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NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Dylan Making Landfall In Australia
2014-01-30 16:05:31

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Dylan and captured both visible and infrared imagery of the storm as it began landfalling. The visible image showed the extent of the storm, while the infrared data looked at the temperature of cloud tops to determine strong storms were already affecting the coast. The southwestern side of the storm had already started to make landfall in Queensland. Two instruments that fly aboard NASA's Aqua satellite were working to gather data...

2014-01-30 12:21:38

DETROIT, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The cold, blustery weather of winter has arrived, bringing along with it the most frigid months of the year and dangerous elements for driving. The Federal Highway Administration reported that of the 6.3 million annual average car crashes, 24% or approximately 1.5 million crashes are due to adverse weather such as wet, icy, snowy or foggy conditions. Meemic Insurance Company, a Michigan-based insurance provider offering various coverage options...

2014-01-29 16:22:58

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to a new study, Global Weather Corporation (GWC) provides the world's most accurate temperature forecasts. ForecastWatch, the leader in third-party weather forecast accuracy assessment, reports that GWC forecasts have the lowest error of those reviewed in both the U.S. and Europe for the period 1-9 days, using a metric of daily high temperature. A relative newcomer to the weather industry, GWC is included among the...

TRMM Satellite Looks At Rainfall In Developing Low Near Mozambique
2014-01-29 14:26:54

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The TRMM satellite flew above a System 91S, a tropical low pressure area, in the Mozambique Channel on January 28, 2014 at 1011 UTC/5:11 a.m. EST. TRMM data collected with this pass may be helpful in evaluating this low for possible tropical cyclone formation. An analysis of rainfall from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) instruments are shown on the left overlaid on a visible/infrared image from TRMM's Visible and InfraRed...

2014-01-28 16:20:50

Get Gameday Prepared for Winter Weather Conditions SEATTLE, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With temperatures taking a nosedive on the East Coast and the possibility of snow during Sunday's showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, Take Winter By Storm (TWBS) urges thousands of traveling fans to be prepared--not only with their 12(th) Man spirit, but also with the TWBS Gameday Survival Guide for winter weather conditions. "It doesn't take long for ever-changing winter...

Asian Air Pollution In Hawaii Is Tied To Climate Variability
2014-01-28 12:48:57

Princeton University Air pollution from Asia has been rising for several decades but Hawaii had seemed to escape the ozone pollution that drifts east with the springtime winds. Now a team of researchers has found that shifts in atmospheric circulation explain the trends in Hawaiian ozone pollution. The researchers found that since the mid-1990s, these shifts in atmospheric circulation have caused Asian ozone pollution reaching Hawaii to be relatively low in spring but rise significantly...

2014-01-27 20:21:16

Slushy roads may impede travelers, but temperatures and wind will not have game impacts at MetLife Stadium STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Weather Center - With less than a week to go before Sunday's Big Game, the question on everyone's minds has been whether or not it will snow. AccuWeather has been tracking conditions since December 18 on www.WillitSnow.com and the latest forecast indicates players may expect a typical winter day and average...

2014-01-24 23:02:11

North America has been experiencing an onslaught of brutal winter weather, with massive amounts of snow, ice, and record low temperatures. As we look ahead to continued severe weather, here are some winter survival tips from Topical BioMedics, Inc., to help you get through it safely and in the best of health. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 North America has been under siege by an onslaught of brutal winter weather, with massive amounts of snow, ice, and frigid temperatures. These...

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2014-01-23 03:30:49

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 23, 2014 11AM: Arctic high pressure is sliding southward out of the Northern Plains creating a weak boundary ahead of it. Today’s mess will be ahead of this boundary. There will be snow showers over the Great Lakes and a winter mess over the Gulf Coast and Eastern Texas. The Western US will be dry and mild again today. 11PM: The boundary will hit the Gulf of Mexico tonight. Look for this to be the focus of a major...

Impact Of El Niño On Continental Evaporation
2014-01-22 12:05:08

ESA As global temperatures gradually increase, more water is expected to evaporate into the atmosphere. But using satellite data, scientists have discovered that El Niño-induced droughts have caused global declines in evapotranspiration despite rising temperatures. Terrestrial evaporation, or evapotranspiration, is the transfer of water from soil and vegetation into the atmosphere. It’s a critical component of the global water cycle and, in recent years, it has gained increased...


Latest Meteorology Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...

Climate Change
2013-04-01 11:05:27

Climate change is a substantial and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time ranging from decades to millions of years. It might be a change in the average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is a result of factors that include oceanic processes, biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received buy Earth, volcanic eruptions, and plate tectonics, and human induced alterations...

Weather Model Discussion:  How To Use Surface Dew-points For Weather Forecasting Purposes
2013-01-29 08:53:47

Surface Dew-points can play a huge role in weather forecasting. The first such role is that it helps determine the amount of moisture in the atmosphere for a given point. If we look at the current dew-point map above from January 28, 2013 we can note several things of interest. First, if we look at where the black circle is around the number 70, we can make note that this air right off the coast of Texas is at a dew point of 70F. The temperature outside must be above 70F, because the...

Weather Education - Air Mass Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 10:30:47

Air mass thunderstorms are found in marine time tropical air. In short they are also known as MT Thunderstorms. Air mass thunderstorms represent what is known as the common three stage thunderstorm development. This means that an air mass thunderstorm goes through the stages of Cumulus which is represented by the updrafts only being present; secondly it moves into the mature stage where it has both updrafts and downdrafts; finally it goes into the dissipating stage where you see only the...

Weather Education - Super-cell Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:51:18

In this lesson we are going to take a look at super-cell thunderstorms and what they mean and how they impact our daily lives. First, a super-cell thunderstorm is formed from a cumulus-nimbus cloud.  Super-cell thunderstorms are the most advanced form of thunderstorms known on earth. This is because these types of thunderstorms need so many things to come together in the atmosphere at the same time. The first thing they need is the warm moist air at or near the surface. Secondly, is...

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