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2013-09-19 04:00:37

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 18: Yesterday we saw more heavy rainfall over portions of the Southwest US where flood warnings are in effect right now. There was also an increase in severe weather over the Northern Plains with many places in eastern North Dakota and South Dakota dealing with localized flooding this morning. Severe weather yesterday included 2-inch hail in both South Dakota and North Dakota. There were multiple wind damage reports...

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2013-09-18 04:00:46

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 17: High pressure over the East Coast brought a very cold night to the region as temps fell to the freezing point. Rainfall was heavy over the Southwest. We saw two tornadoes in Idaho, two inch hail in Utah, and damaging winds in Montana with gusts around 80-85mph. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 18: Surface Map: High pressure over the Mid-Atlantic region will bring cool temps and partly cloudy...

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2013-09-17 04:00:08

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 16: High pressure over the Great Lakes and Northeast brought another round of frost and freeze conditions to the region. The Southwest dealt with another day of heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Severe weather was limited. The largest hail was recorded in Texas at 1.0-inch. The strongest winds occurred in Montana with gusts between 60-70mph. Tropical Storm Ingrid brought heavy rainfall to Mexico and also...

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2013-08-30 04:00:35

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 29: The heat continued to bake the Plains yesterday from Dallas to North Dakota with temps in the 90’s and 100’s along with heat index values near 110. Severe weather was limited, however there were two tornadoes both in Minnesota. The largest hail was reported in Minnesota as well at 1.75 inches. The strongest wind gusts came from Montana and Utah in the 70-80mph range. Big Story Weather Discussion for August...

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2013-08-29 03:50:04

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 28: The heat impacted large areas of the Plains again yesterday with temps soaring over 100F and heat index values near 110. Severe weather was limited, however there were reports of hail around 1.75 inches in South Dakota along with wind gusts near 70-80mph in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Utah. Big Story Weather Discussion for August 29: Surface Map: High pressure over Eastern Texas will bring extensive...

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2013-08-27 04:00:32

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 26: The heat continued across the High Plains with temps soaring into the 97-103F range along with heat index values near 110F. Severe weather was limited yesterday, however we did have very large hail in Minnesota at 3.75 inches in diameter. The strongest straight line winds came from North Dakota, Minnesota, Arizona were all places saw gusts in the 60-65mph range. Warm weather continued out West along with dry...

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2013-08-26 04:00:02

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 23-25: A heat wave hit the Northern Plains hard over the weekend with many temps in the 95-100F range along with heat index values near 115. The Southwest picked up nice rainfall from Tropical Depression Ivo that moved across the Baja. A new tropical formed in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico and will make landfall in Mexico. Severe weather was fairly limited with no tornadoes over the weekend. The largest hail on Friday was...

2013-08-20 09:50:50

When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows that when three atmospheric patterns came together over the Indian and Pacific oceans, they drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world’s ocean levels dropped measurably. Unlike other continents, the soils and topography of Australia prevent almost all of its precipitation from running off into the...

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2013-08-15 04:00:49

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 14: Severe weather yesterday consisted of large hail in both Texas and Kansas with the largest at 1.75 inches. Damaging winds occurred over Texas with many places seeing 70-75mph wind gusts. Tropical weather continued to get active as the area near the Yucatan Peninsula got stronger and also Tropical Depression #5 formed to the West...

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2013-07-25 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 24: Tropical Storm Dorian developed in the Atlantic, along with another invest area. Severe weather was limited. There were plenty of wind reports with the strongest coming from MT/WY where both places saw wind gusts around 70-75mph and the largest hail was reported in NE at 2.75 inches. The warm weather continued to impact the Southern...


Latest Atmospheric dynamics Reference Libraries

El Nino Update July 5, 2012
2012-07-05 11:03:00

Say it’s not so, but we could be very well on the verge of entering into an EL-Nino cycle soon. How soon? The latest forecast issued by the Climate Prediction Center has upped the chances of seeing EL-Nino this year now at 61% with the favorable time period pointing towards the 3rd quarter (July-September).  What does this mean to you? Well it all depends on where you’re living as EL-Nino has a wide array of impacts that are different everywhere around the globe. Here are a few...

Polar Watch For Aug 29- Sept 4
2012-09-05 08:00:17

A look at the temps from the 4th show that another colder pocket of air is moving into the region. Aug 29: The max temps warmed to 1C, while the overnight lows dropped to 0C. Aug 30: A burst of colder air was over the polar cap as high temps only made it to -3C, and the overnight lows dropped to -6C. Aug 31: Brought a touch of warmer air back into the region as high temps rose back to 1C, while the overnight lows hit -2C. September 1: High temps again rose to 1C, while overnight lows...

Weather Pack For September 6, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:38

Today on Weather Pack we are going to examine the surface wind around a mature low pressure system, which means that the low pressure has an occluded front associated with it. Yellow Star: The forecasted surface winds would be out of the Northwest as the flow behind the low is counter-clockwise. Green Star: Anyone that is forecasting for the green star would be looking at the winds coming from the South-Southeast just right ahead of the warm front of the low pressure system. Red...

Weather Reference Library
2012-09-17 15:45:33

Many forecasters new and old run across certain things that just don’t get picked up in the weather models that we use to prepare our weather forecast. This is why I have created weather guides for anyone that is getting ready to or just wants to find out more about the weather in their area. (Here are a few forecaster guide tips to helping prepare a better weather forecast) Elevation: North: Look for a gradual rise. South: Look for no major elevation changes. West: There is a...

Winds Impacted By The Cycles Of ENSO
2012-09-03 16:44:02

When it comes to wind, more and more people are turning to it as alternative option for electricity. One has to wonder what kind of impacts would be created by the different cycles of ENSO. The above graph has been done for Boston MA. The month of choice was to run it for March of all three cycles. Normal Cycle: (When we are in between EL-Nino and La-Nina) winds averaged around 0-5mph 9% of the month of March. While 6-10mph average winds occurred more often with 35%. And then winds in the...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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