Dangerous Ice

For most of us, ice is a good thing. To pilots however, ice can be quite dangerous. Over a 10 year period, from 1990 to 2000, icing accounted for 12% of weather related accidents in aviation. So why is it so dangerous? Ice on the wings and other airfoils disrupts the air flow, decreasing lift…
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Weather Wives

A woman is always right. Specifically women who have proven to be correct time and time again. Cue Mother Theresa, Mother Nature, and The Farmer’s Wife. You may have heard them from your grandmother, or the elderly lady at your church, but The Farmer’s Wife has written down a few truths about life as we…
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Is That A UFO?

When I saw my first picture of a lenticular cloud, I thought I was seeing a UFO. The disk like structure with the ominous shading, it looks like an object from an episode of the X-files. However, when I started learning more about these rare clouds, I couldn’t help but be fascinated. On a request…
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The Polar Front Part 1: Warm And Cold Fronts

We’ve all heard the meteorologist on TV or the radio talk about warm fronts and cold fronts. They bring clouds, rain, snow, and a change in temperature. Some people might even be able to tell you that cold fronts have heavier precipitation for a short time and warm fronts have lighter, steadier precipitation for a…
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Time To Dust Off The Winter Jacket

Around campus these past few weeks we haven’t been seeing many thick jackets or hats. With temperatures at an unusual high, students on the University of North Dakota campus have been loving this weather. But this may be coming to an end this coming up week. Normal temperatures for this time of year usually range…
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