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2012-09-21 03:00:55

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 20: The cold air is settling in over a good portion of the Northern Plains and also the Great Lakes region as many places again last night dealt with frost and freezing conditions. There were a few wind damage reports that came in from Southeast Georgia and the Northeast portion of Florida. Also yesterday there were reports of hail in Missouri, other than that a fairly quiet severe weather day. Weather Outlook...

Predictions Put To The Test By Climate Scientists
2012-09-19 08:21:49

A new study has found that climate-prediction models are good at predicting long-term climate patterns on a global scale but lose their edge when applied to time frames shorter than three decades and on sub-continental scales. Climate-prediction models show skills in forecasting climate trends over time spans of greater than 30 years and at the geographical scale of continents, but they deteriorate when applied to shorter time frames and smaller geographical regions, a new study has found....

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2012-09-18 03:00:59

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 17: The heat continued in the Southwest, while the Gulf Coast got hit with heavy rainfall amounts between 1-3 inches and some higher amounts. The frost hit the pumpkins in the North and it evened snowed in Colorado. One tornado was reported in Kansas along with damaging winds along Lake Michigan and also a few reports in Kansas, Texas, Tennessee and southern Alabama. Weather Outlook for September 18: A strong cold...

Global Warming Increases Tropical Rainfall Extremes
2012-09-18 07:18:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Extreme precipitation events in the tropics can come in many forms; thunderstorm complexes, flood-inducing monsoons and wide-sweeping cyclones like the recent Hurricane Isaac. Scientists expect global warming to intensify extreme precipitation, but the rate of intensification in the tropics remains unclear. A new study from MIT, published online this week in Nature Geoscience, gives an estimate based on model simulations and...

Global Temps Reach New Highs
2012-09-18 04:56:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This has been a summer for setting climate/environmental records. The US has had a record-breaking fire season, with over 8 million acres ablaze. The Antarctic Sea Ice has melted to record-breaking low extent. And now this summer has become the third warmest on record. But that's not all. Scientists at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center say this was the 16th warmest August since we started keeping records in the 1880's. Combine...

Plant Zone Map Made Obsolete By Rising Temperature
2012-09-14 10:25:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every packet of plant seeds that you buy for your yard or garden has a map on the back showing you what regions to plant the seeds in during what time of the year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) creates that little map and the planting guidelines, and a new set was just recently released. According to Professor Nir Krakauer, assistant professor of civil engineering at the City College of New York's Grove School of...

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2012-09-11 22:16:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The forests that skirt high peaks have always been dependent on the accumulation of winter snowfalls that subsequently melt and provide valuable moisture down the steep mountain slopes. A team of scientists, led by University of Colorado-Boulder scientists Ernesto Trujillo and Noah Molotch, has investigated how the trends of rising temperatures and declining water availability have influenced these mountain forests over the past...

Solar Activity Linked To Colder European Winters
2012-08-24 05:50:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have long suspected that the Sun's 11-year cycle influences climate of certain regions on Earth. Records of average, seasonal temperatures do not date back far enough to confirm any patterns, though. An international team of researchers, armed with a unique proxy, show that unusually cold winters in Central Europe are related to low solar activity — when sunspot numbers are minimal. Germany's Rhine River freezing is...

2012-08-24 00:46:08

A new record of past temperature change in the tropical Atlantic Ocean's subsurface provides clues as to why the Earth's climate is so sensitive to ocean circulation patterns, according to climate scientists at Texas A&M University. Geological oceanographer Matthew Schmidt and two of his graduate students teamed up with Ping Chang, a physical oceanographer and climate modeler, to help uncover an important climate connection between the tropics and the high latitude North Atlantic....


Latest Climate Reference Libraries

Scots Pine
2014-04-14 10:50:20

Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is the only native pine to Europe and Asia and was introduced in New Zealand and the colder climates of North America. The Scots pine grows at sea level to 3281 feet in the northern regions and 3937-8530 feet in the south. The Scots pine grows to heights of 114 feet with a trunk that is just over three feet through. The bark is thick and dark grey-brown on the lower trunk with the upper trunk having bark that is thin and orange. The trunk is long and straight...

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...

Post Weather Report From August 2, 2012
2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

Post Weather Report From September 5, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:50

September 5: The southwest was encompassed in the monsoon rains yesterday bringing areas of flash flooding to portions of Arizona. Another smaller but large flooding event occurred along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where places in Jackson County received 7inches of rainfall in 2 1/2hours which lead to large flooding problems of already saturated grounds from Isaac-1. The heat persisted in Eastern Texas and into Louisiana and northward into Arkansas as some places felt temps hit the100’s with...

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...

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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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