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Exciting Announcement

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:12 AM MST

Greetings, everyone. I hope you all are well this afternoon. I am incredibly excited to announce the opening of my new website development business, located at www.matthewgove.com. A polished website is one of the most effective ways to promote and enhance yourself or your business in today's world. I will ensure that you get a professional website that is affordable, powerful, dependable, and completely customized to meet your needs. My background in math and physics coupled with my experience as a semi-professional photographer gives me a unique skill set that allows me to excel at all areas of website creation.

When I first launched this website nearly six years ago, I would have never imagined that it could look like it does today. The warm reception and support this website has received has been second to none, and I will do everything I can to ensure that trend continues long into the future. As I take the next big step into the world of website development, I hope that the websites that I build can bring about similar reactions as the photos I've posted of that beautiful tornado ripping across the open prairie, or that spectacular lightning bolt electrifying the night sky.

I will continue to post photos, videos, forecasts, educational materials, and much more here, just like I always have. Nothing major will change here. The only difference is that I will not be posting quite as much material as I have in the past.

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Posted In: News

Tagged: Website Development, Business


Tropical Storm Cristobal Forms Near The Bahamas

Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5:24 AM MST /8:24 AM EDT/

Tropical Storm Cristobal has finally formed just north of Puerto Rico. As of this morning's 8 AM EDT advisory, the storm was centered just north of the Turks and Caicos Islands with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. The Hurricane Center has the storm slowly strengthening while encounters some shear as it drifts to the north/northwest over the next few days before becoming a hurricane off of the Carolinas later this week.

While the model runs this morning somewhat resemble being in agreement, especially when compared to the runs yesterday morning, the run-to-run differences are still very erratic, so we're not quite at the stage where we can say for certain it's going to go to this spot at that strength, but we should know a lot more in the coming days. The most recent model runs have been pushing the storm further offshore, but it's really important, especially at this stage of the game, not to get involved in chasing the models around.

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Posted In: Forecasts

Tagged: Tropical Storm, Hurricane, Cristobal, Atlantic


Possible Tropical Storm Brewing Near Puerto Rico

Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 5:19 AM MST /8:19 AM EDT/

Well, the Hurricane Center has been hinting at tropical cyclone development near Puerto Rico for several days now. With it, the probability of tropical cyclone formation has gone up steadily as well (it is 80% chance of development in the next 48 hours as of this morning). Most signs appear to be pointing towards it developing into something. The big question will be what.

The latest model runs are still in pretty complete disagreement on both intensity and track for this storm. The general trend of the models is to take the storm northwest towards the east coast of the US and bend it back out to sea. I have seen models take it right up the US east coast, and I have seen models take it east of Bermuda, so it's impossible to say right now exactly where it will go.

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Posted In: Forecasts

Tagged: Tropical Storm, Hurricane, Cyclone, Atlantic


A Quick Look at Tropical Storm Arthur

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10:56 AM MST /1:56 PM EDT/

Well, we have our first named storm of the 2014 Hurricane Season. As of this morning's 11 AM EDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Arthur was centered just east of Daytona Beach, FL with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. The storm is forecast to move up the east coast of the United States over the next few days.

So let's have a quick look at what might be in store for Arthur. This early in the season, sea surface temperatures play a critical role in the health and lifespan of tropical cyclones since water temperatures are so cold from about Virginia northward.

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Posted In: Forecasts

Tagged: Arthur, Tropical Storm, Hurricane, Cyclone


Three Factors Explaining Oklahoma's Quiet Storm Season

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM MST

It's no secret by now that the severe weather season in Oklahoma this year has been nearly non-existent. The tornado count for the entire state so far this year can pretty much be counted on one hand. So what has caused the storm season to be so quiet? There are plenty of theories, but I will look at three of the more obvious ones.

Reason 1: Extreme Drought in Oklahoma

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Posted In: Education

Tagged: Tornado, Drought, Phase, Winter, Cold


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