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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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2013-01-18 04:00:14

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 17: The headlines from yesterday included the heavy snow that moved through the Southeast including places in Mississippi where they saw up to five inches of snowfall along with places through Alabama before the snow pushed into Virginia and the Carolinas. High pressure over the West brought milder weather to the Western US....

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2013-01-16 04:00:29

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 15: The ice storm that continued to hit the Gulf Coast region from Northern Louisiana to Northern Mississippi and portions of Western Tennessee created a lot of disruptions to traffic with the slick roads. The clipper system that started to move through the Northern Plains also brought some light snow to the region, and the cold weather...

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2013-01-15 04:00:41

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 14: Cold air is beginning to flow in from Canada with many places about to see the coldest air in well over 20 years; high temps for many places might not get above zero by this weekend as this cold air is expected to continue to move southward. The second big story is the ice storm which is really beginning to take its toll on...

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2013-01-14 04:00:23

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 11-13: The biggest news from the weekend was the winter storm that pushed through the Northern Plains bringing blizzard conditions to the Dakotas along with bitterly cold air into the region. The second big story was along the Gulf Coast where they saw heavy rains along with some isolated severe weather such as a few tornadoes in...

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2013-01-11 04:00:09

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 10: Yesterday was a significant day in the weather world. We saw a few tornadoes touch down in the Louisiana area along with very heavy rain from Louisiana into Mississippi with many places getting over 2 inches of rain. The second big story was the arrival of the strong winter storm into the Northern Rockies with places like Salt Lake...

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2013-01-08 04:00:26

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 7: The approaching frontal boundary from Mexico brought some light rain to the Southwest, while the warm front along the Northwest also brought coastal showers along with higher elevation snows to the region. The majority of the United States enjoyed calm weather with high pressure in control. Weather Outlook for January 8:...

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2013-01-07 04:00:09

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 4-6: This past weekend brought some showers to the Texas area along with some light rain to the Northern Gulf Coast - including Florida - due to the low that pushed through the Northern Gulf. The majority of the country enjoyed high pressure. Weather Outlook for January 7: High pressure along the East Coast will bring nice weather...


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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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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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