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2013-05-23 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 22: Another day of severe weather yesterday. Impacts were seen from Central Mississippi into the Northeast and places in New York dealt with flooding rains. The severity level of the storms was lower, however there were still damaging winds reported in this region as well as flooding rains. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 23:...

Oklahoma Tornado Storm System Captured By Satellites
2013-05-22 11:11:22

[Watch the video “Satellite Sees Storm System Generate Powerful Oklahoma Tornado”] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When it comes to natural disasters, survivors often ask why and how such a thing could have occurred. In the case of the tornado that struck and devastated Moore, Oklahoma this week, those questions will still be asked, but researchers can at least determine how the storm was generated. Satellites operated by NASA and the National...

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2013-05-22 04:00:48

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 21: The National Weather Service went out and did a survey assessment of the Moore, OK tornado yesterday and has officially rated it an EF-5, which is the strongest of all tornadoes possible. The winds were estimated to be over 200mph. This type of storm is not very common as only a few of them occur every few years. Yesterday we got...

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2013-05-21 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 20: A very sad day yesterday as a large EF-4 or 5 tornado hit the city of Moore, Oklahoma creating wide-spread damage. This was one of many tornadoes to hit yesterday in what is the most deadliest day of severe weather for the United States this year. The tornadoes had formed along a very slow moving cold front and impacted as far north...

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2013-05-20 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 16-19: Severe weather was the big news this past weekend. There were many tornadoes reported from Texas to Iowa and back into the Northern Plains. The tornadoes did plenty of damage and there were even some fatalities reported. These storms fired up each and every day over the weekend. The Plains also dealt with strong winds and large...

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2013-05-16 04:00:34

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 15: Severe weather hit Northeast Texas very hard overnight with tornadoes reported in various locations. There were multiple injuries and a few fatalities with this extreme weather. Hail was very large with softball size hail and damaging winds. The second big story was the extreme heat over the Southwest with places soaring over the...

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2013-05-14 04:00:34

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 13: The first big story from yesterday was the heat wave in the West. Many places from Idaho to South Dakota soared into the upper 80´s and 90´s, which for this time of year is about 20 degrees above normal. The second story was the cold air over the East Coast as places were setting records this morning for cold air with temps...


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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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