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More Record Heat Invading the U.S. as Cleanup From Rare February Tornadoes Begins

Dr. Jeff Masters, February 27, 2017

Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

Record warmth slathered the Northeast on Friday and Saturday, the latest chapter in a phenomenal sequence of unseasonal mildness during the last half of February. As of Monday morning, NOAA’s U.S. Records site had catalogued 5857 daily record highs for the month, with only 95 daily record lows.

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California Precipitation: From Famine to Feast

Christopher C. Burt, February 25, 2017

Weather Historian, Weather Underground

It’s amazing what a difference one year can make. California’s five-year long drought has come to a dramatic halt (or at least interruption) this winter season. The latest California Drought Monitor report, released on February 23rd, has no portion of the state under ‘Extreme Drought’ conditions for the first time in four years. Last year on this date 61% of state was enduring such.

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Taking Weather To New Heights

Dr. Marshall Shepherd, February 23, 2017

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

Once a weather geek, always a weather geek. That's my story and I am sticking to it. I am reminded of this often. However, it really hit me a few months back while I was sitting in the Student Chapter...

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RECORD WARMTH TO RECEDE AS WESTERN STORMINESS EASES

Steve Gregory, February 21, 2017

Sr. Forecaster/Risk Analysis, Weather Intel Services

RECORD WARMTH TO RECEED AS WESTERN STORMINESS EASES

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Organization, Presence: Adaptive Management in the Trump Administration

Dr. Ricky Rood, February 3, 2017

Professor, University of Michigan

Deflection, diversion, and disruption are tactics of chaos management. They are counterintuitive to the definition of “managed.” They offend our norms of diplomacy, protocol, and decorum. We are affronted and outraged. We respond at an emotional level, and that allows those waiting for the diversion, the operatives, to go into action.

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Using Water Vapor Images to Quantify Atmospheric Water Vapor Is Bad Science

Lee Grenci, January 7, 2017

Retired Senior Lecturer and Forecaster, The Pennsylvania State University

Commentary about the misuse of water-vapor imagery on television.

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Evacuation, Exodus and Return: A Personal Encounter With Hurricane Katrina

Portlight, February 22, 2017

Disaster Relief Organization

This is the first part of a four-part series focusing on Global Climate Change and its impact on Human lives and the increasing number of climate change refugees society will have to deal with. We will discuss the impact of Hurricane Katrina along the Northern Gulf Coast.

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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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