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2013-08-06 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 5: The heat continued across most of the Southeast and Gulf Coast with temps rising into the upper 90's along with heat index values in the 100-110F range. The heat was also over the Southwest and Northern Rockies. Severe weather consisted of 3 landspouts over Kansas, while the largest hail came from Kansas with the diameter of 2.75...

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2013-06-26 04:00:48

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 25: Tornadoes hit Oregon, South Dakota and North Dakota yesterday. The largest hail occurred in North Dakota at 2 inches. The strongest winds were reported in Maryland at 78mph according to the NWS. The heat continued to build back up over the Southwest with many Excessive Heat warnings and watches in place as places climbed into the...

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2013-04-29 04:00:43

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 26-28: This past weekend severe weather hit the South. Places in Tennessee dealt with severe weather. The severe weather hit Houston Texas really hard with large hail and rainfall rates of over six inches in some places leading to major flooding in the region. Heavy rainfall also spread across portions of the Gulf Coast. Big Story...

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2013-02-28 04:00:12

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 27: The snow started to finally wind down in the Northeast as the low began to push outwards towards sea. High pressure sliding into the country has started its cool down effects with some places running 10-15 degrees below normal. Weather Outlook for February 28: Low pressure pushing out to sea over the Northeast will bring a few...

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2013-02-22 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 21: A major winter storm moved through the Central Plains dumping over one foot of snow for many places in Kansas and Missouri along with parts of Nebraska. This storm then moved into Iowa and the Northern Plains. Some severe weather developed over Eastern Texas, Northern Louisiana and Central Mississippi with a few tornadoes and wind...

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2013-02-20 04:00:34

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 19: Southern California dealt with some heavy mountain snows and also some severe weather along with heavy rainfall across the entire region yesterday. The Southeast and Gulf Coast enjoyed a nice day after the showers moved through in the early morning. Weather Outlook for February 20: A few lake effect snow showers will be...

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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...

2012-08-21 14:20:48

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC 5 / KXAS-TV today announced that Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock has signed a long-term agreement with NBC 5. Additionally, Finfrock said he will retire at the agreement's end, after a more than 40-year career with the station. NBC 5 also announced that meteorologist Rick Mitchell will join NBC 5 News at 10 p.m. and NBC 5 First at Four (4 p.m.), Monday-Friday. Finfrock will continue to forecast during NBC 5 News at 5 p.m....

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2012-04-16 03:30:42

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly In this lesson we are going to look at understanding the basics to a Skew-T and how we use them in weather to help prepare our weather forecast and also use them for forecasting severe weather. Block #1 MB Level: This is a scale to show us how high off the ground each reading is on our skew-t. Most upper balloon reports make it to a least 200mb or higher, which is around 30,000ft. Block#2 Temperatures: This is a horizontal line that extends...

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2012-03-21 04:33:26

When people talk about a meteorologist cooking up a weather forecast, they may be more right than they realize, said one of the forecasters NASA counts on to predict conditions ahead of a launch. "I compare forecasting a lot to cooking, to be honest," said Joel Tumbiolo, a meteorologist with the Air Force's 45th Weather Squadron, the unit that handles forecasting for rockets launched at the Eastern Range on the Atlantic Coast of the United States. "In cooking, you have recipes that you...


Latest meteorologist Reference Libraries

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2012-05-21 14:26:10

A very important part of being a meteorologist is to understand the topography of the local region. Mountains can have multiple impacts on the weather forecast. For example: if we look at Seattle we see that to the west is the Cascades and they impact the weather as follows. In the Seattle area precipitation coming in of the Pacific exerts all of its energy into Seattle creating a heavier rainfall potential, while if you travel just to the west of the Cascades the precipitation amount...

Weather Reference Library
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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