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What Do The Weather Terms Mean?
Many of the terms and abbreviations used by NWS forecasters have been in use for many years and before many NWS products were directly available to the...
Tue, 6 Sep, 2016 at 10:59 AM
Where Does The Weather Data Originate For A Location? (Weather Station Locations)
The Storm Shield app uses weather data and alerts provided by the National Weather Service of the United States. The National Weather Service r...
Tue, 6 Sep, 2016 at 11:00 AM
What Do The Symbols Mean On The Weather Screen
The Weather Screen for the App uses a variety of symbols or icons to represent different conditions or blocks of information about the weather and fo...
Tue, 31 Jan, 2017 at 3:29 PM
Atmospheric (Barometric) Pressure Units
There are four common units of measure applicable to atmospheric pressure, typically based on the purpose of the report; these include: ...
Tue, 6 Sep, 2016 at 11:53 AM
Why Do Some Areas Constantly Show A Rain Cloud?
While radar is a generally reliable method to detect and display moisture-bearing clouds, it is not foolproof and can generate false-returns or "gho...
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016 at 3:45 PM
Why Is There A Strange Pattern Or Area Showing On Radar Image?
While radar itself is a generally reliable tool for weather prediction, the signals must pass though multiple computers, network, and internet routes befo...
Mon, 24 Oct, 2016 at 3:33 PM