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Any questions (except private) answered from the 1st grade level on up pertaining to any aspect of Weather. I am a 20 year member of the American Meteorological society and a long time forecaster of eastern United States snow storms and Hurricanes.

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2016-11-18 dust devil rotation:

Hi Terry    Small vortices, tornadoes and especially dust devils, are less likely to obey the coriolis effect and, on some small percentage, will rotate clockwise.    The general population does not notice

2016-11-17 Lightning in Maracaibo:

Hi Edwin    "Catatumbo" lightning is caused by the local terrain configuration. For more info, see below:      http://stormhighway.com/catatumbo.php    http://www.iflscience.com/environment/theres-place-earth-experiences-12-million-

2016-11-11 Query re Maunder minimum:

Hi Geoff    I think it may be possible but I'm not worried about it. Take a look at the enclosed links:    http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/07/13/sunspot_cycles_won_t_cause_a_

2016-10-23 Flying in Bad air:

Hi Kevin    Looking at:    http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/ncep/dates    http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/ncep-charts/hires/20160607/fm2dot.00HR.100MB.HGT.ISO    http://nomads.ncdc.noaa

2016-10-10 Recent hurricane path change:

Hi Natalie    Very doubtful in that tropical storms, i.e., hurricanes, derive their energy from warm sea water along with little upper air wind shear that would rip the storm apart.    For more on hurricanes

 

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