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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 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:SnowWeatherOps

by David Moran, on Oct 31, 2018 2:22:41 PM

Will your Halloween weather be a trick or a treat? Check out our Trick-or-Treat forecast for the details! Northwest An area of low pressure will move into the Pacific Northwest …

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Topics:WeatherOps

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