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Sarah Dillingham

Sarah Dillingham Weather Producer, Storm Specialist, and Weather Geeks Podcast Producer at The Weather Channel

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07/14/2021
Recruitment

The Weather Channel is hiring weather producers! We're looking for savvy, creative, and passionate meteorologists who want to produce compelling, science-focused content for our on-air platforms. One of the best aspects of this job is that you get to support the coverage of all kinds of weather, from heatwaves and landfalling hurricanes to tornado outbreaks and wildfires. Our team of meteorologists & designers are constantly working to inform, educate, and protect the public through state of the art presentation methods, including Immersive Mixed Reality. If you would like to join the team and help us keep pushing the envelop, click the link below to apply! #design #creative #like #weather

04/01/2021

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02/17/2021
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Download our latest episode! We've also got more than 100 other podcasts to choose from if you've got some free time 😉
01/20/2021

Download our latest episode!

We've also got more than 100 other podcasts to choose from if you've got some free time 😉

The Great Lakes have been struggling with record high water levels, causing coastal #flooding & erosion that has threatened homes. Why are they so high? In our latest episode, Deanna Apps from the Detroit Army Corps of Engineers explains the science behind. Download it here ⬇️

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As the US prepares for a direct landfall from #Hurricane #Laura, we’re publishing short Weather Geeks podcasts to keep y...
08/25/2020

As the US prepares for a direct landfall from #Hurricane #Laura, we’re publishing short Weather Geeks podcasts to keep you updated on the latest developments. Check out my latest discussion with host Marshall Shepherd here! Look for more updates through this week, in ADDITION to our regular release Wednesday release which will feature NHC Storm Surge Unit Lead, Jaime Rhome!

Want to know the latest on Hurricane #Laura but don’t have a lot of time?

Don’t worry, the Weather Geeks have you covered! 🤓

Dr. Shepherd & producer Sarah Dillingham are back with another special tropical update: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/weather-geeks/id1373312240#episodeGuid=gid%3A%2F%2Fart19-episode-locator%2FV0%2FqVXNF2-qd87Rllh4nOADSOyRx0mypXevnI7Oo_KQ084

I'm so saddened to hear that one of my first former co-anchors, Bill Maddox passed away Tuesday. Even though we only wor...
12/06/2019
Longtime legendary news anchor in Lubbock Bill Maddox passed away

I'm so saddened to hear that one of my first former co-anchors, Bill Maddox passed away Tuesday. Even though we only worked together for a short time on KLBK News - EverythingLubbock.com mornings, I enjoyed getting to work alongside him. I appreciate his kind words over the years, and my prayers are with his family as they grieve their loss. Rest in peace Bill...

https://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/local-news/longtime-legendary-news-anchor-in-lubbock-bill-maddox-passed-away/?fbclid=IwAR0IUmGe18_GRsEqOvezMr6u9pb2RZYwbPE4yvwumo_lNndXDHlH_aur3fI

LUBBOCK, Texas — Longtime KAMC news anchor Bill Maddox passed away Tuesday. He was 81 years of age. Maddox came to Lubbock from Tucumcari, New Mexico. Along the way he also studied at Eastern…

Get ready #Atlanta friends... #WinterIsComing! Expect to see a "midnight high" where the warmest temperature of the day ...
11/12/2019

Get ready #Atlanta friends... #WinterIsComing! Expect to see a "midnight high" where the warmest temperature of the day happens at midnight. Once the front moves through, you may not see that temperature again until NEXT Monday!

P.S. This is my favorite map of the day...#FROPA! Very mild air ahead of our #Arctic front, but behind it... 🥶🥶 All those lines are lines of equal pressure. See how they're all packed together? That means there are strong winds! And you can guess, what happens when you add moisture....you get #snow! At least we're not getting that yet.

Part 2 of our Hurricane Dorian coverage on the Weather Geeks podcast!  We'll try to do these updates daily as we monitor...
08/30/2019
‎Weather Geeks on Apple Podcasts

Part 2 of our Hurricane Dorian coverage on the Weather Geeks podcast! We'll try to do these updates daily as we monitor the changing forecast LIVE on The Weather Channel! Today, I got to sit down with Hurricane Experts Dr. Rick Knabb & Dr. Greg Postel...

‎Natural Sciences · 2019

A decade ago today, I captured the moment the VORTEX2 teams collected data on probably the most well-observed tornado in...
06/05/2019

A decade ago today, I captured the moment the VORTEX2 teams collected data on probably the most well-observed tornado in history! Pictured here is the famous LaGrange, WY tornado in Goshen County, along with my Texas Tech University / Texas Tech University Atmospheric Science Group StickNet teammates Ian Giammanco & Frank Lombardo. This tornado was also captured LIVE on the air by Dr. Greg Forbes and Mike Bettes and probably had one of the most photogenic deaths of any tornado we've seen. (Who knew I'd be working alongside them just a few years later?!) It's amazing how time flies, but I'll never forget what it was like to have a front-row seat to this moment 😁

*Side note, today is also 11 years and 12 hours after the data on my Masters Thesis case study was collected! #PerfectTiming #Blessed

05/31/2019
YCSO UAV Aerial Footage of Levee Breach - 5/31/2019

Incredible drone footage of a levee breach along the flooded Arkansas River near Dardanelle, AR! Many rivers across the Mid-South and Midwest are at or above MAJOR flood stage, many at or above RECORD as well. Some cities in the region have seen as much as 160% of average rainfall for this time of year, and while they're currently seeing a break this weekend, the pattern reloads again next week to bring several more inches of rainfall to a region that doesn't need it. This is already a disaster for many areas, and they've got a long way to go before this flooding is done. Locations downstream along the Mississippi River will eventually see all these flood waters drain into their areas, and more flooding could occur as a result. Prayers for those communities that have been affected!

6 years ago today, I walked into The Weather Channel for my first day as a Severe Storm Specialist. Who knew all the fun...
02/26/2019

6 years ago today, I walked into The Weather Channel for my first day as a Severe Storm Specialist. Who knew all the fun, crazy times that would follow. From destructive severe events, to major hurricanes, fires, floods, and blizzards, I've been humbled & honored to cover them all in hopes of keeping others safe during the storm.

I'm so blessed to have met and learned from so many great people, some who have become my best friends. I love working with all of you, and thank you for making my years here so amazing 😄 Here's to many more years of growth & success!

***UPDATE***: It got worse... The Florida Gulf Coast woke up to a large, category 4 hurricane with 145 mph winds. This c...
10/10/2018

***UPDATE***: It got worse... The Florida Gulf Coast woke up to a large, category 4 hurricane with 145 mph winds. This could be devastating for this region due to its vulnerability to surge, as well as the structural and tree damage that could occur across the path of the center, and even well outside of that.

Hurricane Michael is going to be one to remember for this region. Atlanta now has a 30-40% chance of seeing tropical storm-force winds (39+ mph), and we could see some outer rainbands bring heavy rain and possibly stronger gusts beginning Wednesday evening and into midday Thursday. I've included several images below of the forecast so you can have an idea of what to expect. We have a lot of trees in these areas, and as we well know, it doesn't take much to bring those down if the soils are moistened. Stay alert. Don't be out all over the roads. Better safe than sorry if winds start to pick up

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This storm will bring life-threatening storm surge, extensive power outages due to downed trees and power lines, structural damage, and up to a foot of rainfall to some locations. This area of coastline is some of the most vulnerable in the country to storm surge, and 6-9 feet and even up to 9-14 FEET (update to the graphic below) of water above normally dry ground could inundate these areas. Tornadoes are also going to be a threat within the outer rainbands, and that threat could extend from central & northwestern Florida, southern GA, and even into the Carolinas.

I'm sure the people in this part of Florida would appreciate your thoughts and prayers!

06/07/2018

There's a #Haboob (thunderstorm outflow driven dust storm) happening in the Texas Panhandle right now! You can see the outflow that gusted out of the two thunderstorm complexes, and that is what's driving the dust! Look out #Lubbock & #WestTexas! #TXwx

19 years ago, the Bridge Creek & Moore, OK landscapes changed forever as an F5 tornado scoured through the towns. Maximu...
05/03/2018
May 3, 1999 Tornado - KFOR Live Coverage

19 years ago, the Bridge Creek & Moore, OK landscapes changed forever as an F5 tornado scoured through the towns. Maximum winds of 302 mph were measured in this tornado. According to NSSL, the finally death toll was 46, with more than 800 injured, and approximately 8000 homes damaged or destroyed: https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/about/history/may3rd/

Below is coverage from KFOR in Oklahoma City as the events unfolded. It gets real for Moore around 30 minutes to 1 hour. Just chilling stuff, especially when you see the devastation that was unfolding. It’s also important to note what the anchors are saying, things like getting under an overpass for shelter. We now know that’s not a good idea, but it’s just a testimony of how the science and severe weather coverage has evolved over the years.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SspJqjf5gyI

Live coverage of the deadly F5 tornado that devastated the Oklahoma City Metro, including Newcastle, Moore, Del City, Midwest City, and Oklahoma City itself....

04/20/2018
South Plains Storm Setup

The anatomy of today's t-storm threat in the Southern #Plains is interesting! I've attached a couple videos that highlights what's going on, but in this first video, you're seeing the winds around 18,000ft blowing across the border of New Mexico & Texas. Notice the leading line of convection (thunderstorms) is riding along the light blues. Those are the stronger winds aloft creating lift in the upper atmosphere to trigger the storms, but they're what we call "elevated thunderstorms/convection" thanks to the lack of sufficient surface moisture and instability. So what is causing that second line bringing that much needed rain into the TX Panhandle?? (More below...)

#Record hailstone fell in Cullman, AL on Monday during the #severe storms that moved through in the evening.  5.25" diam...
03/22/2018
Record Hailstone in AL

#Record hailstone fell in Cullman, AL on Monday during the #severe storms that moved through in the evening.
5.25" diameter hailstone is NOT something you want to mess with! You get this kind of hail as large stones fall and aggregate or combine with smaller hailstones. Check out the amazing damage photos baseball and larger #hail caused across the area via the US National Weather Service Huntsville Alabama: https://www.weather.gov/hun/event_03192018_hail

Our LIVE coverage of #WinterStormQuinn continues on @weatherchannel! Our crews are LIVE in the field where the #snow is ...
03/08/2018

Our LIVE coverage of #WinterStormQuinn continues on @weatherchannel! Our crews are LIVE in the field where the #snow is still piling up...up to 20" in some spots!

If you’re in the #SouthPlains of #WestTexas today, take the family out to the #Lubbock @sciencespectrum for the 12th ann...
03/03/2018

If you’re in the #SouthPlains of #WestTexas today, take the family out to the #Lubbock @sciencespectrum for the 12th annual #Severe #Weather Awareness Day!! Participate in experiments & learn about severe weather safety😁🌦🌪💨🚒⚛️⚡️ @NWSLubbock @Atmo_TTU @KCBD11 #SWAD2018

Texas Tech University Atmospheric Science Group

02/13/2018
The Wedge

"Hello.... It's me..." - The Wedge

The wedge has returned to the Southeast today, so you'll have it to thank for the colder temperatures and stubborn cloud deck stretching from across the Carolinas and into Alabama. A ridge of high pressure across the Northeast is allowing cold air to drain down the eastern slopes of the Appalachians, and easterly winds are funneling that cooler air into our area and keeping us under mostly cloudy conditions until the flow changes.

#Geek out moment: Spearfish, SD had a #wind gust of 75 mph today with temperatures in the mid 50s, while other locations...
01/26/2018

#Geek out moment: Spearfish, SD had a #wind gust of 75 mph today with temperatures in the mid 50s, while other locations to their east were only in the 30s & 40s today, with light winds. "What's so special about that, " you ask?

The culprit is something we meteorologists call a downslope wind. The Black Hills are located south of Spearfish, and have a higher elevation. When a parcel, or bubble, of air sinks or is forced down from a higher elevation to a lower elevation, that bubble gets compressed by the surrounding air due to the increasing pressure, and the bubble of air heats up. The southwest winds that have been happening over western South Dakota today have caused parcels of air from higher elevations over the Black Hills to travel downhill and into the lower elevation valleys of Spearfish, SD. That caused the air to heat up, so that's why it was so mild there today. The crazy wind gusts occur because that wind gets channeled through the valleys, which makes it speed up. The darker green on the last graphic shows the higher elevations in the Black Hills. Those little barb/flag icons you see show the direction the winds are coming from. That's the southwest wind flowing down the hills.

Gotta love #Science!

If you think it's been a quiet several months as far as #severe weather & #tornadoes are concerned, you're right! A good...
01/24/2018

If you think it's been a quiet several months as far as #severe weather & #tornadoes are concerned, you're right! A good stat to report... We are seeing a record long streak of being #tornado death-free in the US. And the 10-day pattern looks favorable for us to keep counting...

01/18/2018
Science in action over Texas today!

Check out another great satellite loop from GOES-16 today! See the clouds that are rolling north and northeast over Texas? If you also look at the map of the wind flow around 5,000 ft, you'll see the winds are blowing inland off the Gulf of Mexico. That's what we call "Gulf moisture return" in weather speak. That is increasing the moisture content in the air, so with the cooler temperatures, that is giving us higher relative humidity (RH) values in the low-levels of the atmosphere. That allowed some low-level clouds and even fog to form in some spots. You can actually watch fog clear out over central TX too as the sun warms the ground & air temps.

For kicks, I've included the vertical profile of temperature & moisture over Brownsville, TX this morning. You can actually see where the temperature & dewpoint (moisture value) are equal, meaning the RH was 100%. The air just above the ground there was saturated, and at 1300 feet, clouds were being reported. However, you also see the green line was way left of the red line at the bottom of the chart. That shows you the air at the ground was much drier, lowering the RH values. The northwest winds at the ground and just above it are the likely culprit for that.

You gotta love science! **Images above are posted in comments**

01/12/2018
BRRRRR

Yeah, that's an #Arctic front.... I don't like Arctic fronts.... This will crash through the #ATL tomorrow afternoon, so you've been warned. Might wanna carry a light jacket for your walk out of the office! #BRR #DownWithWinter #WereDone #ItsNotMeItsYou

01/12/2018

Yeah, that's an #Arctic front.... I don't like Arctic fronts.... This will crash through the #ATL tomorrow afternoon, so you've been warned. Might wanna carry a light jacket for your walk out of the office! #BRR #DownWithWinter #WereDone #ItsNotMeItsYou

01/09/2018
California Flooding

BREAKING NOW on @weatherchannel, video from Burbank, CA shows mud actively running through local streets after flood waters from the Creek & La Tuna burn scars.

From the NWS Los Angeles: "A mudslide is occurring on Country Club Drive in Burbank. This is originating from a debris catch basin that had a wall extension above the normal level and it collapsed releasing a burst of muddy water. Looks like some damage to vehicles and mud into homes. A heavy shower is moving into the same area and could increase debris flow activity for the next hour or so."

GOES-16 showing the impressive upper low pressure system impacting California today! This storm has already brought torrential rains, mudslides, and damage to several areas. We are LIVE with this developing situation here on The Weather Channel, so keep it here with us!

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