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2013-12-17 04:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 16: Heavy snow fell around the Lakes and Northeast again over the past 24 hours. The clipper system dropped snow across the Northern Plains and the small warming trend over the Plains continued. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 17: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure pushing across the Great Lakes will bring snowfall to the region; some areas will see heavy snowfall. High pressure over the Rockies will...

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2013-12-13 04:00:24

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 12: The cold air was the big story again yesterday as temps over the Northern Plains and the Western Lakes struggled to make it above 10F. The new storm system pushed into the Southwest and will be our next major storm maker. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 13: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will settle in over the Carolinas and will bring partly cloudy skies to the Southeast coast and into the...

California Water Planners Listen To NASA Long-Term Forecast
2013-12-10 10:58:41

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Recent NASA research tying California weather to large-scale atmospheric patterns contributed to the newly issued experimental Winter Outlook Forecast for Water Year 2014 by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). That forecast, calling for continued dry conditions for the third year in a row, was the first to include discussion of climate research from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. JPL researchers have found a...

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2013-12-10 04:00:23

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 9: Yesterday, we saw some very heavy ice over the Arkansas, Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee Region. Heavy snowfall fell over parts of Southern Missouri into the Ohio River Valley. The Northern Plains also dealt with snow and blowing snow. SOCAL saw another day of cold weather. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 10: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure pushing across the Northeast along with its...

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2013-12-09 04:00:10

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 6-8: This past weekend was quite busy. Heavy rainfall extended along the Gulf Coast into the Tennessee River Valley. Some places in Mississippi picked up around 2-3 inches of precipitation. Heavy snowfall was recorded from Tennessee up into the Northeast with some places seeing between 4-14 inches. Near record high temps were seen along the Gulf Coast and some places approaching an unseasonal 80F. Record cold was...

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2013-12-05 04:00:30

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 4: The big news from yesterday included the heavy snowfall from the Plains to the Rockies with some places seeing over 9 inches. Cold air settled in over the North with places from Montana to South Dakota seeing temps around -15 to -25F. Heat was in place over the Southeast with temps rising to near 80F. This has been leading to one of the largest temp contrasts that I have seen in a very long time. From north to south...

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2013-12-02 04:00:26

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 30-December 1: A potent winter storm was the big story of the weekend as it has been moving across the Pacific Northwest. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 2: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving up along the Eastern US will bring a few snow showers over Maine. Low pressure moving into the Northern Rockies will bring a significant amount of snowfall along with freezing rain to the Rockies and the...

Driving in the rain
2013-11-29 04:33:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Inspired by drivers who alter the speed of their windshield wipers when precipitation becomes more or less intense, researchers from the University of Hanover in Germany have created RainCars - a new initiative that uses moving, GPS-equipped automobiles to measure rainfall. The study authors, who detail the most recent results of their project in the open-access journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, explained that rainfall...

Pollution Causes Thunderstorms To Leave Lingering Clouds
2013-11-26 15:18:22

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Study shows why pollution results in larger, deeper and longer lasting storm clouds, leading to colder days and warmer nights A new study reveals how pollution causes thunderstorms to leave behind larger, deeper, longer lasting clouds. Appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences November 26, the results solve a long-standing debate and reveal how pollution plays into climate warming. The work can also provide a gauge for the...


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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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