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I can answer questions about radar and large scale meteorology. If a question looks like homework, I won't answer it.

Experience in the area

I have been a forecaster for many years with a specialty in severe weather.

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Full Member, American Meteorological Society

Education/Credentials

BS in Meteorology, University of Oklahoma BA in Mathematics, University of Oklahoma

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Recent Answers from David Moran

2016-11-18 Why low pressure at Front:

Hi Terry,     I've heard a few theories on why this is the case, but this is the explanation that makes the most sense to me. To the west of the front, the sinking air warms more rapidly, but it's still

2016-09-22 Weather Basics:

Hi James, The standard introductory text is Meteorology Today by C. Donald Ahrens. That should give you a good grounding in the basics, however, if you want to study meteorology more in depth, you'll need

2016-02-04 UV index and solar angle:

Hi Daniel, I actually had to look this up as we weren't taught about the UV index in college. While the drivers you listed are definitely factors, other factors such as air pollution, surface albedo, and

2015-11-28 Weather sites' internal inconsistencies:

Hi Richard, I apologize for the delay. We had an ice storm here and am just now getting electricity and internet back. I suspect what you're seeing are just bugs on the website that haven't been fixed

2015-08-18 Thunderstorm query:

Sounds like it was a stratus cloud, and you usuially get those when the lifting ahead of the front is relatively shallow. If it was, you typically won't see any anvils or towers. As for the thunder and

 

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