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Helping Business Weather the Storm

Weather from WDT / WeatherOps

by Phillip Spencer, on Oct 19, 2018 12:40:25 PM

The skill of numerical weather forecasts (forecasting by computer) generally has been increasing since its inception. Even so, a numerical weather forecast for a particular place and time can be …

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Topics:WeatherOps

by Mike Eilts, on Oct 17, 2018 2:56:04 PM

Most people understand the value that weather forecasts bring to the general public. They tell us whether it will be a good beach day, how much to bundle up at …

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Topics:WeatherOpsOil & Gas

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 16, 2018 1:33:43 PM

The Llano River, located west of Austin, approached record level flooding today. Evacuations were ordered overnight as the water rose multiple feet and flooded homes. Rain chances remain high for …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeFlood

by David Moran, on Oct 15, 2018 1:53:02 PM

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday and continued to move across the Southeast through early Friday, bringing a path of destruction in its wake. Just after …

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Topics:WeatherOpsHurricane

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 10, 2018 2:19:44 PM

Hurricane Michael entered the Florida Panhandle as a strong category 4 storm, and catastrophic damage is expected. Not only will there be long-term power outages and flooding, but the wind …

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Topics:HurricaneWeatherOps

by David Moran, on Oct 9, 2018 3:09:55 PM

Michael became a hurricane late Monday morning and is expected to intensify rapidly before making landfall on Wednesday. It took 400 miles and fewer than 70 hours to evolve from …

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Topics:HurricaneWeatherOpsFrontier

by David Moran, on Oct 5, 2018 2:02:39 PM

Many factors determine whether a tropical system intensifies or weakens. One of the primary factors is sea surface temperatures. While water temperature alone does not govern whether a storm will …

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Topics:WeatherOpsHurricaneTropical

by Mike Eilts, on Oct 4, 2018 1:22:16 PM

In my previous blog, I wrote about the vital partnership between the National Weather Service and private weather companies and how each brings an essential function to the weather enterprise …

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Topics:WeatherOpsCross Enterprise

by David Moran, on Oct 3, 2018 2:31:11 PM

When we think of tropical storms or hurricanes, we primarily think of the effects near the coast. After weakening, the remnants of a tropical system can affect areas further inland …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropical

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 2, 2018 2:13:47 PM

Every year multiple people die from lightning strikes, cattle are killed, crops can be damaged, and fires started, impacting both homes and land. With a temperature 5x hotter than the …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightning