The Importance of Shortwave Troughs and How to Identify Them

With the severe weather season upon us, I thought I would revisit and update an old post I wrote before joining Weather5280. Shortwave troughs are features »

Lake-effect Snow Explained

This past week, we have been hit another meteorology buzz term of “Lake-effect Snow” (known in the meteorological community as LES). Buffalo, NY was inundated by »

The ABC’s of NWP

Numerical Weather Prediction or NWP, a popular abbreviation in the weather community, is a mathematical way to solve for the set of governing equations that predicts »