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2013-04-19 04:00:38

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 18: Another very active day yesterday with multiple tornado warnings and damage across portions of Illinois southward to Mississippi. Lots of rain fell yesterday near Chicago leading to flooding all throughout the Midwest. The cold air has regained strength again with many places in Texas and Oklahoma feeling the wrath of another...

2013-01-12 05:01:10

Thunderstorms can be very dangerous when caught outside. A water damage expert offers suggestions for staying safe when Mother Nature turns malevolent. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of severe weather and water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips on remaining safe during severe weather. In the wake of 2012´s severe weather events, and with thunderstorm season just around the corner, it is important...

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2012-09-24 03:00:34

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 21-23: The cold air of old man winter arrived in places like North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. Many of these places enjoyed the cold record setting air over the weekend as temps dropped into the 20´s. Also the Northern part of Minnesota got a tease of snow with upwards to 1 inch. The west dealt with the heat as many places in California had temps soar into the 90´s and even 100´s. On...

Summer Rain Triggered By Dry Soil
2012-09-13 04:48:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists and research groups released a study which suggests a strong correlation between summer rain storms and dry soil conditions. In short, summer rains are more likely over drier soils. The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the UK, the VU University Amsterdam, the Center of Meteorology CNRM in Toulouse, and the Vienna University of Technology collaborated on a detailed analysis of satellite data....

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2012-09-07 03:00:18

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather from September 6: A very busy day from a severe weather aspect, with strong winds from Missouri and Kansas and also southward into portions of Arkansas and Mississippi. A second pocket of strong winds occurred in the panhandle of Texas. A third region was found along the Northeast region of New York and portions of PA along with Virginia and North Carolina. A large swath of hail reports came out of Iowa with the largest report from Newell, IA...

Lightning Safety Awareness Week
2012-06-26 06:33:07

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly The week of June 24-June 30 is noted as “Lightning Safety Week”. So what are some things that you can do when you hear the first crackle of thunder? One of the first things to do is take cover inside a shelter such as a house, garage or even patio. The next thing you can do to help prevent injury is not run for cover under a tree or object outside that can easily be attracted to lightning. A third thing is try to avoid using appliances and...

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2012-06-14 03:00:17

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 13: The big story from Italy is the tornado that hit Venice on the 12th of June. Also yesterday we saw no tornadoes in the US, however there was plenty of wind and hail reports through the Carolina´s and also back in Western Louisiana and Eastern Texas and then into the Northern Plains in places like South Dakota and North Dakota. Big Story Weather Outlook for June 14: Partly to mostly cloudy skies expand from...

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2012-06-07 03:00:30

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 6: Colorado was the hardest hit area yesterday, with hail and tornadoes being reported in the state. One report came from just outside of Denver where they actually had hail fall so hard and long that it made hail banks on the ground. Also hail was a big concern across Western North Dakota and Northeast Texas where large areas of hail and wind damage were seen. Another area of strong winds occurred near Miami Florida with...

Atmospheric Warming Impacted By Pollution, Thunderclouds
2012-05-21 04:09:23

Pollution and summer thunderstorm clouds are an adverse combination when it comes to climate change, as a new computer simulation has shown that the two seemingly unrelated entities are combining to warm the atmosphere. The findings, which were announced by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Friday and published in the May 10 edition of the journal Geophysical Research Letters, were the result of simulations conducted by PNNL climate researcher Jiwen...

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Weather Education - Air Mass Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 10:30:47

Air mass thunderstorms are found in marine time tropical air. In short they are also known as MT Thunderstorms. Air mass thunderstorms represent what is known as the common three stage thunderstorm development. This means that an air mass thunderstorm goes through the stages of Cumulus which is represented by the updrafts only being present; secondly it moves into the mature stage where it has both updrafts and downdrafts; finally it goes into the dissipating stage where you see only the...

Weather Education - Super-cell Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:51:18

In this lesson we are going to take a look at super-cell thunderstorms and what they mean and how they impact our daily lives. First, a super-cell thunderstorm is formed from a cumulus-nimbus cloud.  Super-cell thunderstorms are the most advanced form of thunderstorms known on earth. This is because these types of thunderstorms need so many things to come together in the atmosphere at the same time. The first thing they need is the warm moist air at or near the surface. Secondly, is...

Weather Education - Orographic Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:40:16

Orographic thunderstorms are formed when the air is pushed up a mountain side. This type of thunderstorm is found only on the windward side of a mountain range. In the United States we would find these types of thunderstorms on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains and also on the western slopes of the Appalachians. Things that make this thunderstorm important: First of all they only form in certain geographical places on the earth as mentioned above. But they can form anywhere in the...

Daily Weather Summary From July 4, 2012
2012-07-05 08:00:00

The brief reprieve we saw this week in terms of temperatures has run its course as warmer temperatures will be reinforcing itself into the picture for the latter part of this week and weekend. Wednesday brought many 4th of July festivities and celebrations, as well as temperatures that closed into triple digits for places like Chicago in the mid-west. The 4th of July also featured fireworks in the way of thunderstorms in North Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota, continuing the assault of...

Cumulus-nimbus Clouds
2014-01-11 00:00:00

The image above shows a Cumulus-nimbus cloud that has an anvil top to it. The reason that can be identified is that the cirrus is in place above the center of the storm. The image below does not have an anvil top yet. The anvil top forms on CB clouds after they reach the height in the atmosphere where they begin to feel the upper level winds becoming too strong for them to continue development vertically. The storm on the right has not felt the upper level winds yet, that is why it lacks the...

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