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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...

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...


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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