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2013-08-22 04:00:14

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 21: The heat continued over the Western Plains and into the Rockies and the West Coast with many places around 5-15 degrees above normal. The severe weather was again limited. No tornadoes were reported. The largest hail came from Nebraska at 2.75 inches in diameter. The strongest winds also came out of Nebraska with gusts around...

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2013-08-21 04:00:48

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 20: Yesterday the heat started to build back over the Northern Plains with places rising back into the 90’s and heat index values over 100. Severe weather was limited. The largest hail was in South Dakota at around 1.25 inches and the strongest winds came from Nevada and South Dakota with gusts around 60-65mph. Big Story Weather Discussion for August 21: Surface Map: High pressure off the Mid-Atlantic will...

2013-08-20 09:50:50

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 together over the Indian and Pacific oceans, they drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world’s ocean levels dropped measurably. Unlike other continents, the soils and topography of Australia prevent almost all of its precipitation from running off into the...

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2013-08-20 04:00:10

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 19: Severe weather yesterday was limited to a few wind damage reports in Florida and California with wind gusts near 50-60mph. The hot weather has finally started to return to the Plains section. Big Story Weather Discussion for August 20: Surface Map: High pressure over the Carolinas will bring partly cloudy skies to the...

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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2013-08-15 04:00:49

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 14: Severe weather yesterday consisted of large hail in both Texas and Kansas with the largest at 1.75 inches. Damaging winds occurred over Texas with many places seeing 70-75mph wind gusts. Tropical weather continued to get active as the area near the Yucatan Peninsula got stronger and also Tropical Depression #5 formed to the West...

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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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2013-08-13 04:00:57

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 12: Another day of heat over the Southwest while a few thunderstorms also pushed through the area. Severe weather yesterday included the largest hail at 2 inches in South Dakota. The strongest winds were 55-65mph which occurred in both Oklahoma and Texas. Flooding rains continued to hamper parts of the Mid-Mississippi Valley, while an...


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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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