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Ocean Currents Responsible For Wetter Northern Hemisphere
2013-10-21 04:29:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ocean circulation is responsible for causing more tropical rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere than in the southern part of the world, according to new research published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists have long known that the Northern Hemisphere receives the majority of this type of precipitation. For example, the researchers note that Palmyra Atoll, located at 6 degrees north, receives 175 inches of rain...

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2013-03-19 04:00:46

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 18: The big stories for yesterday included the severe weather outbreak over the Southeast and Gulf Coast region with well over 100 reports of wind and hail damage along with a few tornadoes. The biggest threat was the hail as some places saw hail as large as tennis balls and also baseballs. The second big story was the blizzard...

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2013-03-06 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 5: The strong storm made its way through the Great Lakes bringing very heavy snowfall to places like Chicago. High pressure over the Rockies brought a nice day to the region, while another area of low pressure made its way towards the West Coast. Weather Outlook for March 6: The storm everyone has been waiting for is finally pulling...

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2013-01-18 04:00:14

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 17: The headlines from yesterday included the heavy snow that moved through the Southeast including places in Mississippi where they saw up to five inches of snowfall along with places through Alabama before the snow pushed into Virginia and the Carolinas. High pressure over the West brought milder weather to the Western US....

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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...

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2013-01-02 04:00:54

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 31-January 1: A storm system moving though the Southern Plains brought the year to an end bringing a wintry mix to many places and also rainfall to the south. The year was also rounded out with colder air that plunged into the Northern Plains. Weather Outlook for January 2: High pressure over the Tennessee River Valley will...

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2012-12-31 04:00:22

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 28-30: The big news from this past weekend was the intense snowfall amounts that occurred with the arrival of the winter storm into the Northeast part of the United States. The Southern United States saw high pressure and very cold conditions as frost and freeze warnings were issued all the way down into Florida. The Western United...

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2012-12-24 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 21-23: These past few days have been tranquil across a majority of the country, expect in the Northeast where they saw more snow. Also, going through the Northern Plains we have seen some very cold air move through the region with wind chill advisories for the cold. The Pacific Northwest has also been getting hit really hard with...

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2012-12-18 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 17: Low pressure moved through the Great Lakes and Northeast which brought rain and snow to the region. A second area of low pressure moved through the Gulf Coast bringing thunderstorms and rain to the region. High pressure over the Southwest brought a nice day to the region. Another potent low pressure moved through the Northwest...


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Weather Educartion: Impacts Of The Canadian High Pressure Center
2012-12-29 11:43:39

The Canadian High pressure center shifts into the United States throughout the year and has a major impact on the weather from season to season. In the summer when this high pressure moves in, the temps usually cool off by about 10-15 degrees. For example:  if the temp was 91F in Fargo, it would cool down into the 70s once this high moved in. The high also creates drier weather. In winter when this system moves in the weather pattern is the same in that the temps will drop and the air...

Upper Air Map Identification for July 6, 2012.
2012-07-06 12:00:10

Looking at the upper air map for the entire region from Alaska to the Atlantic Ocean we can identify a few significant features. The first is the deep low height center over Alaska, this is telling us that at 30,000ft the air is rising upwards allowing for the surface low to still be gaining strength. Also if you look to the west of that closed low you will see what is referred to as a jet max getting ready to enter the base of the low height center. This will further amplify the low...

Surface Weather Map Features for July 5, 2012
2012-07-05 10:00:03

The morning weather map for July 5, shows us the current surface pressure readings. Surface Pressure is very important from a meteorological stand point. We use this to help us identify where our surface pressure centers are just like you see above. Our Low pressure area is over Northeast Colorado and also the High pressure over the Ontario area. Surface pressure is taken hourly from the stations and they are also mostly done on a 24hr basis, however some places will only submit their...

Surface Weather Map Features
2012-07-16 14:20:04

Looking at the weather map above we can see that we have three and four digit numbers on the map. These numbers are known as Sea Level Pressure. They are recorded in MB. Looking at the Northern part of South Dakota we see a number at 995mb while over parts of Maine we see the number closer to 1020mb. So we would say that high pressure is over Maine, while low pressure is over the Dakota’s as our MB numbers show. A surface pressure map can be very useful to a weather forecaster in many...

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...

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