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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.

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2013-12-03 03:30:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

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2013-12-02 04:00:26

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

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

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.

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

The decrease in snowfall observed in recent years in Canada's subarctic regions has led to worrisome desiccation of the regions' lakes.

2013-11-25 23:29:08

As winter settles in, the elements can be incredibly brutal on homes and businesses.

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

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.

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

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

According to a new study from the scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the location and intensity of rain is changing around the globe.

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

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.


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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