articles tagged "weather"

Monday, March 3rd — Midwest Storm Trackers (also still On-Air Pledge Drive week…)

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Access Hour

In the midst of our wishing for spring, Midwest Stormtrackers Steve and Dale (and more) return to discuss the upcoming tornado season and to promote weather safety and upcoming severe storm spotting classes this year. Their website is http://www.midwestsstrc.org/. They also hope that you’ll pledge support to WORT during the Access Hour! more »

Hardware of Death Tracking Killer Storms

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | buzz
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On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, bringing it with it winds up to 230 miles per hour, and a storm surge over 13 feet high. The death toll in the Philippines is expected to reach over 2,300, with millions displaced from their homes. Typhoon Haiyan comes hot on the heels of other mega storms, like Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. We may not be able to prevent such storms, but what if we had more time to be able to get people out of harm’s way? The University of Wisconsin’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies is at the center of the effort to track and predict where such storms go and when they will land. Derrick Herndon, Senior Researcher with the C.I.M.S.S. joined the Monday Buzz on 11/18/2013 to tell more about the latest in storm tracking. more »

More Rain = More Local Flooding

Monday, 29 July 2013 | buzz
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On July 29th, Gary Heinrichs, flood plain program manager and planner at the WI DNR, joined our host Brian Standing on the 8 O’clock Buzz to discuss floodplains and how flood prediction affects building zoning and insurance. more »

Monday, March 18 — Midwest Severe Storm Tracking and Response Center

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 | Access Hour

Steve Fitzsimmons and Chad Woodward from the Midwest Severe Storm Tracking & Response Center talk about tornado spotters, the coming tornado season, severe weather issues, differences between watches and warnings, answers to frequent questions like, “Do tornados avoid lakes?” and training opportunities for anyone interested in becoming a tornado spotter (as opposed to an untrained tornado spotter chaser). Sessions are being held around the listening area right now. Steve can be reached also at Steve Fitzsimmons MidWest SSTRC, Inc. Media Liaison/Tracker Newsletter Editor KC9IAR MidWest 136 http://www.midwestsstrc.org/ more »

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