Weather 101 Segments from 2013


January 7th – Dual Polarization overview

January 14th – Dual-Pol products part 1 (Reflectivity, Velocity, Spectrum Width)

January 21st – Dual-Pol products part 2 (ZDR)

January 28th – Dual-Pol products part 3 (CC)


February 4th – Dual-Pol products part 4 (KDP)

February 11th – Dual-Pol products part 5 (HCA)

February 18th – Application of Dual-Pol products (winter weather)

February 25th – Application of Dual-Pol products (heavy rain)


March 5th – Application of Dual-Pol products (hail)

March 12th – Application of Dual-Pol products (TDS)

March 19th – Weather Folklore (Crickets chirping and temperature, salt clumps and wood frames swelling)

March 25th – Dew Point Depression


April 1st – MOS (Model Output Statistics)

April 8th – Rule change to the definition of tropical systems

April 15th – Other hurricane center product changes

April 22nd – TOTO (ways to measure tornadoes)

April 29th – Stick-nets


May 5th – Lightning (repeat topic)

May 13th – History of lightning research

May 27th – Normal forms of lightning


June 10th – Unusual forms of lightning (bead and ball)

June 17th – Unusual forms of lightning 2 (bolt from the blue and TLEs (Sprites, jets, elves))

June 24th – Cold Pool


July 1st – Sucker Hole (short-lived spell of good weather)

July 8th – Tropical (Easterly) waves

July 15th – Cape Verde Hurricanes

July 22nd – TUT low (refresher)

July 29th – QLCS vs Squall Line


August 5th – Isaac Monroe Cline

August 12th – Tornado pressure drop

August 19th – Banner clouds

August 27th – GOES 12 retirement


September 2nd – GOES history

September 9th – GOES R series

September 16th – ABI

September 23rd – Piebalds and Theodolites

September 30th – How Theodolites were used


October 7th – Weather folklore (glass barometer)

October 14th – Rip Currents (repeat topic)

October 21st – More on Rip Currents

October 28th – Synoptic


November 4th – Sting Jet

November 11th – Jet Streams

November 18 – Discovery of Jet Streams

November 25th – Formation of Jet Streams


December 2nd – Hard Freeze

December 9th – Blue Norther

December 16th – El Nino and La Nina

December 23rd – Winter type weather (sleet)

December 30th – “Normal” temperature