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2013-06-12 04:00:42

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 10-11: Severe weather impacted a good portion of the Mid-Atlantic region with tornadoes, heavy rain and also hail along with flooding rains. Severe weather also hit the Northern Rockies through the Northern Plains with large hail, heavy rains and isolated tornadoes. The heat wave continued to impact the Southwest with places soaring...

Its Getting Dustier Across The West
2013-06-11 12:50:15

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Think of the Wild West and it´s likely you´ll conjure up images of tumbleweeds, gold miners settling down at the local saloon for a shot of whiskey, and ultimately, plenty of dust. Though there are certainly portions of the West that feature plenty of sand and dust storms, other portions are generally free of these conditions. The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) has just completed a study claiming that...

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2013-06-10 04:00:27

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from Jun 7-9: Severe weather was again over portion of the Plains this past weekend with a few tornadoes, more wind damage and large hail being reported. The second big impact from the weekend was the tropical storm that made landfall in Florida and moved up the East Coast bringing copious amounts of rainfall which lead to flooding and small...

2013-06-06 23:42:51

Over 14,000 Meals Donated in Only 2 Days Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 eFoodsDirect, a Utah-based company specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of emergency food announced today an overwhelming response to their plan of getting food to the victims of the devastating tornadoes that have wrecked havoc across Oklahoma and the Midwest this past two weeks. On May 20, 2013, a massive tornado (rated EF-5) cut a swath over 1 mile wide through the city of Moore, Oklahoma...

2013-06-06 23:20:45

Wildfires are a growing scourge in southern California, and Filmmaker Eric Williams is working overtime to educate and raise awareness of fire-proof and stormproof homes already built and withstanding nature´s wrath with his documentary, “The Safest House”, Part 1. HOLLYWOOD, California (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 As Andrea, the first named tropical storm of 2013, forms in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 2,100 firefighters in southern California battle a 30,000-acre blaze in...

2013-06-06 20:20:59

Virtual news event gathers tornado science and safety experts to dispel myths that endanger the public and weaken building practices TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® today convened a virtual news conference with leading experts in tornado science, meteorology and construction to set the record straight on tornado safety and building practices. Participants dispelled myths and clarified misinformation that...

2013-06-04 23:23:29

A hail storm dropped one inch of hail on Arden Hills MN over the weekend causing mild to severe home damage, Fly Construction can inspect and repair that damage. Arden Hills, MN (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Over the weekend, a hail storm dropped one inch of hail on Arden Hills, MN with some reports confirming mild to severe hail damage to homes in that area. Dedicated storm-damage repair specialists at Fly Construction are urging homeowners in that area to have them come out and inspect their...

2013-06-04 23:23:28

A hail storm rolled through Lino Lakes over the weekend causing damage to homes in that area and Fly Construction has the storm-damage repair specialists homeowners need. Lino Lakes, MN (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 A hail storm over Lino Lakes MN left one inch of hail and damage to several homes in the area. Storm-damage repair specialists at Fly Construction encourage any homeowners who know of or suspect damage to their homes to call them for a free inspection. "Our staff has a trained eye and...

2013-06-03 23:16:54

Hail tracking for contractors is now faster, easier and affordable with SWIFT Weather´s new real-time Hail Alerts with a street-level preview delivered directly to a contractor´s email inbox within minutes of hailstorm damage occurring. A 30 day trial of Hail Alerts is available for only $1, there are no contracts, and users can cancel at any time. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 SWIFT Weather´s new Hail Alerts available on LiveHailReports.com is now the fastest,...

Oklahoma Tornado Kills Three Former Discovery Channel Storm Chasers
2013-06-03 06:08:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Three storm chasers who came to fame on a former Discovery Channel reality show were among the 10 individuals killed by tornadoes in central Oklahoma on Friday, various media outlets revealed on Sunday. Tim Samaras, the 55-year-old founder of tornado research firm Twistex (Tactical Weather Instrumented Sampling in Tornadoes Experiment), was killed in the Oklahoma City suburb of El Reno along with his 24-year-old son, Paul Samaras,...


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Geo Tracker
2014-04-13 08:16:40

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...

Weather Education - Air Mass Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 10:30:47

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...

Weather Education - Super-cell Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:51:18

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...

Weather Education - Orographic Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:40:16

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 Impacts on Baltimore Tornado Count
2012-12-29 12:12:03

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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