jeff Masters, March 23, 2017

Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

As storm systems sweep across the country over the next week in classic late-March fashion, we can expect near-daily doses of severe weather over parts of the south-central and southeast United States. Most of the severe weather will plow through the regions most favored for stormy conditions in early spring, from Texas and Oklahoma across the Mississippi Valley into the Southeast states.

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Dilemma: Past and Future of Science in Society

Dr. Ricky Rood, March 12, 2017

Professor, University of Michigan

If we carry forward with the conservative, past-looking point of view of restoring trust in science and scientific institutions by trying to recapture what we have done in the past, we will make science irrelevant to decisions anytime that science is in conflict with the wants, beliefs, and emotions of those in power.

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Rethinking Big Storm Warnings and Guaranteed Handwringing

Bryan Norcross, March 22, 2017

Hurricane Specialist, The Weather Channel

With winter winding down, communications-strategy-rethinking season begins. As surely as the snowflakes melt in the spring, there is a storm to have angst over. This time, of course, it’s the blizzard that wasn’t… in the big cities. Let me suggest a better way.

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The Ice Boom across Lake Erie: Not Much Action This Winter

Lee Grenci, March 21, 2017

Retired Senior Lecturer and Forecaster, The Pennsylvania State University

The Lack of Ice on Lake Erie

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Capturing The Storm

Dr. Marshall Shepherd, March 16, 2017

2013 President, American Meteorological Society
Director of Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of Georgia

Let’s be honest, if you spend any amount of time on social media you have undoubtedly seen some really cool pictures of weather. The platform seems perfectly suited for the convergence of smartphone...

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California Precipitation: From Famine to Feast

Christopher C. Burt, February 25, 2017

Weather Historian, Weather Underground

It’s amazing what a difference one year can make. California’s five-year long drought has come to a dramatic halt (or at least interruption) this winter season. The latest California Drought Monitor report, released on February 23rd, has no portion of the state under ‘Extreme Drought’ conditions for the first time in four years. Last year on this date 61% of state was enduring such.

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Evacuation, Exodus and Return: A Personal Encounter With Hurricane Katrina

Portlight, February 22, 2017

Disaster Relief Organization

This is the first part of a four-part series focusing on Global Climate Change and its impact on Human lives and the increasing number of climate change refugees society will have to deal with. We will discuss the impact of Hurricane Katrina along the Northern Gulf Coast.

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First Rain of the Season for Southern California

Zachary Labe, September 13, 2015

Northeast Weather Analyst

The remnants of Hurricane Linda will track toward southern California in addition to a deepening trough. This will allow for a moist, upslope flow to provide the first widespread rain of the fall season across the region.

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