Category Archives: General Info

22 May

Earthquakes: Seattle-Weather-Damages

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Earthquakes: Seattle-Weather-Damages. Can the atmosphere trigger earthquakes? There are multiple kinds of forces derived from atmospheric changes but are they strong enough to influence the movements of the tectonic plates? Transitions between types of weather – rain, snow, hail, thunderstorms, tornadoes, etc. – have no known effect on earthquakes. Sometimes, however, the reason scientists aren’t

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08 May

El Niño

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El Niño. Will Summer 2017’s El Niño intensify severe weather in the US? Perhaps, if and when it does arrive. The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has been Neutral (within 0.5°C of the mean annual temperature) since January and will most likely stay the same through at least June. We’re in the spring ENSO predictability

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03 Jan

Forensic Meteorology

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Forensic Meteorology. Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) brings weather to the courtroom. Earning the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Consulting Meteorologist certification opens the door for the world’s premier meteorologists to exercise their technical competence, professional character and field experience in weather-related legal cases. Only a couple hundred are present in the AMS’ directory. Less than eight

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28 Dec

Historical Weather Data

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An often overlooked area for legal and civil actions is the role the forensic meteorologist plays in reviewing Historical Weather Data. Advice and historical references can play a large part in the reconstruction of conditions at specific times and places from the records available. Interpretation of these records can illuminate local weather conditions that may

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22 Nov

Rogue Waves

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Rogue Waves – also known as episodic, abnormal, extreme, freak, monster and killer waves – are more than twice the average height of the tallest third of a region’s waves. The threat, posed in oceans and large lakes, appears unexpectedly swiftly, can be responsible for thousands to millions in damages and claim dozens of lives.

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18 Sep

Water Scarcity

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Water Scarcity in the West Coast of the US is a big issue. In the simplest terms, there’s not enough water to meet the demands of the population and economy of the west. The two sources of water, surface and ground, are interconnected in so many ways it takes a hydrologist to understand it and

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