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Air Pollution

Posted Jan 12th - 12:48pm

Many of the times when I see the weather, an almanac is shown. When it says the air quality is good, moderate, or poor, what makes them those conditions? And when the air quality is poor, what makes it unhealthy?

-Carly

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Holes in the Radar

Posted Jan 12th - 12:27pm

I live in Torrey, and on occasion I hear the meteorologist say that there is a "HOLE" in the radar, and in most cases I think he is referring to our area of the state. What is up with that, and why are we in a hole? We get weather here too, but to date no one seems to be able to forecast it except maybe a farmer drinking coffee at the Texaco. I don't think he has a weather station in his barn anywhere but I could be mistaken. Adus

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Yeah what is up with that huh? Seriously! There's a few reason for donut holes in the radar, lack of coverage or another phenomena called the "cone of silence". Torrey lies on the edges of the Grand Junction radar and one in Cedar City.


Cloud Seeding

Posted Jan 10th - 2:17pm

I read somewhere that Utah "seeds clouds" with propane and some kinda silver to enhance snowfall. Is this true? And if so, does it really work? If it works, is this something you take into account when forcasting snowfall amounts? Thanks for your time!

John S. Riverdale, Utah

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Fast Hurricanes

Posted Jan 7th - 9:24pm

My son is in 2nd grade at Ensign elementry school and they are doing reports on the weather. His topic is Hurricanes. He is trying to find out what the fastest hurricane on record is and we are getting some conflicting answers. Can you help us?

Thanks so much,

Michelle G.


Pressure and Density

Posted Jan 4th - 12:42pm

"Decreasing pressure means bad weather" If the colder temperature makes the air molecules more dense, wouldn't that make the air heavier and therefore increase the pressure of a barometer?

Thanks, Devin C.

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Ask the Meteorolgist: Space Junk In the Sky

Posted Jan 4th - 12:23pm

From an email sent to KSL Weather:

Goodmorning AM Team, I live in Vernal. This morning around 6:15 I saw something soar across the sky. It came from the Northeast, it looked like a meteor, it had a tail and it was very bright!I got my husband and 15 year old son to look at it. Then it broke up into 20 pieces. Each one very bright. It went out of sight in the southeast. It looked like the pictures we see of the space shuttle breaking up. My husband took a few pictures, we'll see if they turn out.I'm sure others must have seen it too. It was amazing! But what was it?

Thanx, N


The Real Feel

Posted Jan 2nd - 4:21pm

Could you please tell me about the real feel temperature. I understand how it can feel colder than the posted temperature. (wind-chill ect) What I don't understand is how it can feel warmer than the posted temperature. Please help. Lamont P.

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Please help me understand how to compute the wind chill factor in a given day/temperature; for instance if the temperature is 37 degrees and the wind is blowing 10 miles per hour, how can I figure what the actual temperature is/feels like?


What's this?

Posted Dec 29th - 4:41pm

Check out the cool pictures from Kenny Stamm in Cassia County ID.

These are snow rollers! Awesome! Anyway, you see these when you have a loose layer of snow and strong winds. They can be small like a golf ball or big like a barrell.

The wind does the work for you and you can build a snowman pretty easily out of these. Thanks for sharing your photos with us Kenny. Click on the photos to see them.


Earth, Space and the Sun

Posted Dec 29th - 2:44pm

Hi,

We are having a major discussion at work regarding what brings winter to the northern hemisphere. Is it 100% the tilt of the earth's axis or 100% the earth's distance from the sun (we all agree that the earth's orbit is elliptical not round) or do both the tilt and distance play a role.

Regards


Where to Find AQ and Burn info.

Posted Dec 29th - 2:30pm

Is it possible to post the burn conditions on your website? Thanks.

Julie

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