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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 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

by David Moran, on Jun 22, 2018 1:40:00 PM

Heavy rain fell over portions of southern and southeastern Texas earlier this week as tropical moisture streamed northward from the Gulf of Mexico, causing flooding across much of the region …

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Topics:RadarScoperainFrontierFlood

by David Moran, on Jun 21, 2018 1:45:00 PM

Occasionally, long streaks can be observed on reflectivity images. These streaks are a type of interference known as bistatic coupling, or "running rabbits." On average, NEXRAD radars are spaced approximately …

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Topics:RadarScope

by David Moran, on Jun 20, 2018 2:36:48 PM

Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire near Durango, Colorado that started burning on June 1. Will they get some help in the form of some rain? Low relative humidity, in …

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Topics:WeatherOpsrainFrontierWildfire

by David Moran, on Jun 15, 2018 1:55:00 PM

You may hear about the jet stream on your nightly weathercast, but do you know what it is? According to the Glossary of Meteorology, a jet stream is defined as …

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Topics:WeatherOps

by David Moran, on Jun 12, 2018 3:27:14 PM

NEXRAD radars employ algorithms to calculate a predicted track of a storm. The calculation of these tracks begins with the algorithm, known as Storm Cell Identification and Tracking (SCIT). SCIT searches …

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Topics:RadarScope

by David Moran, on May 24, 2018 5:05:09 PM

Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner. If you're heading to the central Gulf Coast or Florida for the long holiday weekend, expect heavy rainfall and gusty winds due …

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Topics:WeatherOps