Jet Streams

Jet streams are like fast -east to west- flowing, narrow river currents of wind high above in the atmosphere (about 7 miles above the surface, known as the tropopause). These air currents of strong winds are a relevant influence on climate. They have the power to push air masses around the globe and affect weather…
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Drought Ends In Flood

Last May, Texas received the highest amount of rain on record. The National weather service in Fort Worth estimated that 35 trillion gallons of rain fell across the state. That’s enough rain to cover the entire state in 8 inches of water. This follows years of drought through out the entire state. So what changed?…
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lightning

Shocking New Records

Lightning strikes the Earth approximately 100 times per second, but many mysteries still surround the phenomenon. Researchers are learning more about the incredible abilities it possesses every day due to improvements in detection technologies. New world records for the longest detected distance for a lightning bolt and the longest lasting continuous flash have been established…
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Chasing Controversy

When I tell people that I’m a storm chaser, people’s first reactions is usually asking if that’s safe. After the deaths of Tim and Paul Samaras and Carl Young people would say “What about those people who died?” Usually I’ll tell these people that I have equipment that shows where I am relative to the…
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A Change Of Seasons

Leaves changing, temperatures cooling, and the smell of pumpkin spiced lattes means fall is arriving. This Thursday, September 22, 2016 marks the first day of autumn, also known as the autumnal equinox. The autumnal equinox is an astronomical event when day and night is approximately equal around the world. This means that the sun will…
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