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In the wake of deadly tornadoes in Illinois, nonprofit FLASH calls for devastation prevention measures TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Alliance
How shocking! This new NASA map shows what regions of the world are most likely to experience these sudden electrostatic discharges.
GREENBELT, Md., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study based in part on NASA satellite data has shown that an increase in large, well-organized thunderstorms is behind increased
Tornado Safety Group Says Statement by Granger Plastics Asserting Above-ground Tornado Safe Room Failures is Erroneous and Not in the Interest of Public Safety. Lubbock,
From Aprilaire, the experts in indoor air quality: Learn how to keep your home and family prepared for winter storms. Madison, WI (PRWEB) February 05, 2015
Wildfires and forest fires can have an unexpected on the weather, as smoke from those events can actually increase the intensity of tornadoes, researchers from the University of Iowa report in the latest edition of the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
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Winter Storms Accounted For 15 Percent of All Catastrophe Losses in 2014 NEW YORK, Jan.
Richmond, Va-based Madison+Main works with LPI in building new online presence to be unveiled at LPI/ULPA Lightning Protection Conference in March MARYVILLE, Mo., Jan.
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Geo was a brand of small cars produced by General Motors as a subdivision of Chevrolet from 1989 to 1997. The company was formed by GM to compete in the small import market of the mid 1980s. After the 1997 model year the remaining Geo models were given the Chevrolet name. Fading sales during the 1990s resulted in the last vehicle of the former Geo line, the Tracker, to be discontinued in 2004. Geo models were manufactured by GM but in partnership with three Japanese automakers. The Prizm...
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 has both updrafts and downdrafts; finally it goes into the dissipating stage where you see only the...
In this lesson we are going to take a look at super-cell thunderstorms and what they mean and how they impact our daily lives. First, a super-cell thunderstorm is formed from a cumulus-nimbus cloud. Super-cell thunderstorms are the most advanced form of thunderstorms known on earth. This is because these types of thunderstorms need so many things to come together in the atmosphere at the same time. The first thing they need is the warm moist air at or near the surface. Secondly, is...
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 form in certain geographical places on the earth as mentioned above. But they can form anywhere in the...
ENSO has an impact on the severe weather across the United States. As we look at the above graph we see that the area of Baltimore is impacted by ENSO and its tornado count. The stats are for the described years to the left of each bar. During a La-Nina the tornado count picks up for the region; within 50 miles of the city up to 9 tornadoes occurred during the 2000 event. The 2010 EL-Nino set into the region and the tornado count dropped to around 4 tornadoes within 50 miles of the...
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