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Post Weather Report From September 5 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:50

September 5: The southwest was encompassed in the monsoon rains yesterday bringing areas of flash flooding to portions of Arizona. Another smaller but large flooding event occurred along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where places in Jackson County received 7inches of rainfall in 2 1/2hours which lead to large flooding problems of already saturated grounds from Isaac-1. The heat persisted in...

Winter Weather Outlook For November-January For Atlanta
2012-09-17 16:02:24

November 2012: Conditions will finally start to cool off after a long warm summer. Temps will average around the 50-60F range, while there is still a high chance of seeing many days exceed that average and also looking at 2-4 days below the average forecasted. Rainfall during the month will be around 1-2in. Winter conditions for the month will include high chances of frost and freezing nights....

Winter Weather Outlook For November-January For Mobile
2012-09-17 15:55:32

November 2012: A mild month in store for the area as temps will average between 60-70F, while there is even the potential to see 8-10 days warmer than that, also a chance to see 2-4 days cooler. Precipitation is going to be light during the month with averages around 1-2in. Winter Weather that can be expected will be a high chance of frosty nights and a low chance to actually see a freeze....

Weather Forecaster Guide Sioux City Iowa
2012-09-17 15:45:33

Many forecasters new and old run across certain things that just don’t get picked up in the weather models that we use to prepare our weather forecast. This is why I have created weather guides for anyone that is getting ready to or just wants to find out more about the weather in their area. (Here are a few forecaster guide tips to helping prepare a better weather forecast) Elevation:...

Winter Weather Outlook For November-January For Memphis
2012-09-17 15:37:11

November 2012: The early part of the month will be mild, followed by a drastic change with average temps ranging from the 50-60’s. While there will be 7-9 days that will be warmer and 3-5 days that will be colder. Precipitation for the month will be around 2-3in of rainfall. Wintery Impacts will include frost and freezing conditions along with the potential to see a trace to 1in of snowfall....

Weather Summary from July 8
2012-07-09 08:00:41

The cold front that moved through the Northeast on Saturday providing much needed relief from the heat has stalled across the Southern Mid-Atlantic. This has created a boundary that triggered widespread showers and storms from the Virginia and Delaware coastline all the way back to Missouri. Some of the embedded storms did manage to reach severe limits, with the main risk being damaging...

Snow Gauge
2009-07-06 18:17:29

A snow gauge is an instrument used in meteorology to gather and measure the amount of solid precipitation (as opposed to liquid precipitation that is measured by a rain gauge) over a period of time. A snow gauge has two parts: the copper catchment container and the funnel shaped gauge itself. The actual gauge is mounted on a pipe that is about 4 ft. 11 in. high. The gauge itself is about 20.25...

Raining Animals
2009-07-06 17:32:34

Raining animals is a rare meteorological phenomenon, although there have been occurrences reported from many countries throughout history. It is believed that this phenomenon occurs at least occasionally when strong winds that are traveling over water pick up live debris (fish, frogs, etc.) and carry them up to several miles depositing them over land. Though this is one theory, it has never...

Rain
2009-07-04 16:31:47

Rain is a type of liquid precipitation. It is defined as condensation of atmospheric water vapor that forms into drops that become heavy enough to fall, and often making it to the surface. Rain is the primary source of most of the fresh water in the world. Rain provides suitable conditions for diverse ecosystems, water for power sources and for crop irrigation. Not all rain reaches the surface....

Nimbostratus
2009-07-04 15:37:27

Nimbostratus clouds are distinguished by a formless cloud layer that is predominantly dark gray in color. "Nimbo" comes from the Latin word "nimbus", meaning rain. It is a cloud that produces rain, and develops a cloud base between the surface and 10,000 feet. These clouds normally have a thickness of 6,500 to 10,000 feet, but can range from 3,500 to 15,000 feet. In rare cases, nimbostratus can...