Extreme precipitation
A prolonged period of freezing rain and/or freezing drizzle produces icing.
Severe storms
A severe thunderstorm produces lightning.
Air quality
A wildfire outbreak causes diminished air quality.
A tornado forms in a farm field.
Social Science
Social science informs the information provided around weather uncertainties and informs engagement and communication.
Image Credit: Kevin Smart
Three hurricanes developing in the Atlantic ocean.
From left to right: Harvey, Irma, Maria.


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