1. UCAR Magazine

    Snowmageddon and the not-so-wild West

    Residents of the mid-Atlantic can be forgiven if they’re craving a bit of calm. The weekend of 5–6 February brought what’s been variously dubbed Snowpocalypse II, Snowmageddon, Snowtastrophe, and the Superbowl Superstorm.

    • Weather

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  2. Researchers prepare radiosonde for launch

    Snow gaze

    The giant comma-shaped storm systems that traverse the Midwest from fall through spring carry more than a few secrets. Radar, lidar, and profiler beams are now slicing through those storms, hunting for small-scale features that normally go unobserved.

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  3. AO index for September 2009-January 2010

    Brrr: The AO is way low

    No matter how you slice it, the last few weeks have been consistently wintry across large chunks of North America and Eurasia.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  4. Flash floods and human response

    How do people and organizations respond to extreme weather events—in particular, flash floods? Flash floods are already on average the leading cause of weather-related fatalities in the United States and second most common worldwide.

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  5. Drizzle never dampens her day

    Dione Lee Rossiter, University of California, Santa Cruz • This Ph.D. student studies clouds, especially over the subtropical ocean—the area just north and south of the tropics. She's interested in their invisible physical changes, or microphysics, and a whole lot more.

    • Weather

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