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Nick Wiltgen
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14 American cities reported an 80º or greater swing between their highest and lowest temperatures this November. The full list:
November 2014 brought some incredible temperature swings to some parts of the country. Who had the wildest -- and mildest -- month?
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"Mix FM thought about giving you another iPhone 6, then we thought about giving you another iPad, we even considered a PlayStation 4, but then we decided to give you a much better prize – you're going to win water!"

São Paulo  radio station offers winners 1,000 liters of water for the best video of themselves doing a rain dance: http://mixfm.com.br/promocoes/mil-litros-de-agua/
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Not only did a mesocyclone -- a rotating severe thunderstorm -- pass between two Minnesota towns with rhyming names a few minutes ago, but the same exact thing happened just 10 days ago! Check out the radar images of the storm between Gilman and Hillman, MN below (today's is on the right). #severe   #MNwx  
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A magnitude 4.5 #earthquake  struck #Hawaii  even as Hurricane #Iselle  bears down on the state. My story on the temblor:
As if a hurricane warning weren't enough, an earthquake shook the Big Island Thursday.
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20 years ago today: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures this image of the fragmented comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. It went on to crash into Jupiter two months later. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shoemaker-Levy_9_on_1994-05-17.png
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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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The 2014 Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons ended yesterday after seven months of contrasts and paradoxes. I wrote this piece about eight of the season's most interesting events:
Here are eight things we'll remember about the 2014 hurricane season.
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Gorgeous HD chopper footage from Fuji TV showing the season's first #snow yesterday atop Mt. Asahi, the highest peak on #Hokkaido in #Japan . The report says the snow came 3 days earlier than last year and 9 days earlier than the average date. At the lower elevations there's some beautiful fall color on the leaves, too.
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JMA writes very detailed advisories when typhoons threaten Japan - but they are only detailed in Japanese. They are forecasting extremely heavy rainfall -- over 40 inches -- from Halong so I've translated the rain section of the latest Halong advisory, located online at http://www.jma.go.jp/jp/typh/D20140808134104698.html (I have added some annotations and conversions in parentheses to clarify things for American readers)

<Heavy rain - thunder - high winds>

With a stalled front draped from the Pacific coast of western Japan to northern Japan, and a humid air mass from the periphery of the typhoon flowing into the front, a broad area of extremely unstable air will develop from western Japan to northern Japan. In western Japan, there are localized thunderstorms with torrential rainfall. Through the 9th (Saturday) along western Japan's Pacific coast, torrential downpours of at least 50 mm (2 inches) per hour will fall, while on Shikoku we're concerned about violent downpours of at least 80 mm (3+ inches) per hour. In eastern Japan too, we expect extremely heavy rain to fall.

For the 24 hours ending midnight Saturday night, we are forecasting the following rainfall amounts for many areas:

Shikoku - 600 mm (24 inches)
Northern Kyushu, Kinki region (incl Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe), Tōkai region (incl Nagoya) - 400 mm (16 inches)
Southern Kyushu - 300 mm (12 inches)
Chūgoku region (incl Hiroshima) - 150 mm (6 inches)
Kantō-Kōshin region (incl Tokyo) - 100 mm (4 inches)

Even after that, rainfall amounts will increase along western Japan's Pacific Coast; for the 24 hours ending midnight Sunday night, we are forecasting the following rainfall amounts for many areas:

Kinki region - 400 to 600 mm (16-24 inches)
Shikoku, Tokai region - 300 to 500 mm (12-20 inches)
Kantō-Koshin region - 300 to 400 mm (12-16 inches)
Chūgoku region, Hokuriku region (Sea of Japan side of central Japan) - 200 to 300 mm (8-12 inches)
Northern Kyushu - 150 to 200 mm (6-8 inches)
Tōhoku region (northern Honshu) - 100 to 200 mm (4-8 inches)

In areas where previous rains have loosened the soil, even a little bit of rain will create a concern of landslides. Please be extremely alert for landslides, lowland flooding, river flooding and general flooding.
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平成26年 台風第11号に関する情報 第71号平成26年 8月 8日22時40分 気象庁予報部発表 (見出し) 強い台風第11号は9日から10日にかけ西日本へかなり接近し上陸するおそれがあります。西日本では猛烈な風が吹き、猛烈なしけとなり、太平洋側を中心に猛烈な雨を伴い大雨となる見込みです。
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Tuesday's killer tornado in Smithfield may have been New York's deadliest tornado. You may be surprised at why that isn't official yet... 
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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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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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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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