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Long-Term Droughts, Rain Failures Revealed Through Tree-Ring Study
2013-03-12 10:21:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new tree-ring study, led by the University of Arizona, reveals that long-term droughts in Southwestern North America often mean a failure of both summer and winter rains. This contradicts a long held belief that a dry winter rainy season is usually followed by a wet monsoon season, or vice versa. According to the new data, both summer and winter rains were sparse year after year during the severe, multi-decadal droughts occurring...

2013-01-23 11:53:54

The amount of rainfall and number of tropical storms during the summer monsoon season greatly impact the agriculture, economy, and people in Asia. Though meteorologists and climate scientists have worked for years to develop helpful prediction systems, seasonal predictions of these two types of weather phenomena are still poor. Scientists working at the International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, have now made a promising breakthrough for predicting in spring both...

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2012-11-16 04:00:40

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 15: The majority of the country enjoyed high pressure which brought fair weather conditions to these areas. However, there was a weak frontal boundary that pushed through the Great Lakes region. Also, a new frontal system began to impact the West Coast with coastal rains and mountain snows. Weather Outlook for November 16:...

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2012-11-13 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 12: The big news from the day was the advancing of the cold front which moved through the Ohio River Valley and the Gulf Coast which brought mostly showers and a few snow showers on the back side, however that advanced into the East Coast. The second concern was the very cold air that filtered in behind the front as the cold...

India’s Vital Summer Monsoons May Decline In The Face Of Global Warming
2012-11-06 09:35:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online India´s monsoons are a godsend for the country´s vital agricultural sector, providing life for crops which more than a billion people rely on. But a grim forecast for the future may spell doom for the nation´s food production and economy, as summer rains will be more sparse over the next few hundred years due to global warming. A new study by researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and...

Due To Earlier Monsoon Onset Tropical Cyclones In The Arabian Sea Have Intensified
2012-09-24 08:20:47

The tropical cyclones in the Arabian Sea during the pre-monsoon season (May — June) have intensified since 1997 compared to 1979 - 1997. This has been attributed to decreased vertical wind shear due to the dimming effects of increased anthropogenic black carbon and sulfate emissions in the region. The decrease in vertical wind shear, however, is not the result of these emissions, but due to a 15-day on average earlier occurrence of tropical cyclones, according to a study spearheaded by...

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2012-09-05 03:05:39

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 4: Another warm day from the Southern Plains into the Western Gulf of Mexico region as temps soared into the upper 90´s and lower 100´s with heat index values over 105 for many places. Heavy rains developed through the afternoon from Western Alabama, Florida Panhandle and also Eastern Mississippi. All of this was associated with a piece of energy from Isaac that is making its way southward and back towards the...

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2012-09-04 03:00:56

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from Sept. 3: The heat returned to the Southern Plains as many places were near 100 with heat index values over 105. Severe weather reports from yesterday included large hail in South Dakota and also in Central Kansas. Multiple damaging wind reports occurred from Mississippi to Alabama and part of Georgia. Another pocket of damaging winds occurred in the Carolina´s. A third area was found back in Kansas and Missouri. Big...

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2012-09-03 03:00:46

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from Aug 31- Sep 2: The remains of Isaac continued to drench the Midwest with some much needed rain. However, it did come pretty fast leading to flash flooding as well as a few tornadoes to Missouri and Illinois. September 1 was ushered in with more tornadoes from Isaac as the tornados hit Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois. Large areas of wind damage from Isaac spread eastward into the Mid-Atlantic region. Another...

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2012-08-30 03:00:49

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 29, 2012: The major story across the United States was the movement of Tropical Storm Isaac as it continued to create havoc across LA/MS/AL. There were reports of storm surges of at least 12 feet in some places, flash flooding with areas like New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast getting over 12 inches of rain. The winds that came through the area brought gusts near 60-70mph across the entire region. Tornadoes were also...


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Post Weather Report From August 2, 2012
2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

Post Weather Report From September 5, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:50

September 5: The southwest was encompassed in the monsoon rains yesterday bringing areas of flash flooding to portions of Arizona. Another smaller but large flooding event occurred along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where places in Jackson County received 7inches of rainfall in 2 1/2hours which lead to large flooding problems of already saturated grounds from Isaac-1. The heat persisted in Eastern Texas and into Louisiana and northward into Arkansas as some places felt temps hit the100’s with...

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2009-07-04 16:31:47

Rain is a type of liquid precipitation. It is defined as condensation of atmospheric water vapor that forms into drops that become heavy enough to fall, and often making it to the surface. Rain is the primary source of most of the fresh water in the world. Rain provides suitable conditions for diverse ecosystems, water for power sources and for crop irrigation. Not all rain reaches the surface. Some rain evaporates as it falls, especially through dry air. This type of rainfall is known as...

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