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Spring 2006

Introduction
By William Perry Meteorologist

Welcome to the Spring 2006 edition of our online newsletter NOAA 'Bout Weather Logo

In this edition, topics will vary from:
How timely severe weather reports can save lives, the summary of the 2005-2006 winter,
an enhanced tornado rating scale, the 2005 tropical season and the 2006 outlook,
aviation weather, and severe weather and summer safety tips.

 

We hope you enjoy this issue of NOAA 'Bout Weather Logo

 

Winter 2005-2006 Revisited and Other Climate Aspects

by Robert Stonefield, Jan Jackson and David Lawrence


Snowfall Total Table

The winter that was and the summer to come

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SEVERE WEATHER AND FLOODING HIGHLIGHTS

OF THE FALL/WINTER 2005/2006

By: William Perry

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November Floods to a tornado in February...check out what significant weather
impacted our area this past fall and winter
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The Lifesaving Value of a Timely Severe Weather Report

By Dave Wert, Meteorologist-in-Charge

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As a trained weather spotter, you may end up saving a life or two! 

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Stay Safe This Severe Weather and Summer Season!
By Phil Hysell

Lightning Strikes
Photo courtesy of John Ogren, NWS

While severe weather can occur any time of year, the peak severe weather season runs from late spring through summer. So, as we fast approach this potentially dangerous time of year, now is a good time to review some weather safety rules.

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NOAA’S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IMPROVING TORNADO RATING SYSTEM
By Phil Hysell

Enchaned Fujita Scale Chart

NOAA’s National Weather Service will implement the Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale
to rate tornadoes to replace the original Fujita (F) Scale.

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TROPICAL SEASON ENCORE FOR 2006?

By Jim Hudgins

2005 Tropical Cyclone Tracks

After a record setting tropical cyclone season in 2005 that finally ended the first week of January 2006, the early prognosis is for another busy tropical summer, but with fewer storms than last year.

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Summertime Aviation Weather
By Kenneth Kostura

aircraft in lightning

Thunderstorms pose the greatest threat to aircraft operations.

 

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Welcome to the Spanish Corner!

By Peter Corrigan

Guía de Seguridad para Tiempo Severo
Guide of Security for Severe Weather

 

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