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2013-06-24 23:25:14

Fly Construction, a professional storm-damage repair company, has reported moderate to severe hail damage to homes in Blaine after the weekend storms. Blaine, MN (PRWEB) June 23, 2013 Over the weekend the Blaine area was hit by two storms resulting in hail damage to homes across the city. Fly Construction, a full-service construction company specializing in exterior remodeling and storm-damage repair, has reported moderate to severe hail damage to homes in the Blaine area and urges...

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2013-06-24 04:00:11

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 21-23: The biggest story of the past weekend was the severe weather that moved through the Northern Plains. There were multiple tornadoes in South Dakota and strong winds throughout the Northern Plains from South Dakota into Minnesota. There was also tree damage everywhere along with building damage. There also was very large hail with...

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2013-06-20 04:00:30

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 19: Severe weather was again over the Plains last night. Multiple tornadoes were reported along with large hail and damaging winds. The biggest news was the heavy rains that hit both Texas and also North Dakota. Both regions this morning are dealing with flooding concerns. A waterspout that pushed on land over Southeast Louisiana also...

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2013-06-19 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 18: Severe weather hit a large portion of the United States with tornadoes confirmed in Colorado and also North Carolina. Hail and wind reports spread from the High Plains and all the way towards the East Coast. The heat continued to bake the Southwest with many temps soaring over 100F. Big Story Weather Discussion for June 19:...

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2013-06-18 04:00:09

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 17: Severe weather pushed through the Southern Plains and also into parts of Colorado. There were a couple of tornadoes reported along with large hail and damaging winds. The heat was also a big story of the day with temps soaring over the 100F mark over the Southwest again. The heat and humidity was also over the Gulf Coast region. A...

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2013-06-17 04:00:55

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 14-16: Severe weather for this past weekend consisted of a tornado in Texas and one in Nebraska. There were multiple hail and wind damage reports across a good portion of the Plains. The heat continued into the weekend over the Southwest and also the Southern Plains and the Gulf Coast with many places in the upper 90´s to the 110F...

Snowfall In The California Mountains Expected To Decline
2013-06-15 05:53:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from UCLA reveals snowfall in the Los Angeles-area mountains will be 30 to 40 percent lower by mid-century than it was at the end of the 20th century. Depending on how the world reacts, the projected snow loss, which is a result of climate change, might be even worse by the end of the 21st century. Climate expert Alex Hall, who led the study, said that sustained action to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions has the...

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2013-06-14 04:00:57

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 13: The strong line of storms pushed across the Ohio River Valley and into the Northeast bringing with it plenty of rainfall, damaging winds. There were also a few tornadoes yesterday and hail did happen in this region. The next big story was another round of heat which ranged from the 105-115F for the Southwest to the 100-110 over the...

Severe African Drought In The 1980s Caused By Northern Pollution
2013-06-07 10:23:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1980s, decades of drought in central Africa reached the worst point. This caused Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring countries, to dry out almost completely. Initially blamed on overgrazing and bad agricultural practices, the shrinking lake and extended drought have become examples of global warming. A new study from the University of Washington reveals that the drought was cause in part by Northern...

2013-06-06 23:00:18

A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. City in a study released this week. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. city, according to a study released this week. Jeremy Diem, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, analyzed summer rainfall data from nine weather...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.