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Nick Wiltgen
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How could a damaging  #tornado  have struck Lovelady, Texas with no warning, no watch, AND no radar clues? I investigated, and just finished this piece now on weather.com: 
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There was a magnitude-6.2 #earthquake in western Japan at 2:07am Friday JST (1:07 pm Thursday US EDT). Epicenter was in the Seto Inland Sea. NHK reports 13 people were injured. The Japan Meteorological Agency did issue an Earthquake Early Warning (緊急地震速報, kinkyū jishin sokuhō) to warn people of the quake. It interrupted a show about wacky cats, in this case... 2014年3月14日 緊急地震速報
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Dreadful. Bridgwater is in Somerset, in the south-west of England. Judging from Google Street View the flooded area is normally a rather beautiful area of pastures and small farms with cows. Thanks to my weather.com colleague Sean Breslin for sharing.
 
Flooding in the United Kingdom from above is shocking.
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I'm from the USA, but even I can see that this is not normal. Climate change due to Man-Made Global Warming. It would take a Global Effort to stop this.
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So instead of posting a bunch of model charts to illustrate uncertainty, let's just take the NOAA/WPC forecasts and turn the probabilities into icons for major metros. That's what I did here. Each snowflake represents 1 inch, so e.g. Charlotte has a high chance of reaching 1" snow, a medium chance of reaching 4" snow and a low chance of reaching 6" snow. I also included icons for freezing rain (see the legend). The maximum 24-hour probability for these categories are shown for the 72-hour period ending 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. Please share this with your circles and let me know what you think of the idea. View at full size for best resolution. #snow   #ice   #Pax  
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Look forward to iterating on this with you.      As we assimilate and process more data, we need to make it easier to understand.   Thanks Nick
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The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a heavy snow warning (大雪警報 ōyuki keihō) for the Tokyo metropolitan area. They're forecasting 20 cm (8 inches) of snow and if that verifies it would be the heaviest snowstorm since Feb. 12, 1994 (27 cm) in Tokyo proper. Here's some HD video of the snow that's already started to fall from Fuji TV.
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Not everyone had a brutal winter - some places saw far less snow than usual. I've compiled the 10 U.S. metro areas with the biggest snowfall deficits for 2013-14 so far – here are the latest rankings: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/mildest-winter-2013-2014-least-snow-20140327
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Have you heard about one physicist's proposal to build giant 1,000-foot-tall walls across the central U.S. to prevent "devastating tornado attacks"? Maybe you should... you're paying for part of his research: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-central/tornado-wall-break-storms-zany-proposals-20140226
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They're calling it 記録的 "kirokuteki" – historic – snowfall in the Tokyo metropolitan area (Kantō region). Tokyo itself saw 27 cm (11 inches) of snow Saturday, its largest snowfall in 45 years, and north of the city Kumagaya, Saitama reached 43 cm (17 inches), the largest snowfall there since 1954. This video (in Japanese) from Fuji TV/FNN has more on the snow (search FNNnewsCH on YouTube for many more). #Japan   #snow   #Tokyo   #Kantō   #東京   #雪   #関東  
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This is going to end up BAD fro all those exposed to this snowfall in Japan. Wishing everyone all the best during these unsure times of contamination, do no trust the Controlling Powers when they say it is all safe ...It is Not...Protect yourself and your families from contaminated snow falling across your homeland....Peace
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There's been a lot of chatter amongst meteorologists at The Weather Channel about whether it was "historic"; I don't take sides on that particular word in this recap but I do lay out some facts that may or may not support that label.
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I am a Digital Meteorologist for weather.com - I write articles, I produce live blogs, I appear in videos (and occasionally on TV), and I am the go-to guy when our non-meteorologists have a question about the weather or the science.
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Meteorology, Online Video, Radio Broadcasting, TV Broadcasting, WSI Truvu MAX (graphics), French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
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  • The Weather Channel
    Digital Meteorologist, 2012 - present
  • The Weather Channel
    Senior Radio Broadcast Meteorologist, 2001 - 2012
  • Planalytics
    Meteorologist, 1998 - 2001
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