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In this lesson we are going to look at special features which are found on weather maps. The map we are going to look at is from 500mb. That is roughly about 18,000ft above the ground.
NewsWatch recently aired a story about a cutting-edge forecast system that can accurately predict within minutes when precipitation will reach the user's exact location, up to 3 hours in advance.
Daily weather forecast wrap-up provided by RedOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
In the past two chapters we saw how water topography impact the weather. For today's lesson we are going to look at how latittude also plays an important role in weather forecasting.
The importance of water and how it affects the weather and forecasting, as well as climate impacts.
One of the first things that you will learn when you attend college to become a meteorologist is geography. Here in this lesson we are going to take a look at one piece of that geography -- mountains.
The mild winter of 2012 has many people asking, "Where's the snow?"
Warming temperatures sent icebergs up to three feet thick crashing into hundreds of boats on the River Danube near Belgrade, whisking away several barges and sinking one of Belgrade's trademark floating restaurants, Alexander.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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