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'Hurricane hunter' helps track winter storms

...One way, according to meteorologists, is sending a hurricane...is used in real-time by meteorologists to improve and extend forecasts...Jack Parrish, a flight meteorologist and NOAA manager for the...special code understood by meteorologists. The instruments cost about...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-02-19/hurricane-hunter-helps-track-winter-
News

BY SETH BORENSTEINWASHINGTON - Meteorologists may have found a way to predict some killer heat waves up...This could predict some types of heat waves but not all, meteorologists said. The study's authors said they think the pattern...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-27-0
News
Village seeks to reunite with Russian relatives

...residents were forced to move again, dispersing among various communities.Today, all that remains on Big Diomede are Russian meteorologists and troops staffing a border guard station established on the island in the 1940s.It's been more than 20 years since...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/village-seeks-to-reunite-with-russia
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The Bookworm Sez: "Rain: A Natural and Cultural History"

...though we have modern methods of predicting rain and there are thousands of local precipitation reporters around the world, meteorologists sometimes still miss storms and showers.Even if we could tell where it was going to come down (or not), there are things...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-05-06/the-bookworm-sez-rain-
Arts & Entertainment
Almanac predicts a nasty winter

...cycles for its long-range weather forecasts.Modern science doesn't put much stock in the formula.But even modern meteorologists can stumble on long-term forecasts. The national Climate Prediction Center forecast a strong likelihood of above-normal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/by-david-sharp/2014-08-26/almanac-predicts-a-nasty-w
USS Anchorage to retrieve Orion capsule at sea

...lines to guide the capsule back to the larger ship."It is a very complex, highly-integrated team of Navy divers, meteorologists, flight crews, the well-deck personnel and the bridge watch standers on Anchorage," Lt. Keith Tate, operations officer...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-03/uss-anchorage-to-retrieve-orion-caps
News
Winter weather far from easy to predict

...residents can expect anything from heavy snowfall to bone-chilling cold to rain. Despite its quirky nature, however, meteorologists using sophisticated computer models do their best to give long-term outlooks that take into account past weather data...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/110105/letitsnow_1101snow002001.shtml
letitsnow
Ladies land the big ones

...Sportfishing Assoc. (KRSA) executive director. The event was hosted by KRSA. The annual emcee for the event KTUU's meteorologist Jackie Purcell returns every year because she says the event provides a unique opportunity for women executives, "A big...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-09-21/ladies-land-the-big-ones
Dispatch
Winter sights

...disco mirror ball. I've lived in Alaska 45 years, and I've never seen anything quite like it. I've seen what meteorologists call "diamond dust" many times. The National Snow and Ice Data Center defines Diamond dust as: "A type of precipitation...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/012910/out_505149637.shtml
Outdoors
With Kulluk grounding, we've been warned

...leave the Sound - is common, more so than in the western Gulf of Alaska where the Shell rig ran into trouble. That's why meteorologists nicknamed the northeast Gulf of Alaska "Coffin Corner".It's also why loaded oil tankers are not allowed to pass through...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-01-15/with-kulluk-grounding-weve-been-w
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