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1 month ago

Water Vapor Satellite - Explained

How Water Vapor Satellite Images Work: Most of the satellite weather images that we see are created by satellites that sit about 22,500 mile…
1 month ago

Elevation & Temperature - Explained

How does elevation affect temperature?
1 month ago

Radar - Explained

History: The reason we are able to use radar to search for snow is due to a discovery during World War II.
4 months ago

Snow Ratios - Explained

When we talk about snow quality, such as 'light and fluffy' or 'heavy and wet', we are talking about the snow-to-liquid ratio.
4 months ago

Lapse Rate - Explained

What Is Lapse Rate?
4 months ago

The Pacific North American (PNA) Teleconnection Pattern - Explained

The term "teleconnection" refers to a linkage between weather patterns occurring in different regions of the globe.
4 months ago

Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) - Explained

The Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) is an important factor to consider when forecasting weather patterns in the mid-latitudes (including th…
4 months ago

The Pacific Ocean "Blob" - Explained

In the fall of 2014, Nick Bond, a research scientist at JISAO and Washington State Climatologist, coined a patch of unusually warm water of…
5 months ago

Cloud Seeding - Explained

In early October 2017, the Summit Daily News in Colorado ran an article about how cloud seeding could increase snow by an average of 10%, u…
5 months ago

Mountain Orographics - Explained

Creating snow takes two main ingredients – moisture and rising air.
5 months ago

The Jet Stream - Explained

Most people hear the term Jet Stream and think of storms.
6 months ago

Weather Forecast Models - Explained

Do you ever wonder what meteorologists mean when they mention "models", and how these models are used to forecast the weather?