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2012-10-18 12:33:41

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly A potent weather system has been impacting regions from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Seaboard. Where did this thing start and why was it so strong? The first thing we will look at is the 300mb level upper level wind flow chart analysis which shows us the winds associated with the Polar Front Jet. The reason it is important to look at this chart is because we need to evaluate the strength of the cold air being pushed southward. (Image...

2012-09-05 03:00:13

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly This past week, as most of the country found out through some sort of email or television coverage about the arrival of Hurricane Isaac and the impact it had along the Gulf Coast, redOrbit.com Meteorologist Joshua Kelly was actually embedded in the storm and was able to capture some great video along with images from the storm. Here is a summary of how things happened through the time frame of Isaac. Two days prior to the arrival of Isaac, Joshua...

2012 Atlantic Hurricane Predictions
2012-07-26 07:18:04

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly - Your Universe Online The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season is now in full swing. However, it has been fairly light after a vigorous start in May and then a very tranquil time since then. The biggest reason for the quiet period we are seeing now has to do with both the placement of the Bermuda High and also the upper level winds across the Atlantic, which are still a tad unfavorable for development in the region. The best and most favorable spots right now...

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2012-06-21 03:00:34

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 20: Heavy rain and scattered storms were seen from Minnesota to the Great Lakes, with places in Minnesota receiving well over 4 inches of rain. Damaging hail and wind was reported from the Panhandle of Texas all the way north into the Great Lakes region.  The second major story was the heat along the East Coast and the Mid Atlantic where places around DC and Baltimore hit the upper 90´s with heat indexes well...

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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....

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2012-06-18 03:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 15-17: On Friday there was a tornado reported in Eastern Colorado. There were also multiple hail reports, with the largest report coming from the Miami, Florida area at an estimated 3 inches in size. The strongest wind report was estimated at 82 mph near the station of KQMG in New Mexico. As for Saturday ,the tornado count was estimated at one in Southeast Colorado northeast of Pritchett. The largest hail stones on the day...

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2012-06-15 03:00:07

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 14: A few tornadoes were reported in Kansas and Colorado yesterday. There was significant wind damage all the way from Minnesota southwestward back into Oklahoma and Texas. A second area of strong thunderstorms developed along the Northern Gulf Coast from Florida and traveled all the way over into Louisiana. The storms in Alabama did significant damage to homes and trees. The largest hail report came from Nebraska with hail...

How To Have Your Own Backyard Weather Station
2012-03-21 08:58:24

Joshua Kelly for Redorbit.com Red Orbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly examines what makes up a weather station and how each instrument works. Here is a list of what type of equipment associated with a weather station. 1. Barometer: The barometer´s purpose is to measure outside air pressure. Air pressure can be recorded in MB or INS of mercury. Here is an example of each. -- 1013MB  or 29.92INS these are referred to as standard pressure of the atmosphere, when the numbers...

What Kind Of Cloud Is That?
2012-03-19 04:55:14

RedOrbit.com Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Have you ever looked up in the sky and wondered what all those different types of clouds actually are? Well to be exact there is a cloud for every type of weather event. When high pressure is to the east of a viewing place, the most common types of clouds to find are the Cumulus family of clouds. There are several types of cumulus clouds ranging from Cumulus — which have the appearance of small marshmallows — to the  middle...

Tornadoes And Seismic Activity
2012-03-15 04:00:51

Joshua Kelly, Meteorology Correspondent for Redorbit.com UPDATE (03.15.12): The seismic signals generated by tornadoes on February 29 and recorded by seismometers in southern Illinois were not unique, according to a spokesman for Engineering Analysis Inc. (http://www.mindspring.com/~eai/), which has been studying such signals for more than 20 years.  Dr. Frank Tatom, the co-inventor of the seismic detector of tornadoes, reported that such long period seismic signals have been...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.