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2012-12-06 04:00:51

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 5: The Southeast and Gulf Coast saw some much needed rain yesterday associated with the frontal boundary and low pressure over the Northern Gulf. The Great Lakes and Northern Plains saw some nice weather a tad bit above normal again as temps were running in the 40-50F range for the region. The frontal boundary over the Northern...

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2012-12-05 04:00:22

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 4: Heat was the big news yesterday with many records being set up and down the East Coast as high temps soared into the 70´s. The second big story was the strong to severe storms that pushed through Texas overnight along with all the showers along the frontal boundary. Lastly was all the heavy rain and mountain snows that hit...

Snow Cover Worldwide Is At Record Lows
2012-12-04 07:25:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new European Space Agency (ESA) study of snow cover observed by satellites reveals record lows in Eurasia for June each year since 2008. Three of the past five years have seen record low cover in North America, as well. Since satellite observations began some 45 years ago, this is the lowest June snow extent on record. Snow cover in June is falling faster than climate models have predicted. It is even disappearing faster than...

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2012-11-29 04:00:37

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 28: The low pressure pushed up along the Eastern Seaboard providing some rain and snow to the Northeast yesterday with some places receiving upwards to 4 inches of snowfall. The Pacific West Coast was hammered with rain with some places getting well over 2 inches of rainfall. The Plains and the Gulf Coast along with the Southwest...

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Turns 15
2012-11-27 19:47:36

NASA [ Watch The Video ] When it rains it pours, goes the saying, and for the last 15 years, the data on tropical rainfall have poured in. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) was launched on Nov. 27, 1997, and for the last decade and a half has enabled precipitation science that has had far-reaching applications across the globe. Rain is one of the most important natural processes on Earth, and nowhere does it rain more than across the tropics. Orbiting at an angle to...

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2012-11-27 04:00:49

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 26: The frontal boundary that pushed through Eastern Texas last night brought with it some small hail and strong winds to the region. The area from Oklahoma to Western Arkansas also got some rainfall. Outside of that the strong cold air pushed into Northern Florida with a few places dropping below freezing for a period of hours. The...

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2012-11-23 04:00:46

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 22: Most of the United States enjoyed Thanksgiving Day with tranquil weather and plenty of sunshine, however some places around the Great Lakes dealt with some thick fog and many travel headaches. The Northern Plains saw some moisture in the form of snowfall over the region and the Pacific Northwest dealt with more showers and...

2012-11-21 12:54:39

It appears that it's not just us Brits who are fascinated with the UK weather. A group of researchers from Germany has taken to investigating the potential changes in extreme rainfall patterns across the UK as a result of future global warming and has found that in some regions, the time of year when we see the heaviest rainfall is set to shift. The study, published today, 21 November, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, finds that between 2061 and 2100, the...

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2012-11-19 04:00:04

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 16-18: The majority of the eastern United States from the Rockies eastward was quiet with a few showers in Southern Florida associated with a low pressure system that has moved into the Atlantic. A frontal boundary along the West Coast has created an area of widespread showers over the past few days. Weather Outlook for...

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2012-11-12 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 9-11: The winter storm system moved through the Northern Plains over the weekend and brought with it some severe weather and also winter weather to the Western Dakotas and Montana. The Pacific Northwest dealt with some showers and cooler weather this past weekend, while the Northeast was finally given a break from all the hard...


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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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