Learn to Read a Skew-T Diagram Like a Meteorologist! In Pictures.

When a radiosonde, more commonly known as a weather balloon, is launched, it records a large amount of data. Temperature, dewpoint, and atmospheric pressure are all measured as it rises. It is an upper-air sounding, a way to gather meteorological observations beyond the reach of towers. The National Weather Service (NWS) launches weather balloons from …

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Lake-Effect Snow and the November 2014 Buffalo Storm

Welcome back everyone, It seems lake-effect snow has become this year's polar vortex, so there's no more timely subject to write about this week. This week's Buffalo snow,lasting from Monday, November 17th to Thursday, November 20th was truly a historic and devastating event. Over seven feet of snow has fallen on some areas and at …

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Ernesto and tropical storm conditions

Before I start anything, I'd like to congratulate all involved in the Curiosity landing. This is a process that goes back years and involves thousands of people, many who will never be known publicly. It's such a huge achievement and I'm looking forward to the high-quality photos we should receive later in the week. Now …

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Second highest tornado ever recorded happened this past Saturday

Good afternoon all, Two posts today, looks like wildcard weather is really settling in. On Saturday an EF-0 tornado touched down on Mount Evans, CO, which is about 60 miles west of Denver. Now it was July, so another EF-o tornado shouldn't be big news. Except the elevation at Mount Evans is 11,900 feet, almost …

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