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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...

UK Has Second-Wettest Year On Record
2013-01-04 11:15:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to data released by England´s meteorological agency the Met Office, 2012 was the second wettest year on record for the U.K., with total rainfall at 52.4 inches — just 2.5 inches short of the all-time record set in 2000. Most areas were affected by extreme weather, the BBC reports, and thousands of homes were flooded while farmers struggled to grow crops in the saturated soil. The disturbing part of this...

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2013-01-04 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story weather from January 3: The major story of the day was the significant winter storm that moved through Southwest Texas as some places like El Paso saw over 4 inches. As of this morning some of those same places are expected to see more snow through the early part of today. The next big story was the cold weather that filtered into the Gulf Coast region...

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2013-01-03 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story weather from January 2: Yesterday´s big stories were the light snow that fell across the Northern Plains and also the moderate rainfall that fell across the Gulf Coast. There were even a few reports of sleet along the LA and MS Gulf Coast overnight as the freezing level fell to near 9,5000ft. The other top stories were the colder air that has begun to...

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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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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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