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Why no seasonal tornado forecast?

Each year NOAA and other groups put out a forecast for the expected number of tropical storms and hurricanes expected to occur in the Atlantic basin.  This forecast is based on the El Nino phase as well as other factors such as long-term ocean patterns and past seasons.  But there…
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Lightning climatology and safety

Now that we are headed into the spring and summer season, it’s a good idea to review what you need to do to protect yourself against lightning.  The National Weather Service has shown that, while 66 percent of fatalities from lightning occur in leisure activities like boating or golfing, the…
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