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  1. 12z NAM rolling into the station, not much use at this stage however, but fun to look at

  2. Hello! I'm new the forums, and I had a thought experiment I've been playing around with. Please note that I'm a science fiction and fantasy writer, so this really has nothing at all to do with Earth's atmosphere. So please indulge me in a moment of whimsy. Let us postulate that there is a similar-sized planet with a similar atmosphere and axial tilt to Earth that's a similar distance from a similar sun, etc. However, let's assume the occupants of this planet aren't big polluters. What would happen if there were giant walls surrounding each of the continents? Let's say the walls extend all the way up through the stratosphere, such that nothing could fly over them unless it were practically in space. Normally the rotation of the Earth causes a jet stream, but if there were walls, the jet stream wouldn't work. What would happen to the air inside those walls? Let's say there's a giant wall around the North Pole, another around Africa, another around North America, etc. Would the air still move in a circular pattern inside those walls? Would rainfall still be similarly distributed? Would storms be fewer and weaker? Would temperatures fluctuate? Thanks for any help you can provide! I hope you've enjoyed this thought experiment. If you'd like to contact me privately or outside these forums, go to www.traciloudin.com/contact
  3. Put your weather links in this thread. That way, as we add new people to this region, they have places to go and learn. Plus, it gives us all a quick reference. As a general rule, most of us abide by "read more and post less." However, for this forum to work...people have to participate. When making a comment, just be sure to add some weather expertise to your discussion(even if it is limited). Instead of saying, "Boy, it is raining outside." Try this, "The National Weather Service radar is showing heavy returns over middle Tennessee." Instead of saying, "The weather models are showing a torch," try this..."The GFS is showing warm temps at hour n." Read as much as you can. Google is a great tool. And don't be afraid to ask questions. That's how all of us learned to get to our varying levels of expertise. Last update: 1/18/14
  4. Total 2014-15 snowfall amounts with normals and departures for NWS eastern region Decided to start my first topic rather than put this in banter. I believe that this will make a good conversation thread by itself!
  5. The Lyndon State College AMS&NWA Executive Board is happy to announce the 3 main speakers for the 38th Annual Northeastern Storm Conference in Rutland Vermont. March 8-10, 2013. Friday Night "Ice Breaker": Stephen Bennett, J.D. "Stephen (Steve) Bennett, J.D. is a founding partner and Chief Science and Products Officer for EarthRisk Technologies. Steve's leadership role includes directing EarthRisk's product pipeline as well as providing strategic guidance for the company’s research portfolio. He also manages the EarthRisk development team and is the company liaison with university researchers around the world. EarthRisk provides software as a solution for analysts who link weather to business decisions. EarthRisk's research goes into the proverbial “black hole” for predicting weather more than one week in advance. We pioneer "big data" for weather analysis by leveraging the power of cloud computing to perform millions of statistical calculations each day. EarthRisk's products link past weather events to future forecast outcomes in real time. We provide data-driven probabilistic forecasts for extreme temperature events up to 40-days ahead. Prior to founding EarthRisk, Steve spent three years at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego where he forged relationships linking earth systems research to energy, insurance, and financial firms. Steve has been a meteorologist since 1995, forecasting the weather and applying weather research for financial investing and media applications. He served six years at Citadel Investment Group, a hedge fund in Chicago, where he was part of the team that built and launched Citadel's Global Energy Trading business. Steve also spent nearly two years at the Enron Corporation in the research division supporting natural gas trading. The first half of his career spanned a variety of consulting companies and media outlets including The Weather Channel, WeatherData Inc. and Weather Services Corporation. Steve completed his undergraduate meteorology degree in 1995 from the University of South Alabama and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the John Marshall Law School in 2008. He is currently the chairman of the American Meteorological Society's Energy Committee on the AMS Board for Enterprise and Economic Development and Commission for the Weather and Climate Enterprise." Saturday Night Banquet Speaker: Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux An applied climatologist by training, Dr. Dupigny-Giroux's research interests intersect a number of interdisciplinary fields including hydroclimatic natural hazards and climate literacy as well as the use of remote sensing and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) in the fields of spatial climate and land-surface processes. In terms of hazards, she has examined the spectre of drought in both semiarid environments in northeast Brazil, as well as humid continental ones like northeastern North America. Earlier work in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association outlines the climatic underpinnings of drought in Vermont and shall be used as part of a national effort to develop a North American-wide definition of drought. Her recently published work includes guest editing a special issue of the journal Physical Geography, devoted to the theme of climate literacy. Other publications (e.g. Remote Sensing of Environment) delve into the use of multiangular imaging to examine drought stress in New England wetlands. Finally, Dr. Dupigny-Giroux is the lead editor of Historical climate variability and impacts in North America, the first monograph of its kind to deal with the use of documentary and other ancillary records in the analysis of climate variability and change. Dr. Dupigny-Giroux is also the State Climatologist for Vermont, a role which has allowed her to facilitate dialogue among meteorology, climatology, emergency management, agriculture, forestry and GIS users across the state. She continues to work closely with colleagues at these and other state agencies to better quantify the causal dynamic and impacts of floods, droughts and severe weather on Vermont’s physical landscape. Dr. Dupigny-Giroux teaches introductory courses in physical geography and geotechniques. Her intermediate and advanced level courses include topics on Climatology, Remote Sensing, Advanced GIS Applications, and Satellite Climatology and Land-Surfaces Processes. She holds a B.S. in Physical Geography and Development Studies from the University of Toronto (1989), an M.S.(1992) in Climatology and Hydrology and a Ph.D. (1996) in Climatology and Geographic Information Systems from McGill University." Sunday Morning Speaker: Meteorologist Kevin Skarupa "Meteorologist, Kevin Skarupa, can be seen weekdays from 5 to 7 a.m. on News 9 Daybreak with Erin Fehlau and Sean McDonald, then on News 9 at Noon. Kevin earned a meteorology degree from Lyndon State College in Vermont and currently holds both the AMS Television Seal of Approval and the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal. Kevin has also worked for KIMT in Mason City, Iowa; WPBF in West Palm Beach, Fla.; and WKRN in Nashville. If he looks familiar, it’s because Kevin worked at WMUR back in 1998 doing weekend weather under the name "Kevin Joseph." His favorite part of the job is visiting dozens of schools a year and talking with students about weather. The toughest part is the alarm clock, which goes off around 1 a.m. Kevin enjoys playing golf, running and watching sports. He and his wife Melissa (a Merrimack native) have a son, Levi, and miniature beagle, Shilo." Never been to the Northeastern Storm Conference? The Northeastern Storm Conference is the largest soley Student Run Conference in the entire country. It is put on by the Lyndon State College American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association club. For more information on the Northeastern Storm Conference and much much more visit our website on-line at http://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu/ams Any questions, comments or concerns regards to the 38th Annual Northeastern Storm Conference please feel free to email me [email protected] THANKS! James Lyndon State College AMS&NWA - Vice President