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2013-04-22 04:00:30

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 19-21: Major flooding continues to impact cities in the north as the snow melt and past heavy rain enters the river basins. Another storm system developed over the Southwest and is now moving out to the Rockies and towards the Plains. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 22: High pressure along the East Coast will bring a nice...

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2013-04-18 04:00:58

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 17: Severe weather and blizzard conditions topped the weather yesterday. There were several heavy snowfall reports from Colorado into the Dakotas and severe weather with tornados from Oklahoma all the way into Illinois. Many places saw heavy rainfall and large hail as well. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 18: Low pressure...

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2013-04-17 04:00:42

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 16: Another round of snow arrived in the Northern Plains and extended back towards Colorado. Severe weather also fired up over the Southern Plains. The rest of the country enjoyed a nice Spring day. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 17: Low pressure moving over Western Texas will bring showers and thunderstorms to the...

Seasonal Patterns Of Tropical Rainfall Changes From Global Warming Revealed By Study
2013-04-16 10:02:13

University of Hawaii - SOEST Projections of rainfall changes from global warming have been very uncertain because scientists could not determine how two different mechanisms will impact rainfall. The two mechanisms turn out to complement each other and together shape the spatial distribution of seasonal rainfall in the tropics, according to the study of a group of Chinese and Hawaii scientists that is published in the April 14, 2013, online issue of Nature Geoscience. The one mechanism,...

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2013-04-16 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 15: The new storm system moving through the Southwest and Rockies has been dropping snow and rain in this region, with some places getting over six inches of snow and near one inch of rainfall. The second story was the strong thunderstorms that moved across South Florida yesterday. Last night the severe weather that started across the...

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2013-04-15 04:00:36

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 12-14: Another very busy weekend as another storm system pushed through the Plains bringing ice, snow and strong winds to the north and another round of severe weather to the Gulf Coast. Wind damage was sporadic across the Gulf Coast with wind gusts near 65-70mph along the MS Gulf Coast during this event. Snowfall amounts around 6+...

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2013-04-12 04:00:25

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 11: Yesterday was another busy day with severe weather along the Gulf Coast, with tornadoes reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. A tragic tornado hit a town in the northeast part of Mississippi with one fatality. Large hail fell through a good portion of Georgia, while wind damage was spread from the Gulf Coast into the...

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...


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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