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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 Dec 26, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Several processes can influence the development and behavior of winter storms. Locations near the windward side of a mountain can sometimes experience an effect known as cold air damming which …

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Topics:WeatherOpsPrecipitation

by David Moran, on Dec 24, 2018 10:32:59 AM

When the trees and ground are covered with a nice layer of snow, and big flakes are falling, it always seems a bit more like late December. Are you dreaming …

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Topics:WeatherOpsSnow

by David Moran, on Dec 21, 2018 2:31:30 PM

By now, those who celebrate Christmas have a decorated tree in your house. Have you ever wondered where real Christmas trees come from and how their growth is affected by …

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Topics:WeatherOps

by David Moran, on Dec 20, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Terrain can play an essential role in various weather conditions. Winds that blow down the leeward side of a mountain can affect temperature and snow cover, as well as health …

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Topics:WeatherOpsWindSnow

by David Moran, on Dec 6, 2018 3:05:14 PM

Many blizzards are associated with rapidly intensifying cyclones known as bombs which produce strong winds. If snow is present in the area where the strongest winds are occurring, blizzard conditions may result …

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Topics:WindSnow

by David Moran, on Dec 5, 2018 3:10:56 PM

When you hear the word "squall," you might think of a squall line. Though generally associated with thunderstorms, similar phenomena can occur during the fall and winter. A snow squall …

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Topics:Snow

by David Moran, on Nov 28, 2018 1:42:41 PM

The storm systems that produce snow across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest can originate in a few different regions. Occasionally, they develop in Canada before moving southward. Those that …

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Topics:WeatherOpsSnow

by David Moran, on Nov 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM

If you're like me, you look forward to seeing fresh snowfall on a Winter morning. But have you ever wondered what causes snow to appear white, or perhaps if it …

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Topics:Snow

by David Moran, on Nov 14, 2018 2:10:08 PM

Freezing rain occurs when precipitation falls through a warm layer, completely melts, and lands on a surface with temperatures below freezing. All forms of transportation are affected, trees are damaged, …

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Topics:WeatherOpsPrecipitation

by David Moran, on Nov 13, 2018 1:43:55 PM

As the snow season wears on, avalanches can pose hazards in mountainous areas. They can prove deadly to skiers and cause extreme damage to trees, roads, and buildings in their …

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Topics:WeatherOpsSnow