Author Archives: Olivia Dellecave

More Sunshine to Come!

Are you loving this weather? We, who write for the the WKU Meteorology Blog, sure are! Fortunately, the influx of sunshine and rising temperatures will continue until tomorrow. Into the weekend, we may see showers due to the passage of … Continue reading

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This Day in Weather History

On this day, in 1995, a historical event took place in the northern Great Plains. According to the National Weather Service, not only were winds surpassing 30 to 60 miles per hour, but wind chills reached 40 to 70 degrees … Continue reading

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Honoring an Icon for the Field

On this day, in 1838, Cleveland Abbe was born. Why does it matter? Well, this established astronomer and meteorologist was the only one that had any forecasting experience based on scientific principals when he worked for the U.S. Army Signal … Continue reading

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Rare Tornado Outbreak of 1970

On this day, in 1970, the eastern-central region of Wisconsin saw a rare occurrence of four tornado touchdowns in the span of a day. By rare, we are referring to the abundance of high temperatures and moisture that this state … Continue reading

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Today in Weather History

On this day, in 2007, football lovers across the country were gathered to watch Monday Night Football, though the weather had other plans for the viewers. There was an influx of heavy rain and lighting from a passing cold front, … Continue reading

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Cold Front Brings About Wind Threat

Tomorrow, a cold front will be passing through our area. As always, the chance for thunderstorms will accompany this. However, an additional threat has come to our attention, that being the wind. Ahead of the front, gusty winds will be … Continue reading

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The Columbia Gorge Ice Storm

On this day, in 1921, the Columbia Gorge saw a historical ice storm. In all, according to the National Weather Service, snowfall amounts ranged from 54″ in The Dalles, 37.5″ in Hood River, and 27.5″ in the Cascade Locks. This … Continue reading

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Today in Weather History

On this day, in 2013, our country saw a rather unusual tornado outbreak take place in the northern portion of the Midwest. What do I mean by unusual you may ask? Well, this time of the year, there normally isn’t … Continue reading

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The 1970 Bhola Cyclone

On this day, in 1970, the country of Bangladesh saw one of the world’s deadliest natural disasters. This storm was ranked as an “extremely severe cyclonic storm” by the India Meteorological Department and a category four on the Saffir-Simpson scale. … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day Tornado Outbreak

On this day, in 2002, our country was in the midst of a tornado outbreak that took place over the span of November 9th through the 11th. However, the 10th was the most active day, having produced more than sixty … Continue reading

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