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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A Trip through southeastern New Mexico; Roswell, Cavern Weather, and Dust Devils

Welcome back! Living in Albuquerque, New Mexico has felt like living on a different planet. From the altitude to the blazing sun to the bone-dry air, Boston may as well be across the galaxy as it is across the continent. Forecasting here has been quite a challenge too; little microclimates form around the mountains that …

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