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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...

Hawaii May See An Increase In Tropical Cyclones
2013-05-06 05:24:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Hawaii could experience a two-to-three fold increase in the number of tropical cyclones by the year 2100, according to new research published Sunday in the online edition of Nature Climate Change. Only two hurricanes have made landfall in the island state over the past three decades, but that is likely to change during the last quarter of this century, computer simulations developed by scientists at the University of Hawaii at...

NASA Satellites Track Tropical Cyclone Sandra As She Nears New Caledonia
2013-03-09 10:35:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The storm formerly known as Cyclone 19P was renamed Sandra on Friday, and NASA officials are warning residents of New Caledonia to brace for strong winds, heavy rain and possible flooding early next week. Using the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument on board the Aqua satellite, officials from the US space agency announced they had captured an infrared image of the cyclone´s cloud top temperatures on March 8. The...

Cyclone Gino Winds Up To Wind Down Later Seen By Nasa
2013-02-13 10:13:02

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Cyclone Gino as the storm continues to wind up in the southern Indian Ocean, consolidating and strengthening. Infrared data shows the storm has strengthened but it is headed for cooler waters which will weaken it in coming days. On Feb. 12 at 0841 UTC, NASA Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard the Aqua satellite captured infrared imagery of Cyclone Gino that showed the storm developed a large area of very cold, high...

Cyclone Haley's Demise Shown On Infrared NASA Image
2013-02-12 10:34:31

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Cyclone Haley as it was falling apart in the southern Pacific Ocean. When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Cyclone Haley on Feb. 10 at 2347 UTC (6:47 p.m. EST) the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard captured an image of cloud top temperatures in the diminishing cyclone. AIRS data showed that cloud top temperatures had warmed since the previous day, indicating that cloud tops were not as high as they were on...

Ice Loss Not Due To 2012 Arctic Cyclone
2013-01-31 20:18:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers are disputing the theory that the culprit behind the historic sea ice minimum was "The Great Arctic Cyclone of August 2012." Writing in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, University of Washington researchers found that the freak summer storm was actually not solely responsible for 2012's record low for Arctic sea ice, but that other factors were in play. Jinlun Zhang, lead author of the paper, and...

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2013-01-17 04:00:34

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 16: The frontal boundary pushing into the Southeast created a mix of rain and snow for the Southeast and into the Mid-Atlantic region, while an upper level low moved through Eastern Texas creating a cold pocket which has been responsible for some snow in the Deep South. A clipper system has moved through the Northern Plains bringing...

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2013-01-03 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story weather from January 2: Yesterday´s big stories were the light snow that fell across the Northern Plains and also the moderate rainfall that fell across the Gulf Coast. There were even a few reports of sleet along the LA and MS Gulf Coast overnight as the freezing level fell to near 9,5000ft. The other top stories were the colder air that has begun to...

NASA Study Finds Hurricane Strength Forecasts Could Be Improved
2012-11-28 15:58:25

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Forecasters could soon be better able to predict how intense tropical cyclones like Hurricane Sandy will be by analyzing relative-humidity levels within their large-scale environments, finds a new NASA-led study. Scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., UCLA and the University of Hawaii at Manoa analyzed relative humidity data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft for nearly 200 North...

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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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