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CU Research Shows Warming Climate Threatens Ecology At Mountain Research Site West Of Boulder
2012-04-19 07:42:15

A series of papers published this month on ecological changes at 26 global research sites -- including one administered by the University of Colorado Boulder in the high mountains west of the city -- indicates that ecosystems dependent on seasonal snow and ice are the most sensitive to changes in climate. The six papers appeared in the April issue of the journal BioScience. The papers were tied to data gathered at sites in North America, Puerto Rico, the island of Moorea near Tahiti, and...

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2012-04-19 04:00:02

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 18, 2012: A few snow showers fell over the western portion of Wyoming yesterday. Also, heavier showers along the Mid-Atlantic region highlighted yesterday´s weather. Big Story Weather News for April 19, 2012: High pressure over eastern Canada will influence the Northeast with mostly cloudy skies and cooler temps. Low pressure moving off the southeast coast will provide an area of showers in the Carolinas and also...

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2012-04-17 04:00:51

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 16, 2012: Yesterday saw snow flying in Northern Minnesota and I am afraid that is not the end of the snow yet, possibly more to come for some Northern Cities. A few strong t-storms around the Texas Gulf Coast led to hail and strong winds. Big Story Weather News for April 17, 2012: Mostly cloudy skies will be found for the majority of the Eastern seaboard today with temps in the 70´s south and upper 50´s...

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2012-04-12 04:00:10

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 11, 2012: The major weather stories of last night happened to be again in western Texas and Oklahoma. There were reports in Texas of 2-4 inches of hail covering the road, forcing the officials to close the roads for a period of time. Also a few tornadoes were spawned in western Texas. In the north it was the cold air that had settled in creating a frosty evening for many from the Plains eastward into the Northeast....

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2012-04-10 04:00:28

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 9, 2012: Overnight we saw a few reports of severe weather extending from the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. Other than that, is was a quiet day across the country. Big Story Weather News for April 10, 2012: Frontal boundary extending across the country  this morning is going to be the target for some active weather this afternoon. Look for isolated thunderstorms to stretch from Arkansas westward back into the...

Image 1 - Big Story Weather – April 6, 2012
2012-04-06 06:00:20

Red Orbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 5, 2012: Yesterday we saw plenty of severe weather move through the entire Southeast. Most reports were of wind damage along with large hail. Another major weather impact was the onset of frost that swept through the Northeast and Great Lakes which came with our Canadian High pressure center. Big Story Weather for April 6, 2012: Low pressure that has been causing all the problems in the Southeast is finally off the...

2012-03-29 14:45:15

Scientists with the UBC Avalanche Research Group have been studying the impact of clear-cut logging on avalanche terrain in British Columbia. Understanding avalanche behavior and its destructive potential is an important factor in assessing risk of clear-cut logging of mature forest timber. An article just published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal presents data collected from locations where avalanches have been released due to clear-cut logging; these data demonstrate the adverse...

Big Story Weather – March 28, 2012
2012-03-28 08:23:30

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story news from March 27, 2012: There were some isolated severe weather reports from the Dakota´s southward into Texas yesterday, but overall it was fairly tranquil day. Out west another storm system was making its way onshore through the Pacific Northwest providing more coastal rains and also moderate mountain snows to the Cascades and Northern California. Big Story news outlook for March 28, 2012:  Strong low pressure center that is...

Image 1 - Weather Education Episode #3 - How Latitude Can Create Misleading Weather Forecasts
2012-03-27 06:06:05

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly In the past two chapters we saw how water topography impact the weather. For today's lesson we are going to look at how latittude also plays an important role in weather forecasting. Let´s take a look at Seattle, Washington, which happens to be our farthest north example here. Seattle is north so it should be the coldest of all our spots based on its latittude right? No. In this case Seattle´s latitude has little impact on its weather....

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2012-03-24 08:04:17

Red Orbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly The importance of water and how it affects the weather and forecasting, as well as climate impacts Region 1–West Coast/Pacific Ocean:  The Pacific Ocean brings cool waters along Washington, Oregon and California, which helps to keep summers mostly cool and winters relatively warm. A big area of high pressure is found in the Pacific which forces weather patterns to move toward Washington and Oregon, bringing above average rainfall...

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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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