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Features May 2018 Issue

Late Spring Transition

Left: Marine-layer fog frequently infiltrates the west coast as in this satellite image of the Los Angeles area taken at 11:00 a.m., July 1, 2017.

Late Spring Transition

We tend to think of the weather in four distinct patterns, following the seasons. However, those “tweeners” can have some surprises of their own. Don’t let your guard down.

No matter how carefully you plan, problems seem to appear. But they can be mitigated exercising care in planning, situational awareness, and knowledge. Here, we focus on knowledge to help you gain that essential element of situational awareness to build on the rules of thumb you’re originally taught.

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