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Meteorology

The California current runs north to south along the West Coast of the United States.

With the start of summer upon us, we start thinking of things to do on the weekend and how to keep the kids busy.

If you live in Annapolis Maryland or the Baltimore Maryland area this is what you can roughly expect to see when it comes to your heating and cooling budget.

Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in the country of Japan.

The Gulf Stream is a warm ocean current that travels from the East Coast of Florida all the way northward along the Eastern Seaboard until it gets near North Carolina and Virginia then it starts to make its way back eastward out to sea.

Looking at the weather map above we can see that we have three and four digit numbers on the map.

Atlanta Georgia is located in the Southeast part of the United States, which supports a warmer summer with showers and thunderstorms.

Onshore flow describes the movement of any weather feature moving towards the shore.

If you live in Austin Texas, this is what type of heating and cooling of your house you can expect to see during various weather events such as EL-Nino and La-Nina.

The first topographic feature that I would like to talk about today is the Rocky Mountains.

Tropical Storm Beryl, the second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2012, began in advance of the actually start of the season.

When it comes to learning about the weather it is very important to understand about the oceans.

The weekend of June 8-10, 2012 was one of the wettest weekends in a very long time for this region.

Water vapor satellite is used to identify moisture in the atmosphere.

June 7, 2012: Perth Australia was hit by a tornado.

The cold front that moved through the Northeast on Saturday providing much needed relief from the heat has stalled across the Southern Mid-Atlantic.

Looking at the upper air map for the entire region from Alaska to the Atlantic Ocean we can identify a few significant features.

July 5, was an active day for severe weather with well over 400 wind damage reports extending from the Southeast all the way back into the Mid-Atlantic Region.

This upper air map is from July 5, 2012 and it’s from the 500mb level which is roughly about 18,000ft above the ground.

Another air mass that we have is known as "marine time polar air".