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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,...

2013-06-02 23:17:00

Hail stones can fall at speeds of up to 120 mph and cause serious damage to your roof, siding, skylights, gutters and landscaping in both residential and commercial buildings. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) June 01, 2013 Hail season usually begins in late April through the end of August. Josh Noel, Owner of Quality Roofing frequently directs the home owner to look on his Services-Hail page of his website. Displayed are the 10 Signs that you may need a new roof or roof repair may be damaged...

2013-06-02 23:04:43

On May 31st a hail storm left 1 inch of hail and mild to severe damage to homes in Richfield, MN Richfield, MN (PRWEB) June 01, 2013 Fly Construction led by Kory Lindahl is set to help homeowners repair storm damage caused by a hail storm reported leaving 1 inch of hail and mild to severe home damage in Richfield, MN on Friday afternoon. Fly Construction specializes in storm damage repair and is recommended for any homeowners whose homes were hit by the storm. "We want to give homeowners...

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2013-05-31 04:00:50

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 30: Another active severe weather day with around 16 tornadoes spread across Oklahoma, Arkansas and an isolated one in Illinois. Oklahoma saw five and Arkansas ten. Hail was a huge problem again with these storms. The largest recorded hail of the day comes out of Oklahoma with the size of 4.25 inches - equivalent to the size of a...

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2013-05-30 04:00:13

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 29: A very busy day yesterday. 23 tornados were reported with Nebraska having the most, while Kansas had four and OK, WI, IA, TX all having one each. Large hail again dominated the severe sector with the largest reported hail at 2.75 inches which occurred in Oklahoma. Damaging winds occurred all through this region with the strongest report...

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2013-05-29 04:00:01

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 28: Yesterday was another busy severe weather day with 18-20 reported tornadoes covering the states of Texas, Kansas, Michigan and Nebraska. Large hail was also a problem with Kansas coming in with hail around 4 inches, while Amarillo TX also saw hail around 2.75 inches. Damaging winds hit as well. The first report comes from Kansas with...

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2013-05-28 04:00:26

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 27: Another day of severe weather over the Plains region with large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes over Kansas especially. Cooler weather dominated the Northeast, while warm and muggy weather hit the Southeast and Gulf Coast. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 28: High pressure along the Southeast will bring nice...

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2013-05-27 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 24-26: A busy weekend in the weather world. Parts of Western New York and into Connecticut saw around 3 feet of snow. Severe weather brought heavy rains to the Northern Plains, with many places seeing flooding conditions. San Antonio TX also saw more rainfall to add to the flooding woes. The winter weather continued with frost and...

2013-05-24 23:19:52

In light of the the recent natural disasters in Oklahoma, Kansas and throughout the Mid-West, All Hands Fire Equipment is now announcing some important Tornado Safety Tips to be seriously considered. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Contrary to popular belief, tornadoes can occur year round and in any location. Some regions of the United States see a significantly higher number of tornadoes due to their unique landscape and geography. According to the Weather Channel, a tornado is defined...

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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