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2011-05-11 00:00:28

As the Midwest and Southern United States brace for more tornadoes and severe weather, CampingSurvival.com announced that they have purchased additional MRE (meals ready to eat), water and first aid kits so that customers can order enough emergency supplies to keep their car and home stocked in a snow emergency. Fulton, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 As the Midwest and Southern United States brace for more tornadoes and severe weather, CampingSurvival.com announced that they have purchased...

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2011-05-03 10:45:00

Tornado tracks from last week's powerful tornado outbreak are visible in data from NASA's Aqua satellite and the Landsat satellite. Among the more than 150 tornadoes reported on April 27 and 28, 2011, was a rare EF-5 storm. Such a storm has the capacity to collapse a concrete building. The tornado hit Smithville, Mississippi, where it killed at least 14 people, and moved northeast nearly 3 miles toward the Alabama border. It is the first EF5 tornado to occur in Mississippi since 1966,...

2011-05-02 23:41:11

NOAA's preliminary estimate is that there were 362 tornadoes during the entire outbreak from 8:00 a.m. EDT April 25 to 8:00 a.m. April 28, 2011.     * During the 24-hour period from 8:00 a.m. EDT April 27 to 8:00 a.m. EDT April 28, The National Weather Service (NWS) estimates there were a total of 312 tornadoes.     * The NWS Storm Prediction Center issued severe weather outlooks five days in advance and tornado watches hours in advance.     * NWS...

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2011-05-01 06:59:39

According to an analysis Friday by the National Weather Service, at least one of the tornadoes that killed hundreds across the South this week was an EF-5 storm. The weather service said the tornado that hit Smithville, Mississippi on Wednesday was an EF-5 storm, reports the Associated Press (AP).  That is the highest rating given to assess a tornado's wind speed, and is based in part on damage caused by the storm. The weather service said the half-mile wide Smithville tornado had peak...

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2011-04-26 07:55:52

Public and media invited to tour hurricane hunter aircraft NOAA hurricane experts will visit five U.S. East Coast cities aboard a NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft to raise awareness about storm threats and the danger of being caught without a personal hurricane plan. The five-day tour begins May 2. NOAA has conducted the hurricane awareness tour for almost 30 years, alternating between the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, and is followed by NOAA's hurricane hazard education campaign during National...

2011-04-26 02:13:00

SEOUL, South Korea, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI) announced that it will start the full-operation and the related official data distribution service of GOCI(Geostationary Ocean Color Imager), one of the three main payloads in COMS(Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite) also known as 'Chollian', which was launched in June 27 last year, beginning April 20 after its 9-month-long test operation. Considering that the...

2011-03-22 00:00:27

Celebrate spring with the Great Weather Party. Share you lessons from this record-breaking winter and enter to win one of four sets of four tickets to Walt Disney World! Tallahassee, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011 This winter has caused headaches, cabin fever and an overwhelming desire for spring. Now that spring has finally sprung, The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. "“ FLASH® wants to help four lucky families shake off the winter blues in sunny Florida! Families only...

2011-03-15 00:00:27

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc -- FLASH encourages families to stay safe in flood events by avoiding flooded roadways. As little as two feet of water can push a cars--including SUVs--off of a road or bridge. Remember to "Turn Around...Don't Drown" Tallahassee, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. "“ FLASH® joins the National Weather Service to raise awareness of flood safety as we enter a season of heightened flood risk across the...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With many communities throughout the nation facing threats of spring flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are once again joining forces to commemorate Flood Safety Awareness Week March 14 - 18. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/floodsmart/48725/ FEMA and NOAA's National Weather Service are...

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2011-03-09 13:44:22

Satellites have been busy this week covering severe weather across the U.S. Today, the GOES-13 satellite and NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the huge stretch of clouds associated with a huge and soggy cold front as it continues its slow march eastward. Earlier this week, NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite captured images of severe weather that generated tornadoes over Louisiana. Today the eastern third of the U.S. is being buffered by a large storm that stretches...


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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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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