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Long-Term Droughts, Rain Failures Revealed Through Tree-Ring Study
2013-03-12 10:21:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new tree-ring study, led by the University of Arizona, reveals that long-term droughts in Southwestern North America often mean a failure of both summer and winter rains. This contradicts a long held belief that a dry winter rainy season is usually followed by a wet monsoon season, or vice versa. According to the new data, both summer and winter rains were sparse year after year during the severe, multi-decadal droughts occurring...

Tornadoes Not Getting Worse
2012-10-21 08:33:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2011, 550 people were killed by tornadoes in the United States. It seems as though the tornadoes are getting worse, along with their deadly and devastating damage. It would be easy to make that assumption, but a new study says no, that is not the case. The new research investigated historic tornado damage and the detailed analysis finds tornadoes are occurring at about the same rate as they always have. "There is...

Weather Education
2012-03-24 08:04:17

Red Orbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly The importance of water and how it affects the weather and forecasting, as well as climate impacts Region 1–West Coast/Pacific Ocean:  The Pacific Ocean brings cool waters along Washington, Oregon and California, which helps to keep summers mostly cool and winters relatively warm. A big area of high pressure is found in the Pacific which forces weather patterns to move toward Washington and Oregon, bringing above average rainfall...

2006-03-16 14:53:38

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Drought that has shriveled crops and sparked fires in bone-dry forests will persist and could even worsen across the Southwest and central and southern Plains through at least June, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its spring weather forecast that these regions, which have already seen thousands of acres go up in flames, should brace for a "significant" wildfire season...


Latest Climate of the United States Reference Libraries

Weather Education: The Effects Of A Pacific Northwest Low
2012-10-08 10:05:31

The Pacific Northwest low moves on shore typically in or around the Portland and Seattle area. At location A the type of weather that can be seen is usually thunderstorms and higher elevation rain showers form during the summer. This same area will see coastal rains and heavy mountain snows in the winter. When the system arrives at location B, the Rockies, due to topographic enhancement it can produce heavy rain/t-storms in the summer time, while during the winter this same area can see...

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...

Weather Reference Library
2012-09-03 15:50:59

Honolulu is located in the Pacific Ocean and has a mostly marine time climate. Honolulu has a pretty consistent temperature average from month to month. This is a look at the La-Nina impacts on the local area. January 2010: For the month of January it is typical to see average high temps in the 80’s while overnight lows drop into the 70’s. During the El-Nino event January temps were 60% of the month at the normal, while 40% of the month was marked with above temps and 0% of the month...

Weather Reference Library
2012-06-05 11:17:10

January 2012- Normal temperatures for the month are usually around 40-60F. January 2012- March 2012 El-Nino Impacts To Austin Texas January 2012 Normal temps occurred around 42% of the month, while below normal temps occurred 10% of the month and above average temps occurred around 48% of the month. This shows that during the month of January this year temps were normal to above normal which is common during a La-Nina phase of the atmosphere. The month of January usually sees 2-4inches...

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