Tornado Alley will probably see slightly fewer tornadoes this storm season, while areas to its east will see a more than average, says a climate expert at the University of Missouri.
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Tornado Alley shifts eastward this storm season
El Nino may be coming, but the soil is still too dry for cooling
The culprit for the dry weather that has parched much of the Midwest may be fading, a University of Missouri atmospheric scientist said. But don’t expect much relief, yet.
There'll be at least two more years of drought -- six feet down
Even if the Midwest gets normal rain and snow, it will take almost two years for soil moisture deep in the earth to recharge and sustain normal crop growth, said a soil scientist.
Research farm open house set for Sept. 22
One of the University of Missouri’s most important research centers, South Farm, will host a day of science and discovery for the entire family. A tornado tracking truck, cockroach races, tethered hot air balloon rides and prize pepper tasting are just a few of the myriad interactive attractions at the event.The sixth annual South Farm [...]
Class of '93 graduate earns new job at forecasting service
Laura (Eikermann) Furgione, who earned her Bachelor’s degree in atmospheric sciences from Mizzou in 1993, was named the Acting Assistant Administrator for the National Weather Service (NWS) in May.
More drought for the Southern Plains?
It looks like another La Niña year, which means the devastating drought in the Southern Plains is likely to continue this summer, says Tony Lupo, professor and chair of atmospheric science at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri.