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Hurricanes

Tropical Cyclone Formation

Tropical Cyclone Structure

Tropical Cyclone Climatology

Historical Hurricane Tracks (Interactive Map) 

Tropical Cyclone Hazards

Tropical Cyclones Page

Interpreting Tropical "Spaghetti Model" Plots

 

Tornadoes

Anatomy of a Tornado (Jim Cantore 3-D)

+ EF0-EF5 Tornadoes & Their Damage

Tornado FAQ

NSSL Severe Weather 101

US Tornado Climatology (NCDC)

The Enhance Fujita Scale

EF Scale Explained (wxbrad.com)

Storm Prediction Center (Maps & Data)

Wind Shear

Carolinas Tornado Outbreak

 

Surface Weather Map Analysis

Surface Map Analysis Lecture

Station Model Symbols (Full)

Isobars & Isotherms

Mid-Latitude Cyclones

Cyclones

Anticyclones

Air Mass Types

Fronts

Air Masses, Fronts, Advection

 

Weather Maps Slideshow (Surface & Upper-air)

 

Wind

Origin of Wind

Forces & Wind

Convergence & Divergence

Jet Streams

 

Radar Data Interpretation

Doppler Radar (NWS online school of weather)

Detailed Radar Image Information (by type)

How Do You Spot a Tornado Using Weather Radar?

 

Satellite Data Interpretation

Observing Weather from Space

Visible Satellite Imagery

Infrared Satellite Imagery

An Introduction to Satellite Image Interpretation

+ Satellite Meteorology (online remote sensing guide)

Satellite Meteorology Learning Modules

Cloud Detection (IR vs Visible)

Surface Features (IR vs Visible)

How Does Water Vapor Imagery Work?

 

Moisture & Clouds

Dewpoint

How Clouds Form

The "Core Four" Cloud Types

+ The Basic Ten Cloud Types

Cloudman's Mini Cloud Atlas

International Cloud Atlas

The Color of Clouds

Clouds: Both Sides Now

Marshall Shepherd

WeatherDAM

 

Winter Weather

Why Is Sleet? How the Atmosphere Turns Snow into an Icy, Frozen Hell

Sleet and freezing rain: What's the difference?

Unraveling the mysteries of deadly 'firehose' lake-effect snow events

Mechanics of the Historic Lake Effect Snow Event over the Eastern Great Lakes (Technical)

The Winter of '95-'96... A Season of Extremes

Weather Rant: Fluff Factor

A PRACTICAL, BASIC GUIDE TO QUASI-GEOSTROPHIC THEORY RESPONSE TO GEOSTROPHIC DEFORMATION AGEOSTROPHIC MOTION JET STREAKS

Basic Meteorology/Forecasting

Why a 50% chance of rain usually means a 100% chance of confusion.

Do You (Or Your Meteorologist) Understand What 40% Chance of Rain Means?

Is our over reliance on numerical weather models making us worse forecasters?

Simplify and Win Your Conversations About the Weather (POLAR JET STREAM)

Hey Boston, Alaska called. It wants its snow and cold weather back

Weather For (Not) Dummies: Part 2 (Computer Models)

Unified Surface Analysis Manual

Why dry air is heavier than humid air?

What happened to the relative humidity? (Dew point vs RH)

A Job Filled With Forecasts That’s Unpredictable by Nature

How to use and interpret Doppler weather radar

'Hurricane' Schwartz: Why European computer model is best

What you have to do to forecast the weather (and do it well)

The nuts and bolts meteorology of an epic snowstorm in Washington, D.C.

+ WHAT IS THE POLAR VORTEX, AND HOW DOES IT INFLUENCE WEATHER?

Researchers find tsunamis on the Great Lakes

 

Tropical Weather

The Great New England Hurricane of September 21, 1938 on its 75th anniversary

The 1938 Great New England Hurricane (Long Island Express)

Hurricane Sandy: The Science and Impacts of a Superstorm

THE DEADLIEST, COSTLIEST, AND MOST INTENSEUNITED STATES TROPICAL CYCLONES FROM 1851 TO 2010(AND OTHER FREQUENTLY REQUESTED HURRICANE FACTS) 

 

 

Local

Overview of Radiational Cooling at KFOK

+ The Role of Fire in the Management of the Pine Barrens: Suffolk County, NY

THE MOTION OF MESOSCALE SNOWBANDS IN NORTHEAST U.S. WINTER STORMS

The Association of the Elevated Mixed Layer with Significant Severe Weather Events in the Northeastern United States

 

Climate

Global is the new local: Pollution changes clouds, climate downstream (Amazing Aerosol Animations)

The Role of Climatological Normals in a Changing Climate

 

 

Severe Weather

How Do You Spot a Tornado Using Weather Radar?

The month with the most tornadoes by county