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Weather producer Carrie Rose introduces News9 Meteorologist Stephanie Malone.
The day before the scheduled date of the test the weather conditions quickly detereorate and the project's meteorologist strongly advises to postpone the test. But he is ignored by the general in charge of the project.
STORM WATCH with Meteorologist Chris Limon, for today January 22nd, 2010! Chris Limon brings you live coverage from TheMissionHollywood to Venice Beach as the waves pound the Pacific Coast Line!
Who is right in the debate over global warming: climatologists or meteorologists?
News On 6 meteorologist Nick Bender joined Six in the Morning via Skype somewhere in western Oklahoma as he travels with VORTEX 2
Reed Trimmer's girlfriend, meteorologist Jene Young, joins her boyfriend and his crew as they chase down a storm through rain and hail in this clip from Storm Chasers! New episodes air Sundays at 10pm e/p only on the Discovery Channel.
Small pieces of debris fall from the sky after meteorologists Danny and Aaron track down a funnel cloud in Rock Valley, Iowa. New episodes of Storm Chasers strike Sundays at 10pm e/p only on the Discovery Channel!
Meteorologist Jeff Morrow is in Austell Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. This school was entirely under water on Monday. The torrential rains also swamped subdivisions and interstates all across Atlanta.
Mar. 29, 2010 Meteorologist Mike Seidel reports from New York City on another round of torrential rain for the Northeast and New England. Some of the region's rivers could rise even higher than record crests that occurred 2 weeks ago.
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ANCHOR KYRSTEN SKULBORSTAD
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It’s time for some high-tech bird watching. Biologists have long lacked ways to track flying critters in large groups or over long distances. But with a little help from meteorologists, that’s about to change. The Irish Times explains.
“A weather radar system able to count the number of raindrops in a storm cloud is being used to track bats, birds and even insects flying through the night skies. Some of the systems are sensitive enough to pick up a bumblebee in flight 60km away.”
It’s part of a new field called “aeroecology,” which treats the lower atmosphere as its own habitat. Meteorologists’ radar recordings are a goldmine for the new field, but as BBC News shows, they didn’t see the value in their data.
“The green and red area shows a thunderstorm passing over Baltimore. But the radar can also pick up flying creatures. Here a flock of birds shown in blue burst outward in a circle. In the past, weathermen have regarded radar blips from bats and birds as mildly annoying, but biologists have persuaded them that they’re actually a treasure trove of information.”
One of the biggest datasets around is the radar information that’s been recorded nationwide every five minutes, familiar to you as the Doppler radar on your weather broadcast. According to the Science Magazine, tapping into the data has already yielded new insights.
“Frick has discovered that at least one bat species is quite particular about the weather. Brazilian free-tailed bats, common in the south-central United States and Mexico, emerge from their daytime slumber at different times of day depending on the temperature and humidity...”
Bats and insects are big players in agriculture, so understanding how climate affects them could prove invaluable.
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A series of deadly tornadoes tore through the South on Wednesday-- destroying several towns and leaving more than 200 people dead. Alabama was the hardest hit with what many are calling the largest outbreak of tornadoes since 1974. USA Today reports:
“In Alabama, where as many as a million people were without power, Gov. Robert Bentley said 2,000 national guard troops had been activated and were helping to search devastated areas for people still missing. He said the National Weather Service and forecasters did a good job of alerting people, but there is only so much that can be done to deal with powerful tornadoes a mile wide.”
To put these storms in perspective, The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang notes, the tornadoes that chewed up the South were...
“...rare, mile-wide plus beasts, causing hideous damage, including denuded trees, flattened buildings, and pancaked cars...several factors have to combine in just the right way...making for a veritable “Goldilocks” scenario of tornadic weather - all of the pieces were there...”
Christopher England from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa was able to capture some footage of a nearby tornado. He spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about his experience:
“My heart was racing because you see things like that in movies and everything, but you never see anything like that in real life....And you could see that the tornado was sucking stuff up from the ground. I couldn’t tell what it was, but I could see all kinds of things floating around it. But then you could see just different colors being sucked up into the tornado, and you knew that it was just ripping stuff up, and you just didn’t know what.”
Now, residents of the southern states are left picking up the pieces. Gov. Robert Bentley says Alabama suffered a quote “catastrophic event” and is asking for help from the federal government.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: I know you also spoke with President Obama last night, and he has issued a state of emergency for the state of Alabama. What do you need from the federal government right now?
GOV. ROBERT BENTLEY: Well, of course, right now it’s search and rescue. Right now we’re making sure that we find those that are injured and take care of those, and those that are deceased, taking care of their bodies.
Finally, The Christian Science Monitor asks Governor Bentley the question: How, in this day of modern communications can that many people die?
“We were very prepared,... but it was just the force of the storms. When a [large tornado] hits a highly populated area like Tuscaloosa, you cannot move thousands of people in five minutes. When an F4 or F5 tornado hits, there’s not much you can do to change the outcome of that.”
The National Weather Service says it received more than 150 reports of tornadoes from Alabama and Mississippi on Wednesday. Meteorologists say that’s a record-setting number.
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A detailed review and demo of Weather Bug, a free weather application for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Tuesday marked the third anniversary since a tornado took out the town of Greensburg, Kansas.
In 1993, CBS visited the campus of University of Houston on a promotional campaign. I got to do the weather.