Forensic Meteorology Blog

11 Jun

Wildfires – 2016 Fire Season- West Coast

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As spring rolls into summer state and federal land managers are bracing for the inevitable wildfires to start. The big question is what type of fire season will the West Coast have in 2016. In Washington State, there have been three so far of note. Two, oddly enough, in Western Washington of unannounced origin and

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11 Apr

Understanding the Global Wind Oscillation enhances tornado forecasting

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Tornado warning and understanding  global winds patterns  enhances tornado forecasting. Over the past month, meteorology professor at the College of DuPage near Chicago, Victor Gensini has been popularized for mixing existing prediction methods with a global circulation index. The Global Wind Oscillation (GWO) describes the addition of tropical moisture and energies through atmospheric channels, which

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14 Feb

Water and Land Use and Forensic Meteorologist

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Water and Land Use and Forensic Meteorologist for gravel, aggregates, crushed stone operators certainly land use issues to deal with. There operations are essential to construction, transportation and the infrastructure that supports the world. The mining of this material takes place everywhere and environmental consequences must be mitigated for the successful operation of the pits,

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07 Jan

Snow Storm Damage 2015

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Snow Storm Damage occurs when substantial amounts collect or when wind drifts collections into larger piles. Mountainous terrain is particularly susceptible to snow storm damage when heavy piles trigger avalanches. Cornices, overhanging ramps of drifted snow, are also likely to build, crack and eventually dangerously collapse, particularly during warmer, sunnier weather. You might want to

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14 Dec

Stormwater Weather Forecasting

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Stormwater Weather Forecasting- Stormwater test based on the weather forecast. The decision is a go or no go. In this case they need at least 0.50 inches (rain event) of rain in a 24 hour period and the location is just slightly north of Downtown Seattle. Also the engineering firm would like a 3 day

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