Rick Smith, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Norman, Oklahoma National Weather Service office is doing great things to help those that are struggling with Severe Weather Anxiety. In the clinical world, sometimes this is called Lilapsophobia. That is an abnormal fear of tornadoes or hurricanes. “There are different levels of severe storm anxiety,” Smith said. “You an have a… Read more →
Matt Haworth, meteorologist for StormGeo, presented research connecting Gulf of Mexico sea surface temperatures to severe weather potential along the Gulf Coast. “Basically I expanded on a study done by Roger Edwards and Steven Weiss out of the Storm Prediction Center done in 1996,” Haworth said. “I expanded the study to include the areas within 100 miles of the Gulf… Read more →
I had the opportunity to meet with the Jackson Mississippi National Weather Service at the National Weather Association 2017 Annual Conference. They were here presenting local research on severe weather. Here is a quick couple of snippets from our chat! Here are a few snapshots from the presentation on the presentation about the inference of tornado strength from debris identification… Read more →
Hopefully, this works. It should. But, in weather, nothing is perfect. Words I muttered to myself as I sat down at my Ubuntu Linux computer and opened up LibreOffice Calc. In an effort to solve the equation of Karrie Leggit-Brown’s severe weather anxiety, I decided find which atmospheric parameters lined up with giving an area the best chance to see… Read more →
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