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2013-10-09 04:00:15

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 8: Showers and thunderstorms continued from Florida to South Carolina, however no severe weather was reported - mostly just heavy rainfall. Cold air plunged into the Northeast overnight around the center of the high. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 9: Surface Map: Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring showers from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic - some areas may get heavy rainfall. High...

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2013-10-08 04:00:51

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 7: A stormy pattern over the Eastern United States has led to few possible unconfirmed tornado reports in the Northeast. Wind damage was also greatly noted with many places from Maine to Maryland seeing winds gusting in the 60-70mph range along the cold front and thunderstorms. The rest of the country saw tranquil conditions as high pressure dominated a good portion of the country. The Pacific Northwest recorded...

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2013-10-07 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 4-6: Tropical Storm Karen fizzled out before making landfall near Southern LA allowing for a few locations along the coast to get around 2-3 inches of rainfall with winds of less than 40mph. The system has been absorbed into the cold front. Severe weather was huge this past weekend. There were multiple strong tornados over Nebraska and Iowa with a few on the higher end of the scale on Friday night. Tornadoes were also...

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2013-10-04 04:00:55

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 3: Yesterday was a very active day from the perspective of severe weather and also winter weather. Severe weather consisted of 9 tornadoes over Eastern Nebraska along with hail the size of 2.75 inches and wind gusts around 60-70mph. Winter weather consisted of snowfall in excess of 1ft for parts of Wyoming. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 4: Surface Map: High pressure along the Mid-Atlantic coast...

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2013-10-03 04:00:08

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 2: Severe weather was limited to hail around 1.75 inches in Nebraska along with damaging winds of 60-65mph over Nebraska. Winter weather started ramping up last night with heavy snowfall already starting to hit the Rockies of Wyoming and Montana with some places already picked up over 6 inches of snowfall. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 3: Surface Map: High pressure over the Mid-Atlantic will bring...

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2013-10-02 04:00:47

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 1: No severe weather reported yesterday, however snowfall was reported over the Northern Rockies with places in Wyoming and Montana seeing around 1-3 inches and some places even more. Breezy conditions also set up over the Northern Plains with wind gusts over 50mph in Western North Dakota. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 2: Surface Map: High pressure over the Mid-Atlantic will bring partly cloudy...

Big Story Weather – October 1, 2013
2013-10-01 04:00:16

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 30: Another day of higher elevation snows, strong winds, heavy coastal rains and flooding for the Pacific Northwest. Severe weather was limited, however there was a rare tornado touchdown around the Seattle area. There were also damaging winds in western South Dakota between 60-85mph. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 1: Surface Map: High pressure over the Mid-Atlantic will keep the region nice for...

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2013-09-30 04:00:50

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 27-29: A powerful fall storm slammed into the Pacific Northwest bringing gale force winds, damaging winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and snowfall to the region. Severe weather was fairly limited over this past weekend with the 27th finding 1-inch hail in Kansas and wind gusts of 70-80mph in Nebraska. On Saturday, severe weather was limited to wind gusts of 50-60mph in Washington and Oregon. Sunday was a non-severe day...

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2013-09-27 04:00:28

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 26: The snow continued to fly over the Northern Rockies with some places seeing an additional foot of snow. Rainfall was heavy along the Pacific Northwest leading to flood watches as well. A cool, dry pattern was in place over most of the East, while Florida also began to dry out. Severe weather was very limited with no major events. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 27: Surface Map: High pressure...

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2013-09-26 04:00:33

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 25: The first significant snowfall of the season took shape over the Northern Rockies yesterday with places seeing more than six inches over Northwest Wyoming. Severe weather was very limited to a few reports the largest hail was in Western South Dakota at 1.75 inches, while the strongest wind gusts occurred over Florida at 50-60mph. Cold weather continued to hit the Northern tier states as the transition has begun....


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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