Lost in Translation

By: Melissa Huffman

Social science has really risen to prominence recently in operational meteorology, given the frequency of devastating natural disasters the United States experiences and the increasing number of people being affected by them. This is pretty cool when you think about it… two seemingly unrelated fields working together to help keep people safe.

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A “Delugeonal” Problem

By: Melissa Huffman

I had initially planned to write this post solely focusing on the 2015 Memorial Day flooding that occurred across the Houston metro. But Houston being Houston, it rained again. A lot. The 2016 Tax Day flooding saw a return of historic flooding to portions of Houston and surrounding areas. The locations, amounts, and onset of the heaviest rainfall were different during these events… but both were fatal.

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