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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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2013-01-28 04:00:19

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 25-27: This past weekend was very active with weather systems stretching from the Pacific Northwest all the way into the Northeast and Midwest. We had everything from avalanche warnings in the cascades to freezing rain in the Midwest and snow in the Northeast, while mild conditions where over the Southeast and Gulf Coast region with...

2013-01-25 23:00:23

Cool "Snow Flakes, Snow Flakes" winter activity ideas indoors and outdoors are featured on Kids Activities Blog together with a laundry list of cute easy to do DIY snow craft ideas. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 Cool "Snow Flakes, Snow Flakes" winter activities for kids are currently featured on Kids Activities Blog. The winter activities include indoor and outdoor ideas for all age groups. The easy cool ideas include making an indoor sled, making Q-tip snowflakes, and cutting...

Hailstones Full Of Bacteria And Organic Chemicals Says Study
2013-01-24 14:35:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the online journal PLOS ONE, there is a rich diversity of microbial life and chemicals in the ephemeral habitat of a storm cloud. A Danish research team at Aarhus University analyzed hailstones recovered after a storm in May 2009 and found that they carried several species of bacteria typically found on plants as well as nearly 3,000 different compounds commonly found in soil. The hailstones had...

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2013-01-24 04:00:35

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 23: The snow finally came to an end through the Northeast overnight, however the next system is already moving into the Northern Plains. The second big story again was the cold Arctic air that still covers a good portion of the Northern Plains. There was also some rain showers along the West Coast with a warm front near the coast of...

2013-01-23 11:53:54

The amount of rainfall and number of tropical storms during the summer monsoon season greatly impact the agriculture, economy, and people in Asia. Though meteorologists and climate scientists have worked for years to develop helpful prediction systems, seasonal predictions of these two types of weather phenomena are still poor. Scientists working at the International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, have now made a promising breakthrough for predicting in spring both...

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2013-01-23 04:00:48

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 22: The lake effect snows were again the big story of the day as many locations such as Buffalo and Erie saw plenty of snow yesterday to go with the strong winds and colder air. The second story was the cold air that settled in over the Northern portion of the country but also started making its way further south as well....

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2013-01-22 04:00:00

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 21: The first big story of the day was the lake effect snows that began to kick in over the Eastern Great Lakes. This event is one of the biggest in a while for this region to see such heavy snowfalls, especially after last year´s warm winter. The second thing was the cold air that hit from the Northern Plains into parts of the...

New Polymer-Coated Cotton Absorbs 340 Percent Its Own Weight
2013-01-21 10:01:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bringing water to the extremely arid regions of the planet has been a hard-fought battle for millennia. Ancient cultures searched out inventive ways of rerouting water to arid habitats. And through ever-evolving processes, modern cultures have found similar ways of doing the same. A new study, however, could change how this millennia-old practice of water relocation has been conducted, offering insight into a new age, potentially...

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2013-01-21 04:00:11

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 18-20: The biggest story from the weekend was the onset of the cold air that is pushing through the Northern Plains and making its way southeastward. Some locations in the Northern Plains have been seeing low temps in the negative 20 range along with wind chill values near negative 50F. Weather Outlook for January 21: Low...


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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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