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Atmosphere Academy

Atmosphere Academy: StormTrack 3 gets a new look

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video For five months, WWAY has been planning a new state-of-the-art weather center. It's essentially a rebuilding from the ground up, with the latest technology for TV, the web and mobile devices. You'll notice the new look right away: clean, vibrant high definition maps, photo realistic graphics, 3D environments. Full story...
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ATMOSPHERE ACADEMY: What was the biggest, baddest of all tropical systems?

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videoWhen it comes to tropical systems, which was the "baddest of the bad?" The most intense tropical system on record was also the largest: Super Typhoon Tip. Full story...
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ATMOSPHERE ACADEMY: Predicting rainfall

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It's a common question: how much rain will fall when thunderstorms roll through on a given day? The answer can be a little hard to come by. Full story...
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Atmosphere Academy: Global Hawk

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video Flying into a hurricane is a dangerous job, but only if you have a passenger on board. Imagine gathering data from the heart of an ocean-based hurricane while sitting on dry land. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: Living near the coast

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video You may not know this, but our weather is sometimes controlled by things that happen on the ground. Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in the Atmosphere Academy. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: Where are the wettest cities in the U.S.?

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video Have you ever wondered where the wettest cities in the continental U.S. are located? Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in the Atmosphere Academy. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: Tornadoes

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video The outbreak of March 1984 saw 22 tornadoes touch down in just 9 hours. But when you think "tornado", you usually think of states like Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, states commonly referred to as "tornado alley". Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: How we track hurricanes

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video With hurricane season well underway, forecasters use satellites to pinpoint storm locations. It’s even more important to figure out where a storm is headed next. Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in the Atmosphere Academy. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: Rip currents

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video Each day, we give you a rip current outlook in our coastal forecast. It's important to remember that even when the overall threat is low, rip currents are always possible. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: The worst hurricane in U.S. history

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video Hurricane season is right around the corner. In this week's addition of Atmosphere Academy, meteorologist Jerry Jackson takes a look at one of the worst storms in U.S. history. Full story...