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Rainforests Thrive In High Temperatures
2013-05-31 08:42:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Paleontologists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute say that South American rainforests have thrived during three extreme global warming events in the past. Currently, no tropical forests in South America experience average yearly temperatures over 84 degrees Fahrenheit. By the end of the century, however, average global temperatures are predicted to rise by another 1 degree, leading some scientists to predict the death of...

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2013-05-31 04:00:50

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 30: Another active severe weather day with around 16 tornadoes spread across Oklahoma, Arkansas and an isolated one in Illinois. Oklahoma saw five and Arkansas ten. Hail was a huge problem again with these storms. The largest recorded hail of the day comes out of Oklahoma with the size of 4.25 inches - equivalent to the size of a...

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2013-05-30 04:00:13

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 29: A very busy day yesterday. 23 tornados were reported with Nebraska having the most, while Kansas had four and OK, WI, IA, TX all having one each. Large hail again dominated the severe sector with the largest reported hail at 2.75 inches which occurred in Oklahoma. Damaging winds occurred all through this region with the strongest report...

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2013-05-29 04:00:01

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 28: Yesterday was another busy severe weather day with 18-20 reported tornadoes covering the states of Texas, Kansas, Michigan and Nebraska. Large hail was also a problem with Kansas coming in with hail around 4 inches, while Amarillo TX also saw hail around 2.75 inches. Damaging winds hit as well. The first report comes from Kansas with...

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2013-05-28 04:00:26

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 27: Another day of severe weather over the Plains region with large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes over Kansas especially. Cooler weather dominated the Northeast, while warm and muggy weather hit the Southeast and Gulf Coast. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 28: High pressure along the Southeast will bring nice...

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2013-05-27 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 24-26: A busy weekend in the weather world. Parts of Western New York and into Connecticut saw around 3 feet of snow. Severe weather brought heavy rains to the Northern Plains, with many places seeing flooding conditions. San Antonio TX also saw more rainfall to add to the flooding woes. The winter weather continued with frost and...

El Nino Has A New Rhythm
2013-05-27 04:59:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Climate experts from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Meteorology Department and International Pacific Research Center have reportedly discovered why the weather phenomenon known as El Nino typically peaks around Christmas and ends sometime between the months of February and April. As it turns out according to researchers, "An unusual wind pattern that straddles the equatorial Pacific during strong El Nino events and swings back...

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2013-05-24 04:00:01

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 23: Cold weather settled in over the Great Lakes last night as places were under frost and freeze warnings with this unseasonably cold weather. Severe weather was over the Texas Panhandle last night with five reported tornadoes in the region. Large hail was also in this same region along with parts of Oklahoma and into the Mid-Atlantic....

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2013-05-23 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 22: Another day of severe weather yesterday. Impacts were seen from Central Mississippi into the Northeast and places in New York dealt with flooding rains. The severity level of the storms was lower, however there were still damaging winds reported in this region as well as flooding rains. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 23:...

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2013-05-22 04:00:48

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 21: The National Weather Service went out and did a survey assessment of the Moore, OK tornado yesterday and has officially rated it an EF-5, which is the strongest of all tornadoes possible. The winds were estimated to be over 200mph. This type of storm is not very common as only a few of them occur every few years. Yesterday we got...


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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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