Topics: WeatherOps | RadarScope | Hurricane | Flood |
Hurricane Matthew continues to grind along the coast toward the north-northwest parallel to the east coast of central Florida. The core of the storm has stayed just offshore for the most part, but a portion of the outer eyewall is brushing past Daytona Beach at this time.
As Hurricane Matthew closes in on Florida, trouble is expected. Winds have increased as this powerful storm moves over warm water around the Bahamas. Matthew is once again a Category 4 hurricane with max winds at 140 mph. Additional strengthening is possible as it approaches Florida.Topics: WeatherOps | RadarScope | Tropical | Hurricane |
Businesses create commercials every year that appear to glorify lightning. They show people playing in thunderstorms, driving through dust storms, and 4-wheeling in blizzards. Lightning can and does kill dozens of people every year who either don't understand the risk or think they are invincible.Topics: RadarScope | Retail | Lightning |
On September 3, 2016, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred near Pawnee, Oklahoma at about 7:02 a.m. That morning, I was viewing Doppler weather radar data in my RadarScope® app and saw a rapid increase in the size of the radar echoes near the radar and also the intensity of those echoes, but when I looked at it closely I found that the rapid increase actually started happening ~15 minutes before the Earthquake. Based upon my knowledge of radar it was obvious that birds are the likely reason for the increase of size and intensity of the radar echoes at that time.Topics: RadarScope |
RadarScope’s origins date back to the early 90s, when the Oklahoma Mesonet and it’s OK-FIRST program were just getting started. Working to improve the tools and decision-making capabilities of local emergency managers, software developers at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey created one of the first software packages to display native NEXRAD Level III radar data on Macintosh and Windows PCs.Topics: RadarScope |
The dual polarization products available in RadarScope can help provide clues in determining what really is occurring in a storm. These products can tell you about the shape, orientation, and the uniform nature of what the radar is observing. In this blog, we will look at the Differential Reflectivity and Correlation Coefficient.Topics: RadarScope |
Do you ever jump back and forth between reflectivity and velocity data on an interesting storm? Now you don‘t have to. Our last RadarScope Lunch & Learn webinar discusses the advantage to having Pro and also shows a few features you may not know about.Topics: RadarScope |