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SWA Meteorology: Derecho Season is Back!

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A derecho (pronounced “deh-REY-cho”) is a widespread, long-lived wind storm that can cause a wide swath of wind damage.  By definition, a derecho occurs when a swath of wind damage extends for more than 240 miles and includes wind gust reports of 58 mph along most of its length, with several 75 mph or greater gusts. These large and dangerous systems can last for over... read more

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Know the Plan Before Severe Weather Strikes

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Monitoring the weather is an inherent part of the aviation industry, and at Southwest we do our best to be prepared for any situation.  Similar to a Company’s proactive efforts, it’s important to have a personal plan that you and your family members are familiar with before severe weather arises.  Emergency plans help prevent needless confusion and injuries.  Here are a... read more

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It’s Starting to Feel Like Winter

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After a series of storms in the west over the past several days, cold air will finally start to drop southward into the western half of the country over the weekend. It will start to feel like December in at least part of the country! Sunday’s high temperatures will only be in the upper 20’s or low 30’s in the northern plains—OMA, DSM, and MSP—while relatively mild... read more

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Meteorology Monday: November 19 – November 25

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The busy Thanksgiving travel week is here, and this year it looks like the weather will largely cooperate and provide only minimal impacts across the country. By and large it will be dry and mild over the eastern half of the country in the days leading up to Thanksgiving Day, with any precipitation that does occur very light and spotty.  A weak system will start to... read more

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Meteorology Monday: November 12 – November 18

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I have good news this week!  Finally, the Mid Atlantic and Northeast will get a break from weather impacts this week, after the cold front moves through on Tuesday. The system that brought active showers and T-storms to the central part of the country and snow to much of the mountainous regions, is still moving eastward.  Expect showers ahead of the cold front,... read more

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Meteorology Monday: November 5 – November 11

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Well it looks to be another active weather week, as a couple of storms will dominate the weather across the country this week.  The two separate systems will split the country about in half as far as where and when the active weather ends up during the week.  The first half of the week will be dominated by a weather system that will move across the Southeast and then... read more

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Meteorology Monday: October 22 – October 28

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It’s looking to be quite an active weather week ahead as the first significant fall/winter storm of the season moves across the western states early in the week, bringing substantial snow to the mountains and even potentially some light snow to places like RNO and GEG.Then by late week, some of the energy from that system will merge with a cold front to form another storm... read more

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Meteorology Monday: October 15 – October 21

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It was a stormy weekend for the central part of the country as a strong system pushed through the Great Lakes, bringing storms all the way down into the South. This week, it looks to be another typical fall week.  Temperatures will be around normal and rather seasonal.  The system from the weekend will push through the Northeast Monday.  However, another strong... read more

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Meteorology Monday: October 8 – October 14

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A definite chill was in the air across much of the country this past weekend as the first real cool spell settled in.   Many locations had their first frost and/or freezing temperatures of the season. This week will see a rebound in temps back to normal or even above normal levels in many locations, along with frequent weather systems zipping across the country,... read more

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Meteorology Monday: October 1 – October 7

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Happy October!  For the first week of the month, we are anticipating a lot of changes to the weather.  Expect cooler than normal temperatures for most of the country by the weekend as a strong cold front pulls down cooler air from Canada. In fact, we may see our first shot for a rain and snow mix in DEN on Saturday!  On the flip side, warmer than normal... read more

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