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Helping Business Weather the Storm

Dr. Kevin Kloesel

Dr. Kevin Kloesel

Kevin is the University Meteorologist for the Office of Emergency Preparedness at the University of Oklahoma. He is responsible for weather forecasting and decision-making for events on the OU campus, serves as an advisor to the University on emergency planning for weather hazards of all types, and teaches classes in the OU School of Meteorology focused on weather forecasting for venues. In addition, Kevin chairs the Weather Advisory Board for the Event Safety Alliance, and is a contributing writer for Campus Safety Magazine, Protocol - The Journal of the Entertainment Technology Industry, and Event Safety Insights Magazine. He has appeared on numerous national, regional and local media programs including The Weather Channel’s WXGeeks, SXSW Eco, Live Design International’s Live Outside, WeatherBrains, and the National Academies of Sciences Distinctive Voices. Kevin is a certified Oklahoma Emergency Manager, the Director of the Oklahoma Climate Survey, and an associate professor in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at OU.

Recent Posts by Dr. Kevin Kloesel:

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Mar 8, 2017 11:06:33 AM

As spring nears and Daylight Saving time brings opportunities for afternoon and evening outdoor activities, the inevitable threat of weather hazards becomes of great concern. Whether you have scheduled a …

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Topics:Live EventsLightningThunderstormWeatherOps

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Feb 16, 2017 2:05:23 PM

The recent heavy rains in California and the impact of that water on man-made infrastructures like dams and reservoirs made national news this past week. So much rain fell in …

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Topics:PrecipitationFloodWeatherOps

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Jan 9, 2017 2:40:35 PM

Tampa has a long history with lightning and football. When Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL was selected to host this year’s College Football Playoff Championship Game, the collective “cringe” …

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Topics:LightningThunderstormWeatherOps

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Dec 24, 2016 10:57:55 AM

Will you have a white Christmas or thunderstorms? As is typically the case, the northern tier of our United States and higher elevation mountainous areas will not be needing dreams, …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeSnowThunderstorm

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Dec 9, 2016 2:09:55 PM

If Blizzards, Blasts, McFlurrys and Frostys weren’t enough to tempt your winter season palette, we bring you the deep-freeze deliciousness of Polar Vortex! Those icy wind swirls of cold surge, …

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Topics:WindSnow

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Dec 7, 2016 1:35:53 PM

A blast of arctic air is on the way. By this upcoming Friday morning (December 9, 2016), it is expected that some portion of each of the contiguous 48 states …

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Topics:SkyWiseSnow

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Nov 23, 2016 2:00:00 PM

While flipping through the Macy’s Thanksgiving sale flyer, I couldn’t help but notice the absence of a particular weather-sensitive item. While I let you guess what item the meteorologist might …

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Topics:RetailLive Events

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Nov 17, 2016 11:17:50 AM

Since that first slice of bread in 1928, meteorologists have been patiently waiting for the day where we too might utter that famous phrase, “The greatest thing since…” On Saturday, …

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by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Nov 14, 2016 10:03:14 AM

Have you ever wondered why umbrellas, ponchos and rain boots show up at the front door of your local Wal-Mart only when it’s raining? Or maybe it’s the snow shovels, …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRetailSnow

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Nov 7, 2016 1:48:17 PM

Although the map of the electoral college will be the graphic of choice during television coverage on Election Day, in some areas of our country it will not be the …

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