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Welcome to the Spring 2008 Edition

In this issue:

Severe Weather Safety
Weather Activity Planner
Climate Summary the Winter of 2007-2008
10 Year Anniversary of Stoneville, NC Tornado
2008 Tropical Outlook
Pilot Reports Support
Air Safety
Dam Safety:
NWS Role
Fire Weather
NWS Open House

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From the Desk of the Meteorologist-In-Charge

David Wert

Photo of our Office

 This newsletter is provided to serve you better, so please feel free to let us know what you think! 

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Severe Weather Safety

  by Phil Hysell

 

Lightning near a ballpark

 

Time to review some weather safety rules

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CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY-SEPTEMBER 2007

by Robert Stonefield

Glaze on pine needles

 

This past winter (December 2007 through February 2008) was typical for a La Nina event

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New Feature on our Web Page

 

Weather Activity Planner

 

A new feature on our web page that allows you to
plan activities based on specific weather conditions.

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Devastating Tornado Outbreak
of March 20, 1998

Prepared by Steve Keighton, Science and Operations Officer

Stoneville Tornado passing close to Highway 220

 

Summary of the March 20, 1998 tornadoes and associated damage

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Pilot Reports (PIREPS) Support Air Safety By Ken Kostura

This a plot of Pilot Reports

 

Pilot reports (PIREPS) are critical for air safety especially during the spring and summer months

 

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Dam Safety: The NWS Role

by Peter Corrigan

 

Gathright Dam

The National Weather Service plays a critical role in the unlikely
event of a significant problem occurring at a dam.


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TROPICS FORECAST TO BE SOMEWHAT
ABOVE AVERAGE IN 2008

by James Hudgins

Hurricane Felix making landfall in Nicaragua

 

 

A similar picture to 2007?

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Fire Weather

by Phillip Manuel

 

Bull Mountain Fire in Patrick County, Virginia

The drought brought some attention to our fire weather program

 

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2008 Open House at the National Weather Service in Blacksburg

by William Perry and Phil Hysell

 

Inside the entrance to the office

The Open House on Saturday April 5th brought over 400 people

 

 

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