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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.

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


Full Member, American Meteorological Society


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

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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

2015-08-10 Am I stupid and am I wrong about this?:

Hi Kelsey,    You are correct. The ocean water needs to be at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit. What essentially happens is when the hurricane comes into contact with warm water, it ingests and evaporates the


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