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2013-04-11 10:38:30

If you've ever stood on a hill during a rainstorm, you've probably witnessed landscape evolution, at least on a small scale: rivulets of water streaming down a slope, cutting deeper trenches in the earth when the rain turns heavier. It's a simple phenomenon that scientists have long believed applies to large-scale landforms as well – that is, rivers cut faster into mountains that receive heavier precipitation. It's thought that if rainfall patterns influence how rivers cut into rock,...

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2013-04-11 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 10: Another busy day across the middle of the United States with this large and powerful low pressure system moving across the region. The winter weather included snowfall amounts around 8-12 inches through Eastern South Dakota and also 3-5 inches for Minnesota. Parts of Texas and Oklahoma also saw ice and some minor accumulation....

High-Speed Camera Captures Snowflake Geometries In Midair
2013-04-10 13:57:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is said that no two snowflakes are alike and new research from the University of Utah shows just how unique the cold-weather precipitation can be. Using a high-speed camera system, the researchers were able to capture images of individual snowflakes and determine how fast they were falling to the ground. "For forecasting the weather, fall speed is the thing that matters," Tim Garrett, an associate professor of atmospheric...

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2013-04-10 04:00:32

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 9: Yesterday was a very active day with our storm in the Plains. We had hail falling with snow at the same time from thundersnow across parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and with Nebraska. We actually at one time had a winter storm warning and tornado warning for the same county in Nebraska. A few snowfall totals so far. One comes from...

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2013-04-09 04:00:32

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 8: The big news from yesterday was the arrival of the monster snow storm in the Rockies and Northern Plains as places already started measuring snowfall in the feet through the Rockies. This will continue today along with some severe weather that setup from Nebraska to Texas. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 9: Low...

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2013-04-08 04:00:55

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 5-7: A very large spring time storm started to take shape over the Rockies this past weekend bringing very heavy snowfall to the Rockies and also the start of some severe weather over the Southern Plains. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 8: High pressure over Canada will bring partly cloudy skies to the majority of the...

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2013-04-05 04:00:24

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 3-4: The big story over the past couple of days has been the strong storm system that moved through the eastern half of the United States dumping heavy rainfall amounts along the Gulf Coast and also severe weather into Florida. The second story has been the below normal temps moving across the northern United States again associated...

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2013-04-03 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 2: The first big story from yesterday was the severe weather that broke out over Texas in the late night hours with many places seeing very large hail. The second big story was the colder weather that has settled back in over the Northern Plains and Great Lakes associated with another cold high pressure center. The third story was the...

2013-04-02 23:01:47

Hail Storm Products' launch of its HAIL PROTECTOR System includes incentives on individual systems and family packages for the consumer. They are also offering co-branded volume packages and discount coupon specials the auto insurance industry, car dealerships, rental car companies and similar organizations may select through their launch campaign. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 Hail Storm Products' HAIL PROTECTOR launches an exclusive campaign via California based INDIEGOGO®....

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2013-04-02 04:00:04

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 1: The big news for the past 24 hours was the showers that pushed through the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast region. Another area was also back over Texas and parts of Oklahoma where showers and thunderstorms started to develop. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 2: High pressure in the Great Lakes will bring partly cloudy skies...


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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