Tagged: Earth Science

NOAA HRRR
Today, meteorologists at NOAA’s National Weather Service are using a new model that will help improve forecasts and warnings for severe weather events. Thanks to the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model, forecasters will be able to pinpoint neighborhoods under threat of tornadoes and hail, heavy precipitation that could lead to flash flooding, or heavy snowfall and warn residents hours before a storm hits. It will also help forecasters provide more information to air traffic managers and pilots about hazards such as air turbulence and thunderstorms.   (more…)

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During a casual game of golf in 2010, marine biologist Jerry Ault mentioned his latest research project to friend and colleague, Nick Shay. The two are professors at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, but their work rarely, if ever, overlaps. Ault tracks the behavior and migratory patterns of marine animals, while Shay studies the waters those animals inhabit.  (more…)

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Despite our best efforts, accurately predicting the weather remains about as easy as accurately predicting the next winning Powerball numbers. But with the installation of a new type of humidity sensor, the fleets of commercial passenger jets that inhabit our skies could soon provide meteorologists an unprecedented look at the sky—in real-time.
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Wild Weather Rounds 2 and 3

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Well the weather this year in Oklahoma just doesn’t seem to want to let up.  Getting in the chair to start monitoring more SEVERE Weather inbound 2 rounds today.  I’ll be monitoring here via the weather links as well as monitoring LIVE via HAM FREQS and KOCO’s livewire.  Today is the greatest risk for tornado’s and severe weather we have had since the EF5 that hit moore just a few days back.  So time to be weather AWARE!!