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2012-12-31 04:00:22

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 28-30: The big news from this past weekend was the intense snowfall amounts that occurred with the arrival of the winter storm into the Northeast part of the United States. The Southern United States saw high pressure and very cold conditions as frost and freeze warnings were issued all the way down into Florida. The Western United...

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2012-12-27 04:00:58

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 26: Yesterday the big news was the significant snow storm that spread into the Ohio River Valley with many places seeing well over 6 inches of snow. This significant event also pushed into the Mid-Atlantic where it started as snow and turned into freezing precipitation and then finished with some rainfall. Snowflakes were even...

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2012-12-26 04:00:53

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 25: This will be a Christmas that the Gulf Coast will not soon forget. It was a very active day with many tornadoes (roughly 25 of them confirmed) touching down in the region. The second big story of the day was the winter storm that hit Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas with many places seeing over 6 inches of snow. Weather Outlook...

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2012-12-24 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 21-23: These past few days have been tranquil across a majority of the country, expect in the Northeast where they saw more snow. Also, going through the Northern Plains we have seen some very cold air move through the region with wind chill advisories for the cold. The Pacific Northwest has also been getting hit really hard with...

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2012-12-21 04:00:58

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 21: A very strong low pressure system brought heavy snow and very strong wind over a large portion of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. The strong storm brought a foot of snow to Des Moines, Iowa, and as much as 19 inches to Madison, Wisconsin. The storm system produced wind gusts over 50 miles per hour in several areas. In Chicago,...

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2012-12-19 04:00:02

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 18: Low pressure along the East Coast has been bringing plenty of showers and colder weather to the region. Also, a snow swath pushed through the Northern Plains yesterday dumping upwards to 4 inches in South Dakota and western Minnesota. Our big winter storm also started to get rolling in the Southwest and this is going to be the...

Looking Again At TRMM Satellite Observations Of Tropical Cyclone Evan
2012-12-18 13:02:00

NASA The radar on NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite had observed Tropical Cyclone Evan four times as of Sunday, Dec. 16, and two of those overflights merit a closer examination. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the TRMM satellite saw Evan about 24 hours before the storm struck American Samoa, and the radar data at first seem incongruous for such a weak system. At the time, Evan was estimated to be less than tropical "cyclone" strength, and had 35 knot (40.2 mph/64.8 kph)...

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2012-12-18 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 17: Low pressure moved through the Great Lakes and Northeast which brought rain and snow to the region. A second area of low pressure moved through the Gulf Coast bringing thunderstorms and rain to the region. High pressure over the Southwest brought a nice day to the region. Another potent low pressure moved through the Northwest...

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2012-12-17 04:00:41

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 14-16: Low pressure moved through the Northern Plains and brought a wintry mix to the region along with some accumulating snowfall. The Pacific Northwest was dealing with more onshore flow and heavy rains and mountain snows. High pressure built in over the Southeast and Northeast. The weekend finished with a frontal boundary moving...

Winters Will Be Warmer And Wetter In The Northeast By 2070
2012-12-13 11:01:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of climate scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has released a new study suggesting temperatures are going to be significantly warmer in all seasons in the next 30 years, especially in winter. The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research, is the first to apply regional climate models to examine likely near-term changes in temperature and precipitation across 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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.