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2013-02-22 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 21: A major winter storm moved through the Central Plains dumping over one foot of snow for many places in Kansas and Missouri along with parts of Nebraska. This storm then moved into Iowa and the Northern Plains. Some severe weather developed over Eastern Texas, Northern Louisiana and Central Mississippi with a few tornadoes and wind...

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2013-02-19 04:00:53

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 18: The mini blizzard that struck the Northern Plains yesterday was one of the top stories of the day, as well as the short lived severe weather outbreak that occurred over Eastern Texas and parts of Arkansas along with Western Louisiana. Weather Outlook for February 19: Low pressure will begin to push onshore over the...

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2013-02-18 04:00:28

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 15-17: The majority of the country enjoyed high pressure which lead to a freeze in the Gulf Coast and also into portions of Southern Florida this past weekend. The Mid-Atlantic region escaped a snow storm, however Boston MA did deal with some heavy snowfall this past weekend as a strong low pressure area moved just off the coast....

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2013-02-15 04:00:48

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 14: The clipper system moved through the Great Lakes yesterday leaving in its path a swath of snowfall from around one to three inches for many with some places even seeing slightly more. The second big story was the arrival of the colder air into the Gulf Coast region where some places saw temps last night drop into the upper...

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2013-02-14 04:00:28

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 13: A frontal boundary pushed off the Gulf Coast yesterday finally allowing for all the heavy rain to leave the region as some places have gotten over three inches of rainfall over the past couple of days. A clipper system pushed through the Northern Plains bringing more light snow to the area, while the West enjoyed high pressure....

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2013-02-07 04:00:23

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 6: A low pressure moved through the Eastern Lakes yesterday dropping accumulating snow in the region. Low pressure moved through Texas yesterday bringing with it moderate to heavy rain across most of state. During the overnight hours the system pushed eastward into the Gulf Coast. Weather Outlook for February 7: Low pressure...

2013-02-06 16:21:15

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Community, Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) run by Colorado State University, Fort Collins, invite the public to participate in a free webinar to promote citizen science that involves rain and snow measurements across the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) CoCoRaHS is a citizen scientist network with more than 16,000 volunteers nationwide that encourages...

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2013-02-06 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 5: Another Clipper system pushed through the Great Lakes yesterday bringing more snow to the region. A weak frontal boundary pushed through Northern Florida yesterday which brought some showers to the region. Another frontal boundary pushed away from the Pacific Northwest after bringing a few showers and mountain snows. Weather...

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2013-02-05 04:00:55

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 4: The clipper systems continued moving through the Northern Plains and Great Lakes bringing more snow to the region. A new area of low pressure also brought some moderate rain to the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast through the day yesterday, while the West Coast enjoyed nice weather. Weather Outlook for February 5: Another...

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2013-02-04 04:00:20

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 1-3: This past weekend provided a couple of Alberta Clipper systems that moved through the Northern Plains and Great Lakes creating some significant snow bands off the lakes. The rest of the United States enjoyed a fairly nice weekend. Weather Outlook for February 4: A clipper system will be moving through the Eastern Lakes...


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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