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Forecasters may be looking in wrong place when predicting tornadoes

Fri, 21/12/2018 - 18:37
Weather forecasters may be looking in the wrong place when working to issue tornado warnings, new research has demonstrated.

Atmospheric scientists find causes of firenado in deadly Carr Fire

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 17:47
Atmospheric scientists have documented a rare firenado, finding a number of factors that combined at just the right time and place to catalyze the deadly Carr Fire in Northern California. These observations may help forecasters and scientists identify -- and potentially warn - for future destructive fire-generated vortices.

US tornado frequency shifting eastward from Great Plains

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 22:28
A new study finds that over the past four decades, tornado frequency has increased over a large swath of the Midwest and Southeast and decreased in portions of the central and southern Great Plains, a region traditionally associated with Tornado Alley.

Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 22:11
Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics than humans are damaging the environment, a new study shows.

New weather model could increase tornado-warning times

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 20:40
Researchers have obtained data from recent next-generation satellites in a numerical weather-prediction model used to provide guidance for tornadic thunderstorm forecasting.