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Jan 27, 2015 - 11:32 PM - by calvinkaskey
"Magnitude" 1- lightning every 20-30 seconds and or 30-40 mph winds
2- every 10-20 seconds and or 41-50 mph winds and or hail up to 1/2 inch
3- every 5 -10 seconds and or 51-60 mph winds and or 1/2-3/4 inch
4- 2-5 seconds and or 61-70mph winds and or 3/4-1.25" or funnel cloud/tornado > 5 miles
5- 1-2 sec. and or 71-80 mph winds and or 1.25-1.75" or tornado/funnel cloud 2-5 miles
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The meteorology of tornado forecasting

Jan 22, 2015 - 1:26 PM - by Rich Thompson
With the help of the OU Student Chapter of the AMS, I will be conducting a 9-week workshop on tornado forecasting, beginning the evening of Tuesday 3 February 2015 and running through Tuesday 21 April 2015 at the National Weather Center in Norman, OK. Each session will start ~7:30pm and will run about 90 minutes (with a short break). Topics:

1. 2/3 Weather maps, soundings, and synoptic meteorology
2. 2/10 Severe storm ingredients: moisture and lapse rate sources
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Relocating for storm chasing

Jan 11, 2015 - 10:28 PM - by Dan Robinson
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How many of you have relocated, or considered relocating, with storm chasing being a major motivating factor?

I thought and planned for a move from my original home state of West Virginia starting around 2005, and finally did it exactly 5 years ago this week (January 9, 2010). My job is web development that I do from home, so I literally could go anywhere I wanted. Like most chasers do, I strongly considered several locations in the Great Plains: Tulsa, Enid, Pratt, Amarillo,... [Read More]
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Severe Weather Class

Jan 28, 2015 - 8:14 PM - by Mike Tobin
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Hello folks I will be teaching a basic severe storm class for my work and would like your help on deciding topics for the class. The class is scheduled to be about 1 hour so if you could please help that would be great. Thank you all in advance.notelease excuse the misspelling in the title.
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Thunderstorm size and tornado production

Jan 27, 2015 - 1:27 AM - by calvinkaskey
Is a larger thunderstorm more likely to produce a tornado due to more latent heat energy and or insulation from dry air?
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