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What is the Polar Vortex?

Learn about the Polar Vortex and how it creates arctic outbreaks.

In recent years, many media outlets have used the word “polar vortex” to explain arctic cold outbreaks, leaving most believing the phenomenon is a new meteorological discovery. However,...
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A Look Back at the Weather of 2018

Meteorologist Michael Priante takes a look at some of the more notable weather events of 2018. 

  2018 was a wild ride, at least in the weather realm. We rang in the new year with temperatures well below normal, followed by a whirlwind of snowstorms in March and early April across the...
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December 2018: Wet, but not very Snowy

Although December abounded with moisture, snow was scarce in the Midwest. 

After a chilly November with multiple rounds of snow across the Midwest, winter largely backed off for most of December. It was a mild and wet first month of meteorological winter, with all major...
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December 2018: More Wet than White

 A few bouts of snow, but mainly rain highlights December in the Northeast.

It was a relatively warm December despite it being the first meteorological month of winter. Of course, this meant more days warming into the 40s and 50s than the 30s. And while it was not a record...
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What is a Forensic Meteorologist?

Meteorologists not only forecast weather, but can also aid in solving legal problems.

According to the Dictionary, the term "forensic" denotes the application of scientific methods, techniques and knowledge to solving legal problems and/or crimes. Did you know that there is...
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