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Atmosphere Academy

Atmosphere Academy: Tornado season

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video Spring is officially here, and that means we are deep in tornado season. Meteorologist Jerry Jackson takes a look back at a "once in a lifetime" event. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: How are tornadoes different from hurricanes?

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videoSevere weather season is upon us. Meteorologist Jerry Jackson answers an interesting question about tornadoes in the atmosphere academy. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: How cold does it have to be for snow to form?

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video Last week's rare March snow left many North Carolinians asking the same question; just how cold does it have to be for snow to form in the first place? Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in the Atmosphere Academy. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: A winter to remember

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videoFor snow lovers, it has been a winter to remember. Snowstorms are actually more common in our area than you think. Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in the atmosphere academy. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: Does one inch of water equal one inch of snow?

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video With much of the nation still digging out from winter weather, here's a question for you. Does once inch of water equal one inch of snow? Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in the atmosphere academy. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: Weather maps

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videoNeedless to say, our meteorologists were busy tracking this weekend's winter storm, but how do they make those forecast maps you see on TV? Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in the atmosphere academy. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: Why Jerry doesn't like snow

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video Many east coast states have been hit by record snows this winter. We've been pretty lucky so far in southeastern N.C., but it's a different story in the mountains. Jerry Jackson has more in the Atmosphere Academy. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: Famous tornado researcher

Cold weather has been the big story over the past few days, but we're only a month away from the most active time of the year for tornadoes in southeastern North Carolina. Meteorologist Jerry Jackson tells us about one of the most famous tornado researchers in history in the Atmosphere Academy.

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Atmosphere Academy: Famous tornado researcher

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video Cold weather has been the big story over the past few days, but we're only a month away from the most active time of the year for tornadoes in southeastern North Carolina. Meteorologist Jerry Jackson tells us about one of the most famous tornado researchers in history in the Atmosphere Academy. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: What is climatology

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The past 24 hours have reminded North Carolinian's that thunderstorms are possible even during the winter months. Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in the Atmosphere Academy. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: Extreme cold weather

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video While temperatures have recovered over the past few days, this has been an extremely cold winter so far, but why? Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in the atmosphere academy. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: What is Climatology?

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Atmosphere Academy: How Do You Measure Wind?

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video Each week meteorologist Jerry Jackson answers student’s questions in the Atmosphere Academy. This week's question was asked in a different way than usual, so we're going to answer it the same way: in sign language. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: Those clouds we see in the sky

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video When you look up at the sky, have you ever attempted to count the number of clouds you see? How about the cloud types? It's a lot harder than you think. Class is in session at Pine Valley Elementary School. Full story...

Atmosphere Academy: What goes up must come down

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video You’ve heard the old saying "what goes up must come down". It's especially true in meteorology. Class is in session at Lincoln Elementary School. Full story...