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What Is a Severe Thunderstorm?

Wind Gusts: Greater than 58 mph.

Hail: Equal to or larger than quarters. 1 inch in diameter.
A Thunderstorm which produces a tornado of any strength.
*Lots of lightning and heavy rain do not make a thunderstorm severe. It must have one or more of the characteristics listed above.*

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Posted: 6:08 PM - Operational meteorology, the practice of forecasting the weather, can bring frustration during certain situations; from determining where a tropical system is going to make landfall, to determining if it will rain during and around a major holiday.

Posted: 11/15/2017 - Global emissions of the greenhouse gas have increased, but some regions have showed decrease.

Updated: 11/15/2017 - Dry weather continues through the week. Some spots are "in the red" when it comes to rainfall.

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