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Nor'easter 2013: Millions Warned Via Their Smartphone
2013-02-08 07:39:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There are many things your smartphone can do. It can remind you of an appointment, wake you up in the morning, give you the latest news, keep you up-to-date with your friends, and now, apparently, it can scare the hell out of you. More appropriately, your smartphone has a technology that can alert you when danger is on your doorstep. This technology comes thanks to the geniuses from organizations like the NOAA, FEMA, CTIA, etc....

Weather Forecasting Made Easier With Smartphones And Tablets
2013-02-07 12:35:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Observation has long been a key component in forecasting the weather. Early civilizations relied on reoccurring astronomical and meteorological events to help monitor seasonal changes in the weather, while short-term weather changes were predicted — with varying degrees of accuracy — by changes based on appearances of clouds and other optical phenomena. More recently satellites and supercomputers have been used to...

2013-02-06 23:02:28

Severe weather season is only a couple of months away. A water damage restoration provider recommends following state and local guidelines for storm preparation and protection. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is endorsing the various Severe Weather Preparedness Weeks that several states including Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia, and Alabama are observing over the coming...

Tsunami Warning Cancelled After Earthquake Off Alaska Coast
2013-01-06 05:09:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Residents of Alaska and parts of Canada were briefly under a tsunami warning on Saturday after a strong earthquake rocked the region, but the alert was later cancelled because no potentially destructive waves resulted from the trembler. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the magnitude 7.5 seismic event took place approximately 58 miles west of Craig, Alaska at approximately midnight local time (08:58:19 UTC)....

2012-12-24 05:00:15

Forecasts, storm alerts, and current conditions are all available on your smartphone thanks to this new all weather app launched on appcatch.com (PRWEB) December 23, 2012 Using the DIY app builder at appsbar.com, a weather fanatic has launched a mobile app that allows anyone to instantly pull weather information for their location. The Weather App cleverly offers links to most of the prominent weather resources such as Weather.com, Accu Weather, Weather Underground, and The Weather...

Major Midwestern Snowstorm Seen In Infrared Light By NASA
2012-12-21 17:01:31

NASA NASA and NOAA satellites have been providing data on the powerful low pressure area that dropped more than a foot of snow in some Midwestern states and prompted many warnings and weather advisories. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image, while NOAA's GOES-13 satellite data was compiled into an animation that showed the movement of the storm system. On Dec. 21 at 0729 UTC (2:29 a.m. EST), the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua...


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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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