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Clearing the Air on Weather and Air Quality

Date Posted: April 6, 2017

Air quality affects the air we breathe. There are many factors that can lead to poor air quality, but the two most common are related to elevated concentrations of ground-level ozone or particulate matter.

Seeing Sparks: First-of-its-Kind Lightning Mapper Tracks Storms from Space

Keep Your Pets Cool During the Dog Days of Summer

Date Posted: April 6, 2017

The “dog days of summer” is a phrase used to describe the hot and humid days of summer. It can be traced back thousands of years to the days of the Roman Empire. It refers to the dates from July 03 through August 11, which is 20 days prior and 20 days after the star Sirius rises and falls in conjunction with the sun. Sirius was knows as the “Dog Star”, because it is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog).

Be Weather-Ready for Smooth Sailing on Spring Break

How the National Weather Service Leverages Social Media for Severe Weather

Date Posted: April 6, 2017

Severe weather can occur anytime of the year, day or night, across the United States, causing billions of dollars in damage and possibly numerous injuries or fatalities. The primary mission of the National Weather Service (NWS) is to protect lives and property through the timely issuance of watches and warnings when hazardous weather is impending or imminent.