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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 Phillip Spencer, on Nov 19, 2018 1:43:12 PM

Weather radar data is useful to both the professional meteorologist and the interested nonprofessional for—among other things— tracking dangerous thunderstorms (containing, for example, deadly lightning, damaging hail, and tornadoes), locating …

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Topics:PrecipitationRadar

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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by David Moran, on May 3, 2018 2:59:07 PM

One of the jobs of a forecaster is to anticipate how the profile plotted on a Skew-T diagram may change with time and what implications that may have on a …

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by David Moran, on Apr 11, 2018 1:58:01 PM

In basic terms, the two things needed for precipitation are moisture and lift. Temperature profiles and landmasses can also affect how much rain a region gets. Mountains can have a …

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Topics:WeatherOpsPrecipitation

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 1, 2018 12:12:54 PM

As March begins, both the East and West Coast are being impacted coastal storms. Heavy rain, snow, and strong winds are in the forecast with these low-pressure systems. While this …

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Topics:WeatherOpsPrecipitationWildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 27, 2018 10:02:00 AM

Norman, OK – February 27, 2018 — Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.® (WDT), the world’s leading decision support and weather analytics company, announces new daily planners designed to assist decision-makers with significant winter weather, …

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Topics:WeatherOpsCompany NewsSnowThunderstormPrecipitation

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 23, 2018 1:40:48 PM

When you look at a weather map, you will often see the location of warm and cold fronts marked with specific symbols. A warm front is drawn as a red …

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Topics:GeneralPrecipitation

by David Moran, on Feb 21, 2018 12:59:19 PM

Winter can bring a wide variety of weather conditions, including various types of precipitation. Freezing rain, for instance, can be especially hazardous and forms in very specific conditions. Different types …

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by David Moran, on Feb 7, 2018 1:06:27 PM

Air masses are always in motion, bringing with them, different types of weather conditions. The transition between two different types of air masses is called a front. There are four …

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Topics:Precipitation

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 9, 2017 1:42:41 PM

Have you ever looked at a RadarScope image and wondered what the associated weather would look like? Sometimes it is easy to understand what you are looking at on radar …

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Topics:RadarScopeThunderstormPrecipitation

by Stephen Strum, on Mar 16, 2017 2:46:06 PM

One of the main drivers in global weather patterns is Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO), which is a large propagating area of tropical convection (showers and thunderstorms) that has a strong …

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Topics:FrontierHurricanePrecipitation

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:WeatherOpsPrecipitationFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Jan 19, 2017 4:53:35 PM

In this blog post from Tuesday, I talked about microclimates and how their effects can have huge impacts. I mentioned the Columbia River Gorge microclimate that is prone to heavy freezing rain …

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Topics:SkyWiseAgricultureSnowPrecipitation

by Daphne Thompson, on Jan 18, 2017 10:43:49 AM

Microclimates exist in several areas around the globe and can result in massive impacts for cities and agriculture alike. Growers understand that in order to properly manage their fields for growth …

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Topics:SkyWiseAgriculturePrecipitation

by JT Johnson, on Jan 17, 2017 2:03:00 PM

Do you know how much water is in the air? If you do want to find out, do you look at relative humidity or dewpoint? I often hear people talk about …

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Topics:SkyWisePrecipitation

by Daphne Thompson, on Jan 12, 2017 2:51:22 PM

WDT's utility partners are currently preparing for an upcoming winter storm. It goes without saying, for utilities, the winter season is quite often the most punishing of the year. Ice …

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Topics:WeatherOpsSnowUtilitiesPrecipitation

by David Moran, on Jan 5, 2017 2:02:08 PM

A winter storm is expected in the Southeast on Saturday. There will be the potential for wintry precipitation for portions of the area as a low pressure develops off the coast …

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Topics:WeatherOpsSnowPrecipitation

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 5, 2016 4:27:21 PM

How many times does it rain everywhere, but at your farm yard? How many apps can you find that display precipitation results accurately? These are questions that make a world …

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Topics:SkyWiseAgriculturePrecipitation

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 26, 2016 1:16:30 PM

Late October, it's the time of the year for jack-o'-lanterns and pumpkin pie. Last year, there was a shortage of canned pumpkins as well as other pumpkin sourced products due …

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Topics:SkyWisePrecipitation

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 14, 2016 3:26:05 PM

A rare Oregon tornado struck today. When you think of tornadoes, Oregon is not usually the first state that comes to mind. October is not usually the first month that …

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Topics:RadarScopeTornadoUtilitiesThunderstormPrecipitation

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 13, 2016 10:16:20 AM

Salt in rain is notorious for corroding materials at sea and ashore. Salt in water is responsible for around 30% of failures on ships and other marine equipment. Without a …

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Topics:Precipitation

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 Daphne Thompson, on Aug 11, 2016 3:29:46 PM

It seems odd to have the Summer Olympics in a country that is currently in their winter season. However, Rio's coastline location makes August a nice time to be there …

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by David Moran, on May 26, 2016 2:28:47 PM

Memorial Day Weekend is in sight and that means many will be heading to the beach to kick off the unofficial start of summer. However, those plans may be rained …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropicalPrecipitation

by Daphne Thompson, on May 2, 2016 2:50:29 PM

We often hear about aquifers and how wells are drawing water out of them. Are we draining them or do they refill? Aquifers come in different types and have various …

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Topics:Precipitation

by Matt Gaffner, on Apr 22, 2016 11:54:21 AM

Recently WDT published a blog about the shape of raindrops. It’s a very interesting fact that most people don’t know what the true shape of a raindrop is because we’ve all …

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Topics:PrecipitationGeographic Information Systems

by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 13, 2016 11:16:45 AM

When you draw a raindrop, what shape is it? Does it look like a teardrop? Clouds don't really cry. Raindrops are actually a pretty interesting shape. If you have children, …

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Topics:Precipitation

by Marcus Hicks, on Apr 7, 2016 9:48:45 AM

Weather forecasting and NASCAR go hand in hand, and wouldn’t you know it, Weather Decision Technologies is right there in the middle of it all! Countless tasks are completed behind the scenes …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 4, 2016 2:10:22 PM

This is an exciting time of year for baseball fans. Many count down to Opening Day the way others count down to Christmas. This year, fans of the Yankees and …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopePrecipitation

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 15, 2016 2:36:46 PM

Flowing for 510 miles, the Sabine River forms part of the border between Texas and Louisiana. After recent heavy rain, the river is at record flood levels. So, those wanting …

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Topics:PrecipitationFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 2, 2016 10:06:59 AM

There has been a lot of talk this year about El Niño, but what is it and is it really to blame for everything going on in the weather? Some …

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Topics:WindPrecipitation