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2013-12-04 23:01:23

Maponics engineers used sophisticated statistical models to generate a comprehensive climate data model for the entire US, including more than 150,000 neighborhoods. White River Junction, Vermont (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Maponics, a leading geospatial data provider, announced the release of Context™ Weather Scores, its newest product in the Context™ suite of lifestyle and behavioral analytics. To build Context Weather Scores, Maponics engineers applied geographically weighted...

2013-12-03 13:46:39

Recent Forest Service studies on high-elevation climate trends in the Pacific Northwest United States show that streamflow declines tie directly to decreases and changes in winter winds that bring precipitation across the region. Scientists believe the driving factors behind this finding relates to natural climate variations and man-made climate change. Research Hydrologist Charlie Luce, with the Rocky Mountain Research Station's Aquatic Sciences Laboratory in Boise, Idaho, along with...

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2013-12-03 03:30:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 2: The potent winter storm has already started to deliver heavy snowfall over the Rockies and into the Plains. Some places have already seen 6+ inches. The other big story overnight was the fog. A large area from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast is seeing fog which is due to the southerly winds ahead of a very powerful winter storm. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 3: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure...

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2013-12-02 04:00:26

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 30-December 1: A potent winter storm was the big story of the weekend as it has been moving across the Pacific Northwest. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 2: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving up along the Eastern US will bring a few snow showers over Maine. Low pressure moving into the Northern Rockies will bring a significant amount of snowfall along with freezing rain to the Rockies and the...

Driving in the rain
2013-11-29 04:33:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Inspired by drivers who alter the speed of their windshield wipers when precipitation becomes more or less intense, researchers from the University of Hanover in Germany have created RainCars - a new initiative that uses moving, GPS-equipped automobiles to measure rainfall. The study authors, who detail the most recent results of their project in the open-access journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, explained that rainfall...

Study Shows Subarctic Lakes Drying Up At A Rate Not Seen In 200 Years
2013-11-27 15:53:58

Université Laval The decrease in snowfall observed in recent years in Canada's subarctic regions has led to worrisome desiccation of the regions' lakes. This is the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Université Laval, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brock University and the University of Waterloo in a study published this week on the website of the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters. Researchers came to this conclusion after studying 70 lakes near Old Crow, Yukon, and...

2013-11-25 23:29:08

As winter settles in, the elements can be incredibly brutal on homes and businesses. A water restoration professional explains how to protect your property investment. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on how to best protect their properties as winter weather begins to set in. The winter season can be brutally hard on any structure, and it...

OWLeS Project Will Collect Data In December And January Blizzards Along Lake Ontario
2013-11-19 12:16:31

National Science Foundation 'Tis the season...for snow. Thundersnow. Rare anywhere, thundersnow is sometimes heard during the lake-effect snowstorms of the Great Lakes. The interaction of clouds and ice pellets inside these storms generates a charge, with lightning and thunder the result. How to catch thundersnow in action? This winter, stalwart veterans of tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe storms will be watching. One is known as the Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW), a National...

2013-11-13 23:25:14

Weather Fusion releases 2006 through 2013 hail statistics. Norman, OK (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Weather Fusion LLC, provider of weather verification solutions for the insurance and construction industries, reported today that the 2013 hail season has been one of the lowest hail seasons on recent record, based on the HailScope™ technology which analyzes hailfall across the entire continental United States. As part of the research to examine 2013 hail statistics, Weather Fusion is...

Global Warming Linked To Changes In Precipitation Around The World
2013-11-12 05:18:34

[ Watch the Video: Changes In Global Precipitation From Greenhouse Gases ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to Eliza Doolittle from "My Fair Lady," the rain in Spain lies mainly on the plain. However, according to a new study from the scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the location and intensity of rain is changing around the globe, not only in Spain. The study, published in the online edition of the Proceedings of 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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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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