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Extreme Weather Warnings To Text Begin This Month
2012-05-15 09:25:10

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather warnings via phone are not a new idea as many private weather companies already offer this service. However, now the National Weather Service is going to offer this service for the first time. The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service begins this month and will be provided to all wireless phone users for free — no need to even apply or sign up for this service.  Major wireless carriers like T-Mobile, AT@T and Sprint are among the...

2012-04-23 22:36:50

In a world of changing weather and rainfall patterns, engineers face challenges when designing stormwater management systems. A Kansas State University team is researching how climate change is affecting rainfall and weather patterns throughout Kansas to help with future adaptation and mitigation strategies. The research team, led by Stacy Hutchinson, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, is updating rainfall distribution data to ensure current stormwater...

Weather Education Header
2012-04-09 06:49:34

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly In this lesson we are going to look at special features which are found on weather maps. The map we are going to look at is from 500mb. That is roughly about 18,000ft above the ground. So to understand this map we need to go over the lines first. The solid black lines that are going from west-east are known as isoheights which are lines of equal height. At 500mb we label these lines using three digits. For example if you look over by Seattle WA,...

2012-04-06 04:09:25

NASA has selected United Launch Services, LLC of Englewood, Colo., to launch the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites-R and S, or GOES-R and GOES-S. The spacecraft will launch in October 2015 and February 2017, respectively, aboard Atlas V 541 rockets from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The total cost of the GOES-R and GOES-S launch services is approximately $446 million. This estimated cost includes launch service for the Atlas V and...

Tornado Safety: Be Safe This Tornado Season
2012-04-03 10:15:06

RedOrbit.com Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Now that the 2012 severe weather season is upon us it is time to look at a few things that you can do to help prepare yourself and family. First, the National Weather Service this week has started working with new alarm systems that are going to provide more significant terminology meant to get the point across that these storms can and will cause damage.  So expect to see this slowly start making its way across the country to other warming...

2012-04-02 23:03:32

Water damage restoration company offers advice on planning for this season's severe weather events. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration services in the country, is advising people to begin making plans now for an action-packed spring and early summer as it pertains to severe weather. The National Weather Service says that the peak time for tornado producing storms has already arrived in the Gulf States region and...

The 2012 Hurricane Season Is Coming: What You Need To Know
2012-04-02 07:59:15

RedOrbit.com Meteorologist Joshua Kelly As we look at the calendar and see that winter is behind us for another year here in the Northern Hemisphere and  the severe weather season is upon us, that can mean only one thing — hurricane season is on its way and now is the time to prepare yourself and get ready. The National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida has adjusted the winds for tropical weather this year to be as follows. The changes will impact these three CATS: - CAT 3...

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Weather Pack For July 30, 2012
2012-08-01 12:22:59

Weather Pack is our way to envision what is happening with the weather and create a weather forecast for a certain area of the United States. Today’s focus is on Southwest Mississippi along the Mississippi River. On the left side we have a Skew-T which is used to help us determine what is happening in the upper levels at our forecast location. On the right side is our morning satellite image; both of these features are important to creating an accurate forecast. The Skew-T will show...

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