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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 pu...
Thu, 19 Aug, 2021 at 10:43 PM
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 receives...
Thu, 19 Aug, 2021 at 10:46 PM
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 fore...
Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 at 9:07 AM
Why Is There A Difference Between The Meteorologist Numbers And The App/Website Numbers?
The forecast numbers you see on TV are provided by the local TV station Meteorologist him/herself, given their knowledge of local or regional forecast patte...
Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 at 11:33 AM
Why Do Some Areas Constantly Show An Anomaly?
While radar is a generally reliable method to detect and display moisture-bearing clouds, it is not foolproof and can generate false returns or "ghost...
Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 at 5:57 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, networks, and internet routes befo...
Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 at 11:39 AM
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: kPa 1...
Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 at 9:03 AM