MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — A Western Illinois University professor has won an award for the third time in seven years in a national meteorological forecast competition.
SYDNEY (AP) — About 2,000 Australians were being moved inland Thursday from part of the northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit this weekend.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes in forecasting tornadoes, you can get everything technically right, and yet it all goes horribly wrong.
Three days before the killer Alabama tornado struck,...
US Senate OKs Oklahoma professor for science policy office
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's appointment of a University of Oklahoma meteorologist as his top science adviser has been confirmed.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier Wednesday as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dozens of Trump nominees were approved by voice vote with most senators still away for their holiday break.
Experts call attention to global warming, push for changes
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — The former head of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanographic Command called attention to climate change during an extreme weather symposium at the University of Rhode Island.
Oklahoma storm lab has first woman division chief
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Women in research meteorology have long been in the minority, said Pamela Heinselman, a supervisory and research meteorologist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory.
Heinselman is chief of Forecast Research and Development Division and manager of the Warn-on-Forecast Program. She also serves as an affiliate associate professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology.
Longtime Pittsburgh TV weatherman Joe DeNardo dies
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A longtime Pittsburgh television meteorologist has died.
WTAE-TV says Joe DeNardo has died Friday, though a cause of death was not disclosed. He was 87.
DeNardo was the face of the station's weather report for more than 45 years before he retired in 2005.
Real weather term “bomb cyclone” blows up on social media
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to weather, it's hard to sound scarier than "bomb cyclone."
It's a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive winter storm that pulled together off the U.S. Southeast coast. But as fearsome as the storm is with high winds and some snow, it may not be quite as explosive as the term sounds.
Meteorologists have used the term "bomb" for storms for decades, based on a strict definition, said University of Oklahoma meteorology professor Jason Furtado.
Jim Reynolds is National Weather Service meteorologist-in-charge
You never get credit for all the times you get it right, but flub a forecast and everybody knows it — just ask a meteorologist.
Jim Reynolds, meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley station, said many people don’t realize that forecasting has, in fact, gotten a lot more accurate — especially in the last decade.
Weather may not be the first thing residents think of when it comes to the Savannah River Site, but inside the Savannah River National Laboratory, the Applied Meteorology Programs of SRS ensures that the site is operating in compliance with stringent environmental regulations.
“We keep track of weather events, particularly severe weather like hurricanes, such as we have had recently,” said Charles Hunter, manager of atmospheric technologies.
James Pence has joined The Madison Courier's news staff as a sports reporter. Pence grew up in Edinburgh. He is a 2004 graduate of Southwestern (Shelbyville) High School. He graduated from Ball State University with a degree in meteorology. Weather has been a passion for Pence since graduating from high school. He is a certified storm spotter and has also traveled across the country chasing storms. "Sports and weather have been around me most of my life," Pence said. "I'm grateful to be...
After 32 years in the field, meteorologist Glenn Lussky has announced his retirement.
Lussky entered college in the 1970s planning on studying fish and game management. "There was a lot of attention to the environment and things like that back then," he said. However, career prospects were not promising.
After taking a class in meteorology, Lussky changed his major. "I had always loved the weather, so I got kind of turned on to that," he said.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has named Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier as Oklahoma's new secretary of science and technology.
Droegemeier is currently vice president for research at the University of Oklahoma. He is a regents' professor of meteorology and serves on Fallin's Science and Technology Council, chairing the academic research and development subcommittee.
Weather Change: Meteorology degree offered in South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a state where the weather ranges from snow and ice storms to coastal flooding and hurricanes, South Carolina students can finally get a college degree in meteorology.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/2cJT8otDS ) that the College of Charleston has won approval to offer the major this year. IT's the first college in the state to offer the degree.
Boulder Prep Tries ‘intensive’ Summer Classes to Immerse Students in Subjects
Boulder Preparatory students gathered in a field outside the Gunbarrel high school on Wednesday to help launch a weather balloon.
The students, who are taking a class on meteorology, watched the balloon ascend until it was about the size of a grain of rice, then went to their classroom to track its progress recorded by an attached GPS system.
If they recover the balloon after if comes back to Earth, they can review a video of its flight and analyze weather data,...
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