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2013-09-23 04:00:50

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 20-22: The biggest story of this past weekend was the landfall of Typhoon Usagi which brought flooding rains to Southeastern China including Hong Kong. Winds were over 100mph at landfall. Severe weather over the US was also found this weekend. Friday was a bad day for Mississippi with five reported tornados ranging from EF-0 to EF-2 and wind gusts in the 90-100mph. Saturday was a limited severe weather day with one...

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2013-09-20 04:00:53

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 19: Yesterday was a very cold day for many places throughout the Northern Rockies with some snow falling in the higher elevations. Severe weather occurred along the frontal boundary with one tornado in Texas. The largest hail was recorded in Minnesota at 2 inches. The strongest winds occurred in Minnesota and Iowa with gusts in between 70-80mph. The cold air was also responsible for the first frost of the season in...

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2013-09-19 04:00:37

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 18: Yesterday we saw more heavy rainfall over portions of the Southwest US where flood warnings are in effect right now. There was also an increase in severe weather over the Northern Plains with many places in eastern North Dakota and South Dakota dealing with localized flooding this morning. Severe weather yesterday included 2-inch hail in both South Dakota and North Dakota. There were multiple wind damage reports...

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2013-09-18 04:00:46

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 17: High pressure over the East Coast brought a very cold night to the region as temps fell to the freezing point. Rainfall was heavy over the Southwest. We saw two tornadoes in Idaho, two inch hail in Utah, and damaging winds in Montana with gusts around 80-85mph. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 18: Surface Map: High pressure over the Mid-Atlantic region will bring cool temps and partly cloudy...

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2013-09-17 04:00:08

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 16: High pressure over the Great Lakes and Northeast brought another round of frost and freeze conditions to the region. The Southwest dealt with another day of heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Severe weather was limited. The largest hail was recorded in Texas at 1.0-inch. The strongest winds occurred in Montana with gusts between 60-70mph. Tropical Storm Ingrid brought heavy rainfall to Mexico and also...

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2013-09-16 04:00:10

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 13-15: The big story from this weekend was the continued flooding throughout Colorado and New Mexico with both places seeing an additional 6 plus inches of rainfall. The heat continued over portions of the Plains with temps in the upper 90’s again. Tropical impacts started to move in over Southern Texas with higher seas, flooding rains and gusty winds. Severe weather was limited this past weekend to 1.0-inch hail on...

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2013-09-13 04:00:57

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 12: The heat continued from Ohio to the Upper Mississippi River Valley and southward into the Southern Plains. Severe weather was quite active yesterday. The biggest story and the most dangerous story is the flooding that is taking place in Colorado. What is happening here is that we have warm moist air moving in from the Southwest US converging with cooler air from the high pressure to the north and both air...

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2013-09-12 04:00:25

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 11: The heat continued over the Plains and into the Mid-Atlantic yesterday with high temps in the 90-100F range. Severe weather included one tornado in Northern Minnesota and 1.75in hail in Illinois. The strongest winds occurred in Upstate New York with gusts around 60-70mph. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 12: Surface Map: Low pressure moving through Southeast Canada will bring a cold front...

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2013-09-11 04:00:31

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 10: The heat wave was in full force yesterday from the Ohio River Valley back into the Plains with many places near 100F along with heat index values near 105F. Flooding rains continued over portions of the Southwest. Severe weather was very limited with no tornadoes or hail reported. The strongest winds came from Iowa with 60-70mph gusts. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 11: Surface Map: Low...

Rainfall In South Pacific Varied Much More Dramatically Before 20th Century
2013-09-10 09:16:25

The University of Texas at Austin A new reconstruction of climate in the South Pacific during the past 446 years shows rainfall varied much more dramatically before the start of the 20th century than after. The finding, based on an analysis of a cave formation called a stalagmite from the island nation of Vanuatu, could force climate modelers to adjust their models. The models are adjusted to match the current levels of climate variability that are smaller now than they were in the recent...


Latest Rain 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 - Air Mass Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 10:30:47

Air mass thunderstorms are found in marine time tropical air. In short they are also known as MT Thunderstorms. Air mass thunderstorms represent what is known as the common three stage thunderstorm development. This means that an air mass thunderstorm goes through the stages of Cumulus which is represented by the updrafts only being present; secondly it moves into the mature stage where it has both updrafts and downdrafts; finally it goes into the dissipating stage where you see only the...

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...

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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