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2014-01-09 12:21:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although Pennsylvania is heading for a January thaw, safe winter driving skills will be called on again soon, and as part of the state's first Winter Driving Awareness Week, PennDOT is asking all drivers to be ready. Winter Driving Awareness Week, Jan. 12-18, highlights the need for motorists to keep safety in mind throughout the winter season. "During Winter Driving Awareness Week I'm asking all motorists to do their part to help...

Rocket Launches Affected By Space Radiation
2014-01-09 10:06:19

NASA On Jan. 8, 2014, Orbital Sciences Corp. elected to scrub that day's launch attempt of an Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., due to unusually high levels of space radiation – an example of the ways in which space weather can affect human technology. Monitoring for space radiation – which refers to excessive high-energy protons in near-Earth space, often funneled in from space in association with an event on the sun such as the solar flares...

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2014-01-09 03:30:52

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 9, 2014 11AM: High pressure will slide into the Northeast today taking the cold air out of the US. This will allow for return flow over the rest of the country setting the stage for the warm-up. Low pressure over Western Oklahoma will be the focus of showers, ice, sleet and some snow as a pocket of moisture sets up over Eastern Oklahoma through Arkansas and parts of Western Tennessee, Northern Mississippi and Alabama....

2014-01-08 23:25:12

Outdoor retailer Cabela's is constructing their first store in Delaware with protection from snow and ice avalanches by using TRA Snow and Sun Standing Seam Clamps on the roof. American Fork, UT (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The "Caution: Falling Ice" signs are out again. But not at the new Cabela's outdoor specialty store in Christiana, Delaware, the first in the state and 48th in the US and Canada. Customers will notice the familiar log construction, stonework, big...

Soap Bubbles Used To Predict Cyclone Intensity
2014-01-08 08:38:25

Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d'Aquitaine Could soap bubbles be used to predict the strength of hurricanes and typhoons? However unexpected it may sound, this question prompted physicists at the Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d'Aquitaine (CNRS/université de Bordeaux) to perform a highly novel experiment: they used soap bubbles to model atmospheric flow. A detailed study of the rotation rates of the bubble vortices enabled the scientists to obtain a relationship that accurately describes...

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2014-01-08 03:30:27

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 8, 2014 11AM: High pressure will finally slide into the Southeast and should allow for the warming trend to start taking back over the nation. An area of low pressure will start to take shape over Oklahoma bringing a pocket of rain and snow mix from Oklahoma to Arkansas and into Western Tennessee along with Northern Mississippi. High pressure over the Plains will keep the region cool and dry, while a warm front pushes...

World's Tallest Trees Rely On Limited Seasonal Temperature Variations
2014-01-08 06:55:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in New Phytologist suggests that temperature could be a growing tree’s best friend. Height is a competitive benefit when it comes to trees, because the taller the tree, the more exposed its leaves are to the sun. As a tree rises above its neighbor to reach more sunlight, it is taking its canopy past the shade that other trees create. Taller trees are able to place leaves at higher light levels while...

Projected Sea-Level Rise Could Land Coastal Los Angeles Underwater
2014-01-08 06:30:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sea-level changes projected to occur around Los Angeles could increase the flood risk for the coastal city’s roads, wastewater systems and low-altitude communities, University of Southern California (USC) researchers claim in a new report. Current forecasts predict that Los Angeles, the most populous city in the state of California, could experience a sea-level increase of up to two feet by the year 2050, the study authors said...

2014-01-07 23:02:11

NCAR scientists and partners next week will launch a field project in the tropical Pacific, a remote region that holds a key to understanding worldwide climate. The warm waters fuel huge clusters of thunderstorms that act as a global chimney, lofting gases and particles into the stratosphere and affecting the planet. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Even though few people live in the western tropical Pacific Ocean, these remote waters affect billions of people by shaping climate and...

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2014-01-07 03:30:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 7, 2014 11AM: High pressure settling in over the Gulf Coast will bring yet another day of below normal temps along the MS Gulf Coast with plenty of sunshine. The frigid air will extend all the way up into Minnesota and across the entire Eastern US. A slight modification over the Plains as some warmer air starts to move back in to the region. High pressure along the Rockies will keep the region warmer. The strong...


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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