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How 5G Cell Service Could Hurt Weather Forecasts

Good weather forecasts save lives, but scientists are worried that 5G transmissions could drown out frequencies measured by weather satellites, setting weather forecasts back decades.

Special thanks to Roger Saunders, Ph.D. from the UK Met Office; Peter Iannucci, Ph.D. from UT Austin; and Dan Billow, AMS from WESH-TV.

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How 5G is Likely to Put Weather Forecasting at Risk


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Personal conversations with Dr. Roger Saunders, Yosef Razin, and Dr. Peter Iannucci

Images:

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/hurricane-matthew-hits-haiti
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/blue-energy-light-wave-gm488910521-39458636
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