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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 Aug 13, 2018 2:06:51 PM

When large hail develops in a thunderstorm, some of the radar beam's energy observing the hailstone is reflected downward toward the ground, as well as back to the radar. This …

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Topics:RadarScope

by David Moran, on Aug 7, 2018 2:23:01 PM

The release of RadarScope 3.8 has added features that can not only prepare you for the potential for severe weather but can provide more information about storms once they develop …

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Topics:RadarScope

by David Moran, on Aug 1, 2018 2:40:35 PM

Severe thunderstorms developed across portions of western Kansas and eastern Colorado on Friday, July 27, 2018. In the midst of these thunderstorms, a persistent line developed, extending from northeast of …

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Topics:RadarScope

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 25, 2018 1:53:16 PM

A Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV) is similar to larger-scale areas of low pressure except for the size. Typically they have a diameter of 30-60 miles, depth of up to 3 …

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Topics:RadarScopeThunderstorm

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:WeatherOpsRadarScopeWildfire

by David Moran, on Jul 13, 2018 2:26:51 PM

Radar can be an essential tool in identifying potential weather hazards. One particular danger that can pose risks to property, and especially aviation, is a microburst. As thunderstorms collapse, the …

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Topics:RadarScope

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

by David Moran, on Jul 3, 2018 1:59:50 PM

Independence Day is tomorrow which means many will be at the beach, on the boat, cooking out, or at the pool. How will the weather affect your Fourth of July …

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Topics:WeatherOpsFrontier