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Taking a piece of the sky: How hole-punch clouds form

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You’re probably familiar with those fluffy cumulus clouds or a stormy cumulonimbus on a summer day, but have you ever heard of a fallstreak hole?...
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Congress invests billions to improve weather forecasts

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In November, Congress passed a $1.75 trillion infrastructure bill, and officials are spending part of that money on improving weather forecasts.  What You Need To...
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An attempt to control the weather

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The idea of controlling the weather is not a new one. The hope of keeping bad weather away from people sounds like a great idea,...
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Ways to combat seasonal affective disorder

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Seasonal depression is a real thing, especially felt after Daylight Saving Time. When it gets dark out earlier, it typically gets colder, and it’s easier...
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Fighting climate change using trees

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Trees are not only beautiful, they also provide shade and create homes for our animal friends. They may also help combat climate change.  What You...
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Wax on, wane off: Knowing the moon phases

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Have you ever looked up into the night sky and wondered why the moon always looks different? Learn the science behind the moon phases and...
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Winter outlook suggests a mild season for most of the U.S.

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center published its first winter outlook for the upcoming season. For most of the country, the odds favor a warmer-than-normal winter. What...
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Shakes on a plane: What causes air turbulence

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Everyone has experienced it. You’re in the middle of your flight, and all of a sudden, you feel the plane shake or jolt. The pilot...
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The official peak of hurricane season is here

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We’ve reached the official peak of the Atlantic hurricane season but what does that mean exactly?  From August through October, 78% of the tropical storm...
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Using artificial intelligence to predict lightning strikes

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The saying goes, “you never know when lightning will strike.” That may no longer be true thanks to computer learning and a space-based lightning monitoring...
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