Weather Radar: Reducing the Delay:
Did you know that Doppler Weather Radar images from the National Weather Service (NWS) are not live? Scanning the atmosphere takes time and typically results in a delay of four to six minutes between image updates. When it comes to thunderstorms, a lot can happen in four to six minutes. In this report, meteorologist Mark Thornton describes how an upgrade to the NWS radar network is designed to refresh imagery more frequently…
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Olympic History: Atlanta, Scheidt, and Ainslie:
by Fi Edwards, World Sailing
Ask an Atlanta local when to come visit and chances are the end of July won’t be first choice. Weather conditions during the last two weeks of the month can be notoriously brutal, and the summer of the 1996 Olympic Games was no exception.
During the day the mercury regularly climbed to 95° or 104° F (35° or 40° C) and came accompanied by fearsome storm-heralding humidity of 89%. The opening ceremony at the sailing venue in Savannah, over 300 miles (500km) from Atlanta, had to be called off after an hour as the thunder raged. The competition on the waters of the Wassaw Sound would be as intense as the weather.
Despite the sto…
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