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January 2012- March 2012 La-Nina Impacts on Austin TX
2012-06-05 11:17:10

January 2012- Normal temperatures for the month are usually around 40-60F. January 2012- March 2012 El-Nino Impacts To Austin Texas January 2012 Normal temps occurred around 42% of the month, while below normal temps occurred 10% of the month and above average temps occurred around 48% of the month. This shows that during the month of January this year temps were normal to above normal...

Climate for Norfolk VA
2012-05-22 09:08:59

Norfolk VA is located along the United States East Coast and has a climate that is moderated by the warm Gulf Stream Ocean current that travels up the coast. Many large storms impact the region. Temperatures for Norfolk VA: January and February are the coldest months for the city with average temps ranging in the 30F for lows and upwards to 50F for the highs. The month of March temperatures...

Topography in Weather
2012-05-21 14:26:10

A very important part of being a meteorologist is to understand the topography of the local region. Mountains can have multiple impacts on the weather forecast. For example: if we look at Seattle we see that to the west is the Cascades and they impact the weather as follows. In the Seattle area precipitation coming in of the Pacific exerts all of its energy into Seattle creating a heavier...

Climate for Austin Texas
2012-05-21 13:46:02

Austin Texas is located in the Southern Part of the United States. To the west the elevation increases while to the east the elevation slopes down towards the Gulf of Mexico. Temperatures for Austin Texas: January through February the normal temperatures range from the 40’s during the evening to the 60’s during the day. March shows a slight warming trend as the averages are in the...

Basic Understanding Of A Weather Map
2012-05-10 09:20:01

Weather maps can hand drawn or computerized. Weather products are distributed to the public for their awareness.. A blue H on a weather map stands for high pressure. If your location is on the eastern side of this blue H you can expect to see partly cloudy skies and light winds. If you are on the western side of the blue H it is possible to see mostly cloudy skies along with precipitation and...

Climate for Honolulu Hawaii
2012-05-08 21:00:44

Honolulu is located on the Hawaiian Island chain in the central part of the Pacific Ocean. The climate of Honolulu is really impacted by the warmer waters of the Pacific. A unique fact about Hawaii is if you go up into the mountains it is possible to see snow on the mountain tops during the winter. Temperatures for Honolulu Hawaii: January average temps on the island are lows in the 60’s...

Climate for Tokyo Japan
2012-05-08 09:54:10

Tokyo is located in the Central part of Japan. On the Eastern shore of Japan is Tokyo Bay which connects to the Pacific Ocean. Just outside Tokyo Bay runs a warm ocean current which plays a role in the climate of Tokyo. Temperatures for Tokyo Japan: Average temperatures for the months of January through March range from the 30’s in January upwards to the 50’s by March. April starts...

Weather and Climate
2012-05-07 08:14:45

Weather: The elements of the atmosphere such as clouds, precipitation, heat, cold, winds, and air pressure that impact us on a daily basis. Climate: Weather over a long period of time. 30yrs of data is recorded for a station to determine its climate. Climate is the temperature and moisture of an area. An example of the difference in climate can be seen in the desert southwest of the...

Snow Gauge
2009-07-06 18:17:29

A snow gauge is an instrument used in meteorology to gather and measure the amount of solid precipitation (as opposed to liquid precipitation that is measured by a rain gauge) over a period of time. A snow gauge has two parts: the copper catchment container and the funnel shaped gauge itself. The actual gauge is mounted on a pipe that is about 4 ft. 11 in. high. The gauge itself is about 20.25...

Water Cycle
2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun...

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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