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2013-12-09 04:00:10

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 6-8: This past weekend was quite busy. Heavy rainfall extended along the Gulf Coast into the Tennessee River Valley. Some places in Mississippi picked up around 2-3 inches of precipitation. Heavy snowfall was recorded from Tennessee up into the Northeast with some places seeing between 4-14 inches. Near record high temps were seen along the Gulf Coast and some places approaching an unseasonal 80F. Record cold was...

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2013-11-22 04:00:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 21: Cold air plunged across the Plains yesterday with temps in the single digits and wind chill values well below zero. Snowfall was limited to mostly the Rockies over the past 24 hours. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 22: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure and the associated cold front will push through the Mid-Mississippi River Valley bringing rain, snow and thunderstorms to the region. High pressure...

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2013-11-21 04:00:05

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 20: Snowfall over Montana and portions of the Rockies was the big news of the day with snowfall rates around 3-5 inches in some places. The Arctic freeze was the other big story with places over the Dakotas falling into the single digits overnight. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 21: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over the Eastern Seaboard will keep the area dry from the East Coast to the Gulf...

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2013-10-10 04:44:16

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 9: The Mid-Atlantic dealt with strong onshore flow yesterday which brought heavy rainfall along with coastal flooding to the region. Heavy rains and snows started to fall over the Southern Rockies. Severe weather was null. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 10: Surface Map: Low pressure moving along the Mid-Atlantic will bring another day of rain, cool weather and strong onshore flow to the region which...

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2013-10-09 04:00:15

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 8: Showers and thunderstorms continued from Florida to South Carolina, however no severe weather was reported - mostly just heavy rainfall. Cold air plunged into the Northeast overnight around the center of the high. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 9: Surface Map: Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring showers from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic - some areas may get heavy rainfall. High...

Super-rapid Intensification Of Supertyphoon Usagi
2013-09-20 11:22:06

NASA The radar on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite captured an image of Supertyphoon Usagi near the end of a 24-hour period in which Usagi intensified by 65 knots. This is more than twice the commonly used 30-knot threshold for defining rapid intensification. The TRMM data was used to create a 3-D image. The data was collected at 1035 UTC/6:35 a.m. EDT on Thursday, September 19, 2013, when Usagi was at category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane intensity scale. ...

Tropical Storms Gain Strength Over Land Due To 'Brown Ocean' Phenomenon
2013-07-17 08:20:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Meteorologists were stumped by Tropical Storm Erin in 2007. Unlike most tropical cyclones, which dissipate after making landfall and being weakened by everything from friction and wind shear to loss of the ocean as a source of heat energy, Erin intensified as it tracked through Texas. Erin's eye formed over Oklahoma, and grew stronger than it had been over the ocean as it spun over the southern plains. According to NASA-funded...

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2013-05-15 04:00:44

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 14: The biggest news of the day was the heat wave that hit the middle of the United States. Places from Texas to South Dakota and Minnesota soared into the 100´s. Another big story was the strong thunderstorms that moved through the Northern Rockies. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 15: High pressure over the Southeast...

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2013-05-10 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 9: Severe weather was the highlight yesterday. There were tornado reports across a good portion of the Southern Plains along with heavy rains. Some places in Texas picked up over 5inches of rainfall. The damaging winds were also a big concern with many reports of over 70mph wind gusts. Hail was reported throughout the region as well. This...

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2013-05-09 04:00:52

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 8: The severe weather season got started across the Southern Plains and the Eastern Rockies yesterday. There were a total of 5 tornadoes found in Idaho, Kansas, Colorado and Texas. Hail was reported in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Wind damage was reported across Oklahoma and Kansas. Flooding rains continued across the Mid-Atlantic and...


Latest Cyclone Reference Libraries

Polar Front Jet on the Water Vapor Image
2012-07-10 17:35:31

Water vapor satellite is used to identify moisture in the atmosphere. We can also use it to help us identify the Polar front Jetstream. The Jetstream is outlined in the above image with a red line. As you can see it travels through an area of black or what we refer to as dry air. The reason the polar front jet travels through dry air is that the winds associated with this jet can exceed 150mph which keeps the air moving too fast to develop moisture at high levels. The polar front jet...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-07 10:49:26

Tropical systems are weather features that form in the tropics and can become very intense areas of low pressure that impact many coastal regions throughout the world. They usually form between 5 and 15 latitude. This is because a tropical system is a vertical extension in the atmosphere of a large thunderstorm development. In order for these thunderstorms to move they need something in the upper levels to help them move. That is where the spinning of the earth comes into play for them which...

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