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2013-05-07 04:00:25

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 6: The cut-off low over the Southeast brought another day of heavy rainfall to the region. The second big story of the day was the light rain that fell over the Southwest - a region that is really dry at this time. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 7: The pesky low pressure will again be along the Southeast today bringing heavy...

2013-04-25 23:02:07

A strong tornado traveled through the Gulf Coast Region heaping snow and ice off of rooftops that killed three. White House, TN (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 Tornado season reaches its peak at different times throughout the United States. In the Gulf Coast region, where Tennessee is located, the peak of tornado season is usually later in the year, according to Mother Nature Network. However, recently, a powerful spring storm unleashed heavy winds and a tornado in Tennessee, reports ABC. Often...

Dark Lightning And Visible Lightning May Be Connected
2013-04-25 11:02:17

Watch the video "Scientists Detect Dark Lightning Linked To Visible Lightning" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Discovered in 1991, dark lightning is an electrical phenomenon that occurs deep within a thunderhead and is responsible for producing a powerful burst of radio waves and gamma rays. Now, new research from an international team of scientists has found that dark lightning and visible lightning may be connected, according to a report in Geophysical...

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2013-04-22 04:00:30

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 19-21: Major flooding continues to impact cities in the north as the snow melt and past heavy rain enters the river basins. Another storm system developed over the Southwest and is now moving out to the Rockies and towards the Plains. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 22: High pressure along the East Coast will bring a nice...

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2013-04-19 04:00:38

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 18: Another very active day yesterday with multiple tornado warnings and damage across portions of Illinois southward to Mississippi. Lots of rain fell yesterday near Chicago leading to flooding all throughout the Midwest. The cold air has regained strength again with many places in Texas and Oklahoma feeling the wrath of another...

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2013-04-17 04:00:42

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 16: Another round of snow arrived in the Northern Plains and extended back towards Colorado. Severe weather also fired up over the Southern Plains. The rest of the country enjoyed a nice Spring day. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 17: Low pressure moving over Western Texas will bring showers and thunderstorms to the...

Earth Networks Part 5
2013-04-15 08:58:44

Part 5 of redOrbit´s exclusive 6-part series Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The last part of this exclusive series focused on the technologies behind the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN) and their computer and mobile-based platforms for delivery of weather information to the general public. For part 5, I sat down with the company´s senior meteorologist James West to discuss the important role played by humans in weather prediction for...

Researchers Explore Dark Lightning
2013-04-11 10:57:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of researchers from Florida Institute of Technology's Department of Physics and Space Science recently asked the somewhat unusual question: "What are the radiation doses to airplane passengers from the intense bursts of gamma-rays that originate from thunderclouds?" Faculty members Joseph Dwyer, Ningyu Liu and Hamid Rassoul discussed the question and their answers concerning terrestrial gamma ray flashes at a press conference...

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2013-04-11 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 10: Another busy day across the middle of the United States with this large and powerful low pressure system moving across the region. The winter weather included snowfall amounts around 8-12 inches through Eastern South Dakota and also 3-5 inches for Minnesota. Parts of Texas and Oklahoma also saw ice and some minor accumulation....


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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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