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North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream

— posted on Apr 16, 2019 09:06 AM

The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH). "It's called a hole because there is a lack of warming," said Melissa Gervais, assistant professor of meteorology and atmospheric science, Penn State

A 2-week weather forecast may be as good as it gets

— posted on Feb 25, 2019 12:17 PM

Last month, as much of the United States shivered in arctic cold, weather models predicted a seemingly implausible surge of balmy, springlike warmth. A week later, that unlikely forecast came true.

Alumni Fellow Award winner Forbes reflects on his time at Penn State

— posted on Oct 29, 2018 10:23 AM

Greg Forbes, a severe weather expert for The Weather Channel, found a familiar place when he returned to Penn State’s University Park campus to accept one of 14 Alumni Fellow Awards, the highest honor given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

New weather model could increase tornado-warning times

— posted on Oct 02, 2018 09:46 AM

"It’s not just the data that’s important," Fuqing Zhang, professor of meteorology and director of ADAPT said. "It’s how we design very sophisticated numerical mathematical algorithms to ingest that satellite data into the model. This is really our expertise and our pride. Our team is the first to be able to effectively take in this high resolution satellite data and prove it can be useful in real-case scenarios."

14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

— posted on Sep 20, 2018 09:30 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.

Hail Storms in Central PA

— posted on Jun 12, 2018 12:48 PM

Not only do thunderstorms bring us strong winds. They also bring us damaging hail.

Robert Johnson named nation’s best student TV weathercaster

— posted on May 01, 2018 08:45 AM

Robert Johnson, a Penn State junior majoring in meteorology and atmospheric science, earned first place in the television weathercaster category at the annual Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts competition held April 8-9, in Las Vegas.