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2013-05-14 04:00:34

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 13: The first big story from yesterday was the heat wave in the West. Many places from Idaho to South Dakota soared into the upper 80´s and 90´s, which for this time of year is about 20 degrees above normal. The second story was the cold air over the East Coast as places were setting records this morning for cold air with temps...

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2013-05-13 04:00:58

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 10-12: Severe weather moved through the Gulf Coast on Friday morning. That gave way to the arrival of another unseasonably cold air mass that has brought frost and freezes to the Northern Plains and into the Great Lakes, along with light snow over parts of Michigan on Sunday. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 13: High pressure...

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2013-05-09 04:00:52

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 8: The severe weather season got started across the Southern Plains and the Eastern Rockies yesterday. There were a total of 5 tornadoes found in Idaho, Kansas, Colorado and Texas. Hail was reported in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Wind damage was reported across Oklahoma and Kansas. Flooding rains continued across the Mid-Atlantic and...

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2013-05-08 04:00:12

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 7: The big story of the day was the heavy rain that remained over parts of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic along with a few severe weather reports back over the Southern Plains. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 8: The low pressure over the East Coast moved very little overnight so expect another wet day from the Southeast to...

Decline In Snowfall Has Negative Impacts On Plants, Animals
2013-05-07 19:29:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Plants and animals that thrive in deep snowfall seasons are having a tough time in recent years as less and less snow drops down its blanket. Scientists writing in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment say the gradual decay of the Northern Hemisphere's snowfall is having an impact on life that depends on it. The seasonal microenvironment that relies on snowfall, known as "subnivium," has an effect on everything...

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2013-05-07 04:00:25

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 6: The cut-off low over the Southeast brought another day of heavy rainfall to the region. The second big story of the day was the light rain that fell over the Southwest - a region that is really dry at this time. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 7: The pesky low pressure will again be along the Southeast today bringing heavy...

Global Warming Could Increase Extreme Rainfall And Drought: NASA
2013-05-04 07:11:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global warming may increase the risk for extreme rainfall and drought, a new NASA-led modeling study predicts. The study, to be published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, demonstrates for the first time how rising carbon dioxide concentrations could affect the entire range of rainfall types on Earth. The research team analyzed computer simulations from 14 climate models that indicated wet regions of the world, such as the...


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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