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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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2012-09-11 03:00:29

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 10: A large area of high pressure moving into the Ohio River valley was responsible for bringing some of the coldest air that we have seen in a while. A quiet day on the severe weather front as high pressure was in control of a good portion of the US. However, we did manage to see a few damaging wind reports in Wyoming and also one in Southern California. Outlook for September 11: Another nice day for 2/3 of...

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2012-08-10 03:00:28

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 9: Yesterday provided plenty in the way of severe storms which included hail and wind damage reports. There were over 200 wind reports spreading from Illinois eastward into PA and NY, as well as southward along the frontal boundary through KY and TN and MS and then east to west along the Gulf Coast from Florida back westward into Texas. Hail reports were confined to around the center of the low in the Midwest. The hot spots...

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2012-06-20 03:00:00

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 19: Severe weather was found expanding through the Northern Plains with hail and damaging winds being the biggest threat. Hail the size of 2.5 inches was found in Central Minnesota. The strongest winds of the day were found in Michigan with many reports of winds in the 70-78 mph range. Also, the third tropical storm of the Atlantic Season formed in the Northern Atlantic. At this time is not expected to impact any land....

2010-10-26 12:40:36

MIT study finds that more intense storms will occur in the Southern Hemisphere Weather systems in the Southern and Northern hemispheres will respond differently to global warming, according to an MIT atmospheric scientist's analysis that suggests the warming of the planet will affect the availability of energy to fuel extratropical storms, or large-scale weather systems that occur at Earth's middle latitudes. The resulting changes will depend on the hemisphere and season, the study found....

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2009-06-26 05:55:00

Satellite, Now Entering Its Second Decade, Has Revolutionized Marine Weather Forecasts "June is busting out all over," as the song says, and with it, U.S. residents along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts begin to gaze warily toward the ocean, aware that the hurricane season is revving up. In the decade since NASA's QuikScat satellite and its SeaWinds scatterometer launched in June 1999, the satellite has measured the wind speed and wind direction of these powerful storms, providing data that are...


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2012-05-08 20:51:43

Important things to know when it comes to weather are the terms that a meteorologist uses on the television, radio or on a weather website.  The first term is Return flow. Sometimes you will hear a meteorologist use this term. The best way to understand this is to look at a weather map. When you see a High pressure center which is the blue H, look to the western side of that high pressure. This is where the warm moist air starts moving from the south back towards the north, which is why it...

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