Daily Archives: July 15, 2008

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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Volcano Season is Year ‘Round

Jeff Braun Volcanoes, particularly volcanic ash, are major concerns to many of us in meteorology.  While the physical presence of the mountain and the energy expended during an eruption can be quite enormous, dangerous, and both life and property threating,  the … Continue reading

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(Experimental) Tropical Cyclone Formation Probability Product (TCFP)

Jeff Braun With the main portion of Tropical Cyclone Season still around the corner (it’s slowly winding up), we thought we’d point you to the next generation of the operational TCFP product at: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/projects/gparm/index.asp.  New features include: • Extended domain: The product … Continue reading

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