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Meteorology

Here are a few basic weather terms that you may have heard and don't know what they mean.

January 2012- Normal temperatures for the month are usually around 40-60F.

Tropical Storm Alberto was named the first tropical storm of the Atlantic 2012 Hurricane Season on May 20th at 1200PM CDT.

Location A: This is known as the Eye or the center of the Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone.

The Hurricane Season starts June 1 for the Atlantic Ocean, however there are times that it may get an early start like here in 2012 were we have our first storm of the season two weeks early.

Norfolk VA is located along the United States East Coast and has a climate that is moderated by the warm Gulf Stream Ocean current that travels up the coast. Many large storms impact the region.

A very important part of being a meteorologist is to understand the topography of the local region.

San Diego is located on the United States West coast.

Austin Texas is located in the Southern Part of the United States.

Can someone with arthritis forecast the weather?

So what makes a super cell thunderstorm so special?

When we think of thunderstorms we have to remember the deadliest part of those storms and that is the lightning that occurs with them.

Weather maps can hand drawn or computerized.

One of the worst places to be during a tornado is in a mobile home.

Typically when you think of tornadoes you think of the Plains of the United States.

Tropical Cyclones have a life cycle they go through.

Honolulu is located on the Hawaiian Island chain in the central part of the Pacific Ocean.

Important things to know when it comes to weather are the terms that a meteorologist uses on the television, radio or on a weather website.

The month of March provided a huge absence of winter with record breaking temperatures from the Canada border all the way south and eastward across the United States.

Tokyo is located in the Central part of Japan.