Category Archives: Weather

Creating a timelapse video with weather observations + radar

I recently purchased a GoPro H3B (Hero 3 Black edition for non-GoPro folks) for numerous reasons – one of which was to create awesome timelapses. (Is it time lapse, time-lapse, or timelapse? I don’t know.) The H3B has a built-in … Continue reading

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April 8, 2013 Storm Chase and landspout

On April 8 a few severe to tornadic cells moved through parts of northeast Colorado, northwest Kansas, and extreme southwest Nebraska. I had been watching the situation during the afternoon and deciding whether it would be worth it to chase … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Intern at the Meteorological Development Lab!

During the entire year of 2011, I’m working at the National Weather Service’s Meteorological Development Lab (MDL) in the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). The coordinator of the program recently sent an email to the current interns (~6 of us) … Continue reading

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How-to: Installing the WRF-EMS on a virtual machine

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series WRF How-To

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series WRF How-ToAt my internship, I’ve learned a ton about Unix/Linux. As a meteorology student, I have always had an interest in modeling, especially since we run a version of the … Continue reading

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WxBlogging: How to get started with your own weather blog

One of the first things I learned about meteorology was that to be a good forecaster, it took a lot of experience forecasting. Through my years of education and internships, I still am a firm in this and I think … Continue reading

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Welcome to Twitter, NWS!

The National Weather Service (NWS) recently announced a number of experimental Twitter feeds: Over the next several weeks, prototype Twitter feeds will be established for the following sites: NWS Norman OK NWS LMRFC (Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center) NWS Pleasant … Continue reading

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Enhancing #wxreport with Skywarn spotters

I’ve been following the progress of the National Weather Service’s #wxreport Twitter project since its inception. In fact, I was researching the idea of using twitter for high-density (but low quality) weather reports as an observation network. It seems the … Continue reading

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Watch/Warning/Advisory colors should be standard across all NWS platforms and partners

What color is a tornado warning? Red? Usually. Unless you use the default on GRLevelX products- then it’s pink. I also found a Memphis TV station that used bright orange. How about a Severe Thunderstorm Warning? The National Weather Service … Continue reading

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Where’s my storm chaser TV network?

Technology is amazing. Every day that there is severe weather, dozens of storm chasers stream their experience live via Severe Studios, ChaserTV, UStream, Livestream- you name it. The proliferation of affordable mobile broadband cards in recent years has made live … Continue reading

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Idea for MU-AMS: A Data Visualization Workshop

I’ve wanted to plan something like this for nearly a year, but I’ve always been too busy to actually plan it. And while I am now taking a year off from school to be a SCEP at NWS/MDL, I wanted … Continue reading

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