Latest Precipitation Stories

Atmospheric River Storms Could Help Predict Winter Snowfall
2013-11-08 15:18:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study says “atmospheric river” storms from the Pacific Ocean could eventually help scientists predict major winter snowfalls. Atmospheric rivers are short-lived wind tunnels that carry water vapor from tropical oceans to mid-latitude land areas. They are known to bring large quantities of rain and snow on California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Researchers studied how two of the most common atmospheric circulation patterns...

2013-11-07 23:29:52

Report by DeWayne Cecil, PhD, for Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne raises questions about long-term climate change and human health. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Satellite observations over the last 40 years suggest a gradual change from snow to rain, especially at the beginning and end of the cold season globally, and at higher elevations over the Earth’s surface. That was one of the predictions in a recent White Paper by Climatologist DeWayne Cecil, PhD, for...

2013-11-06 23:29:43

Heat-Line (http://www.heatline.com), a Canadian company that develops and manufactures state of the art freeze protection systems that utilize conductive polymer self-regulating technology, introduces Frost-Line™, an advanced freeze protected water supply system for livestock drinking bowls and watering equipment. Carnarvon, Ontario (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Lorne Heise, CEO of Heat-Line Freeze Protection Systems (http://www.heatline.com), is pleased to announce the launch of their...

2013-11-05 23:32:49

Lawyers from the Mostyn Law Firm have been named as the Liaison Counsels for the Multidistrict Valley Hail Litigation. The suit will help south Texas homeowners repair their homes following devastating hail in March and April 2012. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 November 5, 2013 – Amber Anderson Mostyn and Greg Cox, attorneys from the Mostyn Law Firm, have been named Liaison Counsels for the Multidistrict Valley Hail Litigation in the 206th Judicial District Court of Hidalgo...

2013-10-31 23:28:29

Report by DeWayne Cecil, PhD, for Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder, Sharon Kleyne, Raises Questions about Long-Term Climate Change and Human Health Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Satellite and in-situ observation suggests changes in the long-term characteristics of precipitation at the Earth’s surface to less frequent but more intense rain and snow events. This is especially evident over land masses with the greatest human populations. That was one of the conclusions in a...

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2013-10-25 04:00:19

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 24: One of the big stories from yesterday was the lake effect snow that occurred downwind of the Eastern Great Lakes. Secondly, cold air has begun its plunge into the United States with many places seeing their first frost/freeze of the season. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 25: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will dominate the weather from the Northern Plains to the Southeast and Gulf Coast along...

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2013-10-21 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 18-20: Severe weather was very limited over this weekend. There was some snow in the Northern Rockies. There were also some frost/freeze reports all the way down into the northern part of Alabama and Mississippi. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 21: Surface Map: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will bring rain showers to places like Chicago and around the lakes. Behind it a brisk area of...

Ocean Currents Responsible For Wetter Northern Hemisphere
2013-10-21 04:29:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ocean circulation is responsible for causing more tropical rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere than in the southern part of the world, according to new research published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists have long known that the Northern Hemisphere receives the majority of this type of precipitation. For example, the researchers note that Palmyra Atoll, located at 6 degrees north, receives 175 inches of rain...

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2013-10-18 04:00:18

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 17: No severe weather was reported over the past 24 hours. There was, however, some sharp cold air marching into the Plains and extending southward towards Western Texas behind the frontal boundary. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 18: Surface Map: A weak upper level disturbance and the cold air associated with the high pressure will bring a line of showers and thunderstorms from the Northeast to the...

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2013-10-17 04:00:20

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 16: No severe weather was reported yesterday except for heavy rainfall with places along the front seeing 1-3 inches of rain from the Dakotas to Texas. Winter weather hit the Rockies again with a few places getting upwards to 6 inches of snowfall. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 17: Surface Map: Low pressure over Southeastern Canada will bring another day of showers and thunderstorms across 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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