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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...

Tornado Season 2012 – Why So Early, and Why So Severe?
2012-03-09 06:20:59

Joshua Kelly, Meteorology Correspondent for Redorbit.com Tornado Season 2012 is off to a very fast pace from our normal standards. Many things can be put together as reasons for these extensive tornado outbreaks. One of the biggest reasons is the lack of winter that we have had this year across the United States. This allows for well above average temperatures to already be in place farther north than normal for February. Another thing to blame is La-Nina. During La-Nina years we do...

Satellite Shows Movement Of Tornadic Weather System
2012-03-03 05:19:18

[ Watch the Video ] A satellite animation of NOAA's GOES-13 satellite imagery showed the movement of the front that triggered severe storms and tornadoes in several states on February 29, 2012. On March 1, NASA released a GOES satellite animation of that weather system that triggered at least 20 tornadoes. NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-13, captures visible and infrared images of weather over the eastern U.S. every 15 minutes. NOAA operates the GOES...

Scientists Search For Causes Of 2010 'Snowmaggedon'
2012-02-10 04:32:18

[ Watch the Video ] In the quiet after the storms, streets and cars had all but disappeared under piles of snow. The U.S. Postal Service suspended service for the first time in 30 years. Snow plows struggled to push the evidence off of major roads. Hundreds of thousands of Washington metropolitan residents grappled with the loss of electricity and heat for almost a week. By Feb. 10, 2010 the National Weather Service reported that three storms spanning from December to February in the...

NASA Watches Gulf Weather System For Unusual Subtropical Development
2012-02-06 18:00:26

Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico doesn't begin until June 1, 2012, but a low pressure area in the Gulf called System 90L, is being watched on February 5 and 6 for possible development into sub-tropical depression although the chances are now slim to none. Data from the GOES-13 satellite was created into an image at NASA, and it showed System 90L raining on south Florida today. On Sunday, February 5, at 6:45 p.m. EST the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a...

2012-01-27 16:05:53

Improved Forecasting to Coincide with Peak in Solar Activity After years of relative somnolence, the sun is beginning to stir. By the time it's fully awake in about 20 months, the team at NASA´s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., charged with researching and tracking solar activity, will have at their dispoal a greatly enhanced forecasting capability. Goddard's Space Weather Laboratory recently received support under NASA's Space Technology Program Game Changing Program...


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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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