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2012-07-02 03:00:32

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 29-July 1: The major story of the weekend was the heat that continued to affect well over 2/3 of the country from the Plains all the way east and south. This weekend´s temps were record breaking for many places as they topped out above 105F. A few places that did have the record heat were Memphis TN, St. Louis MO. Both of these places cleared well over 100F. Another major huge story from the weekend was the Derecho that...

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2012-04-23 03:00:24

Red Orbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly In this lesson we will look at different components of a thunderstorm. The first is the thunder which is the audio shockwave that is released just after a flash of lightning occurs. There is a rule of thumb that if you count the seconds after a flash of lightning to the sound of thunder you can determine how far away the thunderstorm is. For example if you count 5 seconds after a flash of lighting to the sound of thunder this would tell you the...

2008-11-03 15:00:13

DENVER, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has purchased a WindTracer(R) lidar system from Lockheed Martin , which is being tested at the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. The system is designed to improve flight safety and airport operational efficiency by providing advanced warning of wind hazards and wind shifts. Developed and produced by Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, the WindTracer system continuously scans the approach and departure...


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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

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2012-05-21 08:09:58

So what makes a super cell thunderstorm so special? It is the way that they are made and what it takes for them occur. It takes three types of air coming together to form these monster cells. The first is the warm moist air rising in from the Gulf of Mexico. Second is the drier air moving in from the desert southwest and the third is the cold air coming in from the Rockies. When all three of these air masses collide we see the increasing chance of a super cell thunderstorm to develop. The...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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