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Drought in the West: It’s a Very Dry Topic

Andrea Bair and Megan Syner, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Salt Lake City, UT Have you heard about the severe drought conditions currently in the western United States? How about the record breaking heat and wildfire the west experienced this summer? Drought is a slow occurring natural disaster, usually lasting for long periods of time, and…

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Hurricane Observations: On the ground and in the eye

Sean Waugh, NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, OK Hurricanes impact people all over the world, and not just along the coastlines! The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory takes you inside the research behind a landfalling hurricane to better understand these complex storms and all of the hazards it causes. NOAA NSSL’s mission is…

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