With the coldest Winter Olympics in decades, many athletes are in their element, preferring the chill to warmer games in years past. With the cold has come strong and gusty west to northwest winds, which have postponed competitions and threatened athletes’ safety and performance on the slopes.Topics: WeatherOps | Live Events |
It's Valentine's Day and you may be seeing roses or heart-shaped candy boxes around the office, but what about some weather love? If you look in the right places, you can find some hearts too. Here are a few images your favorite weather enthusiast may enjoy today.Topics: RadarScope |
Since November 27, 2017, WeatherOps has been providing continuous weather monitoring and support to NBC Sports for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.Topics: WeatherOps |
It may still be a few more months before the US needs to worry about intense hurricanes, however in the South Pacific Ocean conditions differ. It is Tropical Cyclone season for those who live in the oceans around Australia. Today, Tonga was struck by a powerful one.Topics: WeatherOps | Tropical |
The northeast monsoon refers to the seasonal winds that flow southward from the cold Asian continent as strong high pressure develops over Siberia during winter. These cold, dry north to northeast winds flow from the Siberian high across Southeast Asia from about October through March. They surge southward with the passage of low-pressure systems in the midlatitudes, cooling ocean temperatures.
Air masses are always in motion, bringing with them, different types of weather conditions. The transition between two different types of air masses is called a front. There are four basic types of fronts, and the weather associated with them varies.Topics: Precipitation |
The Australian tropical cyclone season officially began on November 1, 2017, but the first tropical cyclone didn’t form until November 22. Through the first few weeks of the season, atmospheric conditions were unfavorable for development due to strong wind shear on the order of 40 knots and extensive dry air. Later in the month, wind shear decreased, and moisture increased south of Java and across the Timor Sea.
Tomorrow is Punxsutawney Phil's big day! At 7:25 am ET, he will come out of his burrow to a crowd of fans where a man in a top hat and gloves will hold him up to see if his shadow is visible. If he sees it, then that means six more weeks of winter, if not then spring will come early. Or so the saying goes.Topics: Frontier | GIS |
A prescribed, or controlled, burn is a fire that is strategically ignited for the benefit of communities, ecosystems, and the environment. It’s a useful tool for managing plant and animal species and suppressing non-native ones. A good example is the use of fire to remove mid-story brush in the W.G. Jones State Forest near the Woodlands, Texas. This 1,700-acre forest is home to the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker, which builds its nesting cavities in mature living pines. Fire maintains a mature open pine forest by removing the hardwood species that develop beneath them.Topics: WeatherOps | Wildfire |