Under the Weather: Educational Articles

Colorado’s Deadliest Floods by Darla Sue Dollman

August 10, 2017
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Colorado’s Deadliest Floods by Darla Sue Dollman

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Flotsam and Jetsam: What are they, and what do they have to do with the weather?

July 1, 2017
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Flotsam and Jetsam: What are they, and what do they have to do with the weather?

My grandchildren and I spent an afternoon at the park recently and lost our soccerball. It was a windy day, but we decided to play on the beach in spite of the weather. My grandson, who can kick like Pele, sent the ball into a spin. Then the wind caught the ball and sent...

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Iridescence: Peppermint Clouds Over the Rio Grande Valley

November 14, 2013
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Iridescence: Peppermint Clouds Over the Rio Grande Valley

                Iridescence in clouds over the Rio Grande Valley. Photos by Darla Sue Dollman. Each day for five days last week conditions were right for iridescence on the clouds over the Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico and the skies looked like they were filled with peppermint...

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Why is it Dry?

March 16, 2013
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Why is it Dry?

Why is it Dry? If you live in the southwest United States, you may be in an area of infrequent precipitation. For example, Phoenix, Arizona gets less than 8 inches of rain per year. Compare that with New York or Chicago, each of which gets over 30 inches. So you may ask yourself “Why...

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SKYWARN Spotters: Talking on the Radio, Eyes on the Storm

February 21, 2013
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SKYWARN Spotters: Talking on the Radio, Eyes on the Storm

                    This article is a special contribution by journalist Kelly Fetty.   It’s 10 p.m. on a humid spring night in Texas. To the east of highway 78, flashes of lightning reveal glimpses of a massive thunderhead. A car pulls off the highway. Inside, the...

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Tornado Watch in Colorado

Storm moving in on Severance, Colorado. Photo by D.S. Dollman. For the second time in a month Eastern Colorado is tracking a string of...

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