meteorology

Tuesday Night at McDonough County 4-H Center
2:12 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

NWS Storm Spotter Certification Class

Credit Justin Hobson / Wikimedia Commons

Even with today’s technology, the National Weather Service still depends on certified storm spotters across the nation to serve as eyes on the ground.

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Uses Mathematic Models to help understand storms
9:50 am
Wed July 31, 2013

WIU Researcher Analyzes Tornadoes

WIU Meteorology Professor Marcus Büker and his team are looking into what goes on inside tornadoes.
Credit WIU

Tornadoes are fact of life in the Midwest.  A researcher at Western Illinois University is using a National Science Foundation grant to look inside storms to figure out which ones will spawn twisters.

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Emphasis - July 6
10:52 am
Fri July 6, 2012

The Heat Wave and Drought

Tom Williams

Rich Eggers' guest is Dr Tom Williams, Associate Professor of Geography at Western Illinois University. They talk about the recent heat wave and the year-long drought in the region.

"Farmers are rightfully quite concerned about the growing drought threat and the fact that the forecast for the next week doesn't hold a lot of hope for any significant rainfall," Williams said.

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