Today’s weather is not your grandma’s weather.
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Nature can give us signs that bad weather is approaching, and the weather can even predict our own health, but our ancestors could never predict the wealth of knowledge that we now have about our weather systems. Chris Maier, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, explains. “There’s an oral history out there about weather that people learn from their parents and grandparents,” he says. “But our understanding of the science of meteorology has really evolved as technology has advanced over the past 30 years. This helps us understand better how weather affects our safety and it disproves some of these myths.”