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2013-06-18 04:00:09

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 17: Severe weather pushed through the Southern Plains and also into parts of Colorado. There were a couple of tornadoes reported along with large hail and damaging winds. The heat was also a big story of the day with temps soaring over the 100F mark over the Southwest again. The heat and humidity was also over the Gulf Coast region. A...

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2013-06-17 04:00:55

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 14-16: Severe weather for this past weekend consisted of a tornado in Texas and one in Nebraska. There were multiple hail and wind damage reports across a good portion of the Plains. The heat continued into the weekend over the Southwest and also the Southern Plains and the Gulf Coast with many places in the upper 90´s to the 110F...

2013-06-14 23:02:35

The strong storms that tore through the tri-state yesterday took a turn for the worse with a lightning strike on the Kars4Kids NJ headquarters. Video footage shows the lightning strike as it happened. Lakewood, NJ (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 An ordinary workday at car donation charity Kars4Kids took an unusual turn when a lightning bolt struck the nonprofit's office building in Lakewood, New Jersey yesterday. There was a loud bang and the power went out momentarily, frightening employees but...

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2013-06-14 04:00:57

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 13: The strong line of storms pushed across the Ohio River Valley and into the Northeast bringing with it plenty of rainfall, damaging winds. There were also a few tornadoes yesterday and hail did happen in this region. The next big story was another round of heat which ranged from the 105-115F for the Southwest to the 100-110 over the...

Wild Weather In 2012 Makes For Second Costliest Year In History
2013-06-13 15:49:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has crunched the numbers and has a final figure. According to the data, a year of wild weather made 2012 the second costliest year since 1980, incurring overall damages in the billions. A total of 11 weather and climate disasters hit the US hard last year, resulting in 377 deaths and $110 billion in damages. 2005´s hurricane heavy weather (four hurricanes, including Katrina, made...

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2013-06-13 04:00:19

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 12: A strong line of storms moved from Iowa all the way into the Ohio River Valley. This line of storms was responsible for a large swath of severe weather from large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. The heat continued in the Southwest and also the Southern Plains, also pushing into the Southeast with many places in the 90-115F...

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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...


Latest Storm Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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