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2014-01-07 03:30:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 7, 2014 11AM: High pressure settling in over the Gulf Coast will bring yet another day of below normal temps along the MS Gulf Coast with plenty of sunshine. The frigid air will extend all the way up into Minnesota and across the entire Eastern US. A slight modification over the Plains as some warmer air starts to move back in to the region. High pressure along the Rockies will keep the region warmer. The strong...

2014-01-06 16:20:07

AccuWeather forecasts will be available in over 100 metropolitan areas on-demand via the Kaliki Audio Newsstand in a growing list of vehicles in 2014 LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, AccuWeather announces its partnership with BT Software and the Kaliki Audio Newsstand to allow drivers to get access to current weather conditions and forecasts on-demand in their vehicles in 2014. "AccuWeather is happy to work with Kaliki Audio...

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2014-01-06 03:30:18

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 6, 2014 11AM: High pressure from the North Pole is now pushing across the Northern Plains and heading at a rapid pace to the south. This is going to bring one of the coldest days on record for the country from the Rockies to the East Coast. Brace for very cold temps and dangerous wind chills. This cold air will also be very supportive of heavy lake effect snows along the lakes. Return flow will keep the Western US mild...

2014-01-04 23:00:53

Glow sticks can bring light to thousands of families affected by the power cut in the recent Storms. Houston,TX (PRWEB) January 04, 2014 Light Stick - Glow in the Dark Chemical Stick from Amazon could have brought light to help thousands of families in the recent Midwest snow storms. Christmas should be a happy occasion but unfortunately due to the ice storms which stretched from upper Midwest to the far northeast and into Canada that left over 350,000 people without light and power, the...

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2014-01-03 03:30:36

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 3, 2014 11AM: High pressure over the mid Tennessee River Valley is bringing partly cloudy skies from the Mid-Atlantic to the Gulf Coast. Extremely cold air is in place with many areas below freezing this morning and wind chill values in the 10-20F range. A few lingering snow showers are expected over the Northeast for most of today. A new storm system moving into the Plains will bring with it some very dangerous weather...

2014-01-02 16:20:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State health and emergency management officials are urging the public to pay attention to forecasts which currently call for snowfall across much of Pennsylvania today into Friday morning, followed by bitterly cold temperatures. "People who do travel should be certain to have essential items in their vehicle such as food, water and warm clothes to help contend with the potential for dangerous conditions if travel delays occur," said...

2014-01-02 12:20:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With possible winter storms forecast in the days and weeks ahead, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today explained that while crews will work around the clock as needed, roads will not be free of ice and snow while precipitation is falling. "PennDOT follows weather forecasts just like our customers do, but the bottom line is that weather is unpredictable and we need to be prepared for quick changes in weather and road...

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2014-01-02 04:00:36

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 2, 2014 11AM: Low pressure moving through the Mid-Atlantic region will create a wide area of showers from Maryland to Mississippi along the cold front. Look for snowfall ahead of the warm front from Maine to Illinois and into parts of Missouri. High pressure will dominate the weather over the Plains and the Rockies extending back into the Western US. 11PM: This evening the storm system will move off the Atlantic...

2013-12-31 23:23:20

Calgary and area floods, along with tropical storm Haiyan and SuperStorm Standy are tragedies rooted in geography and the human desire to settle on low-lying land near waterfronts – and are not caused by climate change or global warming, says Friends of Science. Historical evidence shows that Tacloban in the Philippines was nearly destroyed by a typhoon in November 1912 when half the population of 30,000 was killed; yet the area remained populated and was devastated again in November...

Decreasing Cloud Cover Could Mean Higher Global Temperatures
2013-12-31 15:41:00

[ Watch the Video: Fewer Clouds Could Mean Hotter Temperatures ] Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online A study by the University of NSW (UNSW) claims that the Earth’s temperatures will rise 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. Earlier predictions that were based on cloud cover forecast a smaller increase and were most likely wrong, according to the study, to be published January 1, 2014 in the journal Nature. This could mean catastrophic results for...


Latest Atmospheric sciences Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

Climate Change
2013-04-01 11:05:27

Climate change is a substantial and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time ranging from decades to millions of years. It might be a change in the average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is a result of factors that include oceanic processes, biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received buy Earth, volcanic eruptions, and plate tectonics, and human induced alterations...

Weather Model Discussion:  How To Use Surface Dew-points For Weather Forecasting Purposes
2013-01-29 08:53:47

Surface Dew-points can play a huge role in weather forecasting. The first such role is that it helps determine the amount of moisture in the atmosphere for a given point. If we look at the current dew-point map above from January 28, 2013 we can note several things of interest. First, if we look at where the black circle is around the number 70, we can make note that this air right off the coast of Texas is at a dew point of 70F. The temperature outside must be above 70F, because the...

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...

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