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Noah Lock

Noah Lock

Noah joined WDT in January 2014 as a Meteorological Programmer working with the radar team. Since then, he has been involved in several projects, including quality control improvements for international radar networks and integration of dual-polarization data into WDT's hail and precipitation products. He has expertise in severe thunderstorms, precipitation processes, and developing analytics for radar data.

Recent Posts by Noah Lock:

by Noah Lock, on Jul 24, 2018 2:06:21 PM

Radar is an excellent tool for assessing storms, and soundings are an excellent tool for understanding why the atmosphere does what it does. Much of the unusual weather in Oklahoma …

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Topics:RadarScopeHeatThunderstorm

by Noah Lock, on May 30, 2018 1:36:41 PM

The third part of the series will focus on various forms of ground clutter and miscellaneous things like smoke and chaff. Ground clutter is generally characterized by isolated, noisy large …

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Topics:RadarScope

by Noah Lock, on May 16, 2018 10:48:51 AM

In this second part of the series looking at common non-precipitation radar echoes, we will look at several examples of biological scatter, including birds, bats, and insects. Dual-polarization data is …

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Topics:RadarScope

by Noah Lock, on May 10, 2018 2:24:31 PM

Usually, meteorologists and other weather observers use reflectivity to identify where precipitation is falling and how heavy it is. However, sometimes radars detect things that are not precipitation (the fancy …

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Topics:RadarScope

by Noah Lock, on May 8, 2017 1:57:21 PM

One of the new features in RadarScope Tier 2 is the addition of hail size and shear contours. If you are wondering what size of hail may be falling, you can …

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Topics:RadarScopeTornadoHailThunderstorm

by Noah Lock, on Aug 18, 2016 1:36:26 PM

Heavy rain fell for much of the past week across parts of the Gulf Coast, but by far the worst of the deluge was August 11-13 in Louisiana, where rainfall over …

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Topics:SkyWisePrecipitationFlood

by Noah Lock, on Apr 18, 2016 4:57:34 PM

Last night and into this morning, a major flooding event unfolded in the Houston, TX metro area in the same region that suffered through multiple similar events last spring. Areas on …

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Topics:SkyWiseFlood

by Noah Lock, on Mar 23, 2016 4:47:18 PM

In addition to severe thunderstorm season, spring is also the grass fire season in the plains. While many ranchers execute controlled burns through the spring to clear dead grass from …

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Topics:RadarScopeWildfire

by Noah Lock, on Feb 18, 2016 2:28:20 PM

Proper quality control (QC) remains a constant struggle with International radar systems due to inconsistent scanning strategies, inconsistent spatial and temporal resolution, and the lack of available radar products. The …

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by Noah Lock, on Dec 29, 2015 1:16:34 PM

Though many of us took time off over the holiday weekend, the weather certainly did not. A series of storm systems affected large areas of the country with strong tornadoes, …

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Topics:General