Preparing for tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds with science education

Mar 14, 2017 @ 10:20 PM ET By Ben Alonzo 0 Comments

April through August are peak severe weather months for the continental United States. Climatological warming increases the risk of more severe thunderstorm events, which means people should get prepared now. Awesome technology is also improving advanced public warning, giving people the time they need to protect life and property. Despite advances in technology, life and ….read more

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Meteorologists issue rare, first high risk tornado outbreak forecast of 2017

Jan 22, 2017 @ 10:45 AM ET By Ben Alonzo 0 Comments

Meteorologists across the U.S. are paying close attention to portions of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas because the key ingredients for a large severe weather outbreak are present. Recent weather models show a high probability of large hail, tornadoes, and damaging winds by this afternoon and evening. Scientist are alerting the public to be ready ….read more

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Living large: Obesity causing rising healthcare costs and lower productivity for U.S. economy

Jan 14, 2017 @ 2:17 AM ET By Ben Alonzo 0 Comments

There’s a health crisis going on in America and it involves the fact that over 69% of adults are overweight or obese, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data1. Being overweight is scientifically unhealthy, it drives up health insurance premiums, and negatively impacts the economy. Recent health science data shows that more ….read more

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Examining Hurricane Matthew: exaggeration and unprepared public

Oct 15, 2016 @ 10:01 PM ET By Ben Alonzo 0 Comments

In the days before Hurricane Matthew, much of the weather models continued to show the center remaining offshore as it passes through portions of Florida, curving back out into the Atlantic Ocean. When we communicate with the public, as professional scientists, our information should be backed up by consistent and strong data, not public opinion, ….read more

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