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Helping Business Weather the Storm

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 25, 2019 3:14:11 PM

Just about every type of weather happened somewhere in the US over the past weekend. Heavy rains, tornadoes, blizzards, flooding, and even a typhoon near Guam caused, and continue to …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeTornadoSnowHurricaneFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 3, 2018 2:41:04 PM

Many worry about severe weather and tornadoes in the spring, but they can happen any time of year, as was proven over the weekend. Mother Nature doesn't keep a calendar, …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeTornado

by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 6, 2018 2:59:03 PM

Overnight on November 5, tornadoes were spotted across the southern states. Nocturnal tornadoes are especially tough on communities since they are near impossible to see, and many are asleep and …

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Topics:RadarScopeTornado

by David Moran, on Jul 4, 2018 10:45:00 AM

Tornadoes can be classified in many different ways. Some of the methods include whether or not they develop from a supercell and whether they develop over land or water. For …

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Topics:RadarScopeTornado

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 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 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 Oct 23, 2017 2:21:05 PM

In Oklahoma, we like to say that Tornado Season starts on January 1 and ends on December 31. So, it wasn't a huge surprise when tornado warned storms occurred on …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeTornado

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 3, 2017 3:10:22 PM

Yesterday, we were talking about heavy snow in the Rockies. Today, we are looking at yesterday's tornadic storms in Kansas. If that doesn't say fall weather, I don't know what …

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Topics:RadarScopeTornadoHail

by Stephen Strum, on Aug 29, 2017 1:43:55 PM

After seeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, you might want to find a safer place to live than the hurricane prone Gulf Coast. While both the Gulf and East …

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Topics:TornadoSnowHurricaneWildfireFlood

by Dr. Chris Porter, on Aug 7, 2017 1:24:26 PM

Early Sunday morning, tornadoes struck Tulsa and Oologah in Oklahoma damaging several businesses, residences, injuring approximately 25 people and requiring some roads to remain closed as of Monday morning. The …

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Topics:RadarScopeTornado

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 21, 2017 2:54:39 PM

Tropical Storm Cindy may not be very strong, definitely nowhere near hurricane strength, but that doesn't mean she isn't causing damage. While many become concerned of wind damage from tropical …

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Topics:TornadoTropical

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 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 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 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 Daphne Thompson, on Feb 16, 2017 11:33:35 AM

If you have downloaded the most recent version of the RadarScope mobile app, you probably noticed new storm attributes are available. If you are wondering what they mean, you've come …

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Topics:RadarScopeTornadoHail

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 9, 2017 3:00:44 PM

Louisiana was hit by at least five tornadoes on Tuesday, February 7. The National Weather Service sent out multiple crews yesterday to review damage that had been reported. While some areas may …

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Topics:RadarScopeTornado

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 Daphne Thompson, on Nov 30, 2016 2:20:54 PM

Yesterday tornadoes scraped across the southeast killing 5 people and injuring several more. In Alabama, a nighttime tornado critically injured the owner of a 24 hour daycare center and his …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeTornado

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 Nov 9, 2016 2:18:55 PM

Have you ever thought about tornadoes in Europe, Africa or Australia? When most people hear the word "tornado" they tend to think of one sweeping through Oklahoma or Kansas. After …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTornado

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 Jul 14, 2016 12:05:25 PM

It's mid-July and many of us are thinking about the heat and avoiding sunburn. How many of you are thinking about tornadoes and avoiding flying debris? For those in the …

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Topics:Tornado

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 28, 2016 11:38:53 AM

One of the most critical tasks of any control center or dispatch operator is quickly pinpointing areas of system disruption. From power lines and substations, to wind turbines and pipelines, weather …

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Topics:WeatherOpsSkyWiseDevelopersLightningTornadoUtilities

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 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 David Moran, on May 12, 2016 1:15:24 PM

Damage is one of the unfortunate outcomes of storms. In some cases, it is not always obvious whether or not a downburst or a tornado occured. In other cases, damage patterns make it quite …

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Topics:TornadoWind

by Daphne Thompson, on May 10, 2016 4:55:01 PM

With the first of May comes the peak month for tornadic activity on the southern plains and the May 7-9 sequence has produced the first tornadic outbreak of the month. Initially …

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Topics:RadarScopeTornadoHail

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 Mar 21, 2016 2:48:33 PM

Let's look back at a historic weather event that happened on this day over 100 years ago. It was Easter Sunday, and as a strong storm system moved across the …

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Topics:TornadoFlood

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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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

by Mike Eilts, on May 21, 2013 12:32:35 PM

To all my friends and family that have been asking, our family and house are all fine. No one in the WDT family was hurt, but many people had damage …

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