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A rainbox arching over the WSR-88D test radar.
Oklahoma, Norman 2004 September 23
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Cirrus clouds.
Oklahoma, Norman 2005 February 17
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A magnificent supercell thunderstorm cloud formation.
Nebraska, Humboldt 1985 April 20
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Fair weather cumulus bands.
Kansas, Everest 1986 June 10
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NOAA Employee Dan Borsum takes his own picture while writing a forecast for the Sun River Prescribed Burn. Dan served as an Incident Meteorologist on this fire and with no electricity of facilities to work out of utilized a Chevy Tahoe as a makeshift office.
Montana, August 2003 October 5
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Juneau AK Warning Coordination Meteorologist and Incident Meteorologist Joel Curtis explains the changing winds to a fire fighter on the Derby Fire.
Montana, Big Timber 2006 September 2
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Traveling to wildfires often involves miles of travel on unimproved roads with very dusty conditions. In the background a portion of the Derby Fire in southern Montana exhibits column behavior.
2006 September 2
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A Sikorsky Helitanker uses a siphon to fill its tank from a phosphate retardant tank while fighting the Derby Fire in Southern Montana.
Montana, McCleod 2006 September 5
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A hotshot crew conducts burnout operations on the Derby Fire. Severe drought conditions contributed to extreme fire behavior.
Montana, McCleod 2006 September 6
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The Derby Fire continues unabated growth on its way to consuming 200,000 acres. 45 miles of Interstate 90 was closed during this fire.
Montana, Big Timber 2006 August 30
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Incident Meteorologist Joel Curtis (second from left) watches the Derby Fire with some local firefighters monitoring the fire.
Montana, Big Timber 2006 September 5
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A tree erupts into flames along Interstate 90 during nighttime burnout operations to keep the Derby Fire from crossing the highway.
Montana, Big Timber 2006 August 30
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During an afternoon of extreme fire behavior, a firewhirl is observed along the flaming front. Observed during Jackson Canyon Fire.
Wyoming, near Casper 2006 August 16
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Kip Watson, a BLM RAWS technician sets up a portable weather station during the Jackson Canyon Fire near Casper Wyoming.
Wyoming, near Casper 2006 August 18
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Incident Meteorologists Jim Wallman and Chris Jordan track a PIBAL using a theodolite allowing them to monitor winds in the Reilly Complex Fire in Southern Utah.
Utah, St. George area 2006 July 29
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NOAA National Weather Service Incident Meteorologists demonstrate flexibility as they can carry all the equipment they need in a vehicle and then use the vehicle as a mobile office. In the picture are a satellite dish for communications and equipment used to track PIBALs.
Utah, St. George area 2006 July 29
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Incident Meteorologist Chris Jordan prepares a PIBAL for launch to monitor winds on the Reilly Fire in southern Utah. Other equipment Chris used on the incident has been deployed with just the vehicle being used for a facility and power.
Utah, St. George area 2006 July 29
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PIBALs are used by Incident Meteorologists to monitor local winds aloft around a fire. Here Chris Jordan has a full PIBAL and is prepared to launch it and observe its trajectory for the next 20 minutes until it reaches a height of 10000 feet.
Utah, St. George area 2006 July 29
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National Weather Service IMET Brent Wachter aiming/positioning the Direcway satellite dish. Once positioned correctly, the IMET can then download much needed weather data. Smoke from the Ojo Felix Fire is seen in the background.
New Mexico, Sangre de Cristo Mountains 2006 April 14
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A cooperative observer's cotton region shelter, precipitation gauge, evaporation pan, and etc. are seen in the foreground with a large smoke plume from the Bear Fire.
New Mexico, Reserve, Gila National Forest 2006 June 19 1641
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National Weather Service IMET trainee Valerie Myers positioning the Direcway satellite dish while smoke from the Bear Fire is seen in the distance.
New Mexico, Reserve, Gila National Forest 2006 June 20
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National Weather Service IMET trainee Valerie Myers positioning the Direcway satellite dish. Plume from the Martinez Fire rises in the distance. Coincidently a larger dish was set up to provide internet access to the whole camp. This large dish was set up by a private contractor, Lyman Brothers from Salt Lake City.
New Mexico, Reserve, Gila National Forest 2006 June 21
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A fire weather briefing for firefighters.
South Dakota, Rapid City 2006
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Hitting close to home. Firemen mopping up after grass fire at the Rapid City National Weather Service Forecast Office.
South Dakota, Rapid City 2006 July 18
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Hitting close to home. Aftermath of grass fire at the Rapid City National Weather Service Forecast Office.
South Dakota, Rapid City 2006 July 18
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Hitting close to home. Firemen mopping up after grass fire at the Rapid City National Weather Service Forecast Office as seen from inside the office.
South Dakota, Rapid City 2006 July 18
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Dust devil making its way across a cleared field.
California, Sacramento Valley 2006 ?
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The Friant Dam, north of Fresno, filled to the top. Downstream flooding ensued.
California, San Joaquin Valley, Friant Dam area 2006 April 11
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George Cline, meteorological technician, photo documenting flood damage from a helicopter along the San Joaquin River.
California, San Joaquin Valley, Friant Dam area 2006 April 11
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Flooding of farmlands along the San Joaquin River.
California, San Joaquin Valley, Friant Dam area 2006 April 11
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Flooding of farmlands along the San Joaquin River.
California, San Joaquin Valley, Friant Dam area 2006 April 11
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Flooding of farmlands and homes along the San Joaquin River.
California, San Joaquin Valley, Friant Dam area 2006 April 11
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Flooding of farmlands along the San Joaquin River.
California, San Joaquin Valley, Friant Dam area 2006 April 11
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Workers sandbagging a tributary creek of the San Joaquin River keeping floodwaters out of farms and homes.
California, San Joaquin Valley, Friant Dam area 2006 April 11
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Waters roaring out of the outflow of the Friant Dam.
California, San Joaquin Valley, Friant Dam area 2006 April 11
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Hydromet Data Collection Site at Independence Mine. This equipment collects hydro and meteorological data at the Independence Mine State Historical Park, on the National Register of Historic Places. This former gold mine is located in Alaska's beautiful Matanuska Valley.
Alaska, Matanuska Valley 2005 January 10
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A massive supercell which dropped large hail is visible out the window of the Rapid City National Weather Service Office.
South Dakota, Rapid City 2006 August 11
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TAO Buoy Array deployment preparations on board the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
Mississippi, Pascagoula 2006 August 28
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TAO Buoy Array deployment preparations on board the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
Mississippi, Pascagoula 2006 August 28
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TAO Buoy Array deployment preparations on board the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
Mississippi, Pascagoula 2006 August 28
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TAO Buoy Array deployment preparations on board the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
Mississippi, Pascagoula 2006 August 28
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TAO Buoy Array deployment preparations on board the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
Mississippi, Pascagoula 2006 August 28
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TAO Buoy Array deployment team: Don Ventura (Team Leader), Jeffery Wise, Paula Campbell(Port Meteorological Officer), Alan Lossett, James Rauch, and Dane Jaynes on board the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
Mississippi, Pascagoula 2006 August 28
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TAO Buoy Array deployment preparations on board the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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TAO Buoy Array deployment preparations on board the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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TAO Buoy Array deployment preparations on board the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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TAO Buoy Array deployment, mooring sequence in the deep sea on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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TAO Buoy Array deployment, mooring sequence in the deep sea on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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TAO Buoy Array deployment, mooring sequence in the deep sea on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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TAO Buoy Array deployment, mooring sequence in the deep sea on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29

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