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Weather Insider: Astrophotography

When you take a picture, what you’re essentially doing is briefly exposing the camera’s sensor to light. The various settings on the camera control how much light hits the sensor. The three main settings are ISO, aperture, and shutter speed and determine the sensor’s sensitivity to light, the amount of light let into the sensor,

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Weather Recap: January 2024

January proved to be a very comfortable start to 2024! The highest temperature occurred on the 30th with a high temperature of 82°F. The coolest day of the month was the 10th with a low temperature of 37°F. Two days had temperatures exactly matching the average. There were 17 days with below average temperatures and

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Weather Insider: Atmospheric Rivers

Atmospheric rivers play a critical role in transporting water throughout the atmosphere by advecting (moving) moisture from the tropics to higher latitudes. When fully developed, they can deliver widespread rain and snow to areas all along the west coast. If an atmospheric river originates in Hawaii, like shown below, it is called a ‘Pineapple Express’.

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Insider Blog: Lenticular clouds

Lenticular clouds are a unique species of cloud that arises as a result of atmospheric dynamics. Lenticular clouds often take the shape of a flying saucer. When something like a mountain or a volcano obstructs the general flow of air, waves in the atmosphere are formed behind the obstruction. We call these waves lee waves.

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Insider Blog: New Year’s Earthquakes

Shortly before midnight our time (about 4:00pm in Japan), an extremely powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula in the Ishikawa Prefecture. This, combined with the dozens of aftershocks, prompted the Japanese Meteorological Agency to issue Tsunami Warnings across the country. This was the first time a Major Tsunami Warning

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