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2013-06-18 04:00:09

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 17: Severe weather pushed through the Southern Plains and also into parts of Colorado. There were a couple of tornadoes reported along with large hail and damaging winds. The heat was also a big story of the day with temps soaring over the 100F mark over the Southwest again. The heat and humidity was also over the Gulf Coast region. A...

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2013-06-17 04:00:55

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 14-16: Severe weather for this past weekend consisted of a tornado in Texas and one in Nebraska. There were multiple hail and wind damage reports across a good portion of the Plains. The heat continued into the weekend over the Southwest and also the Southern Plains and the Gulf Coast with many places in the upper 90´s to the 110F...

Snowfall In The California Mountains Expected To Decline
2013-06-15 05:53:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from UCLA reveals snowfall in the Los Angeles-area mountains will be 30 to 40 percent lower by mid-century than it was at the end of the 20th century. Depending on how the world reacts, the projected snow loss, which is a result of climate change, might be even worse by the end of the 21st century. Climate expert Alex Hall, who led the study, said that sustained action to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions has the...

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2013-06-14 04:00:57

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 13: The strong line of storms pushed across the Ohio River Valley and into the Northeast bringing with it plenty of rainfall, damaging winds. There were also a few tornadoes yesterday and hail did happen in this region. The next big story was another round of heat which ranged from the 105-115F for the Southwest to the 100-110 over the...

Severe African Drought In The 1980s Caused By Northern Pollution
2013-06-07 10:23:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1980s, decades of drought in central Africa reached the worst point. This caused Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring countries, to dry out almost completely. Initially blamed on overgrazing and bad agricultural practices, the shrinking lake and extended drought have become examples of global warming. A new study from the University of Washington reveals that the drought was cause in part by Northern...

2013-06-06 23:00:18

A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. City in a study released this week. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. city, according to a study released this week. Jeremy Diem, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, analyzed summer rainfall data from nine weather...

2013-06-04 23:23:29

A hail storm dropped one inch of hail on Arden Hills MN over the weekend causing mild to severe home damage, Fly Construction can inspect and repair that damage. Arden Hills, MN (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Over the weekend, a hail storm dropped one inch of hail on Arden Hills, MN with some reports confirming mild to severe hail damage to homes in that area. Dedicated storm-damage repair specialists at Fly Construction are urging homeowners in that area to have them come out and inspect their...

2013-06-04 23:23:28

A hail storm rolled through Lino Lakes over the weekend causing damage to homes in that area and Fly Construction has the storm-damage repair specialists homeowners need. Lino Lakes, MN (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 A hail storm over Lino Lakes MN left one inch of hail and damage to several homes in the area. Storm-damage repair specialists at Fly Construction encourage any homeowners who know of or suspect damage to their homes to call them for a free inspection. "Our staff has a trained eye and...

2013-06-03 23:16:54

Hail tracking for contractors is now faster, easier and affordable with SWIFT Weather´s new real-time Hail Alerts with a street-level preview delivered directly to a contractor´s email inbox within minutes of hailstorm damage occurring. A 30 day trial of Hail Alerts is available for only $1, there are no contracts, and users can cancel at any time. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 SWIFT Weather´s new Hail Alerts available on LiveHailReports.com is now the fastest,...


Latest Precipitation Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...

Weather Education - Orographic Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:40:16

Orographic thunderstorms are formed when the air is pushed up a mountain side. This type of thunderstorm is found only on the windward side of a mountain range. In the United States we would find these types of thunderstorms on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains and also on the western slopes of the Appalachians. Things that make this thunderstorm important: First of all they only form in certain geographical places on the earth as mentioned above. But they can form anywhere in the...

Rare Snow Visits South Africa August 7, 8 2012
2012-08-08 09:26:03

The area in red in the above image has been experiencing winter weather which is quite rare to the region; also at this time many places are still seeing rain and snow. From the South African Weather Service, they are forecasting for the Eastern Cape “Very Cold with snow heavy at times.” The majority of the regions in red in the image are going to see more rain and snow today, and some places may see heavy snowfall. Looking at forecast models of the region they will continue to see...

Winter Weather Outlook For November-January For Austin Texas
2012-12-29 12:33:08

November 2012:  The area is going to see a warm start to the month as temps will average in the 60-70F range with a few days rising into the 80’s and also a few days in the 50’s possible. Precipitation on the whole will be around 2-4inches for the month; while there will be none in the form of snowfall. There will be a high chance for an overnight freeze during the month. December 2012:  Temps will fall for the month of December as high temps will be in the 50-70F range during the...

Precipitation Record For Spokane WA Area First Six Months Of 2012
2012-07-01 11:32:28

January 2012: Started out dry as the area only received 1.06in of rainfall which is about .76in below normal leading to an annual deficit of .76in. February 2012: Followed in January’s footsteps as being dry again; the area got only .99in of rainfall which lead to the annual deficit becoming 1.01in. March 2012: The area received a nice welcoming 3.29in of rainfall on the month which is about 1.92in above normal and brought the annual amount back to a positive 1.08in. April 2012:...

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