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Helping Business Weather the Storm

David Moran

David Moran

David is a WeatherOps forecaster at WDT. He began working at WDT after receiving Bachelor’s Degrees in Meteorology and Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma. He prepares extended forecasts on potential weather hazards, as well as forecasts for utility clients. David also prepares and maintains the daily forecast blog. He became an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist in January 2017.

Recent Posts by David Moran:

by David Moran, on Oct 15, 2018 1:53:02 PM

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday and continued to move across the Southeast through early Friday, bringing a path of destruction in its wake. Just after …

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Topics:WeatherOpsHurricane

by David Moran, on Oct 9, 2018 3:09:55 PM

Michael became a hurricane late Monday morning and is expected to intensify rapidly before making landfall on Wednesday. It took 400 miles and fewer than 70 hours to evolve from …

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Topics:HurricaneWeatherOpsFrontier

by David Moran, on Oct 5, 2018 2:02:39 PM

Many factors determine whether a tropical system intensifies or weakens. One of the primary factors is sea surface temperatures. While water temperature alone does not govern whether a storm will …

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Topics:WeatherOpsHurricaneTropical

by David Moran, on Oct 3, 2018 2:31:11 PM

When we think of tropical storms or hurricanes, we primarily think of the effects near the coast. After weakening, the remnants of a tropical system can affect areas further inland …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropical

by David Moran, on Sep 27, 2018 2:05:39 PM

Troughs can develop in many ways, but in one particular case, sloping terrain plays a role. A lee trough's development begins as the air flows down the lee side of …

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Topics:WeatherOps

by David Moran, on Aug 28, 2018 2:52:26 PM

For a thunderstorm to develop, three essential ingredients are necessary: moisture, instability, and lift. While a front or a trough often provides this lift, it can also come from sloping terrain. When the wind …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScope

by David Moran, on Jul 26, 2018 2:18:40 PM

Temperature can have various effects on many aspects of our lives. To help quantify these effects, Heating and Cooling Degree Days can be used. While Degree Days are commonly used …

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Topics:Frontier

by David Moran, on Jul 18, 2018 3:31:39 PM

The Ferguson Fire on the western edge of Yosemite National Park started on Friday night. It is currently unknown how the fire started, but the hot and dry weather in …

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Topics:WildfireWeatherOpsRadarScope

by David Moran, on Jul 10, 2018 2:35:06 PM

Typhoon Maria has intensified quickly, developing from a tropical storm to a category 5 storm within 24 hours. It is expected to make landfall on the southeastern coast of China …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropical

by David Moran, on Jul 4, 2018 10:45:00 AM

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 …

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Topics:RadarScopeTornado