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University of Utah geochemist Gabe Bowen
2014-04-16 03:00:26

Lee Siegel, University of Utah Global warming may bring more curvy jet streams during winter Last winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study shows that pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, and suggests it may worsen as Earth's climate warms. "If this trend continues, it could contribute to more extreme winter weather events in North America, as experienced this year with...

El Nino Forecast A Sign Of Relief For Drought-Stricken Californians
2014-03-07 10:37:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online California residents plagued by drought just got some good news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): El Niño is coming – maybe. El Niño is a weather-generating phenomenon based on the surface water temperatures off the western coast of South America and NOAA’s long-range forecast has said there is about a 50-50 chance that it will form this summer or fall – potentially bringing wetter weather to the...

Colder US Winters Due To Shifting Polar Jet Stream: Study
2014-02-17 12:39:08

[ Watch the Video: Blame The Jet Stream On Colder Winters ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global warming skeptics have pointed to the unusually cold winter in parts of the United States this year as evidence against climate change. However, a new study from Rutgers University indicates that the unusually chilly temperatures in the Midwest and southeastern US are consistent with projections of permanent shifts in weather patterns caused by rising temperatures....

Scientists To Present Theory On Longevity Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
2013-11-14 17:55:46

[ Watch the Video: The Mystery Behind Jupiter's Long-lived Storm ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A defining mark of Jupiter, the Great Red Spot, should have disappeared centuries ago, according to prevailing theories. A new model being presented at the 66th Annual Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting in Pittsburgh next week provides a possible explanation for why the turbulent red vortex has lasted so long. "Based on current theories, the Great Red Spot...

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2013-11-12 04:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 11: Lake effect snows kicked in over portions of the Great Lakes yesterday with places seeing anywhere from 2-5 inches of snowfall. Cold air also started to plunge into the Plains yesterday with low temps falling into the teens for some. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 12: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure dominates the weather from coast to coast. There are going to be a few snow showers over Maine...

Retreating Arctic Ice To Blame For Bad British Weather
2013-10-29 11:43:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Britons never seem to get a break from bad weather, and now one scientist believes he may have found a culprit to point the finger at: retreating Arctic sea ice. According to a new study from the University of Exeter’s James Screen that was published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, the run of wet summers that hit northwest Europe between 2007 and 2012 was partially due to the loss of Arctic sea ice that shifted the jet...

Slight Global Warming May Come From Ozone Winds
2013-08-09 08:27:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Laypeople tend to mix up the ozone hole and global warming. The popular belief is that the hole is a major cause of the world’s increasing average temperature. On the other hand, scientists have long attributed the ozone shortage in the hole to a small cooling trend. A new computer model study, led by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, suggests that there might be a slight warming influence from the ozone hole. The influence is...

Greenland Ice Sheet Had Record Melt In 2012 Due To Jet Stream
2013-06-17 13:50:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to University of Sheffield research, published in the International Journal of Climatology, unusual Jet Stream changes were behind record surface melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet last summer. The Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) experienced a record surface melting in the summer of 2012, with more than 90 percent of the ice-sheet surface melting as of July 11, 2012. That was nearly double the previous record loss seen in 2010,...

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2013-06-13 04:00:19

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 12: A strong line of storms moved from Iowa all the way into the Ohio River Valley. This line of storms was responsible for a large swath of severe weather from large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. The heat continued in the Southwest and also the Southern Plains, also pushing into the Southeast with many places in the 90-115F...

Climate Change Not At Fault For Record US Drought In 2012
2013-04-12 15:09:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In pushing for his green agenda, President Barack Obama has repeatedly cited last year´s massive drought, which cost the US $35 billion, as evidence of climate change. However, a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that a bizarre confluence of natural variations was responsible for the precipitous drop in rainfall levels across the United States last summer. "This is one of those...


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El Nino Update July 5, 2012
2012-07-05 11:03:00

Say it’s not so, but we could be very well on the verge of entering into an EL-Nino cycle soon. How soon? The latest forecast issued by the Climate Prediction Center has upped the chances of seeing EL-Nino this year now at 61% with the favorable time period pointing towards the 3rd quarter (July-September).  What does this mean to you? Well it all depends on where you’re living as EL-Nino has a wide array of impacts that are different everywhere around the globe. Here are a few...

Upper Air Analysis for July 10
2012-09-03 16:39:03

Looking at today’s 300mb level chart or 30,000ft above the surface we see that we are looking at our jet stream analysis. The regions that have blue, dark blue and white circles inside of the blue are indicating to us that these are the jet maxes associated with the polar front jet. So this morning there is a jet max over the North Atlantic Ocean near the coast of Maine and also a jet max over the West Coast near Canada and a third jet max back in the Gulf of Alaska. These jet maxes are...

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
2012-07-05 11:59:33

Another air mass that we have is known as "marine time polar air". This type of air is known for its cool and moist environment. The best location in the United States to find this air mass is in the Gulf of Alaska. Due to its high moisture content it tends to create a higher amount of precipitation in the region of Southern Alaska. This air mass at times can send increased moisture into the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The temps with this air mass are not as cold as its...

Weather Reference Library
2012-06-05 12:02:27

Here are a few basic weather terms that you may have heard and don't know what they mean. Convection: Convection means that an area of t-storms has developed in an unstable part of the atmosphere. Zonal flow: This Term is used when talking about the jet stream. Zonal means that the strong winds at about 20-30,000ft are blowing west to east. This is important in weather because these types of winds or pressure systems will move very fast and not have a chance to get very strong....

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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