As the number of installed wind generation facilities across the U.S. increases, so does the total available generation capacity. With total installed wind generation capacity now well past 75,000 Megawatts (MW) and racing towards 100,000 MW, wind generation is having a growing impact on the total consumption of other fuel sources used to produce electricity.Topics: Renewable Energy | Oil & Gas | Wind | Frontier |
Tis the season for Nor'easters. This is the time of the year that we start seeing the formation of Nor’easters along the Eastern Seaboard. These powerful storm systems can paralyze metropolitan areas with winds sometimes up to hurricane force. What are Nor’easters and what makes them so powerful?
If Blizzards, Blasts, McFlurrys and Frostys weren’t enough to tempt your winter season palette, we bring you the deep-freeze deliciousness of Polar Vortex! Those icy wind swirls of cold surge, slap-in-the-face goodness. The one a rather blustery national radio host once said was something meteorologists “created for this week.”Topics: Wind | Snow |
Drought and wildfires go hand in hand. "You need to evacuate due to a wildfire approaching" is one of the scariest phrases to hear. While you have plenty of warning time when a hurricane approaches and less warning time for a tornado, you have nearly no warning when a wildfire approaches.Topics: WeatherOps | RadarScope | Wind | Wildfire | Drought |
The Mediterranean Sea is not a region of the world that you typically think of as being a tropical cyclone hotbed. Over this past weekend a cyclone with both tropical and non-tropical characteristics formed in the Ionian Sea between Italy and Greece. The development of these systems, known as medicanes, is quite rare. When they do form, they often have characteristics of both a fully tropical cyclone and a non-tropical cyclone.
WDT is currently installing a Radar Wind and Thermodynamic Profiling System (RWTPS) for the airport meteorologists at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The Abu Dhabi airport is undergoing a major expansion – a multi-year project to build a large new terminal building.Topics: Wind | Aviation |
The weather cues that signal bird migration are widely believed to have originated due to the preservation of behaviors adopted in response to species being forced by hundreds of millions of years of ice ages to stay on the move latitudinally and altitudinally. In some species, the preserved behaviors are believed to be passed on genetically, while others seem to merely react to the changing weather.Topics: RadarScope | Wind |