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Tornado hits Perth Australia
2012-07-10 16:50:37

June 7, 2012: Perth Australia was hit by a tornado. Tornadoes occur anywhere in the world when the conditions are right and this is a great example of hitting in a unique location. When we think of tornadoes Australia is not the first place that comes to most of our minds. However, it is not uncommon for tornadoes to hit in Australia, they just don’t hit as often as in the United States....

Marine Time Polar Air Mass
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...

Marine Time Tropical Air Mass
2012-07-05 11:07:28

Marine time tropical air mass is made up of moist and warm conditions. The warm air from the tropics and the moisture source of the ocean create this type of air mass. This air mass is responsible for creating a very moist and uncomfortable feeling during the summer months along the Gulf Coast of the United States. This air mass is at its strongest during the summer months. Marine time...

January 2012- March 2012 La-Nina Impacts on Austin TX
2012-06-05 11:17:10

January 2012- Normal temperatures for the month are usually around 40-60F. January 2012- March 2012 El-Nino Impacts To Austin Texas January 2012 Normal temps occurred around 42% of the month, while below normal temps occurred 10% of the month and above average temps occurred around 48% of the month. This shows that during the month of January this year temps were normal to above normal...

Hurricane Features
2012-05-22 10:04:25

Location A: This is known as the Eye or the center of the Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone. This region is highlighted by the potential for calm winds and also the fact that it’s possible to see the sun or moon during the night. It also gives people false sense that the storm may be done, when in fact it is only at the half way point. Location B: This region is known as feeder bands that outline...

Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
2012-05-16 12:05:09

The Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology is a scientific journal published monthly by the American Meteorological Society. It was formerly titled the “Journal of Applied Meteorology.” This journal covers applied research related to physical meteorology, weather modification, satellite meteorology, radar meteorology, boundary layer processes, air pollution meteorology (including...

Basic Understanding Of A Weather Map
2012-05-10 09:20:01

Weather maps can hand drawn or computerized. Weather products are distributed to the public for their awareness.. A blue H on a weather map stands for high pressure. If your location is on the eastern side of this blue H you can expect to see partly cloudy skies and light winds. If you are on the western side of the blue H it is possible to see mostly cloudy skies along with precipitation and...

Basic Weather Terms Lesson Part 1
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....

Weather and Climate
2012-05-07 08:14:45

Weather: The elements of the atmosphere such as clouds, precipitation, heat, cold, winds, and air pressure that impact us on a daily basis. Climate: Weather over a long period of time. 30yrs of data is recorded for a station to determine its climate. Climate is the temperature and moisture of an area. An example of the difference in climate can be seen in the desert southwest of the...

Weather and Forecasting
2012-04-24 18:30:02

Weather and Forecasting is a scientific journal published by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). It features articles on forecasting and analysis techniques, forecast verification studies, and case studies useful to forecasters. It also features submissions on changes to the suite of operational numerical models and statistical post-processing techniques, and articles that demonstrate...

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  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
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