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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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2012-08-22 03:00:27

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 21: The top headline of the day was the formation of Tropical Storm Isaac in the Atlantic. Severe weather reports included a tornado touchdown in the Southwestern portion of Utah and also a waterspout moved onshore near Chambers County Texas. Strong wind damage reports were found in Arizona, Montana and also Northeastern Florida. Both reports out of Montana and Florida had wind gusts in excess of 70mph. Big Story...

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2012-08-20 03:00:47

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 17-19: On Friday the frontal boundary continued to be the source of severe weather with the majority of the reports being strong wind damage from Texas into the Carolina´s. A few hail reports were also found in Kansas and Texas along with Arkansas. Saturday saw damaging winds in the Southern Plains and also very heavy rain along the Gulf Coast. On Sunday we saw more heavy rain along the Gulf Coast and also isolated hail...

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2012-08-16 03:00:31

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 15: Yesterday was a big day for hail as many places in the Northeast from New Jersey to Long Island New York had hail averaging in size of 1.0in. A second area of hail reports set up from Western Minnesota into Western Iowa. There were multiple wind damage reports from the New Jersey and New York Long Island area. Wind reports were scattered all up and down the east coast along the frontal boundary and then a few more...

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2012-08-15 03:00:11

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 14: Severe weather was found in the Baltimore area along with places in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia where multiple reports of 1-inch plus hail was reported. Strong damaging wind reports were scattered from New York state southward into portions of Alabama along the frontal boundary with a report of many places having tree damage. A second pocket of strong storms struck in the Northern portion of Texas along...

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2012-08-09 03:00:46

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 8: The frontal boundary from Nebraska eastward into Illinois and Indiana caused several hail and wind damage reports, as well as southward into Kansas all the way into Eastern Texas. A second area of strong thunderstorms developed around the low near the Carolinas providing the area with damaging winds and hail. The largest hail was estimated around 2 inches and was found in Eastern Nebraska near the center of the low in the...

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2012-08-03 03:00:10

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 2: The heat continued to hit the Southern Plains and southeast as temps were back over the 90-100 range with heat index values near 105-110 for many places. The severe weather hit in three different locations. First was the Carolina´s extending back towards Florida. This region was hit with large hail and damaging winds. The second region was up in the Northern Plains of South Dakota and Nebraska where 2 tornadoes were...

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2012-08-02 12:00:14

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Afternoon Tropical Update for Aug 2, 2012: Good Afternoon, as we continue through this hurricane season we have seen things really quiet over the months of June and July. However, August looks like it´s going to bring changes. The images below depict the current satellite imagery and also the spaghetti plot models of our Tropical Depression. It is important to remember that this system is still early in its developing stages. The storm is forecasted...

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2012-08-01 03:00:39

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 31: The heat was in place from Oklahoma southeastward into Mississippi and parts of Alabama as the temps soared into the upper 90´s and lower 100´s with heat index values around the 105-110 range. Yesterday we did have some storms that fired along the frontal boundary in the Midwest and Great Lakes bringing with it an isolated tornado report to Illinois. There were multiple hail reports in this region also and wind...

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2012-07-31 03:00:59

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 30: The heat was found in the Southeast and Gulf Coast region yesterday. Many places got into the upper 90´s to low 100´s with heat index values near 108-112. Along with the humidity, this made for really slow going Monday. Overnight a huge mesoscale convective system (MCS) developed on the eastern side of the ridge and began moving southward into the AL/GA area overnight bringing with it heavy rain and damaging...

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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...

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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