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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....

Winter Weather Outlook For November-January For Little Rock
2012-09-17 15:32:32

November 2012: The month looks to see temps averaging around the 50-60 range with about 10-12 days were the temps may be warmer than that, while 3-5 days could be below the average. Precipitation during the month will be around 2-4in. Winter impacts will include frost and freezing conditions. December 2012.  The month is going to see average temps around the 40-50 range with about 8-10 days...

Topographic Effects On Weather
2012-07-30 13:18:48

The Japanese Alps are a major weather component and dictate a lot of weather patterns in Japan. The first is when Typhoons move northward and impact Japan. If they remain on the eastern side of the Alps they will bring very heavy rain to the capitol region of Tokyo along with very strong winds. In the winter the Alps create two types of climates at the same latitude. On the Western side near...

The Great Lakes And Their Impact On The Weather
2012-07-23 08:58:48

The Great lakes have a huge impact in the weather for the cities that are near the lakes. In the fall and early winter months the lakes can create intense snowfall events known as “Lake Effect Snow”. The reason that this occurs has to do with the water temps of the lakes and also the temps of the air that is moving across them. When an Alberta Clipper system forms in Canada and moves...

Topographic Features Impact On The Weather
2012-07-10 20:45:32

The first topographic feature that I would like to talk about today is the Rocky Mountains. The Rocky mountains with their rugged terrain and high elevation can really become a large impact on weather patterns in the United States. First, the Rockies provide the Central Plains with the cold air aloft that is needed in the formation of severe weather to include tornadoes. Secondly, the...

El-Nino impacts to Annapolis Maryland
2012-07-05 11:00:38

El-Nino is marked with having warmer waters in the Pacific Ocean, so how can it have impacts on Annapolis Maryland? Here is a look at what occurred during an EL-Nino event as we evaluate three months of the cycle. January 2012- Temperatures for the month are usually around 30-40F during a normal period. Examining what occurred during the month of January during an EL-Nino event we can see...

Topography in Weather
2012-05-21 14:26:10

A very important part of being a meteorologist is to understand the topography of the local region. Mountains can have multiple impacts on the weather forecast. For example: if we look at Seattle we see that to the west is the Cascades and they impact the weather as follows. In the Seattle area precipitation coming in of the Pacific exerts all of its energy into Seattle creating a heavier...

The Heat Of March 2012 In The United States
2012-05-08 13:49:01

The month of March provided a huge absence of winter with record breaking temperatures from the Canada border all the way south and eastward across the United States. Half of the United States shattered records which made the month of March, 2012 the warmest ever on record. There are a few states that did not share in the record warmth  along the west coast. They actually had cooler weather....

Snowbelt
2009-07-21 15:56:27

The snowbelt is a North American region that lies downwind of the Great lakes, where heavy snowfall is common on mostly the eastern and southern shores of the Great Lakes. Lake-effect snow is caused by cold air picking up moisture while crossing the lake and then releasing it as snow when the air cools over land. Throughout much of the winter, lakes produce lake-effect snow and continuously...

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...

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