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Central Iowa Chapter Scholarships Open

2020 Pam Daale Memorial Scholarship in Broadcast and Operational Meteorology Application The Central Iowa Chapter of the National Weather Association is sponsoring a scholarship in memory of broadcast meteorologist Pam Daale in the amount of $1500. Application materials must be received by Friday, February 21, 2020. The recipient will be notified around March 1st. Application…
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Monday, 2/24: Live Q&A with President Todd Lericos

Join us on February 24th as we chat with¬†National Weather Association¬†President Todd Lericos on his vision for 2020, the upcoming annual meeting in Tulsa, and this year's theme of: Forward Together: Meeting the challenges in operational meteorology in the age of artificial intelligence, analytics, and digital communications. Todd will also be answering your questions on…
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JOM: An Observational Analysis Quantifying the Distance of Supercell-Boundary Interactions in the Great Plains

Several case studies and numerical simulations have hypothesized that baroclinic boundaries provide enhanced horizontal and vertical vorticity, wind shear, helicity, and moisture that induce stronger updrafts, higher reflectivity, and stronger low-level rotation in supercells. However, the distance at which a surface boundary will provide such enhancement is less well-defined. Previous studies have identified enhancement at…
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