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by Mike Eilts, on Jan 9, 2019 1:35:54 PM

It’s no secret that bad weather can play havoc on the aviation industry. According to a 2016 study in Physical Geography, the weather was a cause or contributing factor in …

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Topics:SnowAviationHurricaneThunderstorm

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 Daphne Thompson, on Jul 23, 2018 2:23:30 PM

Many people look at radar images and associate bad weather with the bright colors. Most of the time this would be the correct thing to do. However, sometimes it is …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeLive EventsWindThunderstorm

by Renny Vandewege, on May 21, 2018 2:42:59 PM

WeatherOps is proudly assisting the NCAA Division I Golf Men’s & Women’s Championships at Karsten Creek Golf Club, in Stillwater, Oklahoma from May 16-30. Saturday, May 19th provided one of …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive EventsThunderstorm

by David Moran, on Apr 9, 2018 2:01:02 PM

If you've watched a thunderstorm during the late afternoon or early evening, you may notice that the sky turns green before it begins to hail. What causes this change in …

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Topics:RadarScopeThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 20, 2018 3:15:35 PM

From tornadoes to floods, wildfires, and snow, this week will see it all. Spring is here, and the changing weather patterns mean that all types of severe weather are on …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTornadoSnowThunderstormFlood

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 26, 2018 3:03:14 PM

On February 24, 2018, a potent storm system tracked from the Southern Plains into the Upper Midwest, resulting in widespread showers and thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, and severe weather across ten …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeTornadoThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Jan 26, 2018 2:25:52 PM

Do you ever have one of those mornings where you just wake up with a headache? Or maybe the day is going just fine and then as the wind changes …

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Topics:RadarScopeThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 19, 2017 1:52:36 PM

As 2017 comes to an end, let's look back at some of the significant weather events we blogged or socialized about this year. From blizzards to wildfires to hurricanes, it …

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Topics:TornadoSnowHurricaneThunderstormWildfireFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 7, 2017 1:05:40 PM

Weather and climate disasters are occurring at an alarming rate in the US. Hurricanes, wildfires, floods, tornadoes; all can cause a catastrophic loss in a matter of seconds. But are …

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Topics:TropicalThunderstormDroughtFloodFeatured

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 19, 2017 1:31:06 PM

One day the sky is clear blue and another day clouds are there to create a beautiful sunset. Clouds can also have a negative connotation when associated with a thunderstorm or …

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Topics:SnowHurricaneThunderstorm

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 Daphne Thompson, on Jul 25, 2017 3:19:03 PM

Are you planning to go to an outdoor concert or event this spring or summer? Do you check the weather first? Many times, people have waited so long for their …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive EventsWindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 8, 2017 2:07:38 PM

By now, we have all seen the photo of the man mowing the lawn with a tornado behind him. Just take a quick look at the news every week and …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningTornadoWindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 2, 2017 1:59:49 PM

We have all experienced a gust front, or outflow boundary, before. It is a process associated with thunderstorms and can cause winds strong enough to cause damage. While tied to …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeWindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on May 24, 2017 2:51:44 PM

As summer approaches, so does the peak of lightning injuries and fatalities. More lightning fatalities happen in the months of June, July, and August that any other time of the year …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on May 23, 2017 2:36:54 PM

Have you heard of the dry line before? If you live in the Texas Panhandle or Oklahoma, this is nothing new to you. Every spring, the dry line is talked …

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Topics:RadarScopeSkyWiseThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on May 16, 2017 1:29:37 PM

The WDT Annual Client Appreciation Storm Chase took place this year with clients and a few employees. This is an event we've repeated for years and is an opportunity for …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTornadoThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 21, 2017 3:13:02 PM

Everyone has heard the saying: "April showers bring May flowers." What if those showers are torrential downpours with hail and high winds? Yeah, flowers don't really like that and such …

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Topics:RadarScopeWindThunderstormFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 20, 2017 2:21:26 PM

It's not unusual that artists enjoy painting the landscape and that includes the weather. It's time for the National Weather Center's 3rd Biennale showcasing a combination of weather and art. Being …

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Topics:WeatherOpsThunderstorm

by Chris Kerr, on Mar 24, 2017 2:52:18 PM

The severe weather threat will continue across the Plains and into the Mid-Mississippi Valley this weekend and into next week. Areas from the central Gulf coast and northward into the …

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Topics:WeatherOpsThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 23, 2017 2:55:40 PM

March 23 is World Meteorology Day with a theme focusing on the importance of clouds. Whether it is forecasting or learning more about climate change, clouds are extremely useful in understanding …

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Topics:TornadoThunderstormWildfire

by David Moran, on Mar 23, 2017 2:22:06 PM

The end of the week could be stormy for portions of tornado alley beginning Thursday and continuing into Friday. Here's what you need to know to be prepared for the upcoming …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningWindHailThunderstorm

by Renny Vandewege, on Mar 15, 2017 11:03:11 AM

Spring severe weather can bring major disruptions and threats to Utilities and their customers. Tornadoes, lightning, and damaging wind all bring respective threats that could danger field workers, cause power outages …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive EventsOil & GasUtilitiesThunderstorm

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:WeatherOpsLive EventsLightningThunderstorm

by Stephen Strum, on Mar 2, 2017 1:12:32 PM

With the mild winter of 2016-17 drawing to a close, attention is now shifting to the weather forecast for spring 2017. The primary questions for the upcoming spring season is …

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Topics:TornadoFrontierThunderstorm

by JT Johnson, on Feb 15, 2017 3:09:42 PM

As we head into the more traditional severe weather season, we will see many references to severe weather preparedness in the coming weeks. Invariably, a severe weather safety awareness campaign will …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTornadoThunderstorm

by Matt Gaffner, on Feb 10, 2017 12:25:40 PM

Spring and summer are typically when we see the most tornadoes, but that doesn’t mean that tornadoes won’t happen any other time of the year. Using our TornadoTrax product, I have created …

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Topics:TornadoUtilitiesThunderstormGeographic Information Systems

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 8, 2017 3:03:21 PM

Tornadoes don't care what month it is. If the conditions are right then they will form. While most people think severe weather and tornadoes are only a spring season occurrence, …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeTornadoThunderstorm

by JT Johnson, on Feb 2, 2017 1:18:43 PM

Your phone pings and as you glance at it, an alert informs you that you have traveled into a Tornado Warning. You immediately pull off the road, check where you …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTornadoThunderstorm

by Renny Vandewege, on Jan 23, 2017 3:55:42 PM

As severe weather struck the Southeast, WDT alerted millions this past weekend. While a multi-day event storm system brought tornadoes and severe thunderstorms which caused multiple fatalities and injuries, we continued …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTornadoThunderstorm

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:WeatherOpsLightningThunderstorm

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 Daphne Thompson, on Dec 16, 2016 1:12:02 PM

That's snizzle fo shizzle! No, I have not lost my mind. Yes, snizzle is an actual weather term. However, it's not the only weather word out there that people don't think …

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Topics:WindSnowHurricaneThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 28, 2016 3:33:15 PM

When most people think of the winter holidays, snow come to mind. Tornadoes? Not so much. However, as November comes to a close, we have a threat in the South of …

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Topics:TornadoWindHailThunderstorm

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 27, 2016 3:10:59 PM

Dos and don’ts during flood catastrophes are secondary to simply remaining calm. Without a clear head, the many dangers introduced by rising waters can cause panic, which can make things …

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Topics:ThunderstormFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 22, 2016 1:57:45 PM

Do you think you are safe from lightning when in a stadium? If you are a college football fan, you probably noticed that the game between the University of Oklahoma …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 1, 2016 2:56:22 PM

Drum Corps International (DCI) performs all over the country during the summer months. Upwards of 3,500 college students march in the corps with an estimated 400,000 total fans viewing their shows …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 15, 2016 2:41:35 PM

When thunderstorms roll in, it isn't unusual for people to want to take a look outside. Some may want to stand in the rain, especially when it's not severe. However, …

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Topics:LightningThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 22, 2016 11:42:06 AM

If you live in the Chicago to Cincinnati area, there is a high likelihood of severe storms today. Forecasts are suggesting a derecho could form in this area. Widespread damaging winds …

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Topics:Cross EnterpriseWindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on May 31, 2016 3:00:22 PM

On May 9, 2016 severe weather impacted seven states, spawning a dozen tornadoes in Oklahoma alone. Two lives were lost, multiple storm-related injuries were reported, and utilities sustained significant damage …

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Topics:TornadoThunderstormGeographic Information Systems

by Daphne Thompson, on May 20, 2016 12:08:55 PM

If you live in the Houston area, Thursday afternoon must have been quite loud. Highly electrical severe storms passed through the area on May 19, causing flash flooding along the way …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeLightningThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on May 13, 2016 2:21:48 PM

On this Friday the 13th of May, let's look back at some unlucky weather that occurred this week. We've had it all; from tornadoes to hail to wind damage. And the …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTornadoWindHailThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on May 4, 2016 11:29:30 AM

Thunderstorms are approaching and you hear that unmistakable sound of hail hitting the roof and windows. Some rolls onto your covered back porch and you run out to get it and …

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Topics:HailThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 26, 2016 10:30:12 AM

It's that time of year when severe weather seems to be happening more and more frequently. Are you prepared? Do you know what to do when severe weather is expected …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeTornadoHailThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 22, 2016 2:37:42 PM

Today, we celebrate Earth Day. Let's admit it, Earth is pretty amazing and has sights that are breathtaking. Our environment is something that needs to be protected. We've all seen …

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Topics:TropicalThunderstorm

by Marcus Hicks, on Apr 21, 2016 10:34:39 AM

It sure seems like TX just cannot get a solid break. Unless of course that break is in the form of windshields, house windows, siding and roofs. Wednesday was another …

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Topics:HailThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 12, 2016 11:39:40 AM

It seems like it wasn't that long ago that I was telling you about a hail storm in Fort Worth. Now, an even more destructive hail storm has struck just …

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Topics:HailThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 30, 2016 2:25:01 PM

We have an ongoing joke in Oklahoma that severe weather season starts on January 1 and ends on December 31. Severe weather can threaten at any time of year in …

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Topics:Thunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 28, 2016 3:00:35 PM

Have you ever seen a cloud that was just so interesting that you wondered if it was really a cloud? Could it possibly be an alien invasion you are seeing …

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Topics:Thunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 25, 2016 11:15:52 AM

The movie, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", just hit the theaters. While Batman is clearly a mortal man born on Earth, how much do we know about Superman's planet Krypton? What …

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Topics:WindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 17, 2016 12:01:50 PM

Many in the Fort Worth, Texas area were awoken this morning not by their alarm clocks, but by the sound of hail pounding their roofs and windows. Multiple reports mention hail anywhere …

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Topics:HailThunderstorm

by Marcus Hicks, on Mar 16, 2016 11:54:11 AM

Everyone has an interest in the weather. The old saying of “a little preparation goes a long way” holds true in just about every facet of your life. Deciding what …

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Topics:Live EventsLightningWindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 2, 2016 4:24:46 PM

Growers want to put their trust in a 2016 forecast for the planting and growing season. Many meteorologists and weather savvy growers hesitate to trust the 2016 spring weather forecast …

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Topics:AgricultureThunderstormDrought

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 26, 2016 9:46:59 AM

Early this week, severe weather affected the southern states extending up the East Coast. Tornadoes, hail, heavy rain and damaging winds lashed the land. Along with that were seven fatalities, …

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Topics:TornadoWindHailThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 23, 2016 2:55:27 PM

Have you heard about WDT Future Radar? It depicts the location and intensity of radar-detected storms up to 4 hours into the future using a blend of sophisticated computing techniques and artificial …

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Topics:WeatherOpsThunderstorm

by Steve Miller, on Feb 19, 2016 10:57:29 AM

1884 At least 50 tornadoes touched down over the southeastern U.S. states affected were Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. 182 people were killed and 1056 were injured …

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Topics:TornadoWindThunderstorm