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2013-06-27 04:00:53

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 26: Another severe weather day hit across a good portion of the Mid-Mississippi River Valley into the Ohio Valley and also the Carolinas. One lone tornado hit in Iowa and the largest hail reports came out of the Carolinas at 2.5 inches. Wind damage reports spread across this entire region from Iowa to the Carolinas. The heat was on...

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2013-06-26 04:00:48

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 25: Tornadoes hit Oregon, South Dakota and North Dakota yesterday. The largest hail occurred in North Dakota at 2 inches. The strongest winds were reported in Maryland at 78mph according to the NWS. The heat continued to build back up over the Southwest with many Excessive Heat warnings and watches in place as places climbed into the...

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2013-06-25 04:00:58

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 24: Tornadoes hit Iowa, Illinois and Florida yesterday. Damaging winds whipped through from Iowa across into the Ohio River Valley with many places getting over 75mph wind gusts, along with heavy rains and large hail. The largest hail came out of Kansas at the size of 2.75 inches in diameter. Big Story Weather Discussion for June...

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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...

Big Story Weather – June 21, 2013
2013-06-21 04:00:30

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 20: Severe weather over the Northern Plains last night produced one tornado in North Dakota, along with a lot of damaging winds and hail reports in this region. There were also hail and wind damage reports along the frontal boundary over the Southeast. The other big story was the heavy rainfall that fell in the Northern Plains with some...

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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...

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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...


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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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