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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...

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2013-04-01 04:00:49

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 29-31: A storm system that moved through the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast region brought some severe weather to the area, with a few reported tornadoes and also hail and damaging winds along with heavy rainfall to the region. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 1: Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring a few rain...

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2013-03-27 04:00:29

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 26: The top story was the cold air that invaded about 70 percent of the country with temps running anywhere from 10-30 degrees below normal as this late season strong cold high pressure area continues to move southeastward across the US. Big Story Weather Discussion for March 27: Again today will be the high pressure sliding...

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2013-03-22 04:00:38

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 21: Showers and snow fell through Arkansas and Tennessee, while moderate rain fell back over Northern Texas. A few snow showers spread through the Dakotas, and high pressure brought nice weather to the Southeast and Gulf Coast. A few showers also pushed across the Northwest. Big Story Weather Discussion for March 22: High...

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2013-03-21 04:00:31

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 20: Yesterday´s biggest news was the arrival of Spring across the Northern Hemisphere,, but a good portion of the United States did not feel like it. A very cold air mass was in place from the Northern Plains southward into the Southeast United States where frost/freeze advisories where in effect. Also the Northeast saw snow...

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2013-03-20 04:00:02

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 19: The big news of the day was the rain and snow that moved through the Northeast with some places getting a pretty good amount of snowfall. Another big story of the day was the strong thunderstorms that moved through Texas during the overnight hours with some places getting hail. The third story of the day comes from the Northern...

Stormier Weather In The Northwest Due To Manmade Climate Change
2013-03-18 06:10:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The evidence for manmade climate change is pretty strong. And most scientists hold little doubt that massive amounts of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere have caused warmer climes since the onset of the Industrial Revolution. However, when it comes to stormy weather, the evidence has been limited. One scientist, Jonathan Katz, PhD, professor of physics at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), looked at the...

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2013-03-15 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 14: A few snow showers remained over the Eastern Great Lakes, otherwise a good portion of the country saw high pressure and nice weather. The cold air did settle in over the Southeast as there were many late season frost and freeze advisories and warnings issued last night for this area. Big Story Weather Discussion for March...

2013-03-14 17:05:04

Heavy rains have become more frequent in the upper Midwest over the past 60 years, according to a study from the University of Iowa. The trend appears to hold true even with the current drought plaguing the region, the study's main author says. The fact that temperatures over the country's midsection are rising, too, may be more than coincidence.The hotter the surface temperature, which has been the trend in the Midwest and the rest of the world, the more water that can be absorbed by the...

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2013-03-13 04:00:53

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 12: The storm system moved through the East Coast yesterday bringing rain showers to many places, while in the Great Lakes region people again saw more snowfall. High pressure began to slide through the Plains as well and this brought another bout with colder temps all the way back to the Gulf Coast. A weak clipper system moved through...


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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