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2013-08-19 23:02:48

When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by NCAR shows that three atmospheric patterns drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world’s ocean levels dropped measurably. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows that when three atmospheric patterns came...

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2013-08-19 04:00:32

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 16-18: Rainfall was the big story over the weekend with the tropical moisture surging northward along the Gulf Coast. Places from Gulfport MS to the Panhandle of Florida northward into Central Georgia saw rainfall rates from 3 inches to near 8 inches which lead to massive flooding. Severe weather for Friday was found over Eastern...

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2013-08-16 04:00:20

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 15: Severe weather and flooding were the big stories of the day. No tornadoes were reported but there were hail reports around 2.0 inches in New Mexico and wind gusts around 60-70mph created damage paths in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Big Story Weather Discussion for August 16: Surface Map: High pressure over Southeast...

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2013-08-14 04:00:56

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 13: Severe weather yesterday included one tornado over New Jersey which left tree damage and structural damage in the area. The largest hail was found in South Dakota at 1.25 inches. The strongest wind gusts came from New Mexico, New Jersey, South Dakota at 60-70mph for all three places. The Atlantic tropical season also picked up in...

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2013-08-12 04:00:14

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 9-11: The heat continued over the Southwest and it was a fairly active severe weather weekend. On Friday, 1.75 inch hail was reported in Oklahoma and 70-75mph wind gusts were recorded in Florida, South Dakota and Oklahoma. On Saturday, 2.0 inch hail was reported in South Dakota and wind gusts around 60-65mph were found in North Dakota...

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2013-08-09 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 8: A third day of heat over the Gulf Coast as temps rose into the 92-96F range along with heat index values near 110F. Severe weather was fairly low yesterday with no tornadoes reported. The largest hail came from a storm in Oklahoma and also Texas at the size of 1.75 inches. The strongest winds also came from Texas with gusts around...

2013-08-08 23:02:37

Morris Hail Damage experts, Fly Construction, have reported storm damage to homes in the Morris area after violent storms rolled through Western Minnesota on August 6th. Morris, MN (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Morris MN saw strong thunderstorms on Tuesday night that brought 2.5 inch damaging hail along with it. Fly Construction has reported moderate to severe hail and wind damage to homes in the Morris area from August 6th storm. The storm continued across Central Minnesota dropping hail on...

2013-08-07 23:25:57

Hail Storm Products announces the world’s first automobile hail protection system. The Hail Protector System provides a hail forecast for the day, warns the user 30 minutes prior to hail or the potential of hail and stops hail stones larger than softballs at less than the average cost of one car insurance deductible. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 After 5 years of product and service development and testing, achieving unparalleled performance including largely eliminating hail...

2013-08-07 23:03:39

The Eden Prairie area saw golf-ball sized hail last night that resulted in hail-damaged property across the city, Fly Construction ready to inspect and fix damage. Eden Prairie, MN (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Storms crossing over the entire metro area last night dropped golf-ball sized hail on Eden Prairie. Fly Construction teams have reported damage to homes across the city and will begin inspections today. "With a storm of this magnitude, we'll likely be conducting inspections and...

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2013-08-06 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 5: The heat continued across most of the Southeast and Gulf Coast with temps rising into the upper 90's along with heat index values in the 100-110F range. The heat was also over the Southwest and Northern Rockies. Severe weather consisted of 3 landspouts over Kansas, while the largest hail came from Kansas with the diameter of 2.75...


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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