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Not all ‘violent’ tornadoes are monsters

One of the curious things I have encountered is Americans’ fascination into tornadoes is that tornadoes are virtually present in so many works of American literature, films, art and history. It makes sense in a way since an average of roughly 1,000 tornadoes occurred yearly in the United States while ...

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Let the TV meteorologists do their jobs

One recent incident I came across that I wanted to address was from last Wednesday and early Thursday morning, when raining showers and storms by the stalled warm front dumped 3 to 7 inches of rain at and around Nashville metro areas, according to an estimation from NWS Nashville. Two ...

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Weather related reasons school should close: When is it right to cancel?

Last Wednesday, Montgomery County Schools decided to close at the last minute after we got more snow than originally expected. That was after they planned a two-hour delay, and I came across some news stories from Nashville news outlets about several parents from all over Middle Tennessee being upset at ...

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Reflection on AMS 99th Annual Conference Part 3: Purposes of Conference

After covering last summer’s project, misadventures and fun experiences, what was the point of presenting the whole summer as a poster in the conference? That was one way students and scientists in that field shared knowledge to other students and professionals. As scientists, we do research on our subject, collect ...

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Disasters and Social Issues: Poverty

Poverty and Disasters In the United States, the Census Bureau estimates that 12.3% of the population are in poverty in 2017, according to the Center of Poverty Research, University of California, Davis.  Talk Poverty showed that the South and Ohio Valley have the highest poverty rate in 2018, and Nevada ...

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