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2014-01-17 03:30:24

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 17, 2014 11AM: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will bring some light snowfall and increasing winds to the region. High pressure will dominate the weather from the Gulf Coast to the Southwest. A secondary high pressure will dominate the Western US with partly cloudy skies. 11PM: Another clipper system will slide into the Northern Plains this evening bringing another round of wind and snow to the region. High...

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2014-01-16 03:30:51

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 16, 2014 11AM: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will bring snow showers to the region. Strong winds on the backside of the cold front will make for another blizzard-like day over the Plains with winds gusting to near 65mph. Strong winds will extend across most of the Plains from North Dakota to Northern Oklahoma. High pressure will bring partly cloudy skies and mild weather to the Western US. 11PM: Low...

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2014-01-15 03:30:49

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 15, 2014 11AM: Low pressure pushing through the Eastern Great Lakes will bring a few lake-enhanced snow showers across the Eastern Lakes. A few snow showers will extend southward with the chance of seeing a rain/snow mix over the Southern Appalachians extending into Northern Georgia. Showers will be widespread during the afternoon over Southern Florida. High pressure over Texas will bring some cold air southward to the...

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2014-01-14 03:30:10

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 14, 2014 11AM: Low pressure moving through the Northern Plains will head into the Great Lakes this afternoon. This will bring light snowfall from the Dakotas to the Great Lakes. There will be showers ahead of the cold front from Ohio back into Missouri. High pressure will dominate the weather from the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast back into the West. 11PM: Overnight low pressure will push into Michigan bringing a wide...

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2014-01-09 03:30:52

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 9, 2014 11AM: High pressure will slide into the Northeast today taking the cold air out of the US. This will allow for return flow over the rest of the country setting the stage for the warm-up. Low pressure over Western Oklahoma will be the focus of showers, ice, sleet and some snow as a pocket of moisture sets up over Eastern Oklahoma through Arkansas and parts of Western Tennessee, Northern Mississippi and Alabama....

NASA, JAXA Announce Launch Date For New Precipitation Satellite
2013-12-26 12:14:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced the date and window -- Feb. 27 from 1:07 pm to 3:07 pm EST -- for the launch of a new precipitation satellite. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite is slated to be launched from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center. GPM is designed to conduct observations of rain and snowfall several times a day around the world. NASA said it...

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2013-12-20 04:00:11

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 19: A powerful storm system developed over the Rockies and left a good swath of snowfall over the Dakotas along with very cold temps that were well below zero overnight. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 20: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure pushing into the Great Lakes is going to be the focus of a wide array of weather today. Snow showers will extend from Maine through Southeast Canada and back into...

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2013-12-17 04:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 16: Heavy snow fell around the Lakes and Northeast again over the past 24 hours. The clipper system dropped snow across the Northern Plains and the small warming trend over the Plains continued. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 17: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure pushing across the Great Lakes will bring snowfall to the region; some areas will see heavy snowfall. High pressure over the Rockies will...

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2013-12-10 04:00:23

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 9: Yesterday, we saw some very heavy ice over the Arkansas, Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee Region. Heavy snowfall fell over parts of Southern Missouri into the Ohio River Valley. The Northern Plains also dealt with snow and blowing snow. SOCAL saw another day of cold weather. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 10: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure pushing across the Northeast along with its...

Airborne Snow Observatory
2013-12-10 04:35:57

[ Watch the Video: Airborne Snow Observatory: Measuring Snowpack from the Sky ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It might have been the driest year ever recorded in California, but thanks to NASA, the millions of people who call the San Francisco Bay Area home had plenty of water this summer, the US space agency said Monday during a media briefing at the 2013 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. NASA’s prototype Airborne Snow Observatory mission...


Latest Precipitation Reference Libraries

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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