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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...

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...

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...

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:...

Precipitation Record For Spokane WA Area First Six Months Of
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...

Winter Weather Outlook For November-February For Las Vegas
2012-11-05 15:54:03

November 2012: The month will remain mild through the first part with not much fluctuation from the start to finish. The average temps will be around 50-60F with the chance of seeing 2-4 days even warmer and 2-4 days being slightly cooler. The month will include the chance of seeing frost along with a trace amount of precipitation. December 2012. Temps will slide slightly for the month to...

Winter Weather Outlook For November-February For Denver CO
2012-11-05 15:42:46

November 2012: A mild month in store with the chance of seeing a significant storm, however overall should be mild with the average forecasted temps to be around the 50-60F range. There is the chance of seeing 6-8 days even being warmer and also 8-10 days being colder. The month will see 0.5-1.0 in of rainfall along with 2-4in of snowfall possible. The majority of the snow may come in one event...

Winter Weather Outlook For November-February For
2012-10-30 14:38:21

November 2012: A warm month will start for the region, followed by a mid-month run into old man winter. Expect the average temps for the month to be around 40-50F with the potential of seeing 6-8 days above that and 6-8  days below. The month’s precipitation will include a trace to 0.25in of rainfall along with the possibility of seeing 2-4in of snowfall. December 2012. The month will be...

Winter Weather Outlook For November-February For Cleveland
2012-10-30 14:02:18

November 2012: A mild start to the month is forecasted and then a quick mid-month cold burst is possible. The overall average temps for the month will be around 40-50F. There will possibly be about 4-6 days that are warmer along with 5-7 days towards the end of the month that will be colder. Precipitation for the month will include the potential of seeing 1-2in of rainfall towards the beginning...

Weather Education The Effects Of A Pacific Northwest Low
2012-10-08 10:05:31

The Pacific Northwest low moves on shore typically in or around the Portland and Seattle area. At location A the type of weather that can be seen is usually thunderstorms and higher elevation rain showers form during the summer. This same area will see coastal rains and heavy mountain snows in the winter. When the system arrives at location B, the Rockies, due to topographic enhancement it...