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More Tornadoes in the Biggest U.S. Outbreaks--for an Unexpected Reason

Dr. Jeff Masters, December 2, 2016

Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

The largest U.S. tornado outbreaks have been spitting out an ever-increasing number of twisters, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. The new paper, led by Michael Tippett (Columbia University), reinforces prior work showing that U.S. twisters are increasingly concentrated in big outbreaks, with the quiet periods becoming even quieter. Tippett and colleagues also threw in a noteworthy curve ball: the tornadoes in big outbreaks are becoming more numerous for an unexpected reason.

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Take the Long View on Environmental Issues in the Age of Trump

Dr. Ricky Rood, December 2, 2016

Professor, University of Michigan

Trump’s administration can disperse President Obama’s climate change policies. However, climate change is too compelling an issue to go away. In the event that an opportunity to address climate change does not emerge during Trump’s administration, I don’t see this lack as placing us at any more of a tipping point than where we already are.

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The Meteorology of Big Waves and Some Cool WeatherCams Too. A Talk with Surfline

Dr. Marshall Shepherd, December 3, 2016

2013 President, American Meteorological Society
Director of Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of Georgia

A storm a thousand miles away over the North Pacific is whipping up huge swells and sending them on a journey towards the West Coast.... for big wave riders this is the news that they have been waiti...

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World’s Hottest Nights/Highest Minimum Temperatures Yet Measured

Christopher C. Burt, November 21, 2016

Weather Historian, Weather Underground

A detailed analysis of how over the past several decades, nighttime minimum temperatures have become warmer relative to daytime maximum temperatures.

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WINTER REALLY IS COMING

Steve Gregory, November 14, 2016

Sr. Forecaster/Risk Analysis, Weather Intel Services

WINTER REALLY IS COMING

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Spyglass Condominiums on Lake Michigan

Kari Strenfel, November 11, 2016

Meteorologist, Weather Underground



Holland, Michigan

Residents of Spyglass, a 64-unit condominium association in Holland, Michigan don’t have much of a view. Unless, of course, you count the majestic Lake Michi...

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In Hurricane Matthew's wake

Portlight, October 7, 2016

Disaster Relief Organization

Portlight is serving the needs of people with disabilities who will be impacted by hurricane Matthew.

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First Rain of the Season for Southern California

Zachary Labe, September 13, 2015

Northeast Weather Analyst

The remnants of Hurricane Linda will track toward southern California in addition to a deepening trough. This will allow for a moist, upslope flow to provide the first widespread rain of the fall season across the region.

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