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Atmospheric River Storms Could Help Predict Winter Snowfall
2013-11-08 15:18:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study says “atmospheric river” storms from the Pacific Ocean could eventually help scientists predict major winter snowfalls. Atmospheric rivers are short-lived wind tunnels that carry water vapor from tropical oceans to mid-latitude land areas. They are known to bring large quantities of rain and snow on California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Researchers studied how two of the most common atmospheric circulation patterns...

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2013-11-05 03:00:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 4: High pressure along the East Coast kept conditions cooler yesterday. The storm system began moving into the Southwest bringing heavy rains to places in New Mexico and Texas along with snow over the Rockies. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 5: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure off the East Coast will provide the region with one more nice day from Maine to the Carolinas. A strong winter storm will...

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2013-11-04 03:00:56

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 1-3: Another fairly quiet weekend. There were some snowfall reports in the Rockies. No major severe weather outbreaks were reported and another shot of cold air plunged southward. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 4: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over the Eastern Great Lakes will bring a cool and dry day to the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic. The Southeast and Gulf Coast will slowly start to see...

2013-10-31 23:28:29

Report by DeWayne Cecil, PhD, for Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder, Sharon Kleyne, Raises Questions about Long-Term Climate Change and Human Health Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Satellite and in-situ observation suggests changes in the long-term characteristics of precipitation at the Earth’s surface to less frequent but more intense rain and snow events. This is especially evident over land masses with the greatest human populations. That was one of the conclusions in a...

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2013-10-30 04:00:58

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 29: No severe weather reported was reported yesterday, however, the winter side of the storm brought snowfall totals that ranged from 2-4 inches in South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Utah. 2-5 inches of snow fell in parts of Nevada. New Hampshire also received around 1-2 inches in the higher elevations. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 30: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure off the Mid-Atlantic coast...

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2013-10-29 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 28: Severe weather was limited to wind gusts over Wyoming in the 60-70mph range along with a large hail report from Oklahoma at 1.75 inch. Winter weather made a big impact yesterday with many places getting heavy snowfall over the Rockies and into portions of the Northern Plains. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 29: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over Southeast Canada will bring partly cloudy skies...

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2013-10-28 04:00:47

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 25-27: Severe weather re-emerged over the weekend with large hail reported in New Mexico around 1 inch. On Saturday large hail around 2.5 inches was found in Texas along with wind gusts of 60-70mph. Winter weather also occurred over the Northern Rockies as the potent storm system started to bring snowfall to places in Montana. This past weekend also brought the first cold spell to the Southeast with temps falling into...

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2013-10-25 04:00:19

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 24: One of the big stories from yesterday was the lake effect snow that occurred downwind of the Eastern Great Lakes. Secondly, cold air has begun its plunge into the United States with many places seeing their first frost/freeze of the season. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 25: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will dominate the weather from the Northern Plains to the Southeast and Gulf Coast along...

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2013-10-24 04:00:51

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 23: A few snow showers moved through the Northern Plains and the Great Lakes yesterday. The biggest story of the day, however, was the cold air that plunged into the Southeast and also portions of the Gulf Coast. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 24: Surface Map 11AM: A clipper system will move through the Great Lakes bringing light snowfall to the region. High pressure will build in over the Plains...

Big Story Weather – October 23, 2013
2013-10-23 04:00:27

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 22: No severe weather events were reported yesterday. The biggest news was the onset of cold air over a good portion of the United States from the Plains to the Gulf Coast as temps are beginning to fall to below average. Light snow was also recorded over the Plains and a pocket of lake effect snow setup over Michigan. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 23: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving through...


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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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