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2013-02-27 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 26: The winter storm was again the highlight of the day with plenty of snow falling from the Central Plains into the Great Lakes. The winds were also a problem on the back side of the front with places in Texas and the Gulf Coast dealing with winds over 30mph. The third big story was the tornado that hit Tampa Bay FL out in the warm...

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2013-02-26 04:00:35

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 25: The winter storm in the Central and Southern Plains is the big story of the last 24 hours. There were reports in Amarillo Texas of 17 inches of snow and it´s still snowing out there. There was a smaller scale severe weather outbreak that did impact the Gulf Coast again yesterday with plenty of rain as some places along the...

Polar Regions Will See More Snow Over Next Century, Less Everywhere Else
2013-02-23 07:19:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A newly-developed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate model predicts that increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels will lead to less snowfall in most areas of the world — including the United States — over the next 100 years. In fact, research conducted by Sarah Kapnick of the Princeton University Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) program and Thomas Delworth, a senior physical scientist at...

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2013-02-22 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 21: A major winter storm moved through the Central Plains dumping over one foot of snow for many places in Kansas and Missouri along with parts of Nebraska. This storm then moved into Iowa and the Northern Plains. Some severe weather developed over Eastern Texas, Northern Louisiana and Central Mississippi with a few tornadoes and wind...

Lake-Effect Snow Storms Sometimes Need Mountains
2013-02-19 11:16:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People living around the Great Lakes and near the Great Salt Lake know all about how lake-effect snow bands can move in quickly and dump several inches of the white stuff in just a few hours. A pair of Utah researchers has found the topography around a lake can greatly influence the amount and range of a lake-effect snow event, according to a new study in the new journal Monthly Weather Review. The study's senior author, Jim...

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2013-02-19 04:00:53

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 18: The mini blizzard that struck the Northern Plains yesterday was one of the top stories of the day, as well as the short lived severe weather outbreak that occurred over Eastern Texas and parts of Arkansas along with Western Louisiana. Weather Outlook for February 19: Low pressure will begin to push onshore over the...

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2013-02-18 04:00:28

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 15-17: The majority of the country enjoyed high pressure which lead to a freeze in the Gulf Coast and also into portions of Southern Florida this past weekend. The Mid-Atlantic region escaped a snow storm, however Boston MA did deal with some heavy snowfall this past weekend as a strong low pressure area moved just off the coast....

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2013-02-15 04:00:48

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 14: The clipper system moved through the Great Lakes yesterday leaving in its path a swath of snowfall from around one to three inches for many with some places even seeing slightly more. The second big story was the arrival of the colder air into the Gulf Coast region where some places saw temps last night drop into the upper...

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2013-02-14 04:00:28

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 13: A frontal boundary pushed off the Gulf Coast yesterday finally allowing for all the heavy rain to leave the region as some places have gotten over three inches of rainfall over the past couple of days. A clipper system pushed through the Northern Plains bringing more light snow to the area, while the West enjoyed high pressure....


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Rare Snow Visits South Africa August 7, 8 2012
2012-08-08 09:26:03

The area in red in the above image has been experiencing winter weather which is quite rare to the region; also at this time many places are still seeing rain and snow. From the South African Weather Service, they are forecasting for the Eastern Cape “Very Cold with snow heavy at times.” The majority of the regions in red in the image are going to see more rain and snow today, and some places may see heavy snowfall. Looking at forecast models of the region they will continue to see...

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...

Record Setting Events for Dec18, 2012
2012-12-28 08:19:02

Event #1: Record Heat An island off the coast of Georgia hit a high temp of 75F, which is good enough to break their previous record. A second record setting temperature was recorded in Southern Texas as the temp hit 78F in the region. This warm air was associated with the strong southerly flow that was moving through the region yesterday. The third area to look at occurred out in Western Arizona; the location hit 78F along the slopes of the Southern Rockies as the region saw high pressure...

Winter Weather Outlook
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 for the month. December 2012: Temps will slightly fall for the month but overall it could be a...

Winter Weather Outlook
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 ushered in by some cooler temps with the average dropping into the 30-40F range. There is a chance...

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