meteorology http://tristatesradio.com en NWS Storm Spotter Certification Class http://tristatesradio.com/post/nws-storm-spotter-certification-class <p>Even with today’s technology, the National Weather Service still depends on certified storm spotters across the nation to serve as eyes on the ground. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:12:15 +0000 Emily Boyer 49220 at http://tristatesradio.com NWS Storm Spotter Certification Class WIU Researcher Analyzes Tornadoes http://tristatesradio.com/post/wiu-researcher-analyzes-tornadoes <p>Tornadoes are fact of life in the Midwest.&nbsp; A researcher at Western Illinois University is using a National Science Foundation grant to look inside storms to figure out which ones will spawn twisters. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:50:14 +0000 Scott Stuntz 38135 at http://tristatesradio.com WIU Researcher Analyzes Tornadoes The Heat Wave and Drought http://tristatesradio.com/post/heat-wave-and-drought <p>Rich Eggers&#39; guest is Dr Tom Williams, Associate Professor of Geography at Western Illinois University. They talk about the recent heat wave and the year-long drought in the region.<br /><br />&quot;Farmers are rightfully quite concerned about the growing drought threat and the fact that the forecast for the next week doesn&#39;t hold a lot of hope for any significant rainfall,&quot; Williams said.<br /> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:52:51 +0000 Rich Egger 17864 at http://tristatesradio.com The Heat Wave and Drought