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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...

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2013-02-01 04:00:29

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 31: The big stories from yesterday included the heavy rainfall that fell along the Northeast and on the Eastern Lakes it was the heavy snowfall. The second major news from yesterday was the Arctic air mass that moved through the Northern Plains. There were some places that saw wind chill values as low as -50F along with high temps...

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2013-01-31 04:00:38

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 30: The severe weather was the biggest story from yesterday with over five tornadoes touching down in Northwest Georgia. There were numerous injuries and even a few deaths that occurred because of these storms. On the other side of the storm was the heavy snowfall which occurred in the Western Great Lakes with some places picking up over...

2013-01-30 23:02:11

Tire Consultants Inc. a national accident investigation firm finds that black ice can form in many locations and under varying conditions. Drivers should be wary. (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 Winter Storm Luna pushes into the northeast bringing with it the possibility of black ice and hazardous driving conditions. A combination of snow, sleet, and rain, with subfreezing temperatures will make driving a major challenge for most commuters. Black ice is a thin layer of ice that forms on road...

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2013-01-30 04:00:02

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 29: A very active day yesterday with severe weather in the south and multiple reports of tornadoes along with heavy rainfall. Towards the north it was the snow which was also fairly heavy in the Western Great Lakes with some places getting over six inches. The other big story is the cold air that is back in the Northern Plains with temps...

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2013-01-29 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 28: The snow and ice that impacted the Northeast and Great Lakes region yesterday created large impacts for the region. The second big story was the heavy snow that started moving out of the Rockies through the Northern Plains with some places getting over 6 inches in South Dakota and North Dakota. The third story was the heat as...


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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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