Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Summer Edition of ‘The Front’ – What’s New?

The June 2008 copy of “The Front” newsletter highlights upcoming changes to the new Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) which is scheduled to go operational this November (2008).  See this site: for more information.  And speaking of TAFs, want to know just … Continue reading

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“California Burnin’ on Such a Summers Day”

(Courtesy NASA/MODIS/TERRA – July 26, 2008) Jeff Braun Currently, California has 26 fire incidents…mostly across the northern half of the state.  Fourteen of these fires are considered large at the moment (= or > 100 acres…see following map). To date … Continue reading

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Flash Flood Season in the Rocky Mountain West – Just a Reminder

Jeff Braun This is just a brief reminder that it is monsoon/(FLASH) flood season here in Colorado and the rest of the Rocky Mountain West and adjacent High Plains.  While this region is no stranger to flooding conditions…particularly in the … Continue reading

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Hello Dolly! Tropical Cyclone Season has “un”officially arrived!

Jeff Braun As Hurricane Dolly made its way into southern Texas July 24, 2008 with 100+ mph winds, drenching a 40 mile wide and 100mile long stretch, along and north of the Rio Grande River, with anywhere between 8 and 22 inches of rain, … Continue reading

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The North American Monsoon Season Has Begun

(Courtesy NOAA/NWS – July 15, 2008) Jeff Braun Strong heating over the elevated (Mexican Plateau) desert southwest CONUS causes an area of low pressure to form known as a thermal low.  Since the air pressure is relatively higher over the nearly adjacent ocean areas (Gulf … Continue reading

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