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The term “storm chasing” likely brings TV and movie images like Twister to mind. It’s a practice that has gone on for years, primarily in the Great Plains where severe storms are more common.

What Will the Winter Season Mean for Virginia?

Nov 24, 2017
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With Thanksgiving behind us, many may be wondering: what can Virginia expect weather-wise this winter? Nick Gilmore recently paid a visit to the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg to find out.

NWS Blacksburg's Twitter Page (@NWSBlacksburg)

Have you ever wondered what the process of issuing a severe weather watch or warning is like? Nick Gilmore recently got a behind the scenes look at how meteorologists at the National Weather Service push those alerts out to the public.

NWS Blacksburg

In the 24/7 news cycle, social media plays an important role. Now, the National Weather Service is attempting to bring that same mentality to its weather alerts and forecasts.

The Ongoing Effort to Better Relay Weather Hazards

Mar 24, 2017
National Weather Service Blacksburg

Meteorologists are always trying out new and better strategies to get information to the public. And now the National Weather Service in Blacksburg is testing a new tool that could do just that. 

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