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Weather And Climate Models Improved Using SEALDH
2013-03-04 12:15:33

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt A humidity sensor developed by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the SEALDH laser hygrometer, has proven its worth when used aboard an aircraft; it fulfills all pre-conditions to be used as a transfer standard for conventional humidity-measuring instruments. This would allow the quality of air humidity measurements in the Earth's atmosphere - and, thus, also climate model computations - to be improved. Humidity measurements in the...

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2013-03-04 04:00:17

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 1-3: The cold weather that hit the Gulf Coast and Southeast caused some minor damage to crops in Florida over the weekend. The other big story of the weekend was the development of our next powerful storm system which is moving into the Plains today. Weather Outlook for March 4: High pressure over Florida will bring a nice day...

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2013-03-01 04:00:53

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 28: The Northeast saw snow showers and very strong winds around the Maine area, while the majority of the country saw partly cloudy skies and colder conditions, and the Northwest saw some showers yesterday. Weather Outlook for March 1: An upper level trough will move through the Tennessee River Valley bringing with it some light...

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2013-02-28 04:00:12

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 27: The snow started to finally wind down in the Northeast as the low began to push outwards towards sea. High pressure sliding into the country has started its cool down effects with some places running 10-15 degrees below normal. Weather Outlook for February 28: Low pressure pushing out to sea over the Northeast will bring a few...

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2013-02-27 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 26: The winter storm was again the highlight of the day with plenty of snow falling from the Central Plains into the Great Lakes. The winds were also a problem on the back side of the front with places in Texas and the Gulf Coast dealing with winds over 30mph. The third big story was the tornado that hit Tampa Bay FL out in the warm...

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2013-02-26 04:00:35

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 25: The winter storm in the Central and Southern Plains is the big story of the last 24 hours. There were reports in Amarillo Texas of 17 inches of snow and it´s still snowing out there. There was a smaller scale severe weather outbreak that did impact the Gulf Coast again yesterday with plenty of rain as some places along the...

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2013-02-25 04:00:17

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 22-24: A major winter storm has taken aim at the Southern Plains bringing very heavy snowfall to Western Texas and Oklahoma. On the front side in the warm sector, severe weather has been occurring over places like Louisiana and Mississippi with some places just last night getting hail the size of golf balls and rainfall rates around 4...

Polar Regions Will See More Snow Over Next Century, Less Everywhere Else
2013-02-23 07:19:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A newly-developed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate model predicts that increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels will lead to less snowfall in most areas of the world — including the United States — over the next 100 years. In fact, research conducted by Sarah Kapnick of the Princeton University Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) program and Thomas Delworth, a senior physical scientist at...

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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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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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