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Ivy MacDaniel

I am a sophomore who’s majoring in physics with mathematics minor. I love weather, especially thunderstorms and tornadoes. My hobbies are chess, drawing, and outdoor activities. I am a trained storm spotter.

Most Outrageous Ways People Started Wildfires

Why the countdown? Wildfires can be difficult to manage during drought or fire season, and they can become dangerous and destructive. Yet, 84% of all wildfires in the United States were ignited by humans, and fighting wildfires cost $2 billion dollars every year, according to Smithsonian Magazine. The following fires in ...

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Tornado Safety Countdown

Welcome to the first countdown of the series for the next few weeks. This one would hopefully help illustrate best designated tornado shelter. EF Scale Before I begin the countdown on biggest don’ts for tornado shelters, I will explain what tornadoes are capable of destroying at each strength. The Enhanced ...

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Hot Weather Tips

Off-Season Heatwaves One issue with hosting outdoor events such as Family Weekend and tailgating during fall is that sometimes the weather will not cooperate. That’s true with the late-season heatwave we have been experiencing lately. This could become a problem. I wanted to discuss about heat safety and warning signs ...

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The Utopian Fantasy of Twisters

In an utopian world… Tornadoes only follow these gospels Tornadoes shall follow to a trailer park as if it was attracted to it. Tornadoes shall never touch the mountains, cities, rivers, or lakes for the they are to remain pure sanctuaries free of whirlwinds. Tornadoes shall be able to be ...

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Thunderstorms 101

Thunderstorm 101 I thought that it would be a good idea to talk about thunderstorms, risks for severe weather and watches versus warnings. Types of  Thunderstorms A lot of us had experienced annoying inconveniences, thank to thunderstorms. Some situations include getting out of a pool when a clap of thunder ...

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